Ballynahinch Castle Hotel


Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Galway

Luxury Castle Hotel in Scenic Connemara, County Galway

Ballynahinch Castle in Connemara, a luxury castle hotel set in one of the most perfect scenic locations in County Galway, offers hundreds of acres of exceptionally beautiful wooded grounds and walks.  The manor castle dates from the 18th century and offers all the attractions of a large private estate.

Now a beautiful and world renowned hotel and sporting estate, Ballynahinch Castle offers true Irish hospitality with superb accommodation including the luxury Riverside wing; award-winning dining and an authentic country pub.

This Manor House Hotel was once the home of “Humanity Dick” Martin and The Maharajah Ranjitsinhji and has a long tradition of welcoming visitors to Connemara.

What guests like about Ballynahinch Castle

  • our hotel is on the Wild Atlantic Way
  • Voted 'Best Hotel in Ireland' by Condé Nast Traveler, Readers' Choice Awards - October 2013
  • HOTEL OF THE YEAR 2012, awarded on 11/10/2011
  • AA Award-winning restaurant, Two AA Rosettes
  • The Fisherman’s Pub – an attractive old world bar
  • Open log fires for a cosy atmosphere
  • Ballynahinch Fishery  - world renowned as one of the finest salmon and sea trout rivers in Ireland
  • Guided walks through the Ballynahinch Estate
  • Walled Garden
  • Tennis Court
  • Your Manor House Hotels Gift Card can be redeemed at Ballynahinch Castle

Your accommodation 

Classic Luxurious Castle Accommodation

Guest rooms include classic rooms located in the original house and the two riverside wings which house superior rooms, luxury rooms and suites.  

All hotel rooms in this Connemara castle are finished to an exceptionally high standard.  The superior and luxury rooms have stunning views across river and woodland. The Classic rooms have views over either the river or mountains with two overlooking the courtyard.

Your Dining options

Superb Connemara Restaurant with stunning views

The Owenmore Restaurant is an essential part of your stay at Ballynahinch Castle.  Fresh fish and game are a highlight given their abundent supply on the West Coast. Menus change regularly to reflect the seasons so regular visitors to this Connemara castle will be delighted every time.

Your Activity choices

Fly-Fishing for Salmon & Sea Trout

The fishery at Ballynahinch is world renowned as one of the finest salmon and sea trout rivers in Ireland.   In addition to fishing, as a guest at Ballynahinch Castle you will have access to 13,000 acres of prime terrain and woodcock shooting which is held from November through to the end of January.

Walking & Hiking in Connemara

If your ideal holiday is walking in Connemara then Ballynahinch Castle is your perfect base. The woodlands around the estate offer over five kilometres of woodland, lakeshore and riverside walks suitable for all.  Meet with the on-site walking guide who will take you through the history and archaeology which is so much a part of Ballynahinch. There are also great walking opportunities nearby including The Twelve Bens, Maumturk Mountains and surrounding countryside.  

Pony Trekking and Horse Riding in Connemara

For horse riding vacations there are a number of excellent options available and Ballynahinch Castle who work with all the local Horse Riding Centers and the Equestrian Centres in Connemara. All levels of experience catered for.  The local riding stables also keep Ireland's only indigenous breed of pony, the "Connemara". Renowned for it's lovely temperament, the Connemara Pony is ideal for pony trekking.

At Ballynahinch Castle, they will be happy to arrange your perfect equestrian break: be it a cross country hack, a relaxing trek along country lanes or a more energetic gallop across the sands of Omey Island at low tide. 

Your Host: Mr. Patrick O'Flaherty

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel
Recess, Connemara, Co. Galway

T: +353 1 2958900


GPS: N 53 deg 27.613 W 9 deg 51.787

Essential facts

Wifi Internet Access Available

no. of rooms: 40

Rates: From € 116

Credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Diners Club

Check-in/out: 12 noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm

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