Glin Castle is an ideal base from which to explore some of Ireland’s most beautiful sights such as the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher (an hour’s distance), the Dingle Peninsula (an hour and a half drive), the 15th century Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (45 minutes drive), Killarney town and the Ring of Kerry (an hour and fifteen minutes drive) and Adare Village heritage town named Ireland’s prettiest village (35 minutes drive).
Local amenities include several golf courses within an hours drive: Adare Golf course is 35 minutes, Ballybunion approx. half an hour, Tralee Golf course an hour, Doonbeg approx. an hour.
The ferry across the Shannon into Clare leaves every half an hour and takes 20 minutes. This opens up the Wild Atlantic Way to the north and the UNESCO 'World Heritage' landscape of the Burren. To the south lies Listowel, Tralee, Dingle and Killarney and the southern arm of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Bespoke day trip sample itineraries with suggested activities/evening entertainments at the castle can be put together for guests on request.
Things To Do At The Castle
- Clay Pigeon Shooting
- Yoga Classes
- Irish Cooking Demonstration
- Gaelic Football
demonstration on front field involving local children's teams
- Scavenger Hunt Over the Demesne and Village
Pre Dinner Entertainment:
- Traditional Irish Music
played by local musicians
- Exceptional Irish Dancing
with two professional dancers
- Classical Quartet or Jazz Band
- History of Knights of Glin Talk
by local historian
- Whiskey Tasting Evening and Talk
- Cocktail Evening
with expert from Co Clare who makes his own cordials and uses botanicals from the Burren
After Dinner Entertainment:
- Roulette and Blackjack
with professional croupiers
- Film Night
with a big screen and projector set up in the hall
- Exceptional Mesmerist Shane Black
can be booked to entertain guests (depending on availability)