General Questions

How do I get to Giltraps & Kinnitty using public transport?

The best option for travelling to Kinnitty is with private transport. For those opting for public transport, the nearest train station is Tullamore (27km) and from Tullamore take a taxi. Birr town (13km) is served with a public bus service by Bus Éireann and Kearns Transport and upon arrival it is best to take a local taxi. 

What is in kinnitty village?

Kinnitty is a small rural village with two small shops, a post office, Garda station, two pubs, clothes shop, playground, two churches (Catholic & Church of Ireland) and a pyramid!

where do i go when i arrive in kinnity

Giltraps Pub is located in the centre of the village adjacent to the village green. Giltraps Glamping is located across the road from the pub, beside the Garda station. You are welcome to call to either but the premises beside the Garda Station is where you will check in, receive your key and be shown to your accommodation.

is there a local bus or taxi service in kinnitty village?

There are currently two Taxi Service companies based in Kinnitty. Flaherty Bus and Taxi Service (0861001063) and DK Cabs (0876902174). There is also a local Town Link Bus service from Monday to Saturday with connections to local towns, Tullamore and Mountmellick.

where is kinnitty?

Kinnitty is located in the county of Offaly in the midlands region of Ireland. The village is best connected by road network with both the M7 and M4 motorways within short driving distance. All of Irelands major ports and cities are within a two hour driving distance.

is giltraps open all year round?

Giltraps is open all year except for Christmas Day. All of our accommodation options are subject to availability and for the best available rates please contact us directly.

where is giltraps in relation to kinnitty castle hotel?

Giltraps is located in the centre of Kinnitty Village. Kinnitty Castle Hotel is located less than 2km outside the village, a three minute drive or a twenty minute walk.

do giltraps provide bike hire?

Yes, we have a selection of hybrid LaPierre Mountain Bikes which are suitable for most terrains. For more experienced mountain bikers and road cyclists, we recommend bringing your own bike which can be securely stored, or hiring a bike from one of the several local providers with more specialised biking options.

accomodation Questions

Is Giltraps suitable for Groups?

We regularly accommodate groups whether it be hen parties, family gatherings or corporate groups, and tailored packages are available upon request. We want everyone to have a good time when they visit Kinnitty, and out of respect for all our guests we maintain a ‘quiet policy’ in the glamping sleeping area after midnight. It is best to get in touch directly to discuss the individual requirements for your group to ensure the ultimate enjoyment!

does giltraps have a noise policy?

We ask that you adhere to our ‘quiet times’ from 12:00am (midnight) to 9:00am with respect to your fellow guests and to our neighbours. It is best to get in touch directly to discuss the individual requirements for your group to ensure the ultimate enjoyment!

what is the cancellation policy for giltraps?

Cancellation policies are specific to each reservation and are outlined in the confirmation email received upon making a reservation. ALL reservations must be cancelled in writing, cancellation requests will not be accepted over the telephone.

do giltraps permit barbecues on site?

Guests are welcome to bring their own barbecue sets. Disposable barbecues are available from Reception for an additional charge. We ask guests to keep all barbecue a safe distance from all flammable objects.

Are the Log Cabins & Mongolian Yurt en-suite?

The glamping units are NOT en-suite. The toilet and shower block is located in the Townhouse which is a twenty second walk from the glamping units.

do giltraps serve breakfast?

Our signature Breakfast Hamper should be experienced by all glampers! Consisting of a bacon/egg/sausage white floury bap, freshly baked pastries and tea/coffee delivered to guests door each morning for an additional charge, the perfect kick-start to the day! Breakfast options are also available at the Townhouse Dining Room located on the ground floor. All guests must advise a member of the team with the breakfast order and dietary requirements before 11:00pm on the evening prior.

do giltraps provide cots?

Yes. We have a travel cot which guests are welcome to use. Requests for the travel cot must be made in advance to ensure we have it in your room prior to your arrival. Additionally, a high seat is available in the Townhouse Dining Room.

do giltraps allow pets?

We operate a ‘No Pets’ policy. We do not accept pets on our glamping site and are unable to make exceptions to this policy. We ask guests not to arrive with pets as access will not be permitted.

Can entertainment and decorations be arranged for Groups?

We can happily provide different entertainment options such as live music to groups depending on their requests. There is live music at GIltraps Pub every weekend. Groups are welcome to put up decorations for their event, but this must be arranged in advance during the event planning stage.

is there food available in kinnitty?

Giltraps is the only option for food in Kinnitty village. Stone Baked Pizzas are served daily and Barbecue menus are available for groups but must be reserved in advance. Kinnitty Castle Hotel provide Bar and Restaurant Menu options and Birr (13km) is the nearest town, which has two supermarkets (Super Valu & Tesco) and a range of food outlets with take-aways and restaurants.

do giltraps have a campfire on site?

Unfortunately, due to health and safety, we are not permitted to have open campfire onsite

do giltraps provide bed linen and towels?

Yes. All beds are dressed with fresh clean linen with duvet, pillow, cushion and throw. Towels are also provided with soap and shampoo/shower gel in each bathroom unit in the Townhouse.

What facilities are available in each Log Cabin & Mongolian Yurt?

WiFi.Fully Dressed Bed. Towel. Soap. Shampoo / Shower Gel. Curtains & Blinds. Heater. Mirror. Bed-side Table. Deck Chairs.

What facilities are available in the public areas?

WiFi. Iron & Ironing Board. Hairdryer. Make-up Counter with Lighting. Vending Machine serving soft drinks, chocolate & crips. Notice Board. Local Attractions Guide. Kitchenette. Kettle. Toaster. Microwave. Under-counter Fridge.

do giltraps provide tent pitches?

Yes. We cater for campers with tent pitch spaces, providing towels and access to the bathroom units located in the Townhouse. Please contact us directly for rates.
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    Mary Cahill
    12/08/2019 - Google

    Lovely place for a brake way enjoyed my stay

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    Roseanne Fenlon
    12/08/2019 - Google

    I stayed here for my 40th on the 30th Dec 2019 with a couple of friends. We had a wonderful time. So friendly, homely people. Great escape from from everyday... read more

    Shasha7997
    5 star rating
    12/03/2019 - TripAdvisor

    Super These cabins are fab so warm and clean spent the night for my friends 40th with 7 others .we had a blast .had great crack in the pub that night... read more

  • Martin W
    5 star rating
    11/05/2019 - TripAdvisor

    4 night stay for a wedding at the castle So glad we chose to stay at Giltraps with nice amenities in the village and lovely hosts. Our favourite routine was to walk over to Peavoys across the street... read more

    Gillian M
    5 star rating
    10/30/2019 - TripAdvisor

    Brilliant Experience Had an absolutely fabulous time on a girls’ weekend away recently. Eleanor is an asset and all the staff were so friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was amazing. The... read more

    587mauricew
    4 star rating
    10/25/2019 - TripAdvisor

    Cosy Stayed
    in the house with ensuite rooms, nice and cosy,
    very friendly staff and great breakfast, need taxi to get to the castle. Giltraps Pub was quaint old world feel, food...
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    FergAnt Brophy
    10/24/2019 - Google

    Customers very welcoming staff very friendly

    LisaDoyle
    5 star rating
    10/17/2019 - TripAdvisor

    Fabulous hen destination! I’m just back from my Hen Party at Giltraps Glamping centre and wow did I enjoy it!

    Thanks to Eleanor and her team for making us all feel welcome and at...
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    doylemary2
    5 star rating
    10/15/2019 - TripAdvisor

    Hentastic! Great venue for a hens party. Log cabins are lovely, warm and clean. Mongolian yurt is a dream to sleep in. The best of both worlds really,... read more

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