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Castletown House Castletown House

Castletown House

Donaghmore
Rathdowney
County Laois
Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)505 46415
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Castletown House Guest House is a beautifully restored early 18th century family home situated on a working farm, within easy walking distance of the picturesque village of Donaghmore – setting for the film 'All Things Bright And Beautiful' which included such stars as Gabriel Byrne, Tom Wilkinson, Gabrielle Reidy , Ciaran Fitzgerald and Kevin McNally. Donaghmore also boasts a Famine Workhouse and Agricultural Museum taking one back into a bleak and hungry era. 

Castletown House is Bord Failte Approved and has won no less than three Major Agri-tourism Awards and is also recommended by Brittany ferries, Dillard & Causin, Frommers and Bed and Breakfast Treasures. It is a family run business and is set on a beef, suckler cow farm.

Our Self-catering unit Castle View is also Bord Failte Approved. 

Castletown House offers a peaceful haven in the countryside, all rooms are ensuite with colour T.V. and hairdryers.

The house was built in 1714 and has been completely modernised without losing its original character. It is tastefully furnished in keeping with this era. There is ample car parking space, and a garden for visitors use.

We provide advice to people on day trips and tours and can help out with an itinerary for the day and provide a packed lunch if necessary. We have a wide range of activities locally which include:

  • Five 18-Hole Golf Courses at Rathdowney, Abbeyleix, Mountrath, Roscrea and The Heath.
  • Fishing on rivers Erkina and Nore.
  • Music and dancing locally.
  • Cinemas within easy distance.
  • Enjoy walking in the Slieve Bloom Mountains, or marked woodland walks in the Cullohill Mountains and Durrow Leafy Loop.

Pony trekking and equestrian pursuits are also catered for nearby.

Discover some of our world renowned Gardens in Laois, Emo Court Gardens, Luyten Gardens Ballinakill, Gash Gardens Castletown, and the Abbey Sensory Gardens in Abbeyleix.