Castle Durrow

Durrow, Co. Laois
Tel: +353 57 8736555 Fax: +353 57 8736559 Email: Website:

Built by Capt William Flower in 1716, on the banks of the river Erkina in the Irish midlands, Castle Durrow has been lovingly restored by Shelly and Peter Stokes and is now open as one of Ireland's most popular luxury four-star hotels, conveniently located about 1 hour from Dublin and 90 minutes from Cork.

Walk the estate and surrounding woodlands and forests or stroll along the miles of river pathways. Visit the cafés, bars, restaurants and shops of Durrow and the nearby heritage town of Abbeyleix.

Explore the walled gardens where lots of organic produce is grown for Castle Durrow's restaurant. The formal grounds are a gardener's paradise and instructive tours are given by Castle Durrow's head gardener daily.

Castle Durrow is proudly one of Ireland's most popular Castle wedding venues and has numerous commendations from past couples.

Recent Awards:

Trip Advisor 2016 - Top 10 Castle Hotels in the World

Trip Advisor 2017 - Top 10 Hotels in Ireland

Trip Advisor 2017 - No.4 Luxury Hotel in Ireland

Irish Restaurant Awards - Winners from 2010 to 2017

One Fab Day Top 100 Wedding Venues in Ireland


The Stokes Family


  • From Dublin: On M7 take exit 17 then N77 through Abbeyleix to Durrow. 
  • From Cork: On M8 take exit 4 then R639 through Johnstown. Cullohill to Durrow.
  • In the centre of Durrow village.

Special Offers

Bed & Breakfast

Step away from it all with a night at Castle Durrow.

Enjoy 1 nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast served to 11am each morning.

Avail of an early check in where available.

Relax in our Lounge or Dine in one of our stunning Coopers Restaurant.

from €220
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Spring Specials at Castle Durrow

Beautiful Bed, Moreish Breakfast and Delicious Dinner.

Our Evening Meals are served in one of our beautiful candle lit restaurants, reception staff will be able to confirm which on booking.

Choose between our Master, Heritage or Oriental Rooms.

Candlelit 4 course Evening Meal.

Relax by the Fire in our Trophy Room.

Breakfast served to 11am every morning.

from €150
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Sneaky Sundays

Sneaky Sundays

When your just not ready to face Monday.

Escape to Castle Durrow Country House Hotel.


  • Complimentary Tea, Coffee & Castle Made Scone on Arrival.
  • Stay in one of our elegant individually styled bedrooms.
  • A bottle of House Wine waiting to be poured in your room accompanied with some Irish Lilly O’Brien Chocolates.
  • Full Breakfast to 11am on Monday Morning.
  • Complete your trip with a Discount Card for Kildare Village

€210 B&B for two.

Full A La Carte Menu available in our ever popular 'Coopers @ The Castle Restaurant'

from €210
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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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