Barberstown Castle

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Barberstown Castle is a Four-Star Country House Hotel and 13th Century Medieval Castle set on 20 acres in the heart of Thoroughbred Country in County Kildare. This 13th Century Castle Keep and Country House is integral to the local history and home of The Tetrarch, one of the fastest two-year-olds of all time who was foaled at the Straffan Station Stud in 1911.  

Built in 1288 by Nicholas Barby, the Castle was built as a fortress to protect the village of Barberstown in what was the beginning of a fascinating history plagued with political struggle and local wars. It has maintained the elegance of design over eight Centuries by sympathetically blending its Victorian and Elizabethan extensions with the original Medieval Castle Keep of 1288. 

Acclaimed musician Eric Clapton is the hotel’s most famous owner who lived in Barberstown Castle from 1979 to 1987. Frequented by world famous rock stars and musicians, The Green Room and Castle Keep played host to many music sessions and party nights. 

Today Barberstown Castle is an owner managed 55-bedroom hotel with extensive conference and events space for up to 250 delegates with beautiful gardens on 20 acres. A proud member of Ireland’s Blue Book and The Historic Hotels of Europe with a reputation for excellent food and service Barberstown Castle is the perfect destination for meetings, incentives, conference, events, and team building. In close proximity to Dublin, Barberstown Castle is a great base to explore Ireland’s Ancient East and beyond.

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