5 of the best Air BnB castles in Ireland

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Ireland is known for its rich history and culture. Across the length and breadth of this country we have amazing locations for mini trips and extended stays but none are more notable than our infamous castles. If you have a desire to live like a king for a day, or for a weekend (who doesn’t?) then listen up!

Here are 5 of Ireland’s most spectacular castles available for let on the Airbnb platform.

1.Tubbrid Castle, Co. Kilkenny.

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Deep in the heart of Ireland’s ancient east lies Kilkenny. Kilkenny is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s most popular spots. A hub of activity, it’s known for its great food and even better nightlife. It’s also a town steeped in history and culture and is reputable for its stunning Kilkenny castle! If you’re thinking of taking a trip, then Kilkenny could be the perfect location.

Situated just 20 minutes from the bustling Kilkenny city is a castle fit for a king! This gorgeous property sleeps 8 people within 3 rooms and boasts 2.5 bathrooms. It’s an ideal location for a romantic getaway or an adventure with friends.

This castle is a unique space which was uninhabited for a century but is now restored to its former glory. However, just because this castle takes you back in time, doesn’t mean that you have to forego any luxuries.

At Tubbrid Castle you can have your breakfast looking out on the forest. For your dinner, you can retire to the lavish dining hall and finally you can fall into a four-poster bed fit for royals.

This property is ideal for an unforgettable getaway so why not check it out and make a reservation?

2.Castle Ellen, Co. Galway.


The west coast of Ireland is home to one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, Co. Galway. Galway county is known for the sprawling landscapes of Connemara, and Galway city is known for its traditional heaven of craic and ceol. If you’re thinking of heading for the ‘West’ then Galway should be at the top of your list.

In the beautiful fields of Athenry lies Castle Ellen. This accommodation is incredibly unique in the sense that it has almost been frozen in time. The structure both inside and out could have been virtually untouched (if we didn’t know any better). This castle sleeps two guests at a time, so it’s an ideal getaway for a couple or two friends. Sitting on over 14 acres of land, Castle Ellen truly is a breath-taking experience.

The aim of the proprietor is to maintain the house as close as possible to the way it was at the end of the 19th century. Castle Ellen was purchased in 1974, when it was in an advanced state of disrepair. Extraordinary efforts have since been made to restore it to some of its initial prestige.  The house has been home to many artists, sculptors, and Irish poets, it provides an oasis of calm and reflection in the busy modern world.

If you want to step back in time, why not check out Castle Ellen?

3.Durhamstown Castle, Co. Meath


Located just outside of Dublin, Meath is a very popular tourist destination which is simply rampant in Irish folklore. Nicknamed ‘The Royal County’ we thought it would be appropriate to include an Air Bnb that’s fit for a king or queen.

Hence, we introduce to you, Durhamstown Castle. This luxurious abode has 8 rooms and

sleeps up to 16 people. With this property you can either book the room of your choice or you can rent out the entire castle. The castle is from Norman times and dates back to 1420.

The original vaulted rooms of which there are 4, are still entirely intact with plaster on the walls that is over 600 years old. Whilst staying at this property you will have access to the kitchen, the hall, the dining room, the drawing room and the music room all of which are interconnected which is fantastic for larger groups.

If you want to rest your head in the ‘longest continuously inhabited house’ in Meath, then why not book a night at Durhamstown castle?

4.Turin Castle, Co. Mayo.

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Buried in the western seaboard is the County of Mayo. Mayo is one Ireland’s largest county’s, the third largest to be exact. Home to Achill Island one of Ireland’s most breath-taking tourist spots, Mayo is an ideal location for a getaway. If you really want to make the most of Mayo, you should stay in this castle!

Turin Castle is located in Kilmaine Co. Mayo. Only a mere 35-minute drive from Castlebar and a 45 minute drive from Galway City, this castle is situated in an enviable location.

The castle has 5 bedrooms and can sleep 12 guests comfortably, it also possesses 5 bathrooms. Notably, the castle also has a beautiful sun terrace, ideal for drinking your morning coffee and taking in the views.

The castle sits on over 16 acres of rich pastureland, so if you’re looking for a relaxing country getaway in rural Ireland, then this air bnb could be a great fit for you?

5.Dunleckney Manor Castle, Co. Carlow.CFM BLOG SIZING (61)

One of Ireland’s smallest counties, Co. Carlow is home to a number of aw inspiring attractions and some great scenery. Known often as the ‘Celtic Center’ of Ireland, Carlow is rich in pre-historic monuments and is known for its ancient burial grounds.

Amidst the rich history of the county is a spectacular structure known as Dunleckney Manor. This air bnb is truly amazing and will take any guest’s breath away.  This property has 9 bed rooms and sleeps 16 guests comfortably. It also has an indoor pool, 4 large reception rooms, a drawing room, a dining room and a living room.

The manor is representative of the infamous Gothic Revival that became fashionable after the long Georgian period.

This premises was designed as a Tudor Gothic Mansion by notable architect Daniel Robertson who was a staunch admirer of Pugin. Pugin notably designed Westminister, so you truly will be getting an experience fit for the monarchy.

If you want to be royalty for a day, why not avail of this fantastic air bnb listing?

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