Deburgo Castle

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5
Oliver Approved


Chateaux & Castles Great Value
Heritage Collection
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties

Deburgo Castle in Ireland's county of Mayo is a uniquely romantic holiday, wedding, party and conference destination that provides luxury accommodation, tranquility and privacy in a restored castle with every modern convenience.

Deburgo Castle is situated in the ancient barony of Kilmaine and is surrounded by 16 acres of rich walled pasture land. It is well serviced with airports, and the nearest town of Balinrobe is only 8 km away and offers a good selection of pubs and eateries. The picturesque village of Cong (famous for the John Ford film ”The Quiet Man”) and Ashford castle are also close by.

The area abounds with natural beauty with the mountains and lakes of Connemara less than an hour away, as well as where Lough Mask meets Lough Corrib near Cong (both havens for anglers and history buffs!). The castle makes an idea base for touring the wild and wonderful west of Ireland.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • A car hire is highly recommended as the nearest village is 3 miles away
  • Because of the stairs, it's not suitable for the very elderly

This home is a part of our Great Value and Heritage Collection!

This is a historic home, and as such:

  • It has probably been standing for over 100 years, which means it's full of historic value and charm but it may also have one or two quirks!
  • Some of the decor and furnishings may not be brand new, but that should not detract from your holiday experience in this unique setting that allows you to take a step back in time!

Property Features

BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV DVD Working Fireplace Heating Caretaker/Owner on Site

The castle is surrounded by 16 acres of rich, walled pasture land. At the rear of the castle there is a large patio and seating area. The front of the castle has a large meadow garden with a long driveway and allows guests total privacy!

Ground Floor

The ground floor bedroom is a large stone flagged beamed room with deep wall recesses. There is a large ornately-carved antique bed which can also be converted into two singles. Two of the recesses can also be used as additional beds which makes this an ideal family room. The dedicated shower-room is situated next door.

First Floor

On the first floor there are two en-suite rooms: one principal vaulted double room with a delightfully romantic king size rococo bed and a small double/twin room with a double gothic iron bed.

Second Floor

Great Hall: Once the heart of medieval life; the hall has a huge stone fireplace with a vaulted ceiling rising to over 20 feet. There is a beautiful 17th century oak table with ample room for a banquet. The fully equipped kitchen is conveniently situated next door. The hall can accomodate up to 25 seated. (please contact us for details)

Gallery: An intricately designed minstrel’s gallery spans one end of the hall just waiting for the musicians to arrive, or failing that there is a valve amp CD system which takes full advantage of the incredible acoustics!

Guest Toilet: On the same level as the hall.

Kitchen: Fully fitted kitchen with serving hatch to the hall equipped with range cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher etc.

Third Floor

Past the old garderobe there is another small double/twin room with a delightful en-suite shower room.

Fourth Floor

Follow the stairs to the top of the castle and enter the Lord and Lady’s apartment (sitting room). This is a large room gracefully furnished with antiques and hung with tapestries. The trussed roof was modelled on Dunsoghly castle and is a masterpiece of craftsmanship, with every rafter and beam hand-crafted and traditionally treated.

Hidden behind the bookcase is a ladder which leads to a secret chamber where valuables or prisoners would have been held. The views from the battlements are awe inspiring! On a clear day one can see for up to 40 miles across the stone walled fields to the Partry and Maamturk Mountains.

Adjacent to the sitting room is a beamed double room with a large four poster bed lavishly hung with silk embroidered drapes. Set in the window is a free standing bath which offers spectacular views of the stone walled fields and the mountains. The en-suite shower room has a double hand crafted sink unit.


About the surrounding area of Deburgo Castle
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant 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 situated close to the village of Kilmaine - the village is on the N84 between Ballinrobe and Shrule, in County Mayo. The city of Galway is less than 20km away, with Westport and Castlebar being both less than an hours drive.

The castle is situated 60 km from Knock Airport and 123 km from Shannon Airport. Local activities include fishing, golf, boat cruises on the lakes and horse riding. Local attractions include the picturesque village of Cong and Ashford Castle.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Shannon

(91-100 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Dublin

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Kilmaine

(3 km)

Nearest Town/City Ballinrobe

(9 km )

Nearest Restaurant Ballinrobe

(9 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Kilmaine

(3 km)

Nearest Beach Westport

(26-30 km)

Nearest Golf Ballinrobe

(9 km)


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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds


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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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €600 this is paid directly to the owner. The heating and energy cost will deducted from the security deposit.
Arrival time 12.00 - 2.00 pm (no later than 2.00 pm)
Departure time 12 noon
Energy costs included? No
Heating costs included? No, heating and electricity costs can vary depending on the season but expect to pay about €50 per day
Linen & towels included? Yes
End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Smoking Allowed? No
Pets welcome? No
Changeover day Friday or Saturday arrivals only.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 3rd 2023 - Jun 28th 2023 £2,405 £2,832 £3,260 £3,687 £4,044
Jun 28th 2023 - Sep 28th 2023 £2,405 £2,890 £3,375 £3,860 £4,590
Sep 28th 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 £2,405 £2,774 £3,144 £3,497 £3,497
Dec 17th 2023 - Dec 25th 2023 - - - - £4,372
Dec 25th 2023 - Dec 29th 2023 £2,951 £3,413 £3,875 £4,337 £4,372
Dec 29th 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 £2,186 £2,556 £2,925 £3,295 £3,497
Jan 5th 2024 - Apr 26th 2024 £2,186 £2,556 £2,925 £3,295 £3,497
Apr 26th 2024 - Jun 26th 2024 £2,405 £2,832 £3,260 £3,687 £4,044
Jun 26th 2024 - Sep 26th 2024 £2,405 £2,890 £3,375 £3,860 £4,590
Sep 26th 2024 - Dec 4th 2024 £2,405 £2,774 £3,144 £3,497 £3,497

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 3rd 2023 - Jun 28th 2023 €2,628 €3,095 €3,562 €4,030 €4,420
Jun 28th 2023 - Sep 28th 2023 €2,628 €3,158 €3,688 €4,218 €5,016
Sep 28th 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 €2,628 €3,032 €3,436 €3,822 €3,822
Dec 17th 2023 - Dec 25th 2023 - - - - €4,778
Dec 25th 2023 - Dec 29th 2023 €3,225 €3,730 €4,235 €4,740 €4,778
Dec 29th 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 €2,389 €2,793 €3,197 €3,601 €3,822
Jan 5th 2024 - Apr 26th 2024 €2,389 €2,793 €3,197 €3,601 €3,822
Apr 26th 2024 - Jun 26th 2024 €2,628 €3,095 €3,562 €4,030 €4,420
Jun 26th 2024 - Sep 26th 2024 €2,628 €3,158 €3,688 €4,218 €5,016
Sep 26th 2024 - Dec 4th 2024 €2,628 €3,032 €3,436 €3,822 €3,822

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Jun 3rd 2023 - Jun 28th 2023 $2,828 $3,331 $3,834 $4,337 $4,757
Jun 28th 2023 - Sep 28th 2023 $2,828 $3,399 $3,969 $4,540 $5,399
Sep 28th 2023 - Dec 17th 2023 $2,828 $3,263 $3,697 $4,113 $4,113
Dec 17th 2023 - Dec 25th 2023 - - - - $5,142
Dec 25th 2023 - Dec 29th 2023 $3,471 $4,014 $4,558 $5,101 $5,142
Dec 29th 2023 - Jan 5th 2024 $2,571 $3,006 $3,440 $3,875 $4,113
Jan 5th 2024 - Apr 26th 2024 $2,571 $3,006 $3,440 $3,875 $4,113
Apr 26th 2024 - Jun 26th 2024 $2,828 $3,331 $3,834 $4,337 $4,757
Jun 26th 2024 - Sep 26th 2024 $2,828 $3,399 $3,969 $4,540 $5,399
Sep 26th 2024 - Dec 4th 2024 $2,828 $3,263 $3,697 $4,113 $4,113

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.


  • Memorable Experience

    Created on 28/09/2018

    Staying at the Castle was truly a memorable experience. Brendan and his wife Marnie are thoughtful and kind - they greeted us and gave us a very thorough history of the property. They were available for any and all questions and their responses were always prompt.
    We had a large family ranging in age from two to 75 and everyone loved the castle for different reasons. If you're looking for a unique and memorable experience, I cannot recommend it enough.

  • Once Upon A Time

    Created on 03/08/2018

    On June 29th 2018, my husband and I had the delightful honor to spend a magical number of days at the Castle in Kilmaine, Co. Mayo. It was a most unique and memorable experience for us.
    Having left the little village of Kilmaine,
    we soon found ourselves traveling along a picturesque country road until the view of the Castle, a well preserved 14th century old castle, rose up before us in graceful splendor, leading us to the castle entrance. Both my husband and I were giddy with excitement with the reality of spending time at an Irish castle!
    Our gracious hosts and castle owners, Marnie and Brendan, warmly greeted us upon arrival. Once inside, Brendan gave us an informative grand tour of all five floor levels of the castle’s long history of the English-Normand House of de Burgh. From room to room, we marveled at the careful attention given to the very tasteful decor, although in keeping with the historical time period. The thick and solid sound proofed limestone walls surround a winding limestone stairway from the first floor to the fifth. The rooms consist of four ensuite bedrooms, a kitchen and a balcony which overlooks a grand banquet hall. This hall is equipped with all sorts of interesting artifacts, including a suit of armor and large fireplace.
    Our comfortable ensuite bedroom was on the fifth floor,. It came with an added bonus of a large bath tub and large private sitting room. It also allowed us panoramic views of the surrounding Irish countryside and Croagh Patrick.
    History and beauty abounds at the Castle. A truly spectacular place to absorb history and capture the peaceful serenity surrounding it.
    Thank you Marnie and Brendan for being exceptional hosts and making our visit so very special.
    Noreen and Ross.

  • Perfect Secluded Getaway

    Created on 22/07/2018

    We stayed at the Castle for four nights, and were thrilled with the experience. As other reviewers have mentioned, the opportunity to live in a castle instead of just touring it is priceless. The castle has been lovingly restored and furnished in a historically accurate style, but with modern conveniences (such as a full kitchen and running water!) added. The peace and quiet at this location makes for a relaxing, magical stay. Despite the seclusion, basic shopping needs can be easily fulfilled in nearby Kilmaine. Most other things can be found in Ballinrobe, which is about a 15 minute drive away.

  • Enchanting

    Created on 31/05/2018

    Our two day stay at the castle was magical. To dwell in a castle, rather than simply touring one,is quite a different experience. I was concerned that the thrill of being in a castle would wear off after a few hours, but it just became even more enchanting as we were immersed in medieval life.
    The castle itself is so wonderfully decorated. It has modern comforts that blend into the medieval setting.
    We loved the grounds as well. What a perfect place for photographing! It has a very romantic setting with a nice patio area and mowed trails for walking.
    There is a grocery within a few minutes and the town of Cong is a 15-20 minute drive.

  • One for your bucket list!

    Created on 20/04/2018

    We stayed as a group of 10 adults and 1 child April 2017 ( was a family weekend away to mark an occassion).
    Cannot recommend this castle enough.

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