The Douglas Hyde Restaurant at Kilronan Castle Estate and Spa

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The Douglas Hyde Restaurant at Kilronan Castle Estate and Spa

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Kilronan certainly looks like a real castle complete with a foursquare crenellated turret, but it is actually a mere stripling, dating from the early 19th century, and after a thorough restoration as recently as 2006, it now trades as an upmarket hotel with luxurious spa and leisure facilities. The interior sports the full-dress Victorian Gothic look, a style which works to particularly impressive effect in the Douglas Hyde restaurant, where oak panelling galore and a magnificent carved fireplace combine with crystal chandeliers and heavy swagged drapes. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the grand setting, the kitchen looks to French classicism for its inspiration, spiked here and there with oriental notes. Seasonal wild garlic is used together with ginger and chilli to lift a tian of crabmeat, while main course sees loin of venison glazed with honey, crushed pepper and herbs and served with roast squash and red wine sauce.

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  • Open all year.
  • Sunday lunch available
  • Days closed for lunch: Mon-Sat (ex group requests)

Restaurant information

  • Cooking type: Modern French
  • Chef: Suchil Kumar
  • Number of seats: 80
  • Accessible for wheelchairs
  • Disabled toilets
  • Vegetarian meals available
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Parking available

Restaurant price guide

  • A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: €21.50

Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.


Use the route planner for your trip

M4 to N4, exit R299 towards R207 Droim ar Snámh/Drumsna/Droim. Exit R207 for R280, turn left Keadue Road R284
Nearest station: Carrick on Shannon 

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