Entire home/apt

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

5 Beds

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About this listing

The space

Knappogue Castle, a magnificent example of a medieval tower house, was built in 1467 by Sean MacNamara. The MacNamaras carried out extensive restoration before Lord Dunboyne acquired it in 1855. Lord Dunboyne made many additions to the Castle including the Courtyard, the Drawing Room and West Wing with its Clock Tower, Gateway and the Formal Walled Garden. Its history is imaginatively told on colourful panels throughout the rooms.

Knappogue Castle is located in a truly picturesque setting, surrounded by the tranquil landscape and rolling hills of County Clare. Beautiful gardens surround the Castle where one can relax or enjoy a peaceful stroll. The Formal Rose Garden and the Walled Garden dating back to 1817, now fully restored, are the ideal setting for your Wedding Pictures, Outdoor Ceremonies and Receptions.

In the 1920's Knappogue passed into the hands of a local farmer and fell into disrepair. Luckily, it was purchased in 1966 by the Hon. Mark Edwin Andrews of Houston Texas. He and his wife, a prominent American architect, in collaboration with Shannon Development, carried out an extensive and sensitive restoration returning the Castle to its former 15th Century glory while encompassing and retaining later additions which are a testament to the continuous occupation of the Castle.

The Andrews were the last occupants of the Castle. Shannon Development purchased the Castle in 1996 with the intention of preserving this important building for future generations. The Andrews spent a great deal of money restoring the private apartment in the Castle, which was their private residence. This apartment which accommodates ten people, is furnished to the highest standards.


Maximum number of guests: 6 adults
2 x Double Bedrooms with en suite bathrooms.
1 x Twin Bedroom standard.
Each with electric blankets, telephone, radio alarms and hair dryers.

Fully equipped with: cooker, microwave, washing machine, drier, dishwasher, fridge freezer, ice machine, toaster etc.

1 x Large Drawing Room.
1 x Large Dining / Family Room.
Baby grand piano, television, DVD, PC/ laptop facility, internet access, fax machine.

Full Irish Breakfast included for all 6 guests. Daily cleaning, linen and towel changes.

Guest access

Guests will have access to the Stateroom apartments of the castle. Medieval Banquets sometimes take place in the banquet hall of the castle. If there is a banquet taking place during your stay we will offer you free passes to attend based on availability.

Other things to note

On arrival you will be looked after by Claire Freeman, she can be contacted on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
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1 Review

Chris User Profile
June 2017
The opportunities to stay in a real castle are few and far between. The experience is highly recommended, and Knappogue castle is a perfect option. With the entire castle to explore on your own along with very comfortable living quarters make this a special place to visit and stay. The staff are wonderful and very happy to show off this important piece of Irish history. The rooms are large and comfortable, and there is so much of the castle all to yourselves. But you need to understand this is a 600 year old castle. There are cobwebs and some musty odors in places. But that's exactly the point. Just for a little while you can imagine how it could have been living in such a place. Then you quickly appreciate the heat being on, hot showers, comfortable beds, and a modern kitchen! I would highly recommend this castle for your special time away either with family (we did it with two adults and two kids) or a group of friends.

Ireland · Joined in January 2012
Craig User Profile

Hi I'm Craig. I work in sales & marketing here at Shannon Heritage looking after Bunratty, Dunguaire and Knappogue castles.

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