Knappogue Castle & Walled Garden


Knappogue Castle opens in the evening time only. It is not open for day time visits.

Tucked away amid the rolling hills of Quin in Co. Clare lies Knappogue Castle, a 15th century restored medieval tower house that proudly stands as a reminder of our past and reflects the medieval glory in which our nobility of yesteryear lived.

Inside the walls of this stronghold, medieval fantasy is brought to life. Here you can time travel back to a time of struggle for land and title or join in nights of merriment and song, while feasting over a great banquet. Newly -weds can be whisked away to a unique fairytale setting or you can leave your worries behind and escape to the luxurious Castle State Rooms and surroundings to live like an Irish Lord and Lady.  Join us and see all that Knappogue Castle & Walled Garden has to offer.

History of Knappogue Castle

The story of Knappogue Castle begins with the Macnamara clan in 1467 (who also built Bunratty Castle). It has a long and varied history ~ from a battle field to a dwelling place.  As you wander through the vaulted halls of Knappogue you will learn about the families who dwelled here including the Scotts and the Butlers each making their own valuable contribution.  Find out more about history of Knappogue Castle

Walled Garden

In the magical setting of Knappogue Castle, the walled garden is a romantic oasis to sit and muse or just escape the ‘madding crowd’. Dating from 1817, the beautiful 1.76 acre garden is now restored to its former splendour. The tall and imposing walls of the walled garden, are lovingly refurnished with climbing roses, grapevines and many clematis varieties.  Find out more about Knappogue Walled Garden

Castle Weddings

It’s no surprise that Knappogue Castle is Ireland’s most romantic wedding venue.  The gaelic meaning of Knappogue is “the hill of the kiss”.  We invite you to celebrate your very special day with us here at Knappogue Castle.  This Medieval castle wedding venue offers the most romantic and unique wedding location in Ireland incorporating unrivalled entertainment provided by our Castle entertainers.  With its rich history, charming grounds and magical ambience it provides the perfect setting for your special day. Our wedding team provides exacting attention to detail to ensure you and your guests will have a day to remember.
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State Room Accommodation

Have you ever dreamed of what it would be like to live like a real Lord and Lady? Now is your chance. The State Room Accommodation at Knappogue Castle is situated on magnificent grounds overlooking a picturesque and tranquil countryside as far as the eye can see.  Here you and your party, not only have access to one room, but to a whole wing.  Read more about State Room Accommodation

Knappogue Castls is not open to the public.  It is a wonderful venue to enjoy a unique Castle banquet.