Barberstown Castle

Straffan, Co. Kildare
Tel: +353 1-6288157 Email: Website:

Formerly the home of Eric Clapton, Barberstown Castle has been welcoming guests for over 700 years. Visitors to the castle will experience a very relaxing and welcoming experience while enjoying great food, excellent wines, open log fires and exceptional personal service.

This historic 13th-century Irish castle is the ideal base from which to explore Ireland's Ancient East only 25 minutes from Dublin Airport and Dublin City Centre.

Essential day trips include a visit to the Irish National Stud, Newbridge Silverware or Kildare Village luxury shopping outlet. Enjoy a short drive to Glendalough & Powerscourt Gardens or the site of Newgrange World heritage site.

Locally within 5 minutes try Clay Pigeon Shooting or Horse Riding in Abbeyfield Farm or stroll to the quaint village of Straffan.

Recent Awards:

Best Historic Hotel of Europe - Castle Winner

General Manager:

Richard Millea


  • Leave the airport and take the exit for the M50 Southbound
  • Leave the M50 at exit 7 (M4) and continue on the N4/M4 westward.
  • Leave the M4 at exit/junction 7 (Straffan/Maynooth) and take the R407 to Straffan

Special Offers

Spring Special | Dinner B&B

  • An overnight stay to include a full Irish Breakfast
  • Three course meal in our Garden Bar restaurant (Set Menu)
  • Easter Cocktail / Mocktail
  • Kildare Village 10% VIP card
  • Newbridge Silverware 10% discount
  • 10% saving for The Irish National Stud & Gardens (must be pre booked before arrival & subject to availability)

from €275
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St Patrick's Day Irish Castle Experience

Enjoy an Authentic Castle Experience in our stunning Country Escape. Relax and unwind in one of beautifully decorated Guest Rooms featuring traditional antiques, cosy up to the fire in our Garden Bar before enjoying:

  • A Three Course meal (set menu) in our Garden Bar.
  • A traditional Irish Coffee or a Shamrock Themed Beverage.
  • Full Traditional Irish Breakfast.
  • 10% VIP pass for Kildare Village.

from €255
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Bed and Breakfast

This rate includes One Nights accommodation and a Freshly Cooked to Order Full Irish Breakfast. 

The Barton Rooms Restaurant is open every evening Thursday to Saturday. We highly recommend booking a table in advance to avoid disappointment.

  • Flexible booking
  • 48 Hour cancellation policy

from €175.
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Two Night Escape | Dinner Package

Escape to the Castle & experience a wonderful two night stay with full Irish breakfast each morning, a delicious three course dinner in our Garden Bar Restaurant.

Package also includes:

  • Kildare Village 10% VIP Pass
  • Newbridge Silverware 20% off at the visitor centre

Guests will be provided a 10% off voucher for Kildare Village in addition to their complimentary hands-free shopping! The rest of the adventure is up to you...

from €500
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Linger for Longer

Enjoy three nights for the price of two in one of our luxurioius four poster bedrooms on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • Kildare Village 10% VIP pass.
  • Newbridge Silverware 20% off at the visitor centre.

** Offer valid midweek (Sunday to Thursday), based on two guests sharing.

from €510.00
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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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