One of Ireland’s most luxurious Castle Hotels – Lough Rynn Castle Hotel; the ancestral home of the Clements family and the legendary Lord Leitrim, is one of few Irish estates that can trace its history back to royal families. This secluded Castle is majestically set on the shore of Lough Rynn, surrounded by over three hundred acres of breathtaking scenery, lush green pastures, ancient forests and historical points of interest. Lough Rynn Castle retains all the splendour that underlines its ancient history – historical documents, artefacts, furnishings, open fires, wood panelling, decorative stone, glass and plasterwork. Lough Rynn Castle offers its guests splendid walkways through the walled gardens and meandering corridors. You will enjoy old world elegance with modern day comforts.
Lough Rynn Castle Hotel is comprised of 52 unique bedrooms and suites, 43 of these have been completed to date. The Castle Bedrooms offer a wonderful mix of old world elegance and up to the minute standards and facilities. The Estate’s former stables and pheasantry have been converted into an additional 15 wonderfully individual bedrooms decorated with a medieval theme. Both the Eastern Range and Estate Managers House are the most recent development and comprise of 16 bedrooms with a twin and double room configuration. All rooms are tastefully decorated with rich luxurious fabrics and preserve the original house features.
All Guestrooms Feature:
The Sandstone Restaurant:
The Sandstone Restaurant offers an elegant Fine Dining experience which is unique in the region. With research and tasting of local fresh produce our Head Chef Jean Michel Chevet has created a series of Table d’Hote and A la Carte menus which use suppliers from Leitrim and the surrounding counties. Our wines have been carefully selected from vineyards across France, Italy, Spain and the New World. The Sandstone Restaurant is open daily for lunch from 12 noon until 2.30pm and for dinner from 7pm until 9.30pm.
The Cocktail Bar:
The Cocktail Bar is open daily for drinks service and provides a welcome reception for a daytime visit or indeed a sophisticated pre dinner cocktail. The bar leads into a most elegant blue themed Piano Room rich with atmosphere which offers beautifully serene views of the manicured lawns and lake. The room has been decorated in a handmade de Gournay wall-covering specially created with Lough Rynn Castle in mind.
John McGahern Library:
The John McGahern Library has been named in honour of the eminent novelist who died in March 2006 and hailed from the local area of Mohill. The room is intended as a sanctuary for guests where one may choose from the extensive and important collection of Irish novels and Biographies including some signed first editions by the most famous Irish writers of the last one hundred years. John McGahern was recently revered by An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern (the Irish Prime Minister) as Ireland’s greatest writer when he officially opened the library on the 9th November 2006. Among those gathered was filmmaker and screenwriter Ronan Gallagher who captured the day’s events on camera. With a wonderful soundtrack from internationally renowned traditional Irish band Kila, the resulting short film ‘Amongst Friends’ beautifully captures the mood and sentiment of the day and contains contributions from An Taoiseach and Madeline McGahern among others.
Mohill, County Leitrim
On the Map: Mohill is located in County Leitrim in the northwest of Ireland. From the main N4/M4 road connecting Sligo town (to the northwest) & Dublin City (to the southeast), Mohill is accessed via the R202, which intersects with the N4 just south of Carrick-on-Shannon.
Leitrim’s name derives from the Irish Liath Druim, meaning “grey ridge.” In ancient times Leitrim formed the western half of the Kingdom of Breifne. The Kingdom of Bréifne (also Breffny, Brefnie, Brenny) was the traditional territory for an early Irish tribal group known as the Uí Briúin Bréifne. The Bréifne territory included the modern Irish counties of Leitrim and Cavan, along with parts of County Sligo. Breifne means hilly in Irish, a description which describes the topography of this part of Ireland. It is also believed to mean a place of great beauty. Leitrim has a dramatic hilly and mountainous landscape in its northwest and is relatively flat in the southeast, each separated from the other by Lough Allen in the middle of the county. It is an unspoiled, peaceful land of great natural beauty, consisting of lofty mountains, deep valleys, pastures, lakes, rolling hills and rivers. Leitrim is not a landlocked county as it has a short length of Atlantic coastline (5km) between Sligo and Donegal in the northwest.