Kilkea Castle

Kilkea Castle is the oldest, continually inhabited castle property in Ireland. From it’s founding by Sir Walter de Riddlesford in the 12th century through today, Kilkea Castle Hotel & Golf Resort enchants and delights all those who have the pleasure of visiting. Kilkea is set amidst 100 acres of woodland, manicured gardens and an 18 hole golf course, with views over the Killeshin hills and Kildare countryside. The golf course consists of 200 acres of landscaped parkland, two man-made lakes and the River Griese, which flows majestically through the course and acts as a natural hazard. The castle boasts 35 guest rooms, including suites. Each room is unique, a step back in time but with all the luxuries of the modern world included. Gerald FitzGerald, 11th Earl of Kildare, is said to have practised magic in Kilkea Castle, and earned the nickname 'The Wizard Earl'. The Earl died in 1585 and supposedly returns to haunt the castle every seventh year, mounted on a silver-shod white charger.

Rooms & Amenities

In our modern world privacy is a priceless commodity. At Kilkea Castle privacy, discretion and style are guaranteed.
Guests have access to on-site leisure facilities including swimming pool, saunas, jacuzzi, steam room and fully equipped gymnasium.


Restaurant 1180
For something a little more unique Kilkea Castle offers guests a fine dining experience in our private dining room located in the amazing 12th Century Castle. This exquisite Restaurant overlooks the rose garden and the signature 18th hole.

The Keep
Kilkea Castle's Bar, The Keep, located in the ground floor of the Castle, is the perfect spot to enjoy a pint of Guinness. Tea, coffee, pastries and drinks served daily.

The Bistro
The Bistro offers an informal dining experience and is ideal for the returning golfer or guest who simply loves choice and plenty of it. A selection of hearty breakfasts, lite bites and wholesome main courses will make your mouth water. The Bistro offers all-day dining and is the perfect place to relax with friends and family.

Hermione's Restaurant at the Clubhouse
Share your special moments in Hermione's, a simple and sophisticated setting which demands your attention. Renowned for its Sunday Lunch Menu, Hermione's Restaurant is ideal for celebrating special occasions or simply celebrating life.

Picnic Basket Lunch
Guests can enjoy a picnic on the beautiful 180-acre estate or by the River Griese taking in the Irish countryside whilst enjoying one of the castle's tasty picnic hampers.