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Your 15th-Century Irish Castle

John is a superhost.

Your 15th-Century Irish Castle

9 guests3 bedrooms4 beds2.5 baths
9 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the castle to yourself.
Sparkling clean
18 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
John is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

Tubbrid Castle is a unique 15th-century tower house, uninhabited for the last century and now restored to its former glory by a father and son. We've highlighted original features to let you step back in time, and added luxury touches so you can indulge your inner prince or princess. Situated just a 20-minute drive from Kilkenny City and deep in the heart of Ireland's Ancient East, it’s the perfect location from which to explore the most beautiful parts of our vibrant country.


Free parking on premises
Hair dryer

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 double beds



78 reviews
Stylish space
Outstanding hospitality
Quick responses
Natalie User Profile
November 2019
One of the most stunning, unique Airbnb experiences in the world. The Tubrid Castle is a hidden gem! The attention to detail in the design and renovation of this historic place was remarkable. John and Helen were thoughtful hosts and really made our stay very special. This was…
Rhonda User Profile
November 2019
Amazing experience to stay in a lovely renovated castle. This was a dream come true for us and it did not disappoint. John's mom Helen met us at the castle. She was very sweet and gave us a rundown of the history of the castle then gave us the grand tour. She also had fresh…
Jon User Profile
October 2019
We wanted a castle experience on our Irish vacation and we could not have been happier! My wife and I took the top bedroom and our friends were in the bottom bedroom. The bedrooms are stylishly furnished and add to the charm of the castle. We spent a fair amount of time in the…
Terri User Profile
October 2019
Tubbrid castle is truly a special place. John and his mum Helen were lovely hosts. The castle has everything you need. Wonderful kitchen, comfortable beds, a fireplace on the kitchen level, lots of amenities (bonus points for having a Babyliss hair dryer!). Mum even made…
Jessica User Profile
September 2019
John and Helen were absolutely fantastic and so easy to communicate with up until minutes before our arrival. When we checked in, we were shown how to use everything and explained the history of the castle and area. John gave us some great recommendations for food and cooked…
Jt User Profile
September 2019
Words & pictures will not do this place justice. Charming, grand, modern, RARE. The love and attention put into this castle is evident. It has been in the same family for generations, and after years of restoration, it is available for you to stay in. If you don’t mind navigating…
Mike User Profile
September 2019
Highly recommend a stay at Tubrid castle. A wonderfully unique once in a lifetime experience.

Hosted by John

Kilkenny, IrelandJoined in April 2013
John User Profile
78 Reviews
John is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Irish doctor interested in discovering new places, cultures and cuisines. I've been lucky enough to work and travel through inspiring parts of Europe, East Africa and the United States. Now I'm looking forward to sharing the beauty and history of my native Kilkenny by hosting at…
Interaction with guests
I work long hours but my mother, Helen, or I will usually be on hand to welcome you to the castle and show you around. A member of my family or I will be contactable by phone or in-person should you need anything after checking in.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 4PM - 9PM
Checkout: 11AM
4PM - 9PM

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events