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

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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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 €185
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Summer Sensation | Dinner, B&B

Experience a wonderful night away with our summer package to include:
  • An overnight stay with a full Irish breakfast
  • Macaroon plate in your room on arrival
  • Three Course meal in our Garden Bar Restaurant (Set Menu)
  • Summer Mimosa / Mocktail
  • Kildare Village 10% VIP pass
  • Newbridge Silverware 20% off at the visitor centre

from €266.00
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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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Classic Sparkling Afternoon Tea Stay

  • An overnight stay in a classic room 
  • Classic afternoon tea (served daily from 2pm)
  • Glass of prosecco (non alcoholic option available)
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Lazy checkout till 1pm
  • Complimentary upgrade to a Four Poster (subject to availability, midweek)
  • Kildare Village 10% VIP pass
  • Newbridge Silverware 20% off at the visitor centre
*** Afternoon Tea must be reserved at the time of making your booking

from €263
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Christmas Festive Package

Be our guest this Christmas - Spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Barbertown for a Christmas to remember - this is an advance purchase non refundable rate to be pre paid 28 days prior to arrival 

Christmas Eve - 24th December:

• On arrival savour a warming glass of mulled wine & mince pies.

• Settle into the hotel and take advantage of our on-site activities.

• Candlelit 4-course casual dinner in the Dining Room.

Christmas Day - 25th December:

• Wake up Christmas morning to a stocking full of treats.

• A delicious Irish breakfast.

• Visit from Santa and his helpers during breakfast.

• Selection of Christmas movies and games in our Little Knight’s kid’s club.

• A bubble’s reception and canapés from 1pm, followed by a traditional Christmas Lunch.

• The festivities continue with a light evening buffet.

• Enjoy music from our resident pianist.

St. Stephens Day - 26th December:

• Wake up to a leisurely breakfast.

• Bid us a seasonal farewell with tea, coffee and scones on departure.

** Extend your stay for an extra night before or after for a supplement of €200 Bed and Breakfast

from €€1,250.00
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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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