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Travel with Rory King: Why Killeavy Castle is my favourite Irish hotel

Whether overlooking lush landscapes or with its cosy nooks, Killeavy Castle ensures an enchanting stay for discerning travellers

Killeavy Castle’s tasting menu is meticulously crafted
Killeavy Castle’s tasting menu is meticulously crafted Killeavy Castle’s tasting menu is meticulously crafted
Killeavy Castle Estate stands as a timeless testament to the fusion of history and luxury
Killeavy Castle Estate stands as a timeless testament to the fusion of history and luxury Killeavy Castle Estate stands as a timeless testament to the fusion of history and luxury

Killeavy Castle Estate


Ballintemple Road,


Killeavy,


Newry,


Co Armagh,


BT35 8LQ


killeavycastle.com

My favourite hotel in Ireland is without a doubt Killeavy Castle. Overlooking Slieve Gullion, Killeavy Castle Hotel stands as a timeless testament to the fusion of history and luxury. This enchanting destination offers guests an unforgettable experience.

Unparalleled comfort and elegance await at Killeavy Castle. Set in a tranquil, scenic location, the castle offers a wide range of opulent rooms and suites, each a blend of historic charm and modern luxury. Whether overlooking lush landscapes or with its cosy nooks, Killeavy Castle ensures an enchanting stay for discerning travellers.

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SERVICE AND STAFF

The heart of Killeavy's allure is its devoted staff. From the warm smiles that greet you upon arrival to the seamless coordination of events, every staff member embodies a commitment to excellence. Their attention to detail and genuine care create a bespoke experience for every guest, making Killeavy Castle much more than just a destination.

Killeavy Castle’s tasting menu is meticulously crafted
Killeavy Castle’s tasting menu is meticulously crafted Killeavy Castle’s tasting menu is meticulously crafted

FOOD

Tantalise your taste buds with Killeavy’s seven-course tasting menu, popular with both guests and locals.

Each meticulously crafted course unveils a symphony of flavours, showcasing the finest ingredients and culinary artistry. From farm-fresh ingredients to gourmet creations, every dish is a masterpiece. If you’re staying at Killeavy or visiting the area, this fine-dining experience is the ultimate treat.

Meanwhile, the castle's farm shop beckons visitors to explore a haven of local treasures, where freshly harvested produce and artisanal creations take centre-stage. Support local producers and take home the essence of Killeavy.

Unwind and rejuvenate at Killeavy Castle’s luxurious spa
Unwind and rejuvenate at Killeavy Castle’s luxurious spa Unwind and rejuvenate at Killeavy Castle’s luxurious spa

SPA

Unwind and rejuvenate at the luxurious Killeavy Castle spa. Nestled amidst nature's embrace, the spa offers an oasis of tranquillity. Immerse yourself in world-class treatments, from soothing massages to revitalising facials.

Soak up the serene surroundings from the outdoor hot tub or enjoy the breathtaking views of Slieve Gullion from the hydropool – the ultimate haven for relaxation and renewal.

THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA

But that's not all, if you're up for some exploring, this place has you covered. From nature lovers to history buffs, Killeavy Castle's vicinity offers an array of experiences that complement the grandeur of the castle itself.

Beyond the gates, adventures await, such as exploring the enchanting trails in Slieve Gullion Forest Park. Or if history's your thing, a castle tour will have you feeling like you've time-travelled back to medieval times.

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just need an escape from the daily grind, Killeavy Castle Hotel is a fantastic option. With the great food, spacious rooms and top-notch service – this place checks all the boxes for an unforgettable stay.

TOP TIP Book direct for the best rates. Killeavy Castle Hotel is currently offering 10 per cent off all packages on their official website, killeavycastle.com, using the code 10OFF.

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Killeavy Castle Estate is much more than just a destination...
Killeavy Castle Estate is much more than just a destination... Killeavy Castle Estate is much more than just a destination...