Adare, Co. Limerick, Ireland
+353 (0) 61 395 989


An Irish Family

We the Normoyle family, David, Mary , Ava, Gavin and Rory are proud guardians of Fanningstown Castle which has been part of our family heritage since the 1920’s. 

We are delighted to share this historic building which oozes a warm family atmosphere with small groups of family, friends and wedding groups and take great pride in ensuring a warm Irish Welcome to all our guests.

We treat our guests as extended family and enjoy sharing local heritage, history and hospitality from the local environs with all who visit us.

Our family now includes new additions -two adorable donkeys Pixie and Pearl who have proved to be a big hit with visitors and neighbours alike as they roam close by.

A rustic Irish castle with historical roots

We can trace the roots of Fanningstown Castle as far back as 1285 when the Anglo-Normans ruled this part of Ireland. It’s likely our beautiful, rustic castle originally served as a defensive structure for a Norman family. In the late 16th century, the castle became an English fortress during a great rebellion to end English overlordship in Ireland. In the 19th century, after a peaceful time in Ireland, the surviving remnants of the castle came under the influence of talented architects who brought out its distinctive Gothic style. We, the Normoyle Family, came into possession of our beloved castle in the 1920’s. It’s our pleasure to share the magic and serenity of Fanningstown Castle with you.

A luxury experience at an affordable price

Isn’t it time to treat yourself to a unique vacation where you can truly relax and rejuvenate? Escape to your own private retreat amidst the stunning Irish landscape and see just what a centuries-old castle has to offer you and your loved ones. 

Fanningstown Castle is one of the most affordable luxury self-catering venues in Ireland for group and family vacations, weekend and midweek breaks, couples’ getaways and very small weddings.