Glin Castle
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Margaret
Ireland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
What a gem! We stayed at the beautiful historic Glin Castle for a joint 60th Gatsby-themed birthday celebration in April. Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived - absolutely delicious food, drinks and entertainment not to mention the fun and games throughout the weekend, as well as a falconry display in the stunning castle grounds, local heritage walks and traditional Irish music in the village pub. The bedroom was super-comfy with beautiful art and antiques - all so peaceful overlooking the flowering magnolias. A big thank you to Marie-Therese and her wonderful staff for your impeccable hospitality.
Written 4 June 2024
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Mark
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
What a magical place. A hidden gem which deserves to be much better known - possibly Ireland's best kept secret. Beautiful and romantic house and garden with a fascinating history- lived in by the same family for 900 years. Comfortable, relaxed and... I would say 'homely' but so much more so than my own. A great treat and I hope very much I can go there again. Mark from Notting Hill, London
Written 22 July 2020
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Catharine S
United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is a difficult thing to write about, the magic of Glin castle is not within the normal world of beautiful hotels, I'm not one to believe in magic really, but I did feel it when we stayed here 20 years ago on our honey moon, and its still the same today.

It is on a different level, maybe it has something to do with the complete lack of pomposity that makes it so special, this is not just a posh hotel, more like going to stay with a mad Aunty who was married to a shipping magnet, or something like that.

Clare the manageress and her staff are efficient and delightful and make the whole stay seem effortless, - thank you all.

It might not be everyones cup of tea, but those that get it will be blown away ! ----- Don't go if you want wi-fi, big tv's and hot tubs - - its not for you.

If you can feel magic and just relax and let it deliver you to a place that is quite extraordinary then you will have experienced what it is, - you'll never really understand it, - and then again maybe you're not suppose to.

The place exudes taste in a way which will change your understanding of taste, not brash or showy offy, things in here not bought on price whether large or small, but bought with love and interest, there are lessons for us all.

The fairies will be watching you!

So in summary, don't go and don't tell your friends, but this castle was built to entertain and loves the sound of laughter, - you'll never stay anywhere better!!

I could go on, but thank you all so much.
Written 14 October 2019
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mmmaty
Chicago, IL16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Glin Castle was the perfect accommodation for a week-long family trip of 26 people, ages 19-85. I think there were 15 bedrooms, which some can be divided into twin beds. Each room had its own shower (and tub). Everything in the old estate was immaculately clean and the beds were luxurious. Fresh cut flower arrangements decorated the rooms from their garden. Meals prepared by Chef John were delicious and included beef bourguignon, seafood arrabbiata, irish lamb stew, freshly baked brown bread and scones, smoked trout, and apple tart. The chef discussed dinner menus with us and accommodated glutton dietary restrictions.

Our family was the only group staying at the Castle and that's what was perfect for us. We felt cozy and comfortable and we're the type of group that likes to have space to enjoy ourselves. We'd wander the grounds and rooms, take hikes in the countryside, walk to the neighboring town of Glin, and sit outside overlooking the Shannon River after dinner to watch the sunset. Everyday, we'd hang-out in the main drawing room, make our own drinks, listen to our Spotify, relax in front of the fire, read and play chess. We felt like we were in our own home (albeit with antiques) and would have been uncomfortable having a 24-hour staff of maids or having to worry about which fork to use. If you prefer a traditional fancy resort with a dress code, then try the 5-star Adare Manor.

Claire, Colm and the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. They helped us arrange events at the castle such as falconry, music and Irish dancing, casino table night, a historian talk about the Knights of Glin, and a whiskey tasting. Every day our family had an excursion to see sights of Ireland (such as Cliffs of Moher, Killarney, Adare, golfing, Foynes, Dingle, Limerick) and we'd be welcomed back to the castle with a small snack, tea, coffee, or guinness. We like to drink and the castle stocked us with a lovely selection of wine, beer, booze and water.

We came to Ireland to celebrate an 80th birthday and 60th wedding anniversary and the hospitality at Glin Castle made the events even more special. We will never forget the experience and friendly people at Glin Castle. Sláinte!
Written 15 July 2019
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NewparkEnnis
Ennis20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012
Beautiful old house with great views across the Estuary to Co. Clare
Written 22 June 2012
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