With a history dating back to 1180, Kilkea Castle provides accommodations set on 180 acres of woodland, gardens and a golf course. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge. A concierge service, free parking and luggage storage are available for guests.

The estate features 140 bedrooms with several accommodations options. Each of the 11 Castle Bedrooms are uniquely designed and the Carriage Rooms are located within the courtyard of Kilkea Castle where guests can choose from interconnecting and wheelchair accessible rooms. All rooms feature HDTV, luxury bathroom amenities and free WiFi.

Guests can enjoy a whiskey in the castle bar, The Keep, before dining at Restaurant 1180 with a view overlooking the castle gardens. This fine-dining restaurant provides seasonal local produce and offers traditional Irish cuisine with a hint of International. Alternative dining options are located in the Clubhouse and include The Bistro, which offers a more informal dining experience, as well as Hermione’s Restaurant which features a simple yet sophisticated setting.

Kilkea Castle offers many outdoor activities such as an 18-hole Championship Golf Course, horse-riding, clay pigeon shooting, falconry, tennis, archery and fishing. The property also features a Spa with 5 treatment rooms including a large couples suite, a Relaxation Room, a Thermal Suite with a Hydrotherapy Pool and a Beauty Lounge for hair, make-up and nails.

Carlow is 9.3 mi from the accommodations, while Kildare is 17 mi away. The nearest airport is Dublin, 52 mi from Kilkea Castle, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Kilkea Castle has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Nov 21, 2017

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free Private Parking Available On Site


Tennis court

Golf course (within 2 miles)



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  • The staff speaks English
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What's nearby
  • Kilkea Castle
    0 miles
  • Athy Farmers' Market and Craft Fair
    5.2 miles
  • Athy Heritage Centre-Museum
    5.2 miles
  • Duckett's Grove
    6.1 miles
  • Carlow Golf Club
    6.2 miles
  • Oak Park Forest Park
    6.4 miles
  • Athy Par 3 Golf Course
    6.7 miles
  • Baltinglass Abbey
    7 miles
  • St. Dympna's Hospital
    7.1 miles
  • The Dome Family Entertainment Centre
    7.1 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Hermione's Restaurant
    0.2 miles
Top attractions
  • County Carlow Military Museum
    7.2 miles
Closest Airports
  • Dublin Airport
    42.8 miles
  • Waterford Airport
    50.5 miles
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3 Restaurants On Site

    Hermione's Restaurant Kilkea Castle Golf Club

    Bistro Kilkea Castle Golf Club

    Restaurant 1180

Resort Facilities at Kilkea Castle
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities Additional charge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Aerobics Additional charge
  • Archery Additional charge
  • Tennis equipment Additional charge
  • Horseback riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Fishing Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
  • Tennis court Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
  • Secure parking
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Non-smoking rooms
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Personal trainer
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Light therapy
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Hair treatments
  • Makeup services
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Spa Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
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House rules Kilkea Castle takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


8:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
€ 20 per child, per night
2 - 11 years
Extra bed by request
€ 20 per child, per night

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Kilkea Castle accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note the Castle building will be hosting an exclusive private event on 02 May and 03 May 2020 and there will be no access between 15:00 and 00:00.

Check-in for all guests is in the reception area in the Clubhouse.

All rooms at the property are accessible by elevator.

Guests can enjoy complimentary use of the tennis courts.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Please inform Kilkea Castle of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Kilkea Castle

  • Kilkea Castle has 3 restaurants:

    • Restaurant 1180
    • Bistro Kilkea Castle Golf Club
    • Hermione's Restaurant Kilkea Castle Golf Club

  • The prices at Kilkea Castle may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Kilkea Castle can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte

  • Kilkea Castle offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Tennis court
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Archery
    • Personal trainer
    • Aerobics
    • Horseback riding
    • Tennis equipment
    • Beauty services
    • Facial treatments
    • Waxing services
    • Makeup services
    • Hair treatments
    • Manicure
    • Pedicure
    • Body treatments
    • Body scrub
    • Body wrap
    • Light therapy
    • Spa facilities
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Spa/Wellness packages

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Kilkea Castle by:

    • Car 1h 10min

  • Room options at Kilkea Castle include:

    • Suite
    • Double

  • Kilkea Castle is 2,950 feet from the center of Kilkea.

  • Check-in at Kilkea Castle is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.