Kilkea Castle captures the mystical charm of a 12th Century majestic castle with the overwhelming allure of timeless sophistication and luxury. Prepare to feel like royalty once you enter the grounds of one of the oldest inhabited castles in Ireland, with history dating back to 1180. After a massive renovation that redefines luxury, Kilkea Castle and Golf Course is thrilled to welcome guests.

Located in Castledermot, situated in the rich and lush countryside of Co. Kildare, Kilkea Castle is an hour's drive from Dublin. Once the medieval stronghold of the FitzGeralds, 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 five-star welcome to travelers from around the globe.
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.

Kilkea Castle provides variety and contemporary elegance in its accommodations, which appeals to all ages and budgets. The Castle itself offers 11 uniquely designed luxury guest rooms with lush linens and marble bathrooms. The 3-bedroom self-catering Lodges overlooking the challenging 18-hole golf course are perfect for families or a group of avid golfers. Memberships to the Golf Course are now available.

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 of the Castle while enjoying your very own Castle Bar, sipping afternoon tea in the Drawing Room, drinking some Irish whiskey around the roaring fireplace, or strolling the rose-filled gardens. 

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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


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