Country House Weekend
Gather your family and friends around you for a genuine ‘Country House’ experience. We are the perfect venue in which to relax, spend precious time together and make memories with your loved ones. Situated on the banks of the River Shannon, we are an ideal base from which to explore some of Ireland’s most beautiful sights.
You will start to unwind the moment you come through our gate lodge and approach the castle down our verdant lime tree avenue. Cows graze in the pasture and the gardens are alive with colour no matter the season.
You and your guests will find a warm welcome as you enter our grand hall with its wonderful period furniture and paintings – a fire always in the grate. There are cosy corners through out the castle to escape to, and plenty of places for the whole group to gather: a snooker table in the library, board games in the old ‘smoking’ room for all to enjoy and an elegant spacious drawing room for pre-dinner drinks. The festive claret coloured dining room has seen many feasts and celebrations!
Our manager Marie-Therese can arrange for your stay at Glin Castle to be as busy or relaxing as you wish. The ‘experiences’ we offer include Traditional Irish music and dancing, whisky tastings, scavenger hunt, clay pigeon shooting, cookery and art classes, yoga and reflexology.
There are extensive gardens with 15 acres of pleasure grounds surrounded by formal lawns, a picturesque stream, meadow, winding gravel walks and ancient oak trees. The walled kitchen garden is full of charm, with romantic borders, rose arches and a vegetable and herb plot. Or if you prefer a more active option, there is a strenuous 5-kilometre walk known as ‘The Knight’s Walk’ – or perhaps a competitive game of croquet! Exclusive trips on the Shannon to Scattery Island, the Burren in Co. Clare, Cliffs of Moher and the Lakes of Killarney can all be arranged. Closer to home the most picturesque pub in Ireland – O’Shaughnessy’s of Glin lies a short stroll away.
Private hire of Glin Castle for our long weekend package is quoted on the basis of exclusive rental of all 15 en suite bedrooms to accommodate a maximum of 30 guests with breakfast included each morning and daily housekeeping.
Local Attractions Include:
5 Famous Links Golf Courses
Shannon Boat Trips & Fishing
Chapel Gate Whiskey
Surfing in Lahinch
O’Shaughnessy’s Traditional Pub
Clonshire Equestrian Centre & Hunting
Gap of Dunloe
Lakes of Killarney
Cliffs of Moher
Sailing at Foynes
Helicopter Trips to the Arran Islands
Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum
Scattery Island Tours
Loop Head Lighthouse Walk
The Long Dock Pub