Deburgo Castle in Ireland's county of Mayo is a uniquely romantic holiday, wedding, party and conference destination that provides luxury accommodation, tranquility and privacy in a restored castle with every modern convenience.
Deburgo Castle is situated in the ancient barony of Kilmaine and is surrounded by 16 acres of rich walled pasture land. It is well serviced with airports, and the nearest town of Balinrobe is only 8 km away and offers a good selection of pubs and eateries. The picturesque village of Cong (famous for the John Ford film ”The Quiet Man”) and Ashford castle are also close by.
The area abounds with natural beauty with the mountains and lakes of Connemara less than an hour away, as well as where Lough Mask meets Lough Corrib near Cong (both havens for anglers and history buffs!). The castle makes an idea base for touring the wild and wonderful west of Ireland.
The castle is surrounded by 16 acres of rich, walled pasture land. At the rear of the castle there is a large patio and seating area. The front of the castle has a large meadow garden with a long driveway and allows guests total privacy!
The ground floor bedroom is a large stone flagged beamed room with deep wall recesses. There is a large ornately-carved antique bed which can also be converted into two singles. Two of the recesses can also be used as additional beds which makes this an ideal family room. The dedicated shower-room is situated next door.
On the first floor there are two en-suite rooms: one principal vaulted double room with a delightfully romantic king size rococo bed and a small double/twin room with a double gothic iron bed.
Great Hall: Once the heart of medieval life; the hall has a huge stone fireplace with a vaulted ceiling rising to over 20 feet. There is a beautiful 17th century oak table with ample room for a banquet. The fully equipped kitchen is conveniently situated next door. The hall can accomodate up to 25 seated. (please contact us for details)
Gallery: An intricately designed minstrel's gallery spans one end of the hall just waiting for the musicians to arrive, or failing that there is a valve amp CD system which takes full advantage of the incredible acoustics!
Guest Toilet: On the same level as the hall.
Kitchen: Fully fitted kitchen with serving hatch to the hall equipped with range cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher etc.
Past the old garderobe there is another small double/twin room with a delightful en-suite shower room.
Follow the stairs to the top of the castle and enter the Lord and Lady's apartment (sitting room). This is a large room gracefully furnished with antiques and hung with tapestries. The trussed roof was modelled on Dunsoghly castle and is a masterpiece of craftsmanship, with every rafter and beam hand-crafted and traditionally treated.
Hidden behind the bookcase is a ladder which leads to a secret chamber where valuables or prisoners would have been held. The views from the battlements are awe inspiring! On a clear day one can see for up to 40 miles across the stone walled fields to the Partry and Maamturk Mountains.
Adjacent to the sitting room is a beamed double room with a large four poster bed lavishly hung with silk embroidered drapes. Set in the window is a free standing bath which offers spectacular views of the stone walled fields and the mountains. The en-suite shower room has a double hand crafted sink unit.
The Castle is situated close to the village of Kilmaine - the village is on the N84 between Ballinrobe and Shrule, in County Mayo. The city of Galway is less than 20km away, with Westport and Castlebar being both less than an hours drive.
The castle is situated 60 km from Knock Airport and 123 km from Shannon Airport. Local activities include fishing, golf, boat cruises on the lakes and horse riding. Local attractions include the picturesque village of Cong and Ashford Castle.
Follow Owners Abroad on Twitter
A tranquil villa in Iznate, Nerja. Offering stunning sea views, a private pool and shaded areas you can enjoy a holiday in a peaceful location, where the Spanish live and tend their grapes, olives and almonds.