Covid 19 Update

In the interest of protecting the safety and health of our staff, their families, our guests, suppliers and our close-knit Connemara community we have taken the difficult decision to close until further notice. 

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Set in a private 700 acre estate of woodland, rivers and walks in the heart of Connemara Co. Galway

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Things to Do in Connemara at Ballynahinch.

There are some who visit Ballynahinch Castle Hotel and Estate and never leave the grounds, such is the choice of unique activities available in the heart of beautiful Connemara. Hiking our popular trails, taking a fly-fishing tutorial, 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 things to do and ways to engage with Connemara.

One of the great attractions of Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is that all these activities are easily accessible without difficulty and delivered by professional and enthusiastic guides. Every morning one of our experienced fishing guides, and our walking guide Noel are available in Fisherman's Pub at 9.30am for a coffee and a chat. Whether you have already booked an activity, want to do so or are simply seeking advice; they will ensure that your day gets off to a great start.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here at Ballynahinch Castle, we offer you the opportunity to walk, hike, or cycle through the natural Connemara landscape. You can also try your hand at fishing, or shooting, so you can truly grasp how it was to live in rural Ireland.

Ballynahinch Castle offers locations on our grounds, or very near to try fly fishing, with options for all experience levels. The nearby lakes and rivers have been fished for years and are very well equipped to give you a hitch free fishing experience. 

Ballynahinch Castle offers so many incredible ways to spend your days, though our favourites are hiking through nature, fly fishing, clay shooting, and simply relaxing on our extensive grounds listening to the sound of the river’s journey.

The west of Ireland has so many different trails to showcase its beauty. Whether it’s a forest trail, a lakeside walk, or a mountain hike, talk to our on-site walking guide to discover the trail that’s right for you.

Ballynahinch Castle is located in the heart of Connemara, and all of our activites during your break is but a stones throw from our grounds.