museums-attractions KINNITTY CASTLE

For the perfect Castle Wedding Venue in Ireland, look no further than Kinnitty Castle. As well as a dedicated team, Kinnitty Castle offer the award winning Moposa Wedding Service. For more, see the Hotels Wedding Package or contact a member of the team at www.kinnittycastlehotel.com where they’ll be delighted to discuss your big day further.

The history of Kinnitty Castle runs deep. During the Norman period, an Augustinian Abbey was established near the castle of, which the famous High Cross and Abbey Wall still remain on the estate. In 1630 William O’Carroll built a new Castle in close Proximity to the old Abbey. This was confiscated in 1641 by the English forces as part of the plantation of Offaly, Kings County; as it was renamed.

In 1664, the crown granted an estate, which included the Castle to Colonel Thomas Winter as reward for military service. Colonel Winter’s descendants sold the estate to the Bernard family in 1764.

In 1811, Lady Catherine Hutchinson, wife of Thomas Bernard , commissioned the famous Pain Brothers, architects of Dromedary Castle and Adare Manor, to extend the Castle to what it is today, a gem of neo-gothic architecture. In 1922, as with many stately homes in Ireland, republican forces burned the castle.

It offers a 60 seater restaurant decorated in Georgian style, a library bar which houses a unique collection of antique books and journals, and an exquisite Louis XV style Drawing Room.

If you are attending a wedding in Kinnitty Castle and looking for accommodation, Giltraps Townhouse B&B and Glamping accommodation is located 1 km away,