Cashel House
Cashel, County Galway

Situated at the head of Cashel Bay, this gracious, nineteenth-century country house is set in 20 hectares of award-winning gardens and woodland walks. It has gained an international reputation for good food and luxurious comfort in a quiet, relaxing atmosphere. Carefully cooked fresh garden and sea produce, such as fresh lobsters, clams, mackerel, salmon and scallops, are its specialities, and there is a carefully chosen wine list. Meals are tastefully presented in the elegant dining room with open turf fires.

In 1969 General and Madame de Gaulle spent two weeks of their Irish holiday here. The house is furnished with antiques and other fine treasures, and the bedrooms are beautifully appointed. There are several areas in which to sit, including a conservatory and a patio area. Guests may walk along the seashore, through woods and streams, and drive through the beautiful scenic Connemara.

Rooms 32 (mixed); all en suite