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Midweek 2 Night Break

Midweek 2 Night Break

Two nights bed and breakfast with dinner on one evening.

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Weekend 2 Night Break

Weekend 2 Night Break

Two nights bed and breakfast with dinner on one night in the Owenmore Restaurant.

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Stretch Your Stay To 3 Nights

Stretch Your Stay To 3 Nights

Enjoy three nights bed and breakfast and dinner on two evenings.

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Ballynahinch Castle Hotel activties Things to do on your stay at Ballynahinch Castle
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Estate Activities

There are some who visit Ballynahinch Castle Hotel and Estate and never leave the grounds such is the choice of activities available. Hiking our trails, taking a fly-fishing tutorial, playing tennis, biking, or simply sitting in the tranquility of the grounds listening to the song of the river as it makes its interminable journey to the sea; there are so many ways to engage with Connemara.

One of the great attractions of Ballynahinch Castle is that all these activities are easily accessible without difficulty and delivered by professional and enthusiastic guides. Every morning our fishery manager Simon, and our walking guide Noel are available in the pub at 9.30am for a coffee and a chat. Weather you have already booked and activity, want to do so or are simply seeking advice; they will ensure that your day gets off to a great start at one of the best luxury hotels Galway has to offer.

Walking & Hiking

With 450 acres of woodland, river & lakeside walks, and situated in the heart of Connemara, Ballynahinch Castle is the perfect location for leisurely estate walks and extended hikes. With 10km of looped walks, guests can take a map from reception and explore the estate at their own pace or book a guide to explore the mountains and shores of Connemara on a full day hike.

Fishing

The Owenmore river is the heartbeat of Ballynahinch. Passing through the estate on its route to the sea it offers some of the finest fly-fishing water in the West. Our qualified guides can give tuition to the novice, guide the experienced or give advice to the seasoned angler. With private waters extending over 4 miles & quality equipment available there are packages to suit all.

Sea & Islands Experience

Take a guided boat trip on Roundstone Bay departing the pier in Roundstone. Visit the deserted & picturesque island of Inishlacken with your guide John Sullivan, an experienced skipper & lobster fisherman. Visit the sea colony, spot numerous sea birds and fish for mackerel and check the lobster pots.

Cycling

Get closer to the magical landscape that is Connemara by taking a bike ride from Ballynahinch. With quality bikes and maps available to guide you on looped cycle routes visit the fishing villages, stop off for tea, and meet the people that make this unique part of Ireland so special. Pack a lunch or stop at a local pub. Your choice, your pace, your holiday.

Woodcock Shooting

Ballynahinch Estate provides the perfect backdrop for woodcock shooting in the West of Ireland. Comprising of 26,000 acres of unspoiled Connemara landscape, the Estate offers both gentle and challenging terrain from mid November - January. The shooting is sold as a full-board residential package inclusive of accommodation, meals, shooting, guides and dogs.