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. It offers an ideal base from which to explore some of Ireland’s most beautiful sights over a long weekend.
The moment you drive through our entrance gates you will feel cocooned in the privacy of this wonderful estate. The castle looks majestic in its riverside setting as you approach and the gardens are alive with colour, no matter the season.
Your guests will find charming cosy corners throughout the castle if they would like to relax during their weekend break, or there are plenty of places for the whole group to gather. After a stroll in the wonderful 400 acre wooded demesne on the banks of the Shannon, the sitting room with a crackling wood fire makes an ideal cosy gathering place for drinks before dinner. The dining room can seat everyone at once and is the ideal place for a formal meal.
Our bedrooms are laid out both in the main house and in the garden wing. Each bedroom has an individual style and offers wonderful views either towards the river or over the spectacular gardens.
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’. This begins at the entrance to the driveway and runs up the hill to a platform where on a clear day the view stretches down to the mouth of the Shannon and back towards Limerick.
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 light 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