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Barberstown Castle

Welcome to Barberstown Castle Hotel


Known as the hidden gem in the village of Straffan, Co. Kildare

Barberstown Castle is a Four-Star Country House & Historic 13th Century Castle, we are located with easy access close to Dublin and leinster region and centrally located between four major motorway links in the heart of Ireland's Ancient East.

We are a proud member of Ireland’s Blue Book and The Historic Hotels of Europe. 

This property is one of the first great Irish country houses to display its splendour to the outside world when it opened as a small guesthouse in 1971. It has maintained the elegance of design over eight Centuries by sympathetically blending its Victorian and Elizabethan extensions with the original Medieval Castle Keep of 1288.

It was a former home of the acclaimed Musician Mr. Eric Clapton from 1979 - 1987 where famous rockstars came to stay and played music into the early hours in our Green Room & Castle Keep. The Castle is now privately owned & managed and has been carefully upgraded from a 10 bedroom property to a 55 Bedroom Failte Ireland Approved Hotel.

We thrive on Special Occasions and our guarantee of a personal service teamed with our offering of crackling open log fires, spacious bedrooms, award winning dining and a warm Irish welcome. Take a look at everything we have to offer at Barberstown Castle, from Leisure Breaks, Exclusive Weddings or Gala Dinners hosted in our stunning 16th Century Banquet Hall. Conference events, Corporate groups or Private Dining & Parties in our Medieval Castle Keep and Irish pub.

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Classic Rooms

Our Superior Double or Twin Rooms have been opulently designed to combine the romantic splendor of the Victorian era with modern facilities you would also expect.

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Deluxe Rooms

Each Deluxe Double or Twin Bedroom exudes old world charm and is individually styled with original antiques, paired with soft furnishings for your comfort and relaxation.

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Four Poster Bedroom

Each room has been carefully designed to ensure a haven of tranquillity and everything you would expect in a traditional Country House.

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Junior Suite

Our lavish Suites feature Four Poster Beds, a generous relaxing living area and luxurious comfort that you would expect from a Country House Hotel.


Barberstown Castle has hosted many a grand celebration throughout the centuries.

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Fine Dining

The Barton Room Restaurant

The menu can be described as Country House Dining that blends Irish and French cuisines with plenty of flavour. Chef Bertrand Malabhat changes the menu regularly to be reflective of the season’s best produce and locally sourced where possible in order to craft the perfect dining experience for each of our guests.

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The Garden Bar

With direct access to our extensive Gardens; you will see our famous Weeping Willow tree, take a stroll to see the Castle Keep or avail of ample outdoor seating when our Irish weather permits.

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Private BBQ & Fun Events

The Haggard Pub

The Haggard has a mix of indoor and outdoor space, with assorted casual seating in this old country style setting.

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Private Dining

Castle Dining

Our 13th Century Medieval Castle Keep is the perfect location to host a special occassion, intimate celebration or Christmas Dinner.

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Event Dining

The Banquet Hall has capacity for up to 280 guests with a dedicated coach gate access point from the Clane road offering you a seamless entrance for large group arrivals.

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Our History

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Heritage Tourism

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Castle Keep

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