Welcome to Barberstown Castle

*Important Update*

After very careful consideration and to keep within our Governments roadmap for lifting COVID-19 restrictions, Barberstown Castle is required to remain closed until Phase 5 of the plan.  

For those of you with an upcoming reservation, we are currently contacting all guests to reschedule and we are continuously monitoring this as we receive updates from the Government and HSE.

We thank you sincerely for your understanding and patience at this time.

During the temporary closure our Weddings & Reservations teams are contactable by email as follows



Online bookings & Conference/Event enquiries remain open for future dates at www.barberstowncastle.ie

We wish you the very best and thank you for your understanding in these unprecedented challenging times. 

We look forward to warmly welcoming you back to Barberstown Castle very soon.


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


Barberstown Castle is a Four-Star Country House Hotel & Historic 13th Century Castle, only 30 minutes from Dublin City or Dublin Airport and centrally located between four major motorway links.


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 splendor 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, delicious food 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.


But see it for yourself….


Arrange a site visit with our team of experienced Event Managers or pop in for a coffee in our Garden Bar and let your imagination run wild….

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