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Here is the dining room from another angle. One of the better rooms in the house.Rear entrance to the property.
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Private room in castle

Castle Ellen House, Athenry, Galway

Michael User Profile

Castle Ellen House, Athenry, Galway

Private room in castle
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

Castle Ellen is about as basic as it gets (with the exception of our recently installed Wifi and an electric shower) :-). No mod cons ! Not far from how it was in 1890 with the exception of an electric shower. If you are looking for a most unusual experience, Castle Ellen will deliver this and much more.


Free parking on premises
Private living room

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12) and pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM and check out out by 12PM (noon)


39 Reviews

Serena Slevin User Profile
Serena Slevin
August 2017
A fantastic host! Great conversation and much was learned from Michaels vast array of knowledge from the "University of Life". We felt honored to be able to see and stay in such an inspirational home. Our room was beautiful and the open fire made it even better.
Mike User Profile
August 2017
Words cannot describe our experience in Ellen castle.We had the most amazing time,Michael was a fantastic host, he opened a bottle of wine and shared so many stories of his time in the castle which we loved all while we sat in front of a lovely warm open fire.He also had a big op…
Janna User Profile
October 2018
This was an experience I will never forget! The castle and grounds were amazing! I wish i could have spent a lot more time outside touring the grounds, it’s like nothing I’ve seen before. The inside was the unlike nothing I’ve ever seen either, a step back in time. Micheal is by …
Bethiah User Profile
September 2018
Castle Ellen is a WONDERFUL step back in time! Michael has the most insightful outlook on and observance of Irish history. And, he is utterly charming and could NOT be a better host! He pulled out costumes, gave us a tour of the old walled garden, treated us to a lovely evening…
Ryan User Profile
September 2018
If you’re looking for a rustic experience with old-world charm in Ireland, this place is it! Michael is an extremely generous and welcoming host. He’s clearly passionate about the historic property, and will offer you a guided tour of the interior of the house and grounds. Michae…
Kevin User Profile
August 2018
In order to have a proper stag visitors should be flexible.
Michael User Profile
Response from Michael:
One of our most recent reviews by a guest says it all "The room and amenities are simple, so don’t expect five star accommodations, but if you love history and art or just an adventure, Castle Ellen will be one of the highlights of your trip!". Thank you.
August 2018
Jessica User Profile
July 2018
Highlight of our trip to Ireland without a doubt. Don’t miss it

Hosted by Michael

Athenry, IrelandJoined in May 2015
Michael User Profile
39 Reviews
Languages: English
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