For the weekend of the 7th to the 9th of September I organised for a group of 43 work colleagues to go and stay in Blackwater castle. Because we had such a large group we booked the castle and the accompanying apartments which can accomodate 62 people in total.
We had a exceptional time. The owners Patrick and Sheila make a conscious effort to ensure that it feels like your home while you are staying there. In the weeks leading up to our booking they were extremely accomodating with all of our queries from the mundane to the more difficult.
Blackwater Castle enjoys a number of unique features ranging from its location perched on a scenic hill surrounded by the river Blackwater on 3 sides, the tree lined avenue leading up from the village to the Adventure Centre which is located in the courtyard of the castle.
I have no hesitation recommending it as a homely get away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- History, heritage, nature, and outdoor activities meet in a spectacular setting at Blackwater Castle, a twelfth century Castle on the banks of the River Awbeg surrounded by woodlands and a private river. Beautifully appointed suites, welcoming reception rooms, historical tours, and extensive activities from zip-lining to fly fishing are on offer at one of Ireland's more interesting and best preserved Castles for rent for an Irish Castle wedding, family reunion or private party. Courtyard accommodation can sleep 7 in family apartment and a further 40 in dormitory style accommodation. ... more less