Hotels in Co Offaly, Ireland

Kinnitty Castle, Birr, Ireland

Kinnitty Castle, Birr, Ireland

The Castle has had a long and turbulent history. The first Castle at Kinnitty was destroyed in 1209 and was later rebuilt by the Norman's in 1213. Later, the Norman's were driven out by the powerful Gaelic clan, the O'Carrolls of Ely. During the Norman period, an Augustinian Abbey was established near the Castle, of which the famous High Cross and Abbey walls still remain on the estate.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, or Kings County' as it was renamed.

Kinnitty Castle is a unique blend of Old World elegance with an excellent standard of luxury and comfort. There are thirty seven individually styled en-suite bedrooms within Kinnitty Castle, each retaining the original dimensions in keeping with the period of the castle.

On the grounds of Kinnitty Castle estate is Moneyguyneen Country House which boasts 11 beautifully refurbished en-suite bedrooms, a reception room, a drawing room and a dining room

Kinnitty Castle,
Birr, Ireland
Kinnitty Castle, Birr, Ireland


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