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The Castle at dawn.Autumnal sunset.
Blackwater Castle
16 guests
9 bedrooms
13 beds
12 baths
16 guests
9 bedrooms
13 beds
12 baths
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Blackwater Castle is located 5 mins walk from the busy heritage village of Castletownroche, North Cork set on a 50 acre wooded estate with private river and 10,000 years of history. Become Lord or Lady of your own Medieval Castle with friends and family. The Castle sleeps 25 across 9 suites and has 6 reception rooms. Fully equipped kitchen and private bar. Hoist your own flag on our 15th century tower!
€3,000 for 24 hours. €3,500 for 3 days/2 nights. €4,500 for 4 days/3 nights.

The space

Medieval Blackwater Castle, the spectacular home of the former Viscount of Fermoy and Lords of the Barony of Fermoy, is a unique heritage site of international significance with a history extending back some 10,000 years to the Mesolithic period.

The Castle was first erected in the twelfth century on the site of the fortress of Dun Cruadha, an inland promontory fort which was established some 2,500 years ago or more on a rocky outcrop on the banks of the River Awbeg. Beautifully appointed suites, welcoming reception rooms, historical tours and extensive activities all set on a 50 acre estate of mature native Irish trees with a private stretch of the River Awbeg.

Visitors gracing the Castle down through the centuries include Early Mesolithic hunter-gatherers, Druids and Chieftains, Strongbow’s Men at Arms, Sir Walter Raleigh, and King of Pop Michael Jackson while Oliver Cromwell and his army also laid siege to the Castle. More recently we have received the President of Ireland Uachtaran Michael D. Higgins who described the Castle as a “beautiful place” and set in “a majestic and pastoral environment”. This exquisite Castle is available for private exclusive hire as the perfect venue for castle weddings, private parties and self catering holiday vacation rentals.

Guest access

We let the entire Castle on an exclusive basis so you will have the run of the entire Castle. We live in the Courtyard so we are nearby if needed but we will leave you to enjoy the Castle in privacy.

Other things to note

This Castle private hire option is restricted to 25 guests. We have another plan for larger groups sleeping up to 70 on site while our events plan allows for additional non-resident or day guests.

Extra people No Charge
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Bedroom 4
2 queen beds
Bedroom 5
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 6
1 double bed
Bedroom 7
1 double bed
Bedroom 8
1 double bed
Bedroom 9
1 double bed, 4 single beds
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check-in time is 9AM - 6PM
Check out by 3PM

- Guests limited to 25 - additional guests can be accommodated in Courtyard on request.
- Self catering rental but we can recommend caterers and other suppliers for you. (You pay directly - no commission taken).
- We live in the Courtyard so we will be on hand to help if necessary.
- Complimentary history and heritage tour delivered by owners.
- Parties are welcome but guests limited to 25 - additional packages available for larger groups.
- Local cook available along with housekeeping services.
- Treat our Castle as you would your own home and enjoy yourselves!

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

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Castletownroche, IrelandJoined in May 2016
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I run Blackwater Castle, a medieval Castle in North Cork, with my husband Patrick Nordstrom.

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