With five sumptuous bedrooms, two of which feature either a queen-size or twin beds depending on your accommodation needs, Fanningstown Castle is perfect for vacations, weekend breaks, family reunions or small intimate weddings. Each bedroom has been elegantly designed to make the most of the castle’s architectural features, period furniture and magnificent views of the beautiful West Limerick countryside. Perfect for a great night’s sleep.
An elegant combination of old and new, this generously equipped kitchen is a pleasure to cook, eat and relax in. The original terracotta flooring, old world dresser and a traditional Belfast sink are combined with all the modern conveniences you would expect in a 4-star property. And, no castle kitchen would be complete without a traditional Irish country kitchen table which comfortably seats ten people.
If walls could talk, Fanningstown Castle's majestic dining room would have plenty to say! Situated in the heart of the castle, this period-style dining room is befitting of any banquet. Its rich, warm colours provide a beautiful setting for family gatherings, celebrations and wedding breakfasts, all of which can be created by your own personal chef* should you so wish.
*extra charges apply and depend on individual guest requirements.
This bright and spacious sitting room has a striking period fireplace as its focal point and is the perfect spot for enjoying morning coffee, afternoon tea, pre-dinner drinks or simply relaxing in each other’s company. The room’s wide, formal feature windows with elegant wooden surrounds provide glorious natural lighting and beautiful views of the castle garden.
Fanningstown Castle’s library provides the perfect retreat for those looking to relax in elegant surroundings. Who can resist pouring an indulgent drink and curling up with a good book, playing a board game or gathering around the piano for a sing-song? Calming colours and comfortable seating make this room the cosiest in the castle.
The castle’s gardens provide a private outdoor retreat, ideal for alfresco lunches or relaxing in the summer sun. Gather on the patio, fire up the grill and have a quiet sunset drink under the heater. With Fanningstown Castle as their backdrop, the gardens are also an ideal photographic location for family occasions and small intimate weddings.
Fanningstown Castle is a gentle 40-minute drive from Shannon Airport. Its location provides for easy access to the Adare and the wider West Limerick region, Limerick City, The Wild Atlantic Way, The Burren and The Cliffs of Moher, Galway and the Connemara National Park, Killarney and the Ring of Kerry, not to mention Dublin, Cork and Waterford, all of which are possible as day-trips.
Why not take a photographic tour of Fanningstown Castle, viewing the kitchen, library, sitting room, dining room and each of the five luxurious bedrooms? There are also photographs of the castle’s gardens and floorplans to help you get a feel for the property’s layout.
Steeped in 12th century history, Fanningstown Castle has been sympathetically restored to combine the old with the new.
Right on the doorstep of Fanningstown Castle lies the village of Adare. Adare – or Áth Dara (The Ford of the Oak) got its name from the oak trees beside the River Maigue on whose banks Adare is built. It is Ireland's’ prettiest village with a history stretching back to the time of the Norman Conquest. The wider West Limerick area is also Ireland’s best kept secret, boasting history, culture and a host of interesting things to do for all ages.
West Limerick is one of Ireland’s best kept secrets. Steeped in medieval history, the area boasts some of the finest golfing Ireland has to offer, a host of historic buildings and museums, world-class outdoor pursuits, spectacular scenery and woodland walks. It is also within easy reach of the Wild Atlantic Way, Killarney and the Ring of Kerry, The Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Galway and the Connemara National park, and Dublin.
Fanningstown Castle is within a stone’s throw from some of the region’s finest award winning restaurants, all of which celebrate West Limerick’s high-quality local produce on their menus. From classic Irish cuisine to international fusion food, relaxed pub or café lunches to formal restaurant fine dining, there are a host of delicious options just minutes away. Bon appétit!