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Castle | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Enjoy tranquillity, privacy, peace and solitude at Smiths Castle! Indulge yourself in an authentic C15th Irish castle with a fascinating history, set away from the busy roads on almost 5 acres of mature grounds overlooking a river valley on the West coast of Ireland.

The castle sits in one of the best possible locations in the West of Ireland. Only a few miles from the castle you will find the longest sand beaches in Ireland, the world famous Cliffs of Moher, the ferry to the Aran Islands, 2 championship golf courses and the most Western spa in Europe. The property lies within the unique Burren landscape with its rare flora, prehistoric monuments of international importance and so much more!

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Shannon Airport
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (4), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The banqueting hall is large, with a 17th century richly carved table, comfortably seating eight, inviting you for candlelit dinners. The integrated rustique fitted kitchen is fully equipped with all you need to create an opulent knights banquet, including a good range of cooking and serving utensils. Electric stove and microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer all there to make sure you don't miss the convenience of home. The great hall was once upon a time the king's living room with magnificent original gothic fireplace.

Upstairs the minstrels gallery overlooks the great hall, with great views and a romantic sleeping area for two. There are also three cosy double bedroom chambers, a good sized bath room and two shower rooms.

All rooms are centrally/underfloor heated. Furniture is kept in luxurious antique style throughout. There is also a radio/CD player in both, the banqueting hall and the great hall as well as a TV in all bedrooms.

Prices include basic cleaning, bed linen and towels (weekly), as well as 1 bag of turf/charcoal on the day of arrival

Further details outdoors

The property lies within the unique Burren landscape with its rare flora, prehistoric monuments of international importance and so much more!

Further details


The County Galway/County Clare region

Shannon Airport is about 45mins by car. The castle is 2.5 miles from the nearest town. There are hundreds of things to see and do in the neighbourhood, from experiencing the countryside to one of the many cultural events or extensive sports facilities. County Clare is a land of ancient castles and diverse landscapes, of uncrowded byways and fascinating sightseeing, from quiet lakes to vast, sandy beaches and the eerie landscape of 'The Burren'.


Lahinch (6 miles): This lovely seaside resort has a lot to offer. Stretching around one of the longest sand beaches in Ireland it also has a fantastic Seaworld Aquarium and leisure centre with swimming pool and two championship golf courses.

Cliffs of Moher (6 miles): Some call it the largest tourist attraction in Europe! Rising 650ft out of the Atlantic Ocean and extending for 5 miles, the sheer rock face of the Cliffs is an awesome sight.

Doolin (6 miles): The mecca for Irish music, pubs and Celtic craft. From here leaves the ferry to the Aran Islands. The three Aran Islands lie in the entrance to the Galway Bay.

Kilfenora (2.5 miles): The smallest diocesan of Ireland with its cathedral and famous highcrosses. Nearby, Lickeen Lake, is an insider tip for every passionate freshwater angler. Have a look into the Burren Exhibition Centre with its fabulous display. And don't miss the traditional Irish Dancing at Vaughan's Barm - great fun!!

Liscannor (6 miles): Famous among deep-sea anglers. Step on board one of the boats and explore the waters of Galway Bay. You may see blue sharks, basking whales, dolphins or even killer whales.

Lisdoonvarna (3 miles): Founded at the discovery of its sulphur, iron and magnesium rich spa wells, this town is home to welcoming restaurants and some excellent traditional pubs. Give yourself a treat in a sulphur bath, have a massage, wax treatment or sauna in old-fashioned Victorian surroundings. Don't miss the unsurpassed taste of the world famous salmon from the Burren Smoke House.

Within 10 miles there are also many sports facilities including pony trekking, surfing, diving, abseiling, caving, pitch & putt, cycling, tennis, and of course hundreds of miles of scenic walking routes.

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6 Apr 2012


"Great for a home base to tour Western Ireland"

We just got back from Smithtown Castle. The castle is in good condition and very remote but still only about 4 minutes drive to Kilfenora and 6 minutes drive to Lisdoonvarna (GPS co-ordinates 52.99075… More

14 Aug 2011


"A very unique and wonderful experience"

The caretaker was friendly and welcomed us to this amazing castle. Fifty nine steps to the top bedroom. The castle was comfortable with all your amenities although the beds were old and not very com… More

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  • 3 Years listed

Calendar last updated:22 Sep 2014

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