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Ballynahinch Castle is a deluxe four star hotel located on a 450 acre estate with an award winning restaurant, private salmon fishery and miles of scenic walks. Friendly, elegant, but not fussy.

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Rooms: 40 Bedrooms including 3 Suites. Mix of double & twins

Low Season from €140 per room per night. High Season from €190 per room per night. Both rates bed & breakfast.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner available in the Fisherman's Pub. Dinner in the restaurant , a 5 course menu €60
Open: Closed for Christmas Week & Month of February
Address: Ballinafad, Recess, Connemara, Co. Galway,
reviewed by greentraveller

Have a greener holiday at Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Connemara, Ireland

The hotel accommodation comprises of 40 guest rooms, of which nearly half are classic rooms situated in the older part of the Connemara castle, and two riverside wings of superior rooms and luxury rooms and suites. All the hotel rooms in the castle are finished to an exceptionally high standard and all superior and luxury rooms have stunning views across river and woodland as do the classic riverside rooms. Some of the classic rooms have views of the mountains.

Reviewed by Catherine Mack

"Ireland knows how to do castles well. Great for history and fishing buffs. They take their wildlife seriously here, with daily guided walks around the estate so you can brush up on Ballynahinch’s birds and bees."

Read Catherine's full review of Ballynahinch Castle.


Why is this a greener holiday?  

To truly minimise the environmental impact, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport: the nearest train station is Galway (60km away) reachable by train or bus from Dublin ferry terminal. From there, take the one hour Citylink bus trip to Clifden and get off at Canal Bridge, where the owners are happy to collect guests at the bus stop. Onsite the owners have taken a number of green measures to reduce the environmental impact of their tourism business and contribute positively to their surroundings.

Top Eco Features at Ballynahinch Castle

  • Carbon neutral hot water & heating supply through use of wood pellet boilers & solar panels

  • Hosts successfully campaigned to protect the wild fisheries of Connemara

  • Hosts successfully campaigned to remove drift nets from the seas

  • Managing woodland with removal of invasive rhododendrons & planting over 2500 hard wood trees



Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Connemara, Ireland
Nearest train station: Galway Train Station (60km)

Directions from station:
Bus or train to Galway and then one hour Citylink bustrip to Clifden getting off at Canal Bridge. The hotel will pick you up from the bus stop. Alternatively by car from Galway city: take the N59 for Clifden, stay on the main road passing through Moycullen, Oughterard, Maam Cross & Recess Village. After Recess take the 2nd road on the left signposted for Roundstone. The hotel is located 3km down this road on the right.