Lough Rynn Castle
The Hanly Castle Group; Ciaran Reidy, General Manager
Lough Rynn, Mohill,
Telephone: +353 (0)71 963-2700
County Leitrim remained for many years one of the most beautiful and undiscovered areas of Ireland. In recent times, as many people began to realise what they were missing in ter...
How to get there
How to get there:
Lough Rynn is just 8 km off the N4 Dublin – Sligo Road. 90 mins from Dublin. 55 mins from Knock Int Apt. 60 mins Sligo Apt.
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Number of rooms: 42
Double Room: From €195, Family From €225, Suites From €295
Single Room: From €175
Dinner: Yes - Restaurant
Open: All Year
Credit Cards: Yes
About The Hotel
County Leitrim remained for many years one of the most beautiful and undiscovered areas of Ireland. In recent times, as many people began to realise what they were missing in terms of quality of life in the big smoke, they have been discovering this beautiful county’s attributes. Many have moved there.
Lough Rynn Castle is one of those houses that has all the drama and intenseness of the great romantic novels, such as Daphne du Maurier’s ‘Manderlay’ or Charlotte Bronte’s ‘Thornfield Manor’ in the great romantic novel ‘Jane Eyre’. Unfortunately all the drama was in Lough Rynn all right but there were no romantic Byronic ‘Mr. Rochesters’ or ‘Maxim de Winters’ to tarry with through the magnificent walled gardens, but rather the Earls of Leitrim who lorded over 90,000 acres and their poor tenants. In fact, William Sydney Clements, 3rd Earl of Leitrim, was so despised that he was eventually assassinated and the title is now extinct.
Lough Rynn Castle is now a fabulous new hotel and estate with 5 Star facilites, a world class spa, and a Nick Faldo designed championship golf course to be completed this year, which will make Lough Rynn Castle and Estate a force to be reckoned with on the destination hospitality scene. Meticulous attention to detail has gone into the refurbishment of this great house, and no expense has been spared in creating a wonderful place to stay and relax. Note the number of tall chimney stacks on the house – these were a declaration of wealth in the old days – which is why there are so many at the Marquis of Bath’s famous Longleat House – almost as many as the ‘wifelets’ he declares he has had!!
Bedrooms in the main house are beautifully furnished retaining a sense of history yet with up to the minute facilites including air conditioning and broadband access. The former stables, pheasantry, and Estate Manager’s house have been converted to bedrooms and all offer top of the range facilites and comfort.
Once you have had a look around the beautiful estate which includes a square mile of lakewater with a marina, woodlands and gardens, and at the John McGahren library, take yourself into the Cocktail Bar for a drink. Take a look too at the beautiful custom made French silk wallcovering in the blue piano room – it is stunning. The room also has splendid views of the manicured lawns and water. Dinner is served in the atmospheric Sandstone Restaurant where you can be assured of excellent food – plenty of local game, fish from the lakes and sea, viands from the lush farms of Ireland and also from famous organic producers in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed pan fried duck breast with souffle potatoes, wild mushroom pillow and orange sauce, and wild French boar with gnocchi potatoes, red cabbage and brandy cream sauce.
Take a trip to Leitrim and Lough Rynn – it is enchanting. Just where we need to escape to these days.
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