Original Irish Hotels Gorgeous Stays



Original Irish Hotels Group is a collection of over 50 unique and independent castles, manor houses and boutique hotels dotted around the country. From charming countryside retreats to luxurious castle escapes, they have something for everyone – families, couples, girls weekend or spa retreat. I’ve some lovely Irish stays with Original Irish Hotels stretching from the top of the country in Donegal all the way down to Kerry with great deal packages too. Get a gift voucher here gift voucher with OIH

Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa, Co. Roscommon

We are starting in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands at Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa, one of Ireland’s most luxurious castle hotels, for an unforgettable retreat filled with luxury, culinary delights, and discovery. You will be made feel like a prince or princess in this 4 star castle hotel that mixes the elegancy, sophistication and tradition of the past with the luxury and comfort of the modern era. As part of your stay spend one night at the Award-Winning Douglas Hyde Restaurant. Delight in a sumptuous 5 Course Table D’Hote Menu crafted by their esteemed Gold Medal Award Winning Chef, Daniel Willimont.

Save some time for pampering yourself in the award-winning Spa’s Thermal Suites, ensuring a truly rejuvenating experience.

But that’s not all! While enjoying you stay Kilronan offer free visits into Connacht’s rich distilling heritage with a fascinating tour of the Shed Distillery, the region’s first working distillery in over a century. Explore the Curious Mind of PJ Rigney, the mastermind behind Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin and Whiskey. Savour the distinct flavours of Drumshanbo Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey during a tasting session. Then, unwind with a refreshing Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin and Tonic at the cozy Honey Badger Bar before returning to Kilronan Castle. Complimentary transport is provided from the hotel.

Offer includes:

2 night luxury accommodation

5 Course Table D’Hote Menu on one evening in the award-winning Douglas Hyde Restaurant

Tour of the Shed Distillery, including complimentary transport there and back

Complimentary use of the castle’s award-winning thermal suites

€300 per person sharing

Available midweek only (Sunday – Thursday) until September


Manor House Country Hotel, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

I visited The gorgeous Manor House Country Hotel a couple of years ago when cruising Lough Erne. The hotel has docking facilities for people who have taken a cruiser. This is an 18th Century lakeside escape where old world charm and modern luxury meet. Located in the heart of the Fermanagh Lakelands, near the bustling Island town of Enniskillen, this award-winning 79-bedroom property boasts stunning views, impressive architecture and opulent interiors. The fine dining AA Rosette restaurant was awarded Ulster Hotel Restaurant of the year 2023 at the Irish Hotel Awards and the luxurious spa was awarded Boutique Spa of the Year 2023 at the Northern Ireland Beauty Excellence Awards.

The Manor House Country Hotel, is offering a luxurious night away that includes a four course dinner on board the Lady of the Lake, the hotel’s 56-person luxury cruiser and take in the stunning views of Lough Erne. On board, you’ll find a fully licensed bar, upper viewing deck, and a romantic downstairs restaurant. You can enjoy the spa facilities too while staying there.

Offer includes:

1 night luxury stay

Four Course Dinner on board the Lady of the Lake

Breakfast the following morning

Complimentary access to Manor Leisure, complete with swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and outdoor hot tub

From £120 per person sharing

Arnolds Hotel, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal

Arnolds hotel is Nestled in the pretty seaside Donegal village of Dunfanaghy on the Wild Atlantic Way, the 100 year old fourth generation family-run Arnolds Hotel is renowned for excellence in food and hospitality and quality of service. With spectacular views of Sheephaven Bay and the golden sands of Killahoey Beach just a short stroll away, Arnolds Hotel is the perfect spot to relax and unwind.

There is so much to do and see right on your doorstep. From golf, cycling, kayaking and surfing to hiking, yoga and a variety of water sports. Must-see attractions in the area include the Horn Head Scenic Drive, Ards Friary & Forest Park, Fanad Lighthouse and the spectacular Glenveagh Castle & National Park. Treat yourself to dinner in Arnolds Restaurant, overlooking Sheephaven Bay, with €50 dining credit towards your meal.

They have a special 2 night midweek escape to Dunfanaghy and discover this stunning part of the Wild Atlantic Way

Offer includes:

2 night stay

€50 dining credit

Breakfast each morning

€185 per person sharing

Available midweek, May & June

Lough Rynn Castle Estate & Gardens, Co. Leitrim

Lough Rynn Castle is one of Ireland’s most luxurious castle hotels surrounded by over 300 acres of lush green pastures and ancient forests in the heart of county Leitrim. Take a step back in time as you approach impressive entrances at Lough Rynn Castle which offers acres of breathtaking scenery. The walled gardens are especially stunning to walk around and enjoy historical stories – the remains of Mac Raghnaill family castle who owned this land from the 1200 to 1600s.  The family paid an important role in resisting the English conquest. It is home to lots of nature and wildlife.

As part of the Original Irish Hotels special offers, Lough Rynn Castle invites you to enjoy their exclusive “Stay, Wine, and Dine” package, where every moment is a testament to the finer things in life.

Begin your evening with a complimentary glass of wine, setting the stage for an unforgettable fine dining experience in the award-winning Sandstone Restaurant. After dinner, retreat to one of our elegant bedrooms where, old-world charm seamlessly blends with modern comforts to provide you with the ultimate in luxury accommodation. The next morning after waking up fully recharged enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast to start your day on the perfect note. Special offers Sunday to Thursday until end of June

Offer includes:

1 night luxury accommodation

Complimentary glass of wine

Fine dining experience in the Sandhouse Restaurant

Freshly prepared breakfast the following morning

€129.50 per person sharing

Available Sunday to Thursday until end of June

Killeavy Castle Estate, Newry, Co. Armagh

A recent addition to the Original Irish Hotels collection, Killeavy Castle Estate is a luxury retreat nestled in the heart of County Armagh set amidst 365 acres of breathtaking countryside on the slopes of majestic Slieve Gullion. The estate offers guests a fully immersive experience of woodlands and a working farm which provides produce for the 2 AA rosette award-winning Restaurant, Bistro Bar and Farm Store. This is the best of farm to fork dining you can experience in the region. There’s even a lovely café to buy treats for presents to bring home.

Killeavy Castle Estate, crowned AA Hotel of the Year Northern Ireland 2023, encompasses a boutique hotel, castle accommodations, self-catering dog-friendly residences, and an award-winning restaurant, all set within the enchanting Ring of Gullion.

Special Offer:

Relax and Revitalise with a 2 night stay at the luxurious Killeavy Castle Estate, including a three course evening meal in the Bistro Bar on one evening. Relax in the spa, a hidden haven of tranquillity, luxury and relaxation within the majestic grounds with 90 minutes of bliss in the thermal spa facilities each day and enjoy a Traditional Irish Breakfast each morning.

Offer includes:

2 nightluxury accommodation

Traditional Irish Breakfast each morning

90 minutes of bliss in the thermal spa facilities each day

Three course evening meal in the Bistro Bar on one evening

From £235 per person sharing.

Available May – August 2024.


Killeen House Hotel & Rozzers Restaurant, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Killeen House Hotel is a charming hotel located close to Killarney, one of Ireland’s most vibrant towns, and is the ideal base to discover all Kerry has to offer.  The building itself is an old rectory. You can walk down into Fossa and you are at Killarney National Park where you can see the wild sika and red deer. Killeen House is newly refurbished for 2024, but their friendly and professional service remain. I popped down to check out the recent refurbishment to the relaxation rooms and bar which is decorated with unique golf balls that guests have left behind.

I just had to stay and check out the award-winning Rozzer’s Restaurant where French chef Cyrille Durand cooked up some divine monkfish which was just stunning and the menu for five course dinner will leave your mouth watering. The rooms are all individually decorated too so you really feel as if you are enjoying a unqiue stay.

Offer includes:

Luxury 2nights’ accommodation

Full Irish Breakfast each morning with complimentary glass of prosecco

Welcome drink on arrival

A five course dinner in Rozzer’s on an evening of your choice

From €199.50 per person sharing

Available midweek from May 15th – June 30th

Subject to availability.

 Original Irish Hotels Gift Vouchers are also available if you can’t choose between the offers mentioned. They can be used in any of the 50 hotels in the collection as well as on any special offers. And all offers are subject to availability