Where to even begin! The owner, Mary, is absolutely a gem to work with. We emailed her back and forth over 20 times in the months leading up to our stay as we planned our wedding at Fanningstown. She accommodated every request and gave wonderful recommendations for everyone involved in our day. On the day of the wedding, she showed up to set the table and make sure everything was going smoothly. The following day, she stopped by again to provide us with clean linens, tidy up the place and check in that we had everything we needed. One night, we sent her a message to ask if she could print us off some boarding passes for a flight for one of our group. We offered to pick it up the next morning, but she stopped by ten minutes later with the printed pages.
The castle itself is absolutely beautiful. 5 luxurious bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms over 3 floors. It has an updated kitchen for easy cooking. It is close enough to town, though you do need a rental car to get there (the roads are very narrow and not easily walk-able).
The castle was the perfect setting for our wedding. Since it was New Years Eve, we had the ceremony inside with our small group of people. It was extremely easy to plan with Mary's help. She recommended florists, caterers, photographers, and drivers. She was a huge part of what made our wedding successful! We had an absolutely perfect wedding at Fanningstown castle that we will remember forever!
We absolutely loved staying at Fanningstown Castle! We were a group of 8 friends and there was more than enough room for all of us (we could’ve brought 2 more)! Mary was fantastic and so helpful. She answered all of my questions and also helped me plan a catered meal in the home (Anne Lloyd Catering was great)! We had so much fun taking pictures in the library. The house is a great home base for many different excursions (Cliffs of Moher, Killarney, etc). I would highly recommend staying here. Mary, thank you so much for your hospitality!
Brought 4 couple's with me on this vacation a couple of years ago and rented this castle. Could not have been more happy and satisfied with the place, The rooms where amazing, especially the kings room. Plenty of room and fresh fruit was left for us and couple bottles of wine. Very clean and in the best of locations. I found the fee very reasonable and would highly recommend this castle for a perfect stay and enhanced Ireland experience.
Fanningstown Castle is awesome! It was perfect for our extended family for a week. They provided all sorts of breakfast breads, cereals, milk, juice, eggs, bacon and fresh fruit. The beds were comfortable. The castle was very neat and clean. The grounds are beautiful. We all enjoyed our time there. We enjoyed the patio for drinks in the evening, had great breakfasts and dinners in the kitchen. We purchased casseroles from the Adare Heritage Center that were delicious. We all enjoyed playing the games and visiting in the sitting room; and listening to our more talented family members play the piano in the music room/library. It was the highlight of our three week trip!
The Castle is grand from its front doors to its top turret, very well kept and its owners had it more than ready for our arrival. Much attention and care has been put into the details of each room. The bedrooms were all beautiful and spacious. Bathrooms were very clean and well stocked. In the kitchen, we all rubbed the sleep from our eyes and met the morning with hot breakfast, coffee, and laughter. The formal dining room so beautiful for an Irish feast with family and friends.The library, music abound and cocktails after dinner. The Sitting room (seating for at least 12) with peat on the fire simply magical - our favorite room in the castle. Plenty of parking beside and around the castle grounds. A laundry to clean and dry clothes, fully stocked. And the grounds were a perfect place for Wedding pictures and lawn games during our week. Thank you Mary and Dave and family for making our stay and Irish Wedding magical.
Our stay at Fanningstown was a highlight of our stay in Ireland! We had 5 kids and 5 adults and we all felt like royalty staying in our very own castle. Mary welcomed us with ample food supplies, great orientation to the ‘castle’, and bouquets of fresh flowers throughout! She was an incredible host, very personal and responsive to any questions or requests. The castle itself has ample room for everyone and was very clean. The beds were comfortable; the kitchen was complete and well stocked to cook and congregate in. Would highly recommend this property to others! Thanks for everything Mary!!!
We had a wonderful stay in the castle. Very cool experience. The rooms are lovely, my only caution would be the height of the tubs in the upstairs baths...a little high. We used the 1st floor bath with no issues. The rooms are big and so warm and inviting. We had someone in our group of 9 that could play the piano, this added to the experience in the Library room. Highly recommend. The spiral staricases were great, a little tough with luggage but well worth it. Can't say enough abour the experience.