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

**Spoil Yourself Alert**

**Spoil Yourself Alert**
....Coming soon ....
Wednesday May 22nd 

Treat yourself to Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for Two in one of our quaint Roseyard Rooms. 
Enjoy a two course casual dinner in the Bar and Trophy Room.

Wake up to the fresh scent of flowers and country air and stroll up to breakfast 

€220 for 2 people sharing

from €220
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Lazy Days at Castle Durrow

Lazy Days at Castle Durrow


Escape to Castle Durrow Country House Hotel, in the heart of Irelands Ancient East. Ideally placed in our picturesque village – home to Durrow Scarecrow Festival. Member of Irelands Blue Book.

Enjoy a relaxing night in one of our individually styled rooms all lovingly restored. Stroll the Riverbank & Walled Gardens or stay by the fire in one of our reception rooms.

Castle Durrow provides the ideal venue for your romantic night away, your family get together, golfing break or your girls night out. Contact our Reservation team for any specific needs that may not show here.

Our Bistro Style menu served midweek in the Library Bar & Conservatory and weekends in our Elegant Dining Room.

This Special offer includes a four-course evening meal for each guest and breakfast.


Complete your stay with a sneaky trip to Kildare Village and avail of our Discount Card.

from €250 for two
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Afternoon Tea @ The Castle

Bed & Breakfast with Afternoon Tea for Two.

Midweek Delight at Castle Durrow. 

Relax in one of our Individual Styled Oriental or Roseyard Rooms.

Indulge in our Castle Made Afternoon Tea on arrival with a Chilled Bottle of Prosecco.

Late breakfast to 11am and late check out of 2pm on your day of departure.

from €230
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Blue Book Sunday at the Castle.....

Blue Book 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, Bed and Breakfast served in our Conservatory.

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 €250
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Bubbles for Two

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for Two Sharing

*Ease into the weekend with a Relaxing Stay at Castle Durrow Hotel.

Stay in one of our Luxurious Individually Styled Bedrooms.

Dinner served in our Elegant Conservatory.

Chilled Bottle of Prosecco on Arrival, early arrival available on request from 1pm.

Breakfast the following morning served to 11am and complete your trip with some retail therapy in Kildare Village - with an additional 10% discount card.

Available every Thursday & selected Fridays.

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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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