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

Blue Book Two Night Escape with Dinner on both evenings

Enjoy country peaceful relaxation at our historic Blue Book Country House with an award-winning restaurant and only within thirty minutes from Dublin city centre.   

Enjoy Two Night Bed and Breakfast for 2 adults with Dinner in our Barton Rooms Restaurant from just €590 total stay (2 adults sharing 1 bedroom). 

Exclusive to Blue Book Guests we enhance your stay with a complimentary Bottle of Prosecco and Chocolates in your room on arrival.


  • Two Nights luxurious Bed and Full Irish Breakfast
  • Dinner on both evenings in the Barton Rooms Restaurant
  • Two Night minimum stay
  • Enhance your experience and upgrade to a Four Poster Bed

Enjoy Two Nights Bed and Breakfast for 2 adults with Dinner in our Barton Rooms Restaurant on both evenings from just €590 total stay (2 adults sharing 1 bedroom). 

Special Memories from just €295 per person sharing.


from €590
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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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