With a history dating back to 1180, Kilkea Castle provides luxury accommodation set on 180 acres of woodland, gardens and a golf course. Kilkea Castle is an important landmark of Irish history. Once the medieval stronghold of the FitzGeralds, Earls of Kildare, today the castle stands proudly ready to extend a warm Irish welcome to guests from around the globe.
Kilkea is family owned and managed with 140 rooms and several accommodation options appealing to all tastes and budgets. Guests can choose from a luxurious Castle Bedroom, a Carriage Bedroom, a Self-Catering Lodge or a Lodge Bedroom. The 11 Bedroom Castle is also available for Exclusive Hire.
Guests can enjoy a whiskey in the castle bar, The Keep, before dining at Restaurant 1180 with a view overlooking the castle gardens. This fine-dining restaurant provides seasonal local produce and offers traditional Irish cuisine with a hint of International. Alternative dining options are located in the Clubhouse and include The Bistro, which offers a more informal dining experience, as well as Hermione’s Restaurant which features a simple yet sophisticated setting.
Kilkea Castle offers many outdoor activities such as an 18-hole Championship Golf Course, horse-riding, clay pigeon shooting, falconry, tennis, archery and fishing. The property also features a Spa with 5 treatment rooms including a large couples suite, a Relaxation Room, a Thermal Suite with a Hydrotherapy Pool and a Beauty Lounge for hair, make-up and nails.
Kilkea Castle is renowned for its fairy tale weddings, as well as family gatherings and corporate retreats.
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