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Irish Castle in Tipperary, IE - picturesque rural setting



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Killaghy Castle is a self-catering accommodation, sleeping up to 25 people

The castle has been owned by numerous families over the years. The present owners are Pat and Maria Collins who bought the property in 1995. The family have spent several years renovating the Castle to ensure that it offers tourists a totally relaxing and tranquil break. It was their priority to adopt a sensitive approach to the restoration project, ensuring that the Castle retained its historic feel while providing all modern conveniences. It has many period features, ornate cornices, high ceilings of 14 foot and large rooms with marble fire places. Guests comment they had the best night sleep ever in the large bedrooms. The family currently farm extensively on the estate.

Killaghy Castle is situated 300 yards from the village of Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary, and is ideally located for touring the South East of Ireland. The property has beautiful views and is perfect for a relaxing or active break. We accommodate a total of 23 people. We also accommodate smaller groups as the castle can be divided and both fully equipped. The castle is a perfect venue for family gatherings, reunions, celebrations, wedding parties, and golf outings. It is located centrally in Ireland making it a perfect base for taking day trips to the magnificent visitor attractions of Ireland.

Each bedroom is unique in decor with its old world charm and every modern conviences you could require. There are sleeping places for 24 people. The website prices quoted are for two guests. There is a minimum stay for two nights. The weekly and weekend rate depends on the number of people staying. Please e-mail us for a definate quote.

The castle is situated centrally in Ireland making it accessible to many airports and the magnificent and historic sights of Ireland.

Gardens: Killaghy castle is set in a mature 240 acre estate. Poets come to visit for the Kickham festival held annually in August. Poetry reading takes place at this time in the walled garden of the property, and is a real delight to experience for Killaghy castle residents.

A large terrace area equipped with seating is perfect for BBQs during the Summer months. Two tennis courts and childrens playground are located at the entrance to the castle, ideal for guests who like to exercise during their stay.

More Details
  • Sleeps 23
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We wanted to spend our 50th wedding anniversary with our family somewhere special. What came to mind was a castle in Ireland. We knew the grandchildren would love it. Could we find such a place. After some searching we found Killaghy Castle. Just the drive in to the private grounds up to the castle this place had already exceeded our expectations.The farm setting just added to the whole experience.The castle had everything we needed. The private patio grounds in the back was ideal

for a late afternoon glass of wine while the kids ran around. The location was ideal

for getting around and being so close to Kilkenny was a bonus. Make sure to visit the butcher shop in Mullinhone. Small, friendly and if he does not have what your looking for he will do his best to get it.

Marie, thank you for an unforgettable adventure. TomBindon
Jul 2016
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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


The castle was great for a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We had our family of 12 for a week stay at Killaghy castle. The castle had great rooms and the kitchen was will stocked and very well equipped.

The castle grounds were just beautiful and well kept. We had food catering service and they were wonderful.

After our days of sight seeing we walked to town and went to one of the local pubs for a couple of pints of Guinness.

Maria was great, the castle was clean and the accommodations were wonderful. Very memorable, once in a lifetime experience.

If we return to Ireland we would stay again.

Thanks again, Bill & Marilyn, Oregon, USA

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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For a Family of 15

  • 4 of 5

We brought our 12 natural born children, along with our son-in-law, from the US to Ireland for the first time. It was amazing!! We stayed in Killaghy Castle for the second half of our trip, and took in Kilkenny and a day trip to Dublin. The younger kiddos didn't ever care to leave, asking to visit the playground daily. It was such fun! The rooms more than accommodated our group and the kitchen was very well equipped. Aldi grocery store was less than a 15 minute drive, and we visited it almost daily.

The only draw backs were the small washer and no dryer available in the main house. We did actually have fun taking the wet laundry out back to the long lines to dry, but getting the clothes in ahead of a shower proved challenging. We ended up hanging clothes all over the castle to dry. Lol And, though the beds were super clean and lush, the showers were very small. We found the house itself a little dusty with dust balls falling to the floor as we opened and closed the luxurious long drapes over the wood framed windows that you'll want to keep open, at least in summer. Very romantic all in all! Maria was very attentive and extremely amiable. We enjoyed her hospitality. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Memorable Stay

  • 5 of 5

I am a grandfather who brought my children and grandchildren to Killaghy Castle for a 14 day family reunion. The website does not do the place justice. There is such history attached to this castle going back to the 15th and 16th century with original features still intact. I felt privileged to have chosen such a place to stay and be master of the house. I want to thank Maria and Pat for allowing our family to stay in their home for a memorable once in a lifetime unique holiday experience.


  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stress free weekend.

  • 5 of 5

We had a family gathering and spent a long weekend at Killaghy Castle. Pat and Marie were most welcoming and obliging during our stay. The open fire was lighting and the place was cosy and welcoming on arrival. It is secluded in it's location with a mile long avenue perfect for taking short strolls and was safe for our children playing without fear of passing cars. The playground at the entrance gate was well equipped and the children relished their visits there. (Even the exercise stations were used by some of our group!) we came away relaxed and refreshed. We will certainly be returning.

George, London

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly recommended for families and groups.

  • 5 of 5

The castle's central location was ideal for an amazing tour of Ireland. The accommodation and grounds were superb. There was so much space to move around so we never felt crowded. The extra large catering kitchen came equipped with everything we needed. We would love to go back to Killaghy in the future.

Jake, Virginia, USA.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was a fabulous place to stay. Pat and Marie were friendly and helpful. We really had a relaxing time which is easy to do when you are surrounded by such beauty.

Sally-Ann, Belfast.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin at 160 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : T J Macs Bar at 650 Metres Nearest Ferry : Rosslare, Co. Wexford at 113 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Callan Golf Club at 13 Kilometres Nearest Train : McDonagh Station, Co. Kilkenny at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M8 / M9 at 35 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Take Away at 600 Metres Nearest Beach : Tramore, Co. Waterford at 56 Kilometres Car: recommended

Killaghy Castle is situated in a serene location, 600 metres from the rural village of Mullinahone. There is a playground located at the entrance of the estate. The playground includes an all weather pitch, basketball court and tennis court. There is also excerise machines.

Leisure activities in the local area include:

- Golfing.

- Fishing.

- Walking.

- Horse riding.

- Tennis.

- Swimming.

- Cycling.

- Scenery.

There is a selection of pubs and shops in the nearby village of Mullinahone.

The beautiful historic city of Kilkenny is a twenty minute drive away.

The castle is within easy reach of airports and ferries.

The closest international airport is Dublin, and is a distance of 160 KM.

The location is perfect for touring the South East and South West of Ireland.

Golf: Callan Golf Club and Mount Juliet golf course which was designed by Jack Nickalus and is one of Ireland's premier golf courses.


Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rates vary depending on the size of the group. Please e-mail us for a definate quote as the quote given above is only an estimate. The above rate quoted is for two guests and there is a minimum stay of two nights. The weekly and weekend rate depends on the number of people staying. There is accommodation available for 2-23 people for self-catering parties. A 50% deposit is required on booking and the remaining balance due three months later.

Fees: There is no additional mandatory fees.

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Property Type

  • castle


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Onsite Services

  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef


  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 10000 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 7 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 6 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Wheelchair accessible (ground floor)


  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Four poster bed and one single bed ensuite.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Double bed and single bed ensuite.
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, One double bed and two single beds.
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed, Wheelchair accessible toilet and shower enclosure.
  • Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Double bed and single bed ensuite.
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, One double bed and two single beds ensuite.


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Private Chef and Daily Maid Services need to be requested on booking.

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