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Ballynahinch Castle Accomodation Guide

Ballynahinch Castle is set in the heart of Connemara and stands proud and majestic, overlooking the famous Ballynahinch River. The Castle has been intertwined in the history of the West of Ireland and its people for many centuries, from the days of the O' Flaherty chieftains and the legendary Grace O' Malley to Humanity Dick Martin and H.R.H. the Maharajah Ranjitsinji.

The Castle is surrounded by 350 acres of woodlands, rivers and lakes, which offer miles of scenic walks. Open log fires, burning in the reception rooms contribute to the inherent charm of Ballynahinch Castle, which can best be described as "Casual Country elegance".

Ballynahinch Fishery is renowned as one of the finest salmon and sea trout rivers in Ireland . Fishing is reserved for hotel guests and when not golfing, what better way to spend the day than casting a fly to tempt an eager salmon.

The hotel restaurant overlooks the river and the menu represents the best of local produce, including fresh fish and shell-fish from Cleggan, while "The Fisherman's Pub" is the ideal location for a pint in front of an open log fire.

For those who feel particularly energetic, the Castle has a fine tennis court, while pony trekking through the surrounding countryside and hill climbing on the nearby "Twelve Bens" provide an ideal way of observing the beauty of the local landscape.

ROOMS: 28 beautifully appointed bedrooms, each with private bathrooms. All rooms are individually named and furnished, most with four poster beds and all with splendid views of the salmon laden Ballynahinch River or the surrounding mountains.

LOCATION: West of Ireland

FACILITIES: Tennis • Croquet • Hill Walking • Cycling • Shooting • Pony Trekking (available nearby)

NEARBY GOLF COURSES: The excellent championship golf courses in the area include Lahinch Golf Club, Connemara Golf Club and Galway Bay Golf & Country Club. There are many other superb courses withing driving distance.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: For a leisurely afternoon, the myriad of local craft shops, which offer an excellent range of tweeds, Aran sweaters and other local produce are well worth a visit. Galway City, which is unquestionably the cultural capital of the West, oozes character and "craic" and is only 40 miles from Ballynahinch. The famous Aran islands can be visited from Rossaveal, which is 25 miles away, while the rugged beauties of Connemara can be savoured to the full from the comfort of Ballynahinch Castle.

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