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Location & Attractions

Glin Castle is situated on the banks of the River Shannon in Glin, Co. Limerick - the gateway to Southwest Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way. Shannon International Airport is just a 55-minute drive away, Cork Airport a 90-minute drive and Dublin Airport 2 hours and 30 minutes from us. And with connecting flights to most major European and US cities from all three airports, Glin Castle is easily accessible to all. 

Stepping Stones Across The River Shannon in County Limerick

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.

Equestrian Activities

Local Attractions

  • Adare Village
  • 5 Famous Links Golf Courses
  • Shannon Boat Trips & Fishing
  • The Burren
  • Chapel Gate Whiskey
  • Surfing in Lahinch
  • O’Shaughnessy’s Traditional Pub
  • Clonshire Equestrian Centre & Hunting
  • Gap of Dunloe
  • Lakes of Killarney
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Sailing at Foynes
  • Bicycling Tours
  • Helicopter Trips to the Arran Islands
Traditional Irish Cooking at Glin Castle

Things To Do At The Castle

Afternoon Activities:

  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Archery
  • Falconry
  • 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)
Dolphin Watching Boat Trips
Equestrian Activities
Doonbeg Golf Course
Gap of Dunloe
O'Shaughnessy's Traditional Irish Pub
Dingle Peninsula
Traditional Guinness and Oysters
Cliffs of Moher

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