Stayed for a long weekend. We stayed in the guest house. My room was very large overlooking the garden and filled with some beautiful antiques. We had 2 rooms in total and shared a bathroom which was conveniently situated between our 2 rooms. The owner Grace could not have been more welcoming and even provided bathrobes and an electric blanket! . Great breakfast too. Evenings were in their drawing room with a roaring fire. Grace helped plan our days out and even offered to drive us to some of the places we wanted to see. We were also given a tour of her castle Ballaghmore which is the grounds which we found very interesting. Her knowledge of Irish history is amazing.
I would recommend Ballaghmore guest house to anyone who wants to experience the true Ireland in an historic authentic home, filled with antiques an art work. For me the experience was like staying with wonderful long lost relatives and I cant thank Grace, her daughter Sorrel and Grant enough for a lovely stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ballaghmore Castle 1480 Celtic castle - perfect for family holidays. Only one and a half hours from Dublin yet set in beautiful peaceful countryside rich with activities and amenities. The castle is rented exclusively to your family group giving you the peace and privacy of the whole castle for the duration of your stay. Set in thirty acres of private grounds the castle offers sleeping accommodation for up to twenty family members over two floors of shared sleeping accommodation. The castle includes shower, bathroom and four WCs.The spectacular banqueting hall with its long tables, minstrels' alcove and roaring log fire forms the centre for gatherings in the castle. Off the Banqueting hall is a well equipped self-catering kitchen including large oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, washing machine and dryer. In addition, the fabulous Great Hall at the top of the castle also offers its cosy open fire, comfortable arm chairs and fun areas for table-tennis, snooker and games. On the ground floor of the castle is the generous flag-stoned basement that is ideal as a bar area if you are having a party whether inside or outside of the castle. The main entrance to the castle leads you to the beautiful mature and natural garden, ponds, woodlands and covered barbecue area with its long banqueting table for all the family. Adjacent to the castle is the owner's Manor House B&B which offers additional accommodation if required for those needing their own bedroom such as parents with babies and older members of the family (the B&B is offered at a separate cost). The Castle is positioned in the centre of its own land with a long grass lined avenue, surrounding paddocks and plenty of space to relax and for children to play. The countryside, small towns and villages within the locality of Ballaghmore Castle are rich with amenities including fishing, golf, horse riding, hiking, sightseeing, ancient heritage sites, eating out, shopping and pubs. A holiday at Ballaghmore Castle is a rare, unique and thrilling experience. The castle has been restored and maintained as close as is possible to its original and thus to stay here gives you a true experience of castle living. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ballaghmore Castle Ireland/Borris-In-Ossory