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About this listing

Stay at the old Mill beside the Castle -a peaceful medieval gem on the banks of the river Clare in the village of Claregalway. Just 6 miles from Galway city centre on the N17 (Galway-Tuam) road, it is very close to local bus stop and restaurants. Ample parking.

The space

Claregalway Castle, built c 1420, was the principle castle of the Clanrickarde Burkes in what was once an ancient small kingdom called Magh Seola – and an archaeological paradise. Excavation has revealed elaborate fortifications and ancillary buildings. The award winning restoration is strongly evidence based and has helped revive traditional crafts.
Claregalway castle was the hub of a busy Borough town. The ‘Nuns field’ between castle and the beautiful Franciscan Abbey (founded 1240) was densely populated and accommodated an Hospital and Convent.
The Great Hall of the castle attests to a sophisticated lifestyle and was a haven for musicians and poets as much as a local centre of power and ceremony.
Ruinous following the Cromwellian Siege of Galway in 1653, it was rescued by current owner as a roofless tower in imminent danger of collapse.
Now a cultural, social and tourism resource. It hosts the Annual Galway Garden Festival and is a venue for music, theatre, summer schools, heritage events and conferences.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 6PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: €30
Security Deposit: €100
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 6PM

We would like people to respect our place. A lot of work has gone into it and we would hope people appreciate it



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

27 Reviews

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Fran User Profile
June 2017
If you possibly can, to get a sense of Irish history, plan a stay in a castle! Claregalway Castle was wonderful and John and others were available for anything we needed. Everyone involved obviously loves and values the site as we do now! Breakfast was good, room and bed were comfortable. Our room had the only bathtub versus showers we had in the entire trip. Clair gave us a very informative private tour of the castle. I highly recommend this site and hope to get back there in the future.

Shannon User Profile
June 2017
This place was absolutely amazing. From the minute was arrived we were treated like vips. The room is amazing with a beautiful four poster bed and very clean bathroom. They even left us wine and other amenities to enjoy. we also received a full private tour of the castle which was amazing and has great history. The workmanship that went into restoring this place is amazing. Breakfast in the morning was great as well as it was a full spread of meats, cheeses, fruit, cereal, etc. I would highly recommend staying here and would definitely stay here again.

Kelsey User Profile
June 2017
I really enjoyed my stay at Castle Claregalway. John was welcoming and gave me a nice tour of the property. The room was clean, comfortable, and had everything I needed. Highly recommend!

Russell User Profile
May 2017
Best place we stayed in Ireland by far! True castle experience! They could have charged us double and I would still call it a good deal. John and Crystal were great and very hospitable. Hope we get a chance to return.

Ashley User Profile
May 2017
Don't miss the opportunity to stay in this enchanting property!!! The property is stunning and the room is perfect! It is elaborately decorated with lovely antiques and supremely clean. If the unique and fantastic property itself weren't enough our host, Jon's, genuine and generous hospitality sealed the deal! Jon provided a full tour of the castle, at our convenience. with it's history and arranged a special breakfast for our early departure. It was truly a highlight of our trip!

Anthony User Profile
May 2017
Can't say enough amazing things about our stay here!! John spent so much time giving us a personal tour of the tower and the grounds. They are so passionate about their beautiful castle. We felt like royalty during our trip. This was topped off by a great breakfast! If available, booked this now! You will love it!

Angela User Profile
May 2017
What a wonderful experience the owner welcome Dyess and spent time sharing stories. John, employee, was full of history and made sure we were able to see the grounds.

Galway, Ireland · Joined in July 2016
Crystal User Profile
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