Few castle hotels in Ireland offer hotel rooms with aspects to match Ballynahinch Castle in Connemara. The hotel accommodation comprises of 40 guest rooms, of which nearly half are classic rooms situated in the older part of the Connemara castle, and two riverside wings of superior rooms and luxury rooms and suites. All the hotel rooms in the castle are finished to an exceptionally high standard and all superior and luxury rooms have stunning views across river and woodland as do the classic riverside rooms. Some of the classic rooms have views of the mountains.
The kitchens of Ballynahinch Castle, under the careful stewardship of Head Chef Xin Sun, have been delighting both visitors and local diners for years. The Owenmore restaurant offers elegant yet unpretentious dining in a stunning location. Using only the finest and freshest ingredients, Xin and his team take advantage of the wealth of fresh fish, and game available on the West Coast, to produce wonderfully balanced yet creative dishes. Dinner in the Owenmore Restaurant is one of the highlights of any trip to Ballynahinch Castle. Changing the menus regularly to reflect the seasons ensures that regular visitors to Ballynahinch can enjoy a varied and interesting selection of dishes. The Fishermans Pub with open log fires, wholesome local produce and friendly personal service is the ideal place to meet the Connemara locals over a pint or enjoy the catch of the day for dinner. Enjoying the local and seasonal produce of our region; fresh fish, shellfish, wild mushrooms, woodcock, duck and more while soaking up the atmosphere. "There is more than a bit of magic to the Ballynahinch spell, and food lovers will easily declare it as one of their all-time favourite places to eat and stay in Ireland" – Bridgestone Guide Hot 100
There are some who visit Ballynahinch Castle Hotel and Estate and never leave the grounds, such is the choice of activities available. Hiking our trails, taking a fly-fishing tutorial, playing tennis, biking, or simply sitting in the tranquility of the grounds listening to the song of the river as it makes its interminable journey to the sea; there are so many ways to engage with Connemara. One of the great attractions of Ballynahinch Castle is that all these activities are easily accessible without difficulty and delivered by professional and enthusiastic guides. Every morning our fishery manager Simon, and our walking guide Noel are available in the pub at 9.30am for a coffee and a chat. Weather you have already booked and activity, want to do so or are simply seeking advice; they will ensure that your day gets off to a great start at one of the best luxury hotels Galway has to offer.