About CastleHacket House

Welcome to CastleHacket House

CastleHacket House originally built by John Kirwan, Lord Mayor of Galway, in 1703.

It was partially destroyed in 1923 during the Civil war and rebuilt in 1929 by ‘The General” Sir Denis Bernard-Kirwan. The Kirwan family occupied the house for almost 300 years.

Denis and Joyce Mc Donagh moved back to Ireland in 2015 from Cairns Australia. Together with many wonderful volunteers from all over the world, they have lovingly preserved the House.

Come and enjoy CastleHacket House surrounded by nature, peace and tranquility. Feel the peace and well-being of a winter spent with the sound of the crackling fireplace, or relaxing on the terrace as the sunny days appear.

CastleHacket House opens its doors to accommodate your stay. Check availability and book your accomodation directly with us, it’s easy and secure.

We have a range of accommodation from double rooms to apartments and a dormitory room that sleeps up to 6 people. We can facilitate large groups and you can host your private event, incorporating all of our facilities.

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From CastelHacket House Guests

Catalina Gonzalez
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This place is absolutely perfect! Spotless clean, stunningly beautiful and surrounded by the best landscape you can imagine. The best part anyways is Joyce, our host, such an amazing person, full of stories and kindness. Will come back for sure! Cant wait!!
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Absolutely beautiful home. Stunning surroundings and such lovely welcoming hosts who couldn't do enough.
Aishling Mcdonagh
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An amazing stay in this beautiful house. The owner Dennis a pure gentleman.Will definitely be back.This house is a hidden gem.
Cori Chappell
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This was a most amazing place to stay in Ireland. The accommodations were lovely, generously sized and sparkling clean. The owners were amazing and made our stay so wonderful. It is so quiet and beautiful there. It is self catering, but fresh bread and eggs daily were provided.
Megan Kenna
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Lovely experience, friendly owner, we enjoyed reading by the fire. The apartment was spacious & the breakfast was exceptional!
Ross Davitt
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Great stay with Joyce and Denis at castlehackett house. Great bed and lovely Breakfast love the berry bliss porridge. Great looking through the library look forward to doing some yoga next time.