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2022 Historic Hotels Worldwide Awards of Excellence Nominee Finalist

A stunning 12th Century Castle, Kilkea Castle is one of the oldest inhabited castles in Ireland with history dating back to 1180. Located in Castledermot, situated in the rich and lush countryside of County Kildare, Kilkea Castle is an hour`s drive from Dublin. Once the medieval stronghold of the FitzGeralds, the Castle was built by Hugh de Lacey for one of his Norman Noblemen. Today it extends a five star welcome to travelers from around the globe. Kilkea Castle enchants guests from the moment they drive down the beech lined avenue overlooking the Killeshin Hills. Only minutes from the ancient Mullaghreelan Woods, the Castle is set on 180 acres of its very own wonderful woodland and gardens.

Kilkea Castle has been named to these Historic Hotels Worldwide Top Lists

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Kilkea Castle Estate & Golf Club

Kilkea Castle blends its historic past with contemporary elegance and boasts a range of luxury accommodations. Set on 180 acres of woodland, gardens, and golf course, Kilkea Castle invites guests to experience life like an Irish nobleman.


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Explore the historic Kildare County.


Discover the fascinating family history of the FitzGerald clan at Kilkea Castle.


Explore the Burtown House & Gardens and The Green Barn nearby.


Experience the Irish National Stud & Gardens in neighboring Tully.


Taste Kilkea Castle's take on a traditional Irish breakfast before traveling around County Kildare.

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