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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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Best Staycation In Ireland For Family


Though many holiday and travel plans for 2020 have been interrupted, staycations in Ireland are on the horizon. Ballynahinch Castle Hotel in the heart of Connemara in County Galway offers an ideal staycation destination, as one of the leading luxury hotels in Ireland. 

Our location in Connemara offers an amazing opportunity to relax and enjoy the wonders that are available when you travel in Ireland. There are many activities available nearby, such as visiting Kylemore Abbey or Connemara National Park that make Ballynahinch Castle Hotel one of the best places to visit in Ireland.

As we re-open we are taking every precaution and following HSE guidelines to ensure your safety, and that of our staff. Ballynahinch Castle Hotel will offer contactless check in and check out as well the highest standards of hygiene and cleaning procedures as precautionary measures as a Fáilte Ireland approved hotel. We ask that you comply with the regulations put in place by the HSE to ensure the safety of all guests and staff at the hotel. Guests travelling from areas not on Ireland’s coronavirus green list will have to self-isolate for 14 days prior to your visit.

seasonal staycation packages

We will have seasonal staycation packages, as well as staycation ideas available for the area including walking, hikes, horse riding, beaches and explore the stunning wilds of Connemara, keep an eye on our Special Offers page.

From October staying with us at Ballynahinch Castle Hotel will grant eligibility for the staycation voucher offered by the Irish government, meaning we offer one of the best staycations in Ireland. The staycation subsidy offers adults twenty percent staycation tax back on accommodation, food, and non-alcoholic drink purchases up to the value of €625. 

We are also part of Original Irish Hotels and are currently taking part in their “Stay with us, Then stay again” offer, where on check out from Ballynahinch Castle Hotel guests receive €50 euro gift voucher on check out to use against their next stay at a participating Original Irish Hotel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Connemara is one of the safest in Ireland and continues to be as businesses and residents is the area make every effort to keep Covid-19 controlled. This ensures we can accommodate guests safely.
Ballynahinch Castle Hotel has taken every precaution to ensure the safety of our guests and staff. We work very hard to follow all guidelines put in place by the HSE.
Connemara offers some amazing activities and amenities, including those offered by leading luxury hotel Ballynahinch Castle Hotel. We offer fishing, clay pigeon shooting & guided walks in our 700 acre estate as well as meticulous hygiene and sanitisation.
Connemara offers one of the best Irish staycations of the moment offering local amenities such as Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park & the Killary Fjord.
Staycations are the new thing in Coronavirus times, and the best places to visit are the ones with rigorous sanitisation routines. Ballynahinch Castle Hotel ensures every safety precaution is being implemented so you can enjoy a worry-free staycation to the Connemara countryside in Ireland.
Staycations can become expensive, but in Ireland there will be a staycation tax refund for all staycations taken between October 2020 and April 2021, making your staycation more cost effective.
Ballynahinch Castle Hotel in Connemara offers a unique chance to enjoy a three-day getaway in Ireland.
Ireland is a versatile travel destination, and has so much to offer, including ocean activities and seaside stays, as well as mountain views, and fields so fondly sung of in our folk songs. Ireland offers city breaks, big and small, and Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is the ideal base to enjoy the best that Ireland has to offer.
The Irish government is offering a subsidy of 20% back on up to €625 to staycationers between October 2020 and April 2021.
To avail of the staycation voucher, you must upload a copy of your receipts to an app and spend at least €25 to reclaim up to €125 per person in income tax credit.