If you are looking for a unique and unforgettable wedding venue in Ireland, you might want to consider Cloghan Castle. This fully restored 800-year-old castle is located between Gort and Loughrea, just outside the village of Kilchreest, in County Galway.
Cloghan Castle was originally built as an out-post fortification in the 12th century by an Anglo-Norman family. The castle was last inhabited by Hugh de Burgo, a son of Walter de Burgo, Earl of Ulster, one of the most ancient and influential families in Irish history. In 1973, Cloghan Castle was a derelict ruin and all that remained of the fortified Norman keep, built in 1239, were the walls of the tower house. Its current owner, Michael Burke, always had an interest in history and seeing the ruined castle on a neighbour’s land he thought it would be a nice idea to restore it. The aim of the restoration work was to recreate what it was like to live in a medieval castle, but without having to suffer the deprivation of 13th century living. The meticulous and historically accurate restoration programme was completed in December of 1996 and the castle now plays host and venue to numerous weddings each year.
Cloghan Castle offers complete exclusivity for all occasions, from an intimate family getaway to a private party celebration, to a truly magical wedding location. You can enjoy the ultimate castle living experience in the historic 13th-century tower house bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom and four-poster bed. You can also relax in the drawing room, with its open fireplace and antique furniture, or dine in style in the main banquet room, which exudes exquisite style and character. The castle is surrounded by several acres of mature woodlands with striking panoramic countryside views, creating an idyllic backdrop for your wedding photos.
Cloghan Castle is a castle steeped in history and romance, offering you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate your special day in a truly memorable way. To find out more about Cloghan Castle and how to book your event or wedding there, visit their website for further details.
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