Castle Durrow

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

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

Proudly one of Ireland's most popular Castle wedding venues and have numerous commendations from our 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

European Tasting Night

Get the Long Weekend started at Castle Durrow

Friday Evening, delight in the specially prepared European Tasting Menu all carefully selected and prepared by our Head Chef Graham and his team.

4 Course meal with half bottle of house wine per person

Stay overnight in one of individually styled bedrooms, lazy breakfast served to 11am on Saturday.

Complete your stay with a Discount Card for Kildare Village

from €370
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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 Restaurants.

from €220
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Castle Durrow Staycation

Castle Durrow Staycation Two Night Stay

Enjoy a two-night amazing staycation at Castle Durrow Country House Hotel.

Relax in one of our individually styled bedrooms.

Two nights Bed & Breakfast, served each morning to 11am……

Friday Evening, delight in the specially prepared European Tasting Menu all carefully selected and prepared by our Head Chef Graham and his team.

Afternoon Tea for two on your afternoon of choice – please let us know your preference on booking.

Two Course Evening Meal on your second night.

1/2 Bottle of House Wine each evening per person.

€325 per person sharing

Available Thursday 24th, Friday 25th & Saturday 26th October 2019 Only.

from €325 p.p.s.
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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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