Prepare to feel like royalty when you enter the grounds of one of the oldest inhabited Castles in Ireland. With a history dating back to 1180, Kilkea Castle, now a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts L.V.X Collection, captures the mystical charm of a 12th Century majestic Castle with the overwhelming allure of timeless sophistication and style. 

Only an hour’s drive from Dublin, once the medieval stronghold of the FitzGerald’s, Earls of Kildare, the Castle was built by Hugh de Lacy for one of Strongbow's Norman Noblemen, Walter de Riddlesford. Today it stands proudly ready to extend a warm Irish welcome to guests from around the globe.  It is family-owned and managed. The Cashmans' aim is to share their passion for the destination through providing authentic, enriching experiences and thoughtful, intuitive service. 

Located in Castledermot, along Ireland's Ancient East and set on 180 acres of its own wonderful woodland, gardens and golf course, Kilkea Castle enchants from the moment you drive down the beech-lined avenue overlooking the Killeshin Hills, only minutes from the ancient Mullaghreelan Woods.

Our 140 Bedroom Resort boasts several accommodation options to appeal 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. 

Kilkea Castle has a long history of delivering fairytale Weddings. However, the Castle is also the perfect choice for a family gathering or corporate retreat. Imagine yourself as King or Queen while enjoying your very own Irish Castle! 

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Whatever your occassion, Kilkea Castle offers an unforgettable experience surrounded by history, majesty and comfort.


HISTORY Kilkea Castle is an important landmark of Irish history located in the small village of Kilkea, in county Kildare


GALLERY Explore our beautiful historic estate

Kilkea Castle Completed the Failte Ireland


Kilkea Castle Hotel and Golf Resort has completed the Fáilte Ireland Infection Prevention Control for Tourism Business course and signed up to the COVID-19 Safety Charter Terms and Conditions.

Under this, we have declared that all employees returning to work have completed a comprehensive COVID-19 hygeine and safety control training course in accordance with the COVID-19 Safety Charter Terms and Conditions.