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 in the heart of Ireland's Ancient East.
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 splendour 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 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.