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

Escape for 1 night Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Castle Durrow Staycation One Night Stay

Throwback to the relaxing days, stroll the river bank, explore the gardens.

Enjoy a relaxing amazing staycation at Castle Durrow Country House Hotel.

Relax in one of our individually styled bedrooms.

Bed & Breakfast, served  to 11am……

Candle Light 4 course evening meal served in Coopers Restaurant.

Available on limited dates only.

  • Check in time is now 4pm, and check out is 11am to allow us time for necessary cleaning 
  • Dinner is served from 6pm to 9pm, we ask you to prebook your time as, to adhere to social distancing guidelines we have limited spaces available and we must make sure that there are not to many guests in the dining room .
  • We will have a small lunch menu available daily from 1-4pm, reservation is necessary for this, again to make sure that we can stagger the bookings and make sure we have social distancing in our kitchen .
  • Our housekeeping department will not enter your room once you have checked in, we will have no turndown or cleaning service available. If you require fresh towels or water, or anything during your stay ‘Just Ask’.
  • We have suspended all room service options until further government notice.
  • To adhere to Government Guidelines and the Health & Safety of all guests and staff we must remind you of the need to quarantine for 14 days in Ireland prior to your arrival with us. We hope that this is something you have done and can provide us with proof of, however if not , at this moment in time we can not accept your booking until the Irish Government Travel advice changes.

from €360
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Fall 2020

Escape to Castle Durrow for a much needed Autum Treat.

Relax in our cosy rooms, linger over breakfast each morning to 11am.

Dinner each evening in our Candle Light Dining Room.

Stroll the riverbank, wander the gardens relax in the Trophy Room.

Please prebook your dinner time on booking.

All for €585 for 2 sharing.

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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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