Ballynahinch Castle is Connemara’s premier castle hotel located on 450 acre estate overlooking river and mountains. The hotel has been welcoming guests for over 65 years and was once home to the O’Flaherty Chieftains Grace O’Malley and an Indian Price, Majarajah Ranjitsinji.
With 40 bedrooms, a mix of classic, superior, luxury rooms and riverside suites, the hotel offers casual country elegance with an unpretentious service. Open log fires throughout add to this warmth and friendly atmosphere.
The hotel boasts the most beautiful of locations, proudly overlooking a salmon fishery with a backdrop of the Twelve Bens mountain range.
The kitchens of Ballynahinch Castle, under the careful stewardship of Head Chef Xin Sun, have been delighting both visitors and local diners for years. The culinary team prepares creative, diverse menus made with local products and has been rewarded with two AA Rosettes.
Ballynahinch Castle sits on 450 acres of beautiful woodlands, gardens, lakes and rivers, which provided a tranquil retreat for any visitor. It is the perfect place for a relaxing stroll, guided walk, wildlife viewing, fishing and more.
Well known for its salmon fishery, one can enjoy fly fishing on the river with or without a guide. Tuition is available for those wishing to take up this graceful sport. What better way to remember your visit to Connemara than to catch a salmon and record it in the fishing register in the pub for all to see. Just like Majarajah, (Ranji as he was fondly known) did in 1924.
Bicycles are available for hire with gentle routes such as Rounstone fishing village and the clear blue waters & sandy beach at Dog’s Bay or more rigorous trails such as Derroura Mountain Bike Trail and all on the hotels doorstep.