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Castle Durrow

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

Built by Viscount Ashbrook in 1716 on the banks of the river Erkina in the Irish midlands. Lovingly restored by Shelly and Peter Stokes, now open as one of Ireland's most popular luxury four star hotels and conveniently located about 1 hour from Dublin and 1 and a half hours from Cork.

Walk the estate and surrounding woodlands and forests or stroll along the miles of river pathways. Visit the Cafes, Bars, Restaurants and Shops of Durrow and nearby Heritage Town of Abbeyleix. Morrissey's, Bramley's and McEvoy's Steak & Wine Bar.

Explore our walled gardens where lots of organic produce is grown for our restaurant. Our formal grounds are a gardener's paradise and instructive tours are proudly presented by our head gardener daily.

Or just chill out and indulge yourself with a relaxing massage pampering in the Powder Box Salon.

We are proudly one of Ireland's most popular Castle wedding venues and have numerous commendations from our past couples.
Visit our website and see for yourself the wonderful treasure that awaits you.


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.

Click here for Garmin sat nav directions

Special Offers

Sneaky Midweek Escape - Clear those cobwebs away

Escape into “Irelands Ancient East” for a much needed midweek breakIn the heart of Irelands Ancient East you will find Castle Durrow, a country Manor filled with stories of days bygone…

This special Offer is for 2 people sharing and includes one-night accommodation, a fabulous evening meal and a hearty full Irish breakfast.

Also included in this offer is a complimentary mini facial or a manicure in  'The Powder Box Salon' during your stay leaving you totally stress-free & relaxed. Treatments must be booked in advance of your stay and are strictly subject to availability.

Complete your trip by visiting to Kildare Village with a Complimentary Discount Card on departure.

We will offer you a free upgrade if you let us know when you book if you have a blue book voucher that you will use for your stay.

from €240
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Castle Durrow Midweek Indulgence

Castle Durrow Midweek Indulgence


Escape to Castle Durrow . Stay for 2 nights in the luxurious surroundings of one of our Master, Heritage or Oriental rooms .

Relax over Breakfast each morning in the Conservatory overlooking the South Garden or in the comfort of your room.
Candlelit Dinner in our Dining Room on one of your night’s stay and a more casual dining experience in the bar or conservatory on the other evening.
Stroll through our Walled Gardens & River Bank or simply relax in our Library Bar.

*Included in this offer is a complimentary mini facial or a file & paint each in ‘The Powder Box Salon' during your stay leaving you totally stress-free & relaxed.

A short break in Castle Durrow will relax you totally!  

Let us spoil you by giving you a lovely afternoon spend doing nothing but sipping a cocktail or walking the gardens, relaxing before a delicious dinner in the romantic setting of our restaurant.

Breakfast in the comfort of your room or in our light filled conservatory.

*This must be booked when making your reservation to ensure availability.
*Please reserve your table at time of booking.


from €430
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Lazy Blue Book Sunday at the Castle.....

Lazy Sunday at the Castle….

Treat your loved one to an experience at Castle Durrow.

Check in on Sunday afternoon, relax and read the newspapers in the Chinese Room with a complimentary glass of prosecco each.

This package for 2 people sharing includes:  
One night’s Dinner in our Romantic Restaurant, Bed and Breakfast.

Indulge in The Powder Box with 30% Discount off all Treatments.

When we have availability we will offer you a free upgrade if you let us know when you book if you have a blue book voucher.

Complete your trip by visiting Kildare Village with a Complimentary Discount Card on departure.

from €240
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Conservatory Dining Offer

Conservatory Dining Package for 2 sharing

Escape for the night with your loved one and put your feet up!

Spoil yourselves in one of our luxurious individually styled bedrooms; indulge with an amazing 3 course evening meal  from our Casual Dining Menu served in our fabulous Conservatory. 
Enjoy a sumptuous Breakfast the following morning before embarking on your onward journey.

from €220
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Date Night in Castle Durrow

Discover the peace & quiet of Castle Durrow Country House Hotel.

Enjoy a night away to savour your weekend.

One nights stay in our beautiful bedrooms.

*Romantic evening meal in our Dining Room or Conservatory.

Delicious & Wholesome Full Breakfast served to 11am every morning.

Complimentary Tea & Coffee throughout your stay.

*Complimentary late Check Out to 2pm on Sundays.

If your selected weekend does not show please do contact us directly and we will help you with a new date on 05787 36555

Please confirm your dining choice in advance of stay.
Late Check Outs do not apply on Bank Holiday Weekends.

from €260 per couple
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2 Night Weekend Break - Dinner, B&B for 2 sharing

Escape to Castle Durrow Country House Hotel.

Enjoy Two nights luxurious accommodation in one of our opulent Master, Heritage, Oriental or Rose Yard Rooms.

Breakfast each morning in our Conservatory over looking our Gardens.

*Candlelit Dinner each evening 1 in our Dining Room and 1 in the Conservatory.

Stroll through our Walled Gardens & River Bank or simply relax in our Library Bar.

*Please note your preference on booking.

from €470
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Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast per couple

Retreat to our beautiful 18th century country mansion; enjoy one nights luxurious accommodation with a full Irish breakfast and delicious candle lit evening meal.

from €270
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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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