Gregan’s Castle Hotel is at the foot of Corkscrew Hill, and has breathtaking views of the mystical burren and of colorful Galway Bay. The estate was founded in 1656, and the main house that comprises Gregan’s Hotel dates from 1750. Gregan’s is a four-star country house hotel, a haven that serves up warm hospitality, comfort, and a time to renew. The lush décor is of the traditional country-house style. Lahinch, Doonbeg, Gort Golf Clubs and the Cliffs of Moher are nearby, and local pubs have terrific traditional music.
Your hosts at Gregans personally decorated each and every one of the 21 bedrooms and suites, and handpicked every piece of furniture – many being antiques that were sourced on travels around the world. Some of the rooms have their own private garden area and all have spectacular views of either the garden, the bay or the mountains – the windows really are frames to nature’s art!
All Guestrooms Feature:
- A selection of reading material
- Complimentary mineral water
- Direct dial telephone
- Evening bed turn-down service
- Luxury Aveda toiletries
- Private bathroom with shower and bathtub
- Same-day laundry service
- Tea and coffee making facilities on request
- Wireless broadband
Sustenance for the body as well as the soul…
In the Dining Room, our head chef David Hurley and his team serve creative and modern dishes using fresh, local ingredients like organic Burren lamb and game, and fresh Atlantic fish and shellfish. We’ve received many awards for our food including 3 Rosettes from the AA for “culinary mastery and excellence”; the National Hospitality Awards’ Best Hotel Restaurant 2012 and the Food & Wine Magazine Restaurant of The Year Award 2011.
Our extensive and ever-expanding wine list features some of our favourite wines from each continent, including a large selection of organic and bio-dynamic wines.
The Corkscrew Bar:
If you fancy a beer or an apéritif while you’re browsing the dinner menu, join us in the Corkscrew Bar where the open fire is always glowing and you can sit back and relax in comfortable, luxurious surroundings. Our popular lunch menu is also served here, and it’s the perfect place for afternoon tea after a day’s sightseeing or hiking.
The Dining Room and Bar are also open to non-residents and we highly recommend a reservation for lunch or afternoon tea.
On the Map: Ballyvaughan village is situated in northern County Clare, in the heart of the Burren Region, and close to Ireland’s west coast. The village is accessed via the N67 road that connects the cities of Lisdoonvarna (to the west) & Kinvara (to the east).
Ballyvaughan is the ideal place for almost everybody: those who look for peace and tranquility in their holidays, those who look for traditional music and old pubs, for archaeologists, botanists and fishermen. Families will enjoy the safety of the beach in Bishopsquarter, surfers will love the waves in Fanore. Hillwalking and cycling are among the most popular pastimes among locals and tourists alike. It is also a great base for exploring some of the best known landmarks of Ireland – The Cliffs of Moher, Poulnabrone Dolmen and Alliwee Caves to name but a few.