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Cashel House Hotel

Cashel, Co. Galway
Tel: +353 95-31001 Fax: +353 95-31077 Email: sales@cashelhouse.ie Website: www.cashelhouse.ie

Cashel House, formerly one of Connemara's most gracious homes, set in 50 acres of grounds on the beautiful coastline of Cashel Bay with Cashel Hill rising behind. It has been our our pleasure to welcome guests for the past 40 years.

The location is an ideal base from which to enjoy walking, beaches, sea and lake fishing, golf, horse riding, Kylemore Gardens and trips of Aran and Inish Boffin islands. Guided hill walks are available by arrangement.

Our restaurant, situated in the conservatory overlooking the gardens, serves country house cooking at its best with a selection of locally caught seafood, Connemara lamb, fruit, vegetables and herbs from our own gardens and the locality. We also have an extensive wine list.
There is also a garden school, stud farm and equestrian shop on the grounds of the hotel, run by your hosts, the McEvilly family.


Cashel House is also the perfect exclusive wedding venue and is licensed for Civil Ceremonies - Maximum 120.

Visit our website for details of garden courses and seasonal packages.

Recommended by all good hotel guides. Cashel House won the Good Hotel Guides Caesar Award for Country House of the Year 2008.

Dining

Dinner a la carte from €60
Boardroom & Priviate Dining for up to 12 guests.
Traditional Afternoon Tea served daily.

Proprietors:

McEvilly family

Directions:

  • South off N59 (Galway Clifden Road)
  • 1 mile west of Recess, turn left

Click here for Garmin sat nav directions

Special Offers

Golden Years Break 2 Nights

2 Nights includes 1 dinner

from €143
Book Now

Golden Years Break 3 Nights

3 Nights includes 2 dinners

from €228
Book Now

Walking Break to the Lost Famine Village

Take a walk on the wild side this autumn.  Experience a rejuvenating walking break in Connemara this autumn.  Cashel House Hotel is the ultimate classic country house retreat where you can enjoy short or long walks; walks uphill or just meandering walks along the seashore.  Cashel House is one of those special country houses where you can relax and take things easy but where you will depart with an energised spirit and sense of wellbeing.   Meals are cooked to order with home grown produce and served with a smile by caring staff.

Two night’s bed and breakfast with dinner on one evening and a special guided walk to a hidden Famine Village in Cashel 

from €159
Book Now

New Years

Five, Four, Three, Two, One.......

Ring in the New Year in sparkling style at Cashel House Hotel in Connemara.

Description:

New Year’s Eve:   Mingle and meet your fellow guests at  Mulled Wine Reception in the Bar and Lounge, hosted by the McEvilly family and staff.  Following the Reception enjoy a magnificent Celebration Dinner with all the festive trimmings, including unobtrusive background music so as not to take away from those wishing to share their New Year resolutions with loved ones.   As dinner draws to a close join our musicians in the bar for some easy listening music and ring in the New Year with a complimentary glass of champagne from your hosts.

New Year’s Day:  Breakfast served up until 11am.   Remember at least one of those resolutions by taking a brisk walk along the nearby beautiful coastline or take a short escorted hike across the nearby hills.  For those less energetic there are open turf and log fires to relax beside and perhaps read a book.


 

from €375
Book Now

Christmas Packages

Christmas Package:

Christmas Eve:  Cocktail Reception in the Bar and Lounge, hosted by the McEvilly Family and staff followed by a festive traditional Dinner.  Entertainment during the meal will be classic traditional Irish music and includes a visit by the local Carol Singers.  Relax after dinner in the lounge or library and enjoy the peace and calm of a quiet Connemara setting.

Christmas Day: Christmas Day begins with a traditional breakfast in the Dining Room or enjoy a quiet breakfast in your Room.  A magnificent Buffet Lunch is then served at 1pm.  Spend the afternoon relaxing in front of the crackling turf and log fires.  The more active might opt to take a walk and enjoy the Atlantic sea air and the Connemara scenery.  Afternoon teas are served in the Drawing Room.   In the evening a house party style Christmas Dinner with all the festive trimmings associated with good food and great company will be served in the Dining room;  entertainment provided by local musicians in keeping with a truly traditional authentic Christmas.

from €695
Book Now

May and June Enticing 2 Night Break

This May and June give yourself some peace and quiet by heading as far west as you can go.  Cashel House nestles in 50 acres of flowering gardens and woodland walks and here you can breathe in pure unpolluted air and look up and see the stars in a velvety sky. Activities are laid back and include walking, riding, or perhaps golf in Ballyconneely for the more energetic.  If you fancy yourself as a artist bring your paints and easel with you. 

Online rates are not commissionable

from €185
Book Now

May and June Enticing 3 Night Break

This May and June give yourself some peace and quiet by heading as far west as you can go.  Cashel House nestles in 50 acres of flowering gardens and woodland walks and here you can breathe in pure unpolluted air and look up and see the stars in a velvety sky. Activities are laid back and include walking, riding, or perhaps golf in Ballyconneely for the more energetic.  If you fancy yourself as a artist bring your paints and easel with you. 

Online rates are not commissionable

from €280
Book Now

July & August Enticing 2 Night Break

This July & August give yourself some peace and quiet by heading as far west as you can go.  Cashel House nestles in 50 acres of flowering gardens and woodland walks and here you can breathe in pure unpolluted air and look up and see the stars in a velvety sky. Activities are laid back and include walking, riding, or perhaps golf in Ballyconneely for the more energetic.  If you fancy yourself as a artist bring your paints and easel with you. 
Enjoy 2 nights accommodation & breakfast dinner on one evening & a complimentary Irish Coffee after Dinner in this little bit of paradise.

Online rates are not commissionable

from €245
Book Now

July & August Enticing 3 Night Break

This July & August give yourself some peace and quiet by heading as far west as you can go.  Cashel House nestles in 50 acres of flowering gardens and woodland walks and here you can breathe in pure unpolluted air and look up and see the stars in a velvety sky. Activities are laid back and include walking, riding, or perhaps golf in Ballyconneely for the more energetic.  If you fancy yourself as a artist bring your paints and easel with you. 

Enjoy 3 nights accommodation & breakfast with dinner on two evenings and a complimentary ticket to either Kylemore Gardens or Aran Islands (transfers not included)

Online rates are not commissionable

from €380
Book Now

Autumn & Winter 3 Night Break

This getaway offer is for 3 nights bed and breakfast with dinner on two evenings and is available throughout the year.  Feel the peace; hear the quiet; heal the soul. Summer velvety skies and stars that appear bigger and brighter than anywhere else.  Cashel House nestles in 50 acres of flowering gardens and woodland.  A warm traditional welcome awaits guests with its comfy sofas and log fires. The finest of Irish country house cuisine is served in the conservatory dining room which overlooks the gardens.  Walking; riding, golfing and touring all the nooks and crannies of Connemara are just some of the activities available. 


Online rates are not commissionable 

from €254
Book Now

Autumn & Winter 2 Night Break

This getaway offer is for 2 nights bed and breakfast with dinner on one evening and is available throughout the year.  Feel the peace; hear the quiet; heal the soul. Summer velvety skies and stars that appear bigger and brighter than anywhere else.  Cashel House nestles in 50 acres of flowering gardens and woodland.  A warm traditional welcome awaits guests with its comfy sofas and log fires. The finest of Irish country house cuisine is served in the conservatory dining room which overlooks the gardens.  Walking; riding, golfing and touring all the nooks and crannies of Connemara are just some of the activities available.


Online rates are not commissionable 

from €159
Book Now

Twixmas Package

Enjoy time out and relax between Christmas and New Year on one of our Twixmas Breaks at Cashel House Hotel its quite magnificent during Twixmas, with beautiful traditional Christmas trees, halls decked with bows of holly, lovely decorations and trees outside covered in fairy lights. Your stay can be as relaxing or active as the mood dictates - a leisurely stroll in the garden, a morning’s hike on Cashel Hill, an afternoon’s drive around the coast, or just browsing through the shelves of the Old Library, or spend the afternoon relaxing in front of the crackling turf and log fires with possibly the clink of a decanter of port…. Should you be feeling a little more energetic and wish to explore the area or participate in some sporting activities during your stay, we would be delighted to suggest some alternatives. Twixmas breaks enable you to make the most of the festive season and fully recover from the excitement of Christmas.

Twixmass festive breaks include Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

from €260
Book Now

One Week of Bliss

It takes a week to unwind properly and where better than in the magic of Connemara.  Nestle into  Cashel House Hotel, a family run traditional country house hotel, where the bedrooms are all individually decorated and furnished with antiques oozing a cozy chintzy country house style. Curl up on a comfy sofa by a crackling log fire and just relax.   Climb a mountain, walk the beaches, stroll in the gardens and listen to the stillness where only the sound of birdsong is heard.  Dine on the best of Irish Country House Cuisine where your food will be served on Irish bone china.   7 nights accommodation with Full Irish Breakfast & Dinner. Included in the price are tickets for a boat trip on the breathtaking Killary Fjord or to Aran Island.  A real welcome awaits you in this little bit of paradise.

from €600
Book Now

Inish Lacken Island Visit and Lobster Fishing

Two nights bed and breakfast, 1 Dinner and a half day guided sea trip. Meet Pat your skipper on Roundstone pier and depart on your three hour magical journey. Visit the grey seal colony, spot some sea birds and then onto the deserted island of Inishlacken. Pull up some lobster pots and fish for mackeral, maybe even returning with your supper! The trip ends back in Roundstone an ideal spot for lunch or afternoon tea

from €249
Book Now

Connemara Island Hopping

Why not give yourself some peace and quiet by heading as far west as you can go in beautiful Connemara.  Breathe in the pure air and see the stars in a velvety sky and enjoy a day trip to The Aran Islands and Inish Lacken. Offer includes 3 nights accommodation & breakfast with dinner on two evenings and ferry tickets to Aran and a boat trip to Inish Lacken in this little bit of paradise.

from €295
Book Now

Connemara Walking Break

Enjoy a 2 night break in glorious Connemara and enjoy a guided walk to enjoy the wonderful scenery. Offer includes 2 nights B&B and 1 Dinner and a 3-4 hour guided walk (various different walks are available depending on your fitness level etc)

Sample walks:

Maumeen Mountain Pass A three to four hour hike on an ancient rocky trail to a spectacular mountain pass through the Maumturk Mountains, St Patrick the patron saint of Ireland is said to have slept here on his way to Croagh Patrick. A dramatic mountain landscape and stunning views.  The terrain is mainly rough stony trail through the bog.  Requires a reasonable level of fitness.  

Errisbeg Hill Walk -A difficult three-five hour hill walk near Roundstone. A looped walk beginning and finishing in Roundstone. Rises to 300 metres approx with views of  most of Connemara and Sea Views.  Terrain includes steep open hillside, wet bog, sheep track and surfaced minor road. 

Roundstone Bog Walk - A moderate four - five hour flat hike of the spectacular Roundstone Bog. Features extensive rare bog habitat, quaking bog, a multitude of lakes and includes the historic Derrigimlagh site where ground breaking transatlantic communications took place (Marconi's wireless telegraphy, Alcock & Brown's flight landing spot). This walk can begin near Roundstone and end at Derrygimlagh or vice versa. A car drop is required.

from €224
Book Now

Connemara Glorious Gardens Break

Why not enjoy a two night getaway in the heart of Connemara and visit 2 of the wonderful Gardens on offer in Connemara. The offer is for 2 nights accommodation & breakfast with dinner on one evening with admission to Kylemore Abbey Gardens and also a guided tour of our own Gardens with owner & gardener Kay McEvilly.

from €179
Book Now

Golden Years Break 2 Nights

2 Nights includes 1 dinner

from €143
Book Now

Golden Years Break 3 Nights

3 Nights includes 2 dinners

from €228
Book Now

Walking Break to the Lost Famine Village

Take a walk on the wild side this autumn.  Experience a rejuvenating walking break in Connemara this autumn.  Cashel House Hotel is the ultimate classic country house retreat where you can enjoy short or long walks; walks uphill or just meandering walks along the seashore.  Cashel House is one of those special country houses where you can relax and take things easy but where you will depart with an energised spirit and sense of wellbeing.   Meals are cooked to order with home grown produce and served with a smile by caring staff.

Two night’s bed and breakfast with dinner on one evening and a special guided walk to a hidden Famine Village in Cashel 

from €159
Book Now

New Years

Five, Four, Three, Two, One.......

Ring in the New Year in sparkling style at Cashel House Hotel in Connemara.

Description:

New Year’s Eve:   Mingle and meet your fellow guests at  Mulled Wine Reception in the Bar and Lounge, hosted by the McEvilly family and staff.  Following the Reception enjoy a magnificent Celebration Dinner with all the festive trimmings, including unobtrusive background music so as not to take away from those wishing to share their New Year resolutions with loved ones.   As dinner draws to a close join our musicians in the bar for some easy listening music and ring in the New Year with a complimentary glass of champagne from your hosts.

New Year’s Day:  Breakfast served up until 11am.   Remember at least one of those resolutions by taking a brisk walk along the nearby beautiful coastline or take a short escorted hike across the nearby hills.  For those less energetic there are open turf and log fires to relax beside and perhaps read a book.


 

from €375
Book Now

Christmas Packages

Christmas Package:

Christmas Eve:  Cocktail Reception in the Bar and Lounge, hosted by the McEvilly Family and staff followed by a festive traditional Dinner.  Entertainment during the meal will be classic traditional Irish music and includes a visit by the local Carol Singers.  Relax after dinner in the lounge or library and enjoy the peace and calm of a quiet Connemara setting.

Christmas Day: Christmas Day begins with a traditional breakfast in the Dining Room or enjoy a quiet breakfast in your Room.  A magnificent Buffet Lunch is then served at 1pm.  Spend the afternoon relaxing in front of the crackling turf and log fires.  The more active might opt to take a walk and enjoy the Atlantic sea air and the Connemara scenery.  Afternoon teas are served in the Drawing Room.   In the evening a house party style Christmas Dinner with all the festive trimmings associated with good food and great company will be served in the Dining room;  entertainment provided by local musicians in keeping with a truly traditional authentic Christmas.

from €695
Book Now

May and June Enticing 2 Night Break

This May and June give yourself some peace and quiet by heading as far west as you can go.  Cashel House nestles in 50 acres of flowering gardens and woodland walks and here you can breathe in pure unpolluted air and look up and see the stars in a velvety sky. Activities are laid back and include walking, riding, or perhaps golf in Ballyconneely for the more energetic.  If you fancy yourself as a artist bring your paints and easel with you. 

Online rates are not commissionable

from €185
Book Now

May and June Enticing 3 Night Break

This May and June give yourself some peace and quiet by heading as far west as you can go.  Cashel House nestles in 50 acres of flowering gardens and woodland walks and here you can breathe in pure unpolluted air and look up and see the stars in a velvety sky. Activities are laid back and include walking, riding, or perhaps golf in Ballyconneely for the more energetic.  If you fancy yourself as a artist bring your paints and easel with you. 

Online rates are not commissionable

from €280
Book Now

July & August Enticing 2 Night Break

This July & August give yourself some peace and quiet by heading as far west as you can go.  Cashel House nestles in 50 acres of flowering gardens and woodland walks and here you can breathe in pure unpolluted air and look up and see the stars in a velvety sky. Activities are laid back and include walking, riding, or perhaps golf in Ballyconneely for the more energetic.  If you fancy yourself as a artist bring your paints and easel with you. 
Enjoy 2 nights accommodation & breakfast dinner on one evening & a complimentary Irish Coffee after Dinner in this little bit of paradise.

Online rates are not commissionable

from €245
Book Now

July & August Enticing 3 Night Break

This July & August give yourself some peace and quiet by heading as far west as you can go.  Cashel House nestles in 50 acres of flowering gardens and woodland walks and here you can breathe in pure unpolluted air and look up and see the stars in a velvety sky. Activities are laid back and include walking, riding, or perhaps golf in Ballyconneely for the more energetic.  If you fancy yourself as a artist bring your paints and easel with you. 

Enjoy 3 nights accommodation & breakfast with dinner on two evenings and a complimentary ticket to either Kylemore Gardens or Aran Islands (transfers not included)

Online rates are not commissionable

from €380
Book Now

Autumn & Winter 3 Night Break

This getaway offer is for 3 nights bed and breakfast with dinner on two evenings and is available throughout the year.  Feel the peace; hear the quiet; heal the soul. Summer velvety skies and stars that appear bigger and brighter than anywhere else.  Cashel House nestles in 50 acres of flowering gardens and woodland.  A warm traditional welcome awaits guests with its comfy sofas and log fires. The finest of Irish country house cuisine is served in the conservatory dining room which overlooks the gardens.  Walking; riding, golfing and touring all the nooks and crannies of Connemara are just some of the activities available. 


Online rates are not commissionable 

from €254
Book Now

Autumn & Winter 2 Night Break

This getaway offer is for 2 nights bed and breakfast with dinner on one evening and is available throughout the year.  Feel the peace; hear the quiet; heal the soul. Summer velvety skies and stars that appear bigger and brighter than anywhere else.  Cashel House nestles in 50 acres of flowering gardens and woodland.  A warm traditional welcome awaits guests with its comfy sofas and log fires. The finest of Irish country house cuisine is served in the conservatory dining room which overlooks the gardens.  Walking; riding, golfing and touring all the nooks and crannies of Connemara are just some of the activities available.


Online rates are not commissionable 

from €159
Book Now

Twixmas Package

Enjoy time out and relax between Christmas and New Year on one of our Twixmas Breaks at Cashel House Hotel its quite magnificent during Twixmas, with beautiful traditional Christmas trees, halls decked with bows of holly, lovely decorations and trees outside covered in fairy lights. Your stay can be as relaxing or active as the mood dictates - a leisurely stroll in the garden, a morning’s hike on Cashel Hill, an afternoon’s drive around the coast, or just browsing through the shelves of the Old Library, or spend the afternoon relaxing in front of the crackling turf and log fires with possibly the clink of a decanter of port…. Should you be feeling a little more energetic and wish to explore the area or participate in some sporting activities during your stay, we would be delighted to suggest some alternatives. Twixmas breaks enable you to make the most of the festive season and fully recover from the excitement of Christmas.

Twixmass festive breaks include Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

from €260
Book Now

One Week of Bliss

It takes a week to unwind properly and where better than in the magic of Connemara.  Nestle into  Cashel House Hotel, a family run traditional country house hotel, where the bedrooms are all individually decorated and furnished with antiques oozing a cozy chintzy country house style. Curl up on a comfy sofa by a crackling log fire and just relax.   Climb a mountain, walk the beaches, stroll in the gardens and listen to the stillness where only the sound of birdsong is heard.  Dine on the best of Irish Country House Cuisine where your food will be served on Irish bone china.   7 nights accommodation with Full Irish Breakfast & Dinner. Included in the price are tickets for a boat trip on the breathtaking Killary Fjord or to Aran Island.  A real welcome awaits you in this little bit of paradise.

from €600
Book Now

Inish Lacken Island Visit and Lobster Fishing

Two nights bed and breakfast, 1 Dinner and a half day guided sea trip. Meet Pat your skipper on Roundstone pier and depart on your three hour magical journey. Visit the grey seal colony, spot some sea birds and then onto the deserted island of Inishlacken. Pull up some lobster pots and fish for mackeral, maybe even returning with your supper! The trip ends back in Roundstone an ideal spot for lunch or afternoon tea

from €249
Book Now

Connemara Island Hopping

Why not give yourself some peace and quiet by heading as far west as you can go in beautiful Connemara.  Breathe in the pure air and see the stars in a velvety sky and enjoy a day trip to The Aran Islands and Inish Lacken. Offer includes 3 nights accommodation & breakfast with dinner on two evenings and ferry tickets to Aran and a boat trip to Inish Lacken in this little bit of paradise.

from €295
Book Now

Connemara Walking Break

Enjoy a 2 night break in glorious Connemara and enjoy a guided walk to enjoy the wonderful scenery. Offer includes 2 nights B&B and 1 Dinner and a 3-4 hour guided walk (various different walks are available depending on your fitness level etc)

Sample walks:

Maumeen Mountain Pass A three to four hour hike on an ancient rocky trail to a spectacular mountain pass through the Maumturk Mountains, St Patrick the patron saint of Ireland is said to have slept here on his way to Croagh Patrick. A dramatic mountain landscape and stunning views.  The terrain is mainly rough stony trail through the bog.  Requires a reasonable level of fitness.  

Errisbeg Hill Walk -A difficult three-five hour hill walk near Roundstone. A looped walk beginning and finishing in Roundstone. Rises to 300 metres approx with views of  most of Connemara and Sea Views.  Terrain includes steep open hillside, wet bog, sheep track and surfaced minor road. 

Roundstone Bog Walk - A moderate four - five hour flat hike of the spectacular Roundstone Bog. Features extensive rare bog habitat, quaking bog, a multitude of lakes and includes the historic Derrigimlagh site where ground breaking transatlantic communications took place (Marconi's wireless telegraphy, Alcock & Brown's flight landing spot). This walk can begin near Roundstone and end at Derrygimlagh or vice versa. A car drop is required.

from €224
Book Now

Connemara Glorious Gardens Break

Why not enjoy a two night getaway in the heart of Connemara and visit 2 of the wonderful Gardens on offer in Connemara. The offer is for 2 nights accommodation & breakfast with dinner on one evening with admission to Kylemore Abbey Gardens and also a guided tour of our own Gardens with owner & gardener Kay McEvilly.

from €179
Book Now

Ireland's Blue Book is a collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Historic Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants located throughout the island of Ireland. Below is a full list of our houses and restaurants and the map above shows each of their locations.
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