Gothic Castle Estate

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Sleeps: 18 Bedrooms: 9 Bathrooms: 5


Wedding Venue Chateaux & Castles Country Estate
Wow Factor
Heritage Collection
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed


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Welcome to a Gothic Castle located on the shores of a private lake. The castle is just a short distance from Galway City and conveniently located to Shannon International Airport. The owners can host any event you want, including private parties, gala dinners, weddings and film location. The rental of the castle is always on an exclusive basis so the owner and family move out for your event.

The Castle features pike fishing (fly or spinner) on a private 1000 acre lake - you will be the only boat on the lake allowing complete concentration on the sport at hand. During the season there is also driven pheasant and duck shooting. Around the Estate are a variety of trails offering exploration opportunities for walking, running, cycling, bird watching and nature enthusiasts in unspoiled woodlands and pasture. Within the area there are a large amount of things to do ranging from sightseeing to shopping and golf.

Weekly prices: €25,000
Short breaks: From €7140

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What you should know…

  • The castle also has several winding spiral staircases
  • The winter months can get extremely cold so wrap up warmly

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Conference Facilities Caretaker/Owner on Site Waterfront

Gothic Castle sleeps up to 16 guests in eight bedrooms in absolute luxury and due to our location on the Western seaboard it is ideal for family gatherings, friendly weekends away or summer holidays. An advantage of the location is that we can guarantee privacy as well as the utmost discretion for our discerning guests.

We pride ourselves on being able to offer you our guests what you want rather than having to tow the line. The relaxed nature of our staff and of the Castle itself means that guests are encouraged to feel as though the Castle is their own home.

As a family home the Castle offers an utterly unique combination of relaxed formality combined with every day living. The Castle is let on a self catering basis, but extra staff can be organised for your stay should you wish. Also within the grounds are 3 self-catering cottages that can be hired in conjunction with the castle for groups of up to 39 guests.


About the surrounding area of Gothic Castle Estate
Beach Nearby Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Stalking/Hunting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The castle is located just a short distance from Galway City and conveniently located to Shannon International Airport.

Fishing: The lake is a completely private fishery and as such has not suffered the fate of many of the country's other lakes with invasive species such as the Zebra Mussel and algal bloom taking hold. There are many large and smaller pike, as well as some perch and rumours of one or two large trout. Exclusivity means that only one boat can be on the lake at any one time, and no more than two anglers in a boat. The castle provides the boat and engine, lifejackets (if necessary), maps, etc. Limited tackle can be rented too, as well as a fishfinder.

Shooting: Bird, Pheasant and Duck shooting as well as Deer Stalking are available during the season by arrangement. Many of the woodlands were planted in the late 1700s and 1800s specifically with the sport of shooting in mind and thus offer great shooting in a convenient location. At the end of the nineteenth century the estate was famous throughout Ireland for the quality and number of woodcock presented. There is a full time game keeper on the Estate who ensures that all guests are extremely well catered for.

The pheasant shoot was established in 2001 by Dromoland Game Sports who run the famous and very successful shoot at the Dromoland Castle Estate in County Clare. On an average day the bag includes Pheasant, Woodcock, Duck, Partidge and Snipe.

The fallow deer on the Estate are plentiful. They can be stalked on foot or from high seats positioned at vantage points around the Estate. There are mature heads for trophy hunters and the meat can be processed by arrangement. Guests coming to the Estate for the first time are accompanied by an employee until they get their bearings and learn the boundaries.

Equestrian: Horse riding is the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful 650 acre Estate which surrounds the Castle. The estate has equestrian facilities which include stabling for 10 horses, a sand arena/schooling ground and an excellent cross country course as well as plenty of treks. Guests are welcome to bring their own horses by arrangement. Horses are available to hire locally and can be delivered to the Estate for your enjoyment.

Local hunting includes the Galway Blazers, the North Galway Hunt, East Galway Hunt and the North Clare hunt. There are also local groups that ride out regularly such as the "Turkey Trotters" based near Gort.

The cross country course was designed by the internationally renowned Tommy Brennan. The course is c.2.5 miles long and includes up to 34 Jumps with 56 Options - natural fences designed to challenge all from the inexperienced to professional riders. The course winds its way through woodlands, part of the lake itself, the arboretum and across meadow and pasture, allowing riders and spectators to really appreciate the beauty and diversity of the Estate. Tommy Brennan has also designed the cross country element of the Punchestown 3 day event course, and is responsible for the cross country course at the 2008 Olympics in China.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Shannon


Nearest Ferry Port Dublin / Rosslare


Nearest Village Gort


Nearest Town/City Gort


Nearest Restaurant Shanaglish


Nearest Bar/Pub Shanaglish

(3.5 km)

Nearest Beach Kinvara

(20km )

Nearest Golf Gort



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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Waterfront


At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team, who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Event information

Gothic Castle Estate, set in the heart of a private 1600-acre estate, the truly magnificent castle makes a majestic setting for photographs while also offering couples complete privacy. The castle staff are well-experienced in weddings and will be able to create a bespoke day tailored to your specific tastes and desires.

Wedding Reception
A reception with up to 90 people can be hosted in the Saloon on this estate or, small groups of up to 50 could be hosted in the yellow dining room. Dancing could continue in the main hall with music playing until as late as you like with no noise restriction on this site. To accommodate groups larger than 90 a marquee will be required.
Wedding Ceremony
A ceremony of up to 60 people could be hosted on site in the Main Hall. The property is fully-licenced to hold legal marriage ceremonies.

Where to Stay
Up to 18 people can sleep on the estate. Nearby, up to 24 more people can be accommodated across 3 self-catering cottages, just a 2-minute walk from the castle.. The owners can supply details of local transportation firms.

Wedding Planning
The owners can supply assistance for the planning but don’t full cover the process. The clients may provide their own planner. The venue can provide supplier suggestions for most event needs.

The venue have caterer suggestions or the client may provide their own on request.

Other information
Venue have marquee supplier and type experience and recommendations. The event fee will vary depending on time of year and guest number.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authoris

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1000. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection.
Arrival time 16.00
Departure time 10.00
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? All linen and bath towels are included in the rental price.
Pets welcome? No pets allowed.
End of stay cleaning included? Included. Please leave the property in the state that you found it.
Smoking Allowed? No smoking in the property.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2024 - Mar 15th 2024 £17,257 £25,888 £34,518 £43,149 £60,398
Mar 15th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2024 £18,272 £27,410 £36,549 £45,687 £63,950
Mar 22nd 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 £17,257 £25,888 £34,518 £43,149 £60,398
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 £18,272 £27,410 £36,549 £45,687 £63,950
Jan 3rd 2025 - Mar 14th 2025 £17,257 £25,888 £34,518 £43,149 £60,398
Mar 14th 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 £18,272 £27,410 £36,549 £45,687 £63,950
Mar 21st 2025 - Aug 25th 2025 £17,257 £25,888 £34,518 £43,149 £60,398

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2024 - Mar 15th 2024 €18,744 €28,119 €37,493 €46,868 €65,603
Mar 15th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2024 €19,847 €29,773 €39,699 €49,625 €69,462
Mar 22nd 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 €18,744 €28,119 €37,493 €46,868 €65,603
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 €19,847 €29,773 €39,699 €49,625 €69,462
Jan 3rd 2025 - Mar 14th 2025 €18,744 €28,119 €37,493 €46,868 €65,603
Mar 14th 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 €19,847 €29,773 €39,699 €49,625 €69,462
Mar 21st 2025 - Aug 25th 2025 €18,744 €28,119 €37,493 €46,868 €65,603

Prices based on an occupancy of 18 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 22nd 2024 - Mar 15th 2024 $20,300 $30,453 $40,606 $50,759 $71,050
Mar 15th 2024 - Mar 22nd 2024 $21,494 $32,245 $42,995 $53,745 $75,229
Mar 22nd 2024 - Dec 20th 2024 $20,300 $30,453 $40,606 $50,759 $71,050
Dec 20th 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 $21,494 $32,245 $42,995 $53,745 $75,229
Jan 3rd 2025 - Mar 14th 2025 $20,300 $30,453 $40,606 $50,759 $71,050
Mar 14th 2025 - Mar 21st 2025 $21,494 $32,245 $42,995 $53,745 $75,229
Mar 21st 2025 - Aug 25th 2025 $20,300 $30,453 $40,606 $50,759 $71,050

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • I hope to be back soon!

    on 10/05/2022

    Thank you so much for a wonderful week at Gothic Castle Estate. Everything was perfect from the service to the spectacular rooms and estate grounds. The various activities you arranged on our behalf were well organized and enjoyed by all, especially the clay pigeon shooting and fishing. I think however, what made our visit truly special was the warmth with which we were welcomed and the around the clock attention provided by Barry and Gordon. They were absolutely fantastic. Please extend my sincere thanks to them. I hope I will get the opportunity to visit again soon.

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