Castle

Castle Tours

We advise that you arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Castle Tour bookings can only be made when you arrive at the Castle.

For more information contact glenveaghbookings@chg.gov.ie

0761002537 or 0761002551

Tearooms opening Times

November – March 11am – 4pm

March – October 10am – 5.30pm

Restaurant opening Times

Easter Week 9.30am – 5.30pm

May – August 9.30am – 5.30pm

September 10am 4.30pm

Catering contact: 086 8160205

 

 

The hauntingly beautiful Glenveagh Castle on the shores of Lough Veagh….

Glenveagh Castle is a 19th century castellated mansion and was built between 1867 and 1873. Its construction in a remote mountain setting was inspired by the Victorian idyll of a romantic highland retreat.

It was designed by John Townsend Trench, a cousin of its builder and first owner, John George Adair, with whom he had been raised in Co. Laois. The designer appears to have imitated the style of earlier Irish Tower-houses adding an air of antiquity to the castle. The building stone chose was granite, plentiful in Donegal but difficult to work and allowing for little detail.

Limited tours throughout the winter. Please call 0761002551 for more information.

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