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

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

from €299
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Winter Warmer

Beat the winter blues and enjoy an overnight stay in one of our luxurious rooms to include:
  • An overnight stay to include a full Irish Breakfast
  • Three course meal in our Garden Bar restaurant (Set Menu)
  • A complimentary upgrade to a four poster room (subject to availability and must be requested at time of booking by contacting the hotel directly)
  • Hot chocolate or speciality coffee on arrival
  • Kildare Village 10% VIP Pass

from €245.00
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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 €250
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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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