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Irish Castle Accommodation Adare, Limerick Ireland

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Entrance Hallway, whether going to living room, kitchen or bedrooms upstairs you will meet here
Welcoming open fire, relaxed with family or friends, spend time relaxing in the living room
Afternoon tea in front of open turf fire, what is more relaxing while away with your loved ones

Overview
5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
12 guests
Minimum stay varies 
The minimum stay for this property changes depending on the dates selected
Castle
Fanningstown Castle is a romantic, gothic style castle parts of which date from the 12th Century nestling among dairy farms in the heart of Ireland's Golden Vale farming region. It has been beautifully & lovingly restored over the years & is now a wonderful 5 bedroom vacation rental home retaining many of the castle's original features. Fanningstown Castle is located 3 miles from Adare often described as Ireland's prettiest village which offers golf, fishing, horse back riding, nice country walks, quaint shops, fashion boutiques and good restaurants & pubs to it's visitors. It is very centrally located for taking day trips to Cliffs of Moher & Burren, Killarney & Ring of Kerry, Rock of Cashel & Blarney Castle and lots more. You are within 40 minutes of Shannon Airport. This castle rent...Fanningstown Castle is a romantic, gothic style castle parts of which date from the 12th Century nestling among dairy farms in the heart of Ireland's Golden Vale farming region. It has been beautifully & lovingly restored over the years & is now a wonderful 5 bedroom vacation rental home retaining many of the castle's original features. Fanningstown Castle is located 3 miles from Adare often described as Ireland's prettiest village which offers golf, fishing, horse back riding, nice country walks, quaint shops, fashion boutiques and good restaurants & pubs to it's visitors. It is very centrally located for taking day trips to Cliffs of Moher & Burren, Killarney & Ring of Kerry, Rock of Cashel & Blarney Castle and lots more. You are within 40 minutes of Shannon Airport. This castle rental caters for 10 people & we also have 2 travel cots & high chairs, the accommodation comprises of 5 double bedrooms (2 with choice of double or twin beds), 3 bathrooms, sitting room with open fire, library, dining room & large country style kitchen which opens out onto an enclosed patio area with gas grill & outdoor seating. Complimentary wi-fi & all modern conveniences. Small intimate Civil wedding ceremonies catered for in the Library, Living Room or Garden (rate quoted is for vacation only, for all wedding enquiries please contact Mary for information & rates for weddings as not the same as rate quoted for vacations) Registered 4 Star Rating from Failte Ireland.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
We have quiet time outdoors from 10pm to 8am
Bedrooms
2 Super Kings2 Kings2 Singles2 Cots
Bathrooms
1 Full bath2 Showers

Meet the host
Mary N
Hosting since September 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsI am around at all times, I am happy to give you every assistance or let you plan your own trip, let me know which works best for you!

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Phill C
Phill C
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A Magical Family Experience
We travelled as a family of 7 including 2 young grandkids, and our experience in the castle exceeded all of our expectations! This is a real castle, with the grandkids running around looking for leprechauns, Shrek and donkey (actually found 2 donkeys in the paddock - naming them Barbera and Betty!). The grounds and surrounding countryside are beautiful and peaceful, plenty of space to run around. Inside has been of course modernised to a comfortable old country homestead type feel, but you still know you are in an centuries old castle. The tight spiral stone staircase to the bedrooms and turret remind you every day (just need to watch the little kiddies on the stairs!). It was a treat every night relaxing in front of the fire after either cooking up a feast and eating at the castle or eating out in nearby Adare. Mary needs special mention - she could not do enough to make our stay comfortable and easy, from a food welcome pack to get us through the first night, recommendations for day trips and local restaurants and pubs (including The Thatch Pub - well worth a visit!), to helping arrange a special family ceremony at the just as old Adare Parish Church. Thank you very much Mary - you do a marvelous job, the castle is very special, and our kids really want to return one day!
Visited September 2023
Written 7 November 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

familyof6plusadog
familyof6plusadog
Washington DC, DC188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Old World Castle in a Secluded Area close to Adare
Perfect setting in a beautiful part of Ireland. We were 7 adults, and the castle was perfect for us. Mary is the most responsive host we've ever rented from. AND the provisions she left for us were amazing. We needed nothing the next morning after arriving late. The kitchen was fully stocked for cooking elaborate meals (which we didn't do, as we asked Mary to recommend a chef one night and restaurants the other nights). If our travels ever take us to that part of Ireland again, we will stay at Fanningstown Castle.
Visited August 2023
Written 29 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alice C
Alice C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect stress-free wedding at the lovely Fanningstown Castle!
Mary was such a fabulous and generous host who couldn’t do enough for us, even doing some ironing for us the day of the wedding! Mary recommended a celebrant, caterers, a florist, a hairdresser, musicians and even a place to go horse riding locally, all of which were amazing. She cuts no corners and everything you can think of is provided, even the shoe polish that the groom forgot! I would recommended Fanningstown to anyone who wants an intimate, stress-free wedding in beautiful surroundings. The castle was just perfect for us. Thanks again Mary and family!
Visited July 2023
Written 3 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Patricia F
Patricia F
Dublin, Ireland25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Authentic and Fabulous
We had originally booked to stay at the castle for Christmas 2020 but Covid 19 had other plans for us and the country. Mary Normoyle, the wonderful host, was very understanding and accommodating throughout this period and we stayed in touch with a view to organising a stay at a later date. Finally we, an extended family of 9 adults and 3 children under 2, realised our dream of a stay in ‘very own castle’ for a week in February 2022. It was everything we hoped for and more. A beautiful arrangement of flowers in the hallway met us when we arrived. There were flowers in the kitchen, the sitting room and the library. The toiletries were copious and of five star rating. The kitchen was well stocked, with every utensil one could need. In addition, the fridge had tomorrow’s breakfast and plenty of it. The cupboards had other food and there was a bottle of red and white wine waiting to be enjoyed. The furnishing in each room are beautiful, no expense is spared in making the stay as authentic and luxurious as possible. The fire in the sitting room is real treat and so cosy. Mary and Dave, the owners, are warm, welcoming and very helpful. If you have the slightest query, they are on the end of the phone or with you in minutes if you need them to show you something. A visit is highly recommended. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return at a future date.
Visited February 2022
Written 10 March 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kara G
Kara G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunningly beautiful castle and grounds - Impeccable hosts - Fanningstown Castle is not to be missed!
This review is long overdue. Our family visited Fanningstowns Castle in October and it was nothing short of incredible. The castle and grounds are breathtaking – truly, one of a kind. The castle somehow manages to be spacious and maintain its old world charm while also feeling so comfortable and cozy. The pictures simply do not do it justice. The kitchen was large and included everything we might have needed and more. The dining room is stunning, as is the fire placed parlor. The bedrooms were all spacious and so very comfortable with high quality linens. Every inch of this home was impeccably clean. I could go on and on about the castle itself, but the true stars were our hosts Mary and David. We met such wonderful people all over Ireland, but the hosts of this property are really magnificent. They could not have been more helpful throughout our stay and went above and beyond at every turn. We inquired about a possible taxi service that could accommodate our party of 8 – Mary immediately referred us to a great driver who took care of us for the duration of our stay. When a restaurant we were planning to dine at had to close last minute, Mary called in a favor and helped us with a reservation. She stocked the kitchen with breakfast items, coffee, and wine. Mary and David work incredibly hard to ensure their guests have the perfect visit, and we did. When we return to Ireland, Fanningstown Castle and Adare will certainly be on our list. I only wish I could rate more than 5 stars. Mary and David – we hope you see this and know how much we appreciate everything!!!
Visited October 2021
Written 13 December 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

colette72
colette72
County Kildare, Ireland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous stay
Fabulous stay at Fanningstown Castle everything was perfect. Thank you Mary and Dave for your hospitality you went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. From food parcels to the beautiful flowers very generous hosts. People who are very at what they do so thank you both again for the memories.
Visited August 2020
Written 11 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

kswest
kswest
New Palestine, IN3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous family destination wedding in Irish castle
This place is outstanding for an intimate wedding or family vacation. We traveled here from the United States and stayed here all week for sightseeing prior to the wedding. First off, Adare Ireland is a beautiful Irish village with warm and friendly people. The castle is cozy and unique, but spacious, up to date with all the necessary conveniences. It is comfortable and lovely. It is situated in a scenic rural farming community about a 5 minute drive from town. Mary made sure every detail was perfect throughout our stay and went above and beyond on the wedding day itself. We especially appreciated the fresh fruit and breakfast items, the beautiful flowers in all the public rooms and the lovely tables and chairs provided and set up for us on the wedding day! They were gorgeous! She and her husband were available all week but were unobtrusive; really the perfect hosts. Wonderful experience!
Visited July 2019
Written 30 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jessica B
Jessica B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Irish Wedding
There are not enough adjectives in the world to describe how amazing Mary and Dave at Fanningstown Castle are. When my husband and I decided to get married in Ireland, we didn’t exactly know what we were getting ourselves into. By google search we found Fanningstown Castle, and instantly fell in love. I wanted a specific date, and thankfully it was available, so we had 6 months to plan. Mary helped us with everything single step. She gave me multiple recommendations for local wedding vendors, restaurants, taxi services etc. and everyone we used was absolutely wonderful. Mary and Dave even helped setting up on the day of the wedding. I could not believe how beautiful our reception table looked when I walked in. The room was transformed in a matter of minutes! If you are looking for a small intimate place to stay and/or have your wedding, then look no further, Fanningstown is the best. Mary made wedding planning easy! Even if you are not getting married, Fanningstown is such a beautiful and unique place to stay. With 5 rooms there was plenty of space for our group of 10 who stayed at the castle and party of 15 all together. We enjoyed Adare so much and we will definitely be back in the future!
Visited October 2018
Written 15 December 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ellen A
Ellen A
Raleigh, NC15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing Castle
This beautiful castle was the perfect spot for a week vacation ending in my wedding. Mary and Dave were absolutely amazing to deal with. Mary gave me recommendations to assist me with planning my wedding. They went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect.
Visited October 2018
Written 16 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

U9056KWkathyg
U9056KWkathyg
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect house for a large family get together in a beautiful setting
Just returned from a fabulous holiday in Ireland. Brothers and sisters from South Africa, Canada, Florida and England met for a family get together. The castle was just perfect in every way. Adare is a lovely town with lots of history, restaurants, good pubs and the perfect centre for visiting the Wild Atlantic Coast. Mary Normoyle, the owner, went out of her way to ensure that we had everything we needed. The welcome pack of food and wine was the best I have every received especially the full Irish breakfast! Mary even helped out organising a local B & B for a member of the family who was staying a little longer on his own. She then went the ‘extra mile’ by picking him up from the castle and taking him to the B & B - a door to door service.
Visited September 2018
Written 10 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • City getaway

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Map
Getting there
Shannon Airport
21 km

Kerry County Airport
67 km
Restaurants
Sean Collins & Sons Bar
4 km

The Arches
4 km

Pat Collins Bar & restaurant
4 km

The Oak Room
3.2 km
Attractions
Limerick Racecourse
5.9 kmHorse Tracks

Holy Trinity Abbey Church
3.9 kmReligious Sites

Adare Heritage Centre
4 kmVisitor Centres

Desmond Castle
3.9 kmCastles
About the neighbourhood
We have 2 golf courses in Adare, the Adare Manor Golf Club is an 18 hole parkland golf course in a mature historical setting & Adare Golf Course which is part of Adare Manor Resort is an 18 hole Championship golf course which has hosted many international tournaments. There is horse back riding at Clonshire, horse racing at Limerick Racecourse, greyhound racing at the new Limerick Greyhound Track, concerts & music at University Concert Hall and Dolans Limerick always worth a visit.
Getting around
You really do need a car to have flexibility during your stay, there are buses from Adare & Limerick with train station in Limerick as well
Access
Car required
How to get there
Shannon Airport is 40 minutes away, Dublin Airport 2 1/2 hours away.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Irish Castle Accommodation Adare, Limerick Ireland

Irish Castle Accommodation Adare, Limerick Ireland is able to accommodate up to 12 guests. See all property details.

Irish Castle Accommodation Adare, Limerick Ireland has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Irish Castle Accommodation Adare, Limerick Ireland has 5 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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