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“Memories for a Lifetime!”
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Fanningstown Castle, historical vacation rental for you to enjoy in Adare, West of Irelandn
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Fanningstown Castle, historical vacation rental for you to enjoy in Adare, West of Irelandn
Entrance Hallway, whether going to living room, kitchen or bedrooms upstairs you will meet here Welcoming open fire, relaxed with family or friends, spend time relaxing in the living room
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Fanningstown Castle, historical vacation rental for you to enjoy in Adare, West of Irelandn
Entrance Hallway, whether going to living room, kitchen or bedrooms upstairs you will meet here
Welcoming open fire, relaxed with family or friends, spend time relaxing in the living room
Afternoon tea in front of open turf fire, what is more relaxing while away with your loved ones
Formal dining room for celebrating special occasions with family at your castle rental in Adare
Large country style kitchen with pine table for everyone to enjoy long lazy breakfasts together
Feeling spoilt at your self-catering castle, enjoy breakfast in the kitchen or on the patio
Side view of Fanningstown Castle, the old stone round tower dates from the 12th Century
Large enclosed patio leading from kitchen with gas grill & outdoor seating, watch kids having fu
Master bedroom at your Irish Castle, looks out over patio & garden, can also be 2 twin beds
King or 2 twin beds, lovely room over library with window seat to read at overlooking garden
Queen bed in soft shades of lemon with windows overlooking rolling dairy lands of the Golden Vale
Queen bed to front of castle, relax & take time to enjoy your special stay in Ireland
Twin beds or king bed, this room at top of castle on way up to tower, perfect if looking for quiet
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Adare, County Limerick

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winteresc...
Chicago, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Memories for a Lifetime!”
Reviewed 21 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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I cannot say enough about this wonderful, magical place! We chose Fanningstown because it was nearby my father's farm and we wanted our children to experience life in a castle. We had no idea just how wonderful this experience would be! The owner's are lovely and very responsive to every need. The castle is old, yet updated and has all of the modern amenities that we were used to. Mary met us on the first day and made us feel welcome in her home. The grounds are beautiful and our children enjoyed the cattle and horse just down the road. A trip of a lifetime for us and staying at Fanningstown helped make it extra special. We look forward to our next stay! Thank you! =) Eileen and family

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Liked best: Eveything!
Liked least: Nothing. It was all wonderful!
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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2269vjs
Buxton, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful Castle for our Wedding”
Reviewed 7 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We hired Fanningstown Castle for our Wedding. It was so much better than we imagined. 10 of us stayed in the Castle for the week and I also hired Fanningstown House for another 10 people to stay in which is a 2 minute drive away and can be seen over the field from the Castle.
The setting is 2nd to none and we dressed it to make it look a little more like a wedding with rose tree's by the doors and lanterns etc.
The rooms are all very spacious and very comfortable. All you can hear is bird song and cows. It was idyllic.
Mary and Dave were both more than helpful with plenty of emails prior to arrival to carrying our bags in for us. There was fresh bread, milk, eggs, bacon, sausage and fruit juice as well as 2 bottles of wine and a basket of logs. Plus wine!
Adare was only a short drive in and we preferred to take the back road passed the 'thatch pub' which is within walking distance of the Castle on the lane almost opposite the entrance driveway. This meant missing all the queuing traffic going into Adare from the motorway.
We were very sad to leave and hope to return to celebrate an anniversary or two.
We couldn't fault it.

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W_Wonka13
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Royalty revisited”
Reviewed 19 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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In the middle of the green fields of greater Adare sits Fanningstown castle. It served as our base for this New Years trip to Ireland. We had five adults and four children. There was plenty of room for everyone. There is some bathroom sharing but the parents, kids and grand parents were able to work things out. The owner Mary is uber gracious. She was very helpful via emails prior to arrival and stayed low key during our stay. There was food waiting for us in the fridge and pantry. Also a couple of bottles of wine. During our stay it took some time to get used to the heating system. Keeping the heat on too long makes for a too toasty feel. There is a timer in the kitchen that works well when you und stand it to keep just the right temp. Get to know that fist thing if you stay in winter. There's also an appealing small fireplace in the main room that will likely be ready for you to light up whe you are ready. We contributed a box of fire starters that should be ready for therest of any fires you want. There is a TV in the library / game room but frankly we never watched it. Chatting and playing games with the kids in front of the fire was more our style.
Fanningstown is off of the last rotary before Adare coming from limerick. It's a bit tricky to find, especially as you are getting used to left side driving. First left off the rotary and then about 4 miles to a unmarked turn between hedges and .2 miles to the castle. Mary will come and meet you to lead you in if you have trouble. Once you know the way coming and goings won't be a problem. However we often did overshoot the final turn into the drive.
Adare is several miles down the road . There are half a dozen pubs / clippers to try. We liked Aunty Leanas best. There are also two small grocers in town where you can stock up on provisions. We also had one meal out at the pub in the Woodlands hotel that is a short drive from Fanningstown. You will pass it on the way in. The pub is called Timmy Macs. There are several restaurants in Adare but other than the Adare Manor we passed.
We used the castle as our base for day trips to the rinG of Kerry, Dingle and cliffs of Moher. Each are is about 1 1/2 hours ride from Adare. Limerick is about 20 minutes away and Shannon about 30 minutes. There is a toll on the way to and from the airport so you'll need some change. (1.90 euro). If you have a rental car you'll need to fuel up in the town of Shannon there are no fuel stations on the main road to the airport and car rental drop off.

There was wifi but it really only worked in the kitchen. The walls are too thick for it to work much beyond that room. Its fine for email checking but not streaming. This is not a handicapped accessible facility. The proprietor, Mary, was kind enough to find a hat I left behind. She went down to the pub where I left it and made arrangements to send it to me.

Enjoy your stay at the castle. It's a unique place and very comfortable and lots of fun for a group.

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Liked best: The stone circular stairs let you know this is a castle
Liked least: Getting the heat right needs to be your first task.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
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Bumpa2013
Moline, Illinois
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32 reviews
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“A Little Bit of Heaven”
Reviewed 6 October 2014 for a stay in November 2012
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A wonderful location in the west of Ireland, A better stay can not be duplicated in Ireland. Wonderful grounds & Atched Dairy. Castle dates back to the 1200's and it has been updated just afew years ago. Located a few miles from Adair, the most photographed Village in Ireland. Spend a week or a month, U won't regret it.

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Liked best: Location Location Location
Liked least: Had to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Valarie B
Bridgehampton, New York
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19 reviews
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“A True Gem”
Reviewed 23 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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My husband and I stayed here with 2 other couples the weekend of Sept 6 2014.
You have to go to the owners house first ( it's right outside the town of Adare) and then Mary hops in her car and takes you down the road a mile or so to the Castle. You would never find it on your own it's way back off the road .
The castle is beautiful very authentic right down to the granite winding staircase to the second and 3rd floors. The rooms are very well decorated , I felt like a queen in my very large bedroom ! We had a lovely roaring fire in the living room the night before we left , which was already laid for us. We only needed to light it and add wood as needed. Mary stocks the refrigerator with eggs , bread , bacon , tea , coffee, everything you need for breakfast and
more. That was wonderful! Even a bottle of red & white wine. What could be better! We went to the Blue door for lunch! very good! Pat Collins Pub for a dinner delicious food & pub atmosphere . And don't leave town for a special meal at 1826, a little pricey but well worth it!
All located in town 5-8 min away. I wish we could have stayed longer! This would be a great place to take your family. The grounds are beautiful, the castle is huge and good location to do day trips! We hope to come back again. FYI Mary is always available if you need anything. She even got us on the golf course the first day! Defiantly if you golf go play the local Adare Manor course it's inexpensive and beautiful. We also cooked breakfast on the large out door grill what fun! Not for people that can't climb stairs remember it is a castle !

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Liked best: Quietness & well stocked kitchen
Liked least: Nothing bad to say
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Swissmiss...
Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 22 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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people found this review helpful

We arrived on a Monday at about 4 pm an the castle was all ready for us. Fresh flowers everywhere. Fresh fruit, milk bread and wine ready for us! Mary and her husband were very accommodating , kind and generous. We were in 7 as a family, the joined by two other friends. Everything was perfect. The big kitchen, the BBQ outside, the fire in the lounge, the rooms. Laundry outside. We could not fault it in anyway.

We enjoyed Adare and the pat Collins lib for some music on a Wednesday night. We drove to Blarney castle and an other day to the cliffs of Moher.

Very central location, very quiet and amazingly appointed.
Definitely highly recommended and I would return with friends or family at anytime,

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