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: 10 adults
2 x Double Bedrooms with en suite bathrooms.
2 x Twin 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 10 guests. Daily cleaning, linen and towel changes.
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