The original tower house at Knappogue Castle was constructed in 1467 by Sean MacNamara and is situated on magnificent grounds overlooking a picturesque and tranquil countryside. The castle was purchased in 1966 by the Hon. Mark Edwin Andrews of Houston Texas.
He and his wife (a prominent American architect), in collaboration with Shannon Development, carried out an extensive and sensitive restoration returning the Castle to its former 15th Century glory.
In an area rich in historical sites, Knappogue Castle in Co Clare, combines luxury rental accommodation with the heritage of Ireland's turbulent past. The castle, which was originally built in 1467 by Sean Mac-Con McNamara and contains additions from the 18th and 19th centuries, provides luxury accommodation in a self-contained private apartment. The Andrews were the last occupants of the Castle and spent a great deal of money restoring the private apartment in the Castle, as their private residence. This apartment which accommodates ten people, is furnished to the highest standards.
You will be in good company here, as in recent decades two presidents of Ireland and other heads of state, including Charles de Gaulle and Ronald Reagan, have enjoyed the sumptuous guest accommodation. It is beautifully appointed, with antique furniture and paintings and overlooks the formal garden.
The castle has been extensively and sensitively restored and is available for conferences, incentive groups and corporate entertainment. Medieval banquets are held in a separate part the building from April to October. The castle is also a unique venue for wedding receptions.
The apartment is on two levels and is reached by a flight of stone steps.
2 x Double Bedrooms with en - suite bathrooms.
1 x Twin Bedrooms with en - suite bathroom.
Each with electric blankets, telephone, radio alarms & hair dryers.
Fully equipped with: Cooker, microwave, washing machine, drier, dishwasher, Fridge freezer, ice machine, toaster etc.
1 Drawing Room with fireplace and baby grand piano.
1 Oak Sitting/Dining room with fireplace.
Television, DVD, PC/ Laptop facility, Fax machine.
Full Irish Breakfast included. Daily cleaning, linen & towel changes.
Medieval Banquets are held in a separate part of the castle from April to October.
Enquiries/Reservations for Knappogue Castle Staterooms call +353 (0)61 360788