Fanningstown Castle is an extremely special place. We absolutely loved the interior and the garden grounds. It completely captures romantic, old time Ireland and was lovely to stay in. There was plenty of room to have more guests, but this time around, My husband and I used it as our special getaway and landing spot before getting marriend. Aside from the amazing accommodations, what also stood out as above and beyond, was the host, Mary. She was extremely helpful in assisting in our wedding plans and making sure our stay was perfect. She provided many different vendors and resources to make my overseas planning nearly a breeze. Once we arrived, she was so easy to get a hold of, provided us a beautiful food and fruit gift basket upon arrival, and she even helped us with special coordinations on our elopement day. She is a true gem that is selfless and wants to make sure your stay is lovely. Fanningstown Castle and Mary will forever be dear to our hearts. We hope to return one day.
We were lucky enough to stay at Fanningstown Castle over Christmas and what a wonderful time we had. There were nine of us in total including 2 children and the property easily accommodated us all.
The Christmas decorations were beautiful and made our week magical.
The castle was clean and well maintained with all the extras you could possibly need.
Mary the host was wonderful both with making the booking and during our stay. She was so accommodating with all our requests. We shipped over lots of things for our stay and Mary made it all so easy. She definitely made our week away over Christmas run smoothly, offering advise of local supplier etc all of this without being in the way.
The only downside I can think of was storage in the kitchen area, I have since highlighted this.
I would highly recommend Fanningstown Castle, the accommodation and Mary the host were fabulous. We will definitely be back.
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.