Clonalis House is the ancestral home of the O'Connors of Connacht, descendants of the High Kings of Ireland and offers luxurious B&B and self-catering accommodation in County Roscommon.
Clonalis House was built in 1878 by Charles Owen O'Conor Don. This imposing building has 45 rooms and was built in Victorian Italianate style. Clonalis has been sensitively restored over the last decade and guests will find an elegant house with a large collection of family portraits, telling a unique and interesting story.
Pyers and Marguerite O'Conor Nash have lived here with their family since 1981, in a house filled with a warm and friendly atmosphere, where the sense of history blends easily with the aroma of turf fires.
The four guest bedrooms at Clonalis House are luxurious and very comfortable with original furnishings and enjoy wonderful views over the park and woodlands.
The approach to Clonalis House is through a set of magnificent gates along an avenue which meanders through pasture and woodland. Overlooking a parkland of oak and copper beach trees, nestled in a crescent of cypress and redwood trees stands the grand Victorian residence of Clonalis regarded by many as one of Ireland's most important historic properties.
The library lined with ancient tomes, some of which date to the 16th century, is a wonderful room to spend time sitting by the peat fire and absorbing a sense of history. The handsome dining room with its portraits of generations of O'Conors, the elegant drawing room and the peaceful chapel all contribute to the atmosphere which is Clonalis.
Clonalis’s self-catering accommodation can accommodate a total of 25 people in a number of beautifully restored cottages.
Clonalis is the ideal base for exploring the historical sites and attractions of Co Roscommon such as Roscommon Castle, Strokestown Park House Famine Museum and Gardens, Roscommon Abbey and the Douglas Hyde Centre. Clonalis is also within comfortable driving distance of Connemara, Galway, Mayo and Sligo.