Kilkea Castle

Prepare to feel like royalty when you enter the grounds of one of the oldest inhabited Castles in Ireland. With a history dating back to 1180, Kilkea Castle, now a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts L.V.X Collection, captures the mystical charm of a 12th Century majestic Castle with the overwhelming allure of timeless sophistication and style. After a major renovation encompassing all aspects of the estate, Kilkea Castle is delighted to welcome you.

Only an hour’s drive from Dublin, once the medieval stronghold of the FitzGerald’s, Earls of Kildare, the Castle was built by Hugh de Lacy for one of Strongbow's Norman Noblemen, Walter de Riddlesford. Today it stands proudly ready to extend a warm Irish welcome to guests from around the globe.  It is family-owned and managed. The Cashmans' aim is to share their passion for the destination through providing authentic, enriching experiences and thoughtful, intuitive service. 

Located in Kilkea Village, along Ireland's Ancient East and set on 180 acres of its own wonderful woodland, gardens and golf course, Kilkea Castle enchants from the moment you drive down the beech-lined avenue overlooking the Killeshin Hills, only minutes from the ancient Mullaghreelan Woods.

Equestrian is and has always been an important part of Kilkea History. Being located within 30 minutes of the Irish National Stud, Punchestown Racecourse, Curragh Racecourse and Naas Racecourse means that we are ideally located for guests who wish to travel to any of these locations. Equestrian Excursions are also a popular activity for our guests.

Our 140 Bedroom Resort boasts several accommodation options to appeal to all tastes and budgets. Guests can choose from a luxurious Castle Bedroom, a Carriage Bedroom, a Self-Catering Lodge or a Lodge Bedroom.

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