Cloghan Castle is an exclusive, self catering venue which is ideal for that fairytale wedding reception, birthday party, family reunion or special event in the rolling hills near Galway in the West of Ireland.


Many of our guests are not from the locality, or even from this country, and with this in mind we put together an information pack (see our Contact page) containing as much information as possible about the local services you will require in the organisation of your event.

Weddings, parties and events venue

We hope to make it as easy as possible for you, our guests, to organise your wedding, party or event at Cloghan Castle. Some couples may be put off with the prospect of having to arrange a wedding in a self-catering venue and maybe from abroad, however it is very do-able, and we are sure our information pack will be of great help to you in the co-ordination of your event. All of the services shown on our website and in our brochure have experience working at, or in association with Cloghan Castle and they will be of tremendous assistance to you. It is just a matter of making some phone calls.

Civil Ceremonies and Blessings can now be performed right here in the castle.

Castle from the air Wedding party

Staff at Cloghan Castle are more than happy to assist with any queries or questions you might have. Use our Contact page to get in touch with us.

In 1973 Cloghan Castle was a derelict ruin, all that remained of the fortified Norman keep built in 1239, were the walls of the tower house. Michael Burke always had an interest in history and seeing the ruined castle on a neighbour’s land he thought it would be a nice idea to restore it. Our History page has further details.

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“An absolutely superb venue which did and still does receive rave reviews from all of our guests, as well as being truly unforgettable”
Rory Jamieson, UAE
Fairytale wedding

“Our wedding was perfect. The Castle was magical and the people we hired were excellent”
Jason Jarrells and Heather Czerwinski, California.

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Cloghan Castle, Kilchrest, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland
Tel: +353-(0)91-870102 :: Fax: +353-(0)91-847547

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