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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.
Private room in castle

Castle Ellen House, Athenry, Galway

Castle Ellen House, Athenry, Galway

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath

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

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


31 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…
Mo User Profile
May 2018
This is by far the best stay I’ve ever had. Michael was a fantastic host. He is very knowledgeable about everything, very generous, kind and funny as heck. This young fella will make you feel right at home. He will regal you with all sorts of stories. His love for Castle Ellen sh…
Ylva User Profile
May 2018
Truly the best stay we had in our trip through Ireland, warming hospitality fireside and a special tour into the life and times of castle Ellen and our marvelous host. Missing it already!
James User Profile
May 2018
Loved Michael and Castle Ellen! A wonderful host and true gentleman! The space is a testament to one mans efforts to reclaim a piece of history. 44 years into the project and still some ways to go! Beautiful grounds! A unique experience, perhaps not suited for everyone, but if yo…
Danica User Profile
April 2018
Castle Ellen was a wonderful place to stay for my mom and I during our trip around Ireland. Our host, Michael, was so accommodating and it was lovely to talk well into the evening with him with a glass of wine around a roaring fire.
Janice User Profile
April 2018
What I loved most about Castle Ellen is its host, Michael. A lovely gentleman with a deep passion for his 40+ years working to restore Castle Ellen and it's buildings. The history is long and Michael's knowledge of it is wide. If the opportunity allows, a visit to Castle Ellen …

Hosted by Michael

Athenry, IrelandJoined in May 2015
Michael User Profile
31 Reviews
Michael is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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Athenry, County Galway, Ireland

The property sits on 14 acres, so it is very private.

Getting around

The property is 3 miles north of Athenry. A car would make most sense, however there is a train that frequently passes through Athenry. There are local cab companies that could bring you to Castle El…

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