Claregalway Castle

Claregalway Castle: Hours, Address, Claregalway Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Claregalway Castle
4.5
12:00 - 16:00
Thursday
12:00 - 16:00
Friday
12:00 - 16:00
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
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Claregalway Castle is a fully restored 15th century Anglo-Norman tower house. Situated on the banks of the River Clare, in Claregalway village, on the N17 road, the castle is just under 10 km from Galway City. Rooms are available to book through Airbnb.
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MRS.TRAVELS.OFTEN
Tecumseh, Canada1,298 contributions
Couples
Was on the fence with this review but Mike made all the difference.
This place is close to downtown Galway approximately 15 min drive.
Johnny greeted us when we pulled in just after dinner. He was very nice showed us to our room and helped with our bags. I thought I booked a castle room and at 1st was a little bit upset then come to realize it was my mistake. Which worked out well because I loved our room.

I had the salmon room .
It was clean ,big beautiful and had a huge king comfortable bed with nice linens ,big fluffy towels and the best shower water pressure I have ever had in my life. With views of the castle and stream. There was a welcome bottle of wine which was nice. ( we did not try ,we are not wine drinkers) there was bottle water ,instant coffee and tea and kettle. They supply bathroom soap and shampoo . There was also a hairdryer. And free wifi in your room.

However … what this room does NOT have
There are NO - hotel phones to contact front desk, and really after dinner the only way to communicate it through email. So be sure to check if you have all you need just after checking in. There are No - clocks, or TV, usb outlets [ G type plugs only] no plugs in he bathroom for hairdryer, no screens for the windows so bugs get in, no kleenex no real place to hang your clothes.
It was explained that they want you to feel relaxed and unplugged here , I get it.

Breakfast
They drop it off at your requested time. Yogurt,buns bread,butter ,jam ,milk,juice and fruit and lil boxes of cereal.
Note * I just requested toast ,jam fruit milk and cereal so we didn’t waste the other stuff.

Our second day we had an informative tour of the grounds and castle. And that’s when Mike changed my mind on this place. Explaining that they take in comments and try to do better and that they want you feel unplugged here and the many renovations they have done and are still doing to the castle.

So yes I would recommend this place.
Written 23 June 2022
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Sarah N
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I cannot speak highly enough of my recent stay at Claregalway Castle. The warmest of Irish welcomes followed by an impromptu tour of the ongoing castle restoration. My room was immaculate, featuring a stunning four-poster bed, antique furniture, cosy lighting, and underfloor heating. Well-stocked tea & coffee making facilities and a welcome bottle of wine. The breakfast was generous and varied, left outside the room each morning for when I was ready to emerge from the covers! Hosts Mike and Ruth were both super helpful and friendly; they couldn't have made me more welcome. I cannot wait to visit again, bringing my family with me next time.
Written 11 August 2021
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Diane L
Batchawana Bay, Canada21 contributions
We absolutely loved our stay at Claregalway Castle. Greeted in person by the host and showed to our regal room. We had a lovely bottle of wine and breakfast delivered to our door. I highly recommend staying her
Written 29 December 2019
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Babs
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We went to the garden show on Sunday and it was most enjoyable as the sun was shining and the grounds of the Castle looked beautiful.
Written 9 September 2019
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Miranda M
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Business
We attended the Discover Galway Food Experiences event here. It is a great venue for any sort of event like this. It is spacious and easily accessible and very easy to find. It is steeped in history which just makes it so interesting. There is also a first class cafe and plenty of car parking space on site. I would recommend attending anything here. They have lots of nice events throughout the year like gardening exhibitions and mock medieval tournaments. Great place for a day out.
Written 26 June 2019
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lorimccarthy68
Newark, TX26 contributions
Couples
My husband surprised me with a night at the castle for our 20th wedding anniversary while we were in Galway. The history and grounds are beautiful and they are restoring the castle to a full BnB. There are three rooms currently and it was so romantic with a comfortable queen size bed, candles throughout the room and breakfast at your door. We had a bottle of wine, water, tea and coffee as well. The groundskeeper gave us a tour and some history about the castle and they also hold events throughout the year. We were able to walk up to the top of the tower, it’s a must see if you get the chance.
Written 23 May 2019
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Kelly M
New York City, NY62 contributions
Friends
Claregalway is an experience in itself! The host at the castle was very friendly and provided a private tour of the grounds. It is located centrally in town which makes the whole village walking distance. The rooms are spectacular if you are staying there and the venue hosts a number of different events throughout the year- be sure to check their calendar!
Written 17 March 2019
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Dermot R
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Friends
Loved visiting this castle and finding out about the previous owner, Ulick the beheader. Highly recommended
Written 30 January 2019
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Jenn M
Morgantown, PA95 contributions
Friends
Really just got a quick pic from the friary. The friary was like other abbeys. Spent more time at friary.
Written 12 December 2018
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Maureen
County Galway, Ireland161 contributions
Family
The castle is really lovely and opens for a lot of events throughout the year. It overlooks a river and bridge and at the other side of the road there's an old monastery. Beautiful
Written 22 November 2018
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