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Horse Drawn Carriage:

John O Grady - Step in time Carriage
Contact: 086 2340837

Catering

One of the added benefits of renting a self catering venue is that you can choose a catering company that you feel suits your individual needs. We strongly recommend that you choose a caterer from our recommended list as they come highly recommended by previous guests and by ourselves plus the fact that they are familiar with the venue. The catering is a very important part of wedding/event and by choosing a good caterer that is familiar with the venue it will allow you to relax and enjoy the day and not have to worry about the finer details.

When selecting a caterer we recommend that you contact all the caterers and discuss your specific needs and requirements with them, they will be able to advise you regarding menus and selections and discuss numbers and room set up also. Again the self catering option allows you to choose exactly the wedding you want, from your arrival, reception and banquet, this can be formal or casual, you can also choose a menu that you feel is appropriate to reflect your theme, be it a traditional Wedding Meal, a Medieval Banquet, a more casual buffet, a chill out barbeque or a pig on a spit under the summer sun.

All the caterers listed below cater at the castle on a regular basis and will be delighted to help you in organising your event. Their experience is second to none and we are confident that you will be happy to put your confidence in them.

Celtic Catering ( Gerry & Geraldine McNally )
Tel: +353 (0) 91 870798 or +353 (0) 87 2034535
Email: mcnallydonnell@eircom.net
Web: www.celticcatering.ie

Corrib Catering ( Mike Quigley )
Tel: +353 (0) 87 2597751
Email: Specialevents@eircom.net
Web: www.corribcatering.ie

Eat Your Heart Out ( Gabrielle Riordan )
Tel: +353 (0) 91 791170 or +353 (0) 86 1961912
Email: info@mcardlecatering.com
Web: www.mcardlecatering.com

Forest Catering ( Paul Madden )
Tel: +353 (0) 91 850644 or +353 (0) 87 9591448
Email: forestcatering@hotmail.com
Web: www.forestcatering.ie

Marcos Catering ( Justin Comer )
Tel: +353 (0)86-8042513
Email: maggiesmays@gmail.com

Rent a Cook ( Patricia Begley )
Tel: +353 (0) 91 753877
Email: rentacook@eircom.net
Web: www.rentacook.ie

Green Olive Catering (Val and Jacinta Lynam)
Tel: +353 (0) 91 876672 or +353 86 8184564
Email: info@greenolivecatering.ie
Web: www.greenolivecatering.ie

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Wedding Car Hire

Bob Hannon Limousine Car Hire
Contact: +353 91 589 179 or +353 87 250 8563

Tom Brett Vintage Car Hire  
Contact: +353 91 794 817

IrishNumberPlates.ie
A service which allows couples to design and order number plates for their wedding cars. Free delivery nationwide.
Contact: +353 95 30615
Email: info@irishnumberplates.ie
Web:
www.irishnumberplates.ie

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Flowers

The Flower Den
Contact: +353 65 6842342 or +353 87 2935763
Web: www.theflowerden.com

Branch Flowers
Contact: +353 91 770869
Email: flowers@iol.ie

Go-Dutch
Contact: +353 91 448445
Email: customer.service@go-dutch.ie
Web:
www.go-dutch.ie

Lindas Flower Shop
Contact: +353 91 841 635

McBlooms Florist
Contact: + 353 91 847 300

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Bridal Wear

Helena Quinlan Bridal, Craughwell
Contact: +353 91 846 672
Email: helenaquinlanbridal@gmail.com
Web: www.helenaquinlanbridal.com

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Dress Suit Hire

Martin Feeney Formalwear, Galway
Contact: + 353 91 566050,
Email: info@martinfeeney.com
Web: www.martinfeeney.com

Martin Fahy
Contact: +353 91 841575
Email: info@martinfahy.com
Web:
www.martinfahy.ie

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Hairdressers & Beauty Salons

Beautiful Ambition
Contact: +353 91 870381
or +353 86 3630910
Email: evelyn.niland@yahoo.ie
Web:
www.beautifulambition.ie

Fringe Benefits & Beauty Benefits with Nail Bar, Galway
(Castle in house service available)
Contact: +353 91 763574
Email: info@fringebenefits.ie
Web:
www.fringebenefits.ie

Gerard’s Hair Studio, Bridal Hair Specialists, Loughrea
Contact: +353 91 842 299

Hair Kutz, Loughrea
Contact: + 353 91 870 818

It’s Fabulous Hair & Make-Up
Contact: +353 91 766 749 or +353 86 1960061,
Email: info@itsfabulous.net
Web: www.itsfabulous.net

It’s U, Ladies & Gents Exclusive Hair Design, Loughrea
(Castle in house service available)
Contact: +353 91 871 900
Web: www.itsuhairsalon.com

Nadia’s Beauty Salon, Loughrea
Contact: +353 85 1210988

Top Knots, Loughrea
Contact: +353 91 841 803

Malvina the Makeup Artist (Loughrea) Galway.
Contact: Tel+353 86 8668267
Web: www.promakeup.ie
Email: malvina@promakeup.ie

Laserderm Clinic
Laser & advanced skin treatments for men and women
Loughrea, Co. Galway
Contact: +353 91 847934
Web: www.laserderm.ie

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Marquee Hire

Classic Marquees
Contact: +353 91 865371
Email: info@classic-marquees.ie
Web: www.classic-marquees.ie

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Photographers

Paul Corey
Contact: +353 87 9671716
Email: paul@paulcorey.ie
Web: www.paulcorey.ie

Deirdre Langan
Contact: +353 86 3861764
Email: info@deirdrelangan.com
Web: www.deirdrelangan.com

Louis Carr Photography
Contact: +353 91 876596 or +353 87 6186134
Web: www.weddingphotographersgalway.com

Gary Barret
Contact: +353 87 2743947
Email: garybarrettphoto@gmail.com
Web: www.garybarrettphoto.com

Mike Concannon
Contact: +353 91 847777
Email: mike@mikeconcannon.com
Web: www.mikeconcannon.com

Gerry Costello Photography
Contact: +353 909 684 770 or +353 87 254 2870
Email: gerry@gerrycostello.com
Web: www.gerrycostellophotography.com

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Videographer

Gary Loughlin Professional Wedding Videographer
Contact: +353 91 444143 or +353 86 225 2322,
Email: info@garyloughlin.com
Web: www.garyloughlin.com

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Wedding Cake

Lilies & Pearls
Contact: +353 86 8329001
Email: annmarie@weddingcakes.ie
Web: www.weddingcakes.ie

Goyas
Contact: +353 91 567010
Email: info@goyas.ie
Web: www.goyas.ie

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Jewellers

Beattys Jewellers, Loughrea
Contact: +353 91 842 670
Email: beattyjewellers@eircom.net

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Wine and Alcohol Suppliers

Cases Wine Warehouse
Contact: +353 91 764 701
Web: www.cases.ie

Carry Out Off Licence, Gort
Contact: +353 91 630695

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Decorative accessories

Gotcha Covered
Fine linens and decorative accessories - table cloths, napkins, chair covers, candelabras and pipe & drape.
Contact: +353 (0)1 2841337
Email: events@gotchacovered.ie
Web: www.gotchacovered.ie

Perfect Details
For your wedding extras.
Contact: +353 (0)65 6833853 or +353 (0)65 8220 300
Email: kate.deegan@perfect-details.com
Web: www.perfect-details.com

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Wedding Co-Ordinators & Event Management

Co-ordination Made Easy, Kate Deegan
Contact: +353 65 6833 853 or +353 86 8220 300,
Email: info@co-me.net
Web: www.co-me.net

Go West Event Management
Contact: +353 91 591 222,
Email: enquiries@gowest.ie
Web: www.gowest.ie

Dream Irish Weddings
Contact: +353 61 633636
Email: info@dreamirishwedding.com
Web: www.dreamirishwedding.com

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Coach & Minibus Hire

Curleys Taxi
Contact: +353 87 683 6384

Dervan Coach Hire, Loughrea
Contact: +353 91 842 696 or +353 87 233 0694,
Email: info@dervancoach.com
Web: www.dervancoach.com

Kevin Maloney
Contact: +353 87 235 7155 or +353 86 892 3322

Maddens
Contact: +353 91 841 263 or +353 86 253 1489

Mahers Cab Company, Loughrea,
Contact: +353 87 242 7037

Peadar Lynch Taxi
Contact: +353 87 275 6604

Piggott Mini Coach Hire, Gort
Contact: +353 91 630 166 or +353 87 268 4062

Sheila’s Hackney
Contact: +353 86 8785241

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Alcohol & Bar Staff

We do not have a licence to sell alcohol on the premises, it is necessary to hire a company who can transfer their license to the Castle for your occasion.

There are two options, we suggest you contact them directly for details of prices and what they include. Both companies can look after all your bar requirements including glasses, ice, kegs, gas, beer lines, fridges and bar hire.

Maurice McCarthy
Mob +353 86 811 4925
Tel: +353 91 632366

Tom Fitzpatrick
Mob +353 87 264 2053 or +353 87 637 5673
Email: info@barhire.ie
Web: www.barhire.ie

Alternatively you can purchase your own alcohol from local suppliers (please see advertisements) and have it served to your guests.

We recommend whatever option that you go for that you have someone on site to serve drink and wash glasses etc.

One major advantage in the castle is that we do not charge corkage on wine or champagne so there are no restrictions on the amount that you bring. You can buy your own wine and serve it to your guests. We recommend:

Cases Wine Warehouse
Contact: +353 91 764 701
Email: info@cases.ie
Web: www.cases.ie

Glasses – We supply wine glasses and champagne flutes, so no need to hire them. You will need to hire glasses for the bar eg. Pint glasses etc.

In relation to the set up of the bar, we recommend if you have a wedding of over 80 people that you locate you bar in the Entrance Hall, if your wedding is smaller than 80 you have the option of having the bar in the Banquet Hall, please discuss with your chosen Bar provider for what you feel will work best for you.

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Wedding Stationary

Atlantic Print & Design Ltd
Contact: +353 91 750 950
Email: info@atlanticprint.ie
Web: www.atlanticprint.ie

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Accommodation

Hotel Accommodation

The Lady Gregory Hotel, Swan Leisure Club & Spa - 7 miles
Contact: +353 91 632333
Email: reception@ladygregoryhotel.ie
Web: www.cases.ie

Meadowcourt Hotel  - 9 miles
Contact: +353 91 841051
Email: meadowcourthotel@eircom.net
Web: www.meadowcourthotel.com
   

Radisson SAS Hotel Galway City (27 miles from  castle)
Contact: +353 91 538300
Email: reservations.galway@radissonblu.com
Web: www.radissonhotelgalway.com

Lough Rea Hotel and Spa - 8 miles
Contact: +353 91 880088
Email: info@loughreahotelandspa.com
Web: www.loughreahotelandspa.com

Special rates for Cloghan Castle guests.

Merriman Hotel
Contact: +353 91 638222
Email: info@merrimanhotel.com
Web: www.merrimanhotel.com

Bed and Breakfast

Josephine Finnegan (3 rooms)
Kilmacduagh, Gort,
Contact: +353 91 631849

Noel and Ann Donnellan
Fairhill House B&B
Contact:   +353 91 841218

Finnigans Inn  
Contact: +353 91 841572

Woodlands B&B  - Gort 
Contact: +353 91 637372 

Martin Fahy – Kilchreest, Loughrea.
New 5-bedroom located in countryside, c. 3 miles from Cloghan Castle.
Contact: +353 86 8590509.
E-mail: fahy.martin@gmail.com

Houses for Letting

Self catering, 3 bedroom – all ensuite +
kitchen + dining room
Tony Mahony, Self catering, Kilchreest
Contact: +353 91 840838
Email: tmahony@datalinkcom.net

Joe McLoughlin, Grannagh
Self catering, 4 bedroom
Contact: +353 86-2528767

Caher Cre Holiday Homes
Ardrahan - 5 miles from castle 
Contact: +353 91 635557
Email: acannyoneill@yahoo.co.uk

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Catering Equipment Hire

CATERENT, Galway, for hire of Table Linen, bar equipment or any extra kitchen equipment you may need
Contact: +353 91 795 841 or +353 87 251 8851
Email: caterent@eircom.net

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Musicians & DJ’s

Church Music

Liz Keane - Church Organist (Loughrea)
Contact: +353 (0) 91 842249

Ann Tuite, Harpist
Contact: +353 (0) 1 6105649 or + 353 (0) 87 2350484

Scottish Piper: Martin McKay  
Web: www.pipermckay.com

Verena Commins - Traditional Irish Music
Contact: +353 (0)91 846900 or +353 (0)86 8298427

Tommy Keane - trio featuring Uilleann Pipes
Web: www.tommykeane.com
Email: tommykeane@iol.ie

Wedding Bands in the Area:

Da Derga
Contact: +353 (0) 91 843364
Contact Iggy, (Rock / Pop Band)

Carmel Dempsey
Contact Carmel on +353 (0) 91 846167
Email: carmel@carmeldempsey.com  
Web:  www.carmeldempsey.com

Corrib String Quartet
Contact: +353 91 840979 Tom Murphy (played at Pierce Brosnan’s wedding)
Email: corribquartet@gmail.com  
Web:  www.corribquartet.com

Violin & Harpist
Contact Suzanne on +353 (0) 86 8140885

Raindance Band & Dj Services
Contact: +353 (0) 86 8211331 - Ollie
+353 (0)87 1471424 - Mike
Email: info@raindancelive.com
Web: www.raindancelive.com

Free Bird  (Gary O'Shaughnessy) 
Contact: +353 (0) 91 755320 086 2631398

Face Value (John Hynes)
Contact: +353 91 529950
Email: info@facevalue.ie
Web: www.facevalue.ie

Guinness Jazz Band
Contact: +353 (0)91 591448

Kopy Kats
Contact: +353 74 9128581 or +353 86 6059125
Email: shaun@kopykatslive.com
Web: www.kopykatslive.com

Midway MJ
Contact: +353 (0) 91 522055

Garret Philips (plays Swing/Jazz/Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin music)
Contact: +353 86 8053 194
Email: philips.garrett@gmail.com
Web: http://www.garrettphilips.com

Misprints (Colin)
Contact: +353 (0) 87 8132571 / +353 (0) 86 3041528

That Wedding Band
Web: www.thatweddingband.ie

List of DJ’s

Digital DJs - Darragh Jones
Contact: Darragh +353 1 629 1555 or +353 86 830 0273
Email: info@digitaldjs.ie
Web: www.digitaldjs.ie

John Farrell
Contact: 086 8130783
Email: jofarrell@eircom.net
Web: Under Construction
 

The Nightshift, D.J’s and Disco  
Contact: +353 91 773773    

D.J Company, Galway
Contact: +353 87 2995355   Featured on Channel 4.

D.J. Paul Griffin
Contact: +353 87 2554064
Email: pounderdj@gmail.com

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Restaurants & Pubs

Kirwan’s Lane, Galway - 20 miles 
Contact: +353 91 568266
Web: www.kirwanslane.com

Maggie Mays Bar & The Loft Restaurant, Loughrea
Contact: +353 91 847880
Email: maggiemays@gmail.com
Web: www.maggiemaysloughrea.com

Moran’s the WierKilcolgan (Sea Food) - 9 miles           
Contact: +353 91 796113
Email: info@moranstheweir.com
Web: www.moransoystercottage.com

Moycullen House, Moycullen - 30 miles
Contact  + 353 91 555566

O’Grady’s, The Pier, Barna           
Contact: +353 91 592223
Web: www.ogradysonthepier.com

Paddy Burkes, Clarinbridge - 10 miles 
Contact: +353 91 796226
Email: info@paddyburkesgalway.com
Web: www.paddyburkesgalway.com

Rafterys, The Blazers Bar, Craughwell
Contact: +353 91 846708
Email: rafterys@eircom.net
Web: www.rafterysbar.ie.

The Galway Bay Golf & Country Club - 15miles 
Contact: +353 91 790711
Web: www.galwaybaygolfresort.com

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Weatherdial

For up to date Weather information and forecasts
Call 1550 123 852
(Connaucht)

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Things to do…

Golf Courses

Athenry Golf Club - 15 miles                    
Contact: +353 91 794466
Email: info@athenrygolfclub.net
Web: www.athenrygolfclub.net

Galway Bay Golf & Country Club - 15 miles       
Contact: +353 91 790711
Web: www.galwaybaygolfresort.com

Gort Golf Club - 8 miles                          
Contact: +353 91 764 701
Email: info@gortgolf.com
Web: www.gortgolf.com

Loughrea Golf Club - 8 miles                    
Contact: +353 91 841049
Email: loughreagolfclub@eircom.net
Web: www.loughreagolfclub.net

Karting

Pallas Karting
Contact: +353 909 745 147 or +353 87 685 9482,
Email: info@pallaskarting.com
Web: www.pallaskarting.com

Hunting

Galway Blazers                           
Contact:   + 353 91 841577

Horse Riding & Trekking

Leahy’s Horse Riding 9 miles Contact: Willie       
Contact:+ 353 91 841216
Email: info@dartfield.com
Web: www.dartfield.com

Oliver Walsh Tynagh 15 miles               
Contact: + 353 90 576112
Email: info@flowerhill.net
Web: www.flowerhill.net

Fishing

Loch Corrib - 25 miles

Loughrea Lake - 7 miles                    

Wier, Kilcolgan - 9 miles

Local Places of Interest

Alawee CavesBallyvaughan, Co Clare

Connemara - via Galway City

Coole Park,  - Gort (7 miles from Castle)

Cliffs of Moher,  Co. Clare

Galway City - 15 miles

Kiltartan Museum - 3 miles from Yeats Tower

The Burren,  Co. Clare

Yeats Tower - 4 miles towards Gort

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Accommodation

Alcohol & Bar Staff

Bridal Wear

Catering

Catering Equipment Hire

Coach & Minibus Hire

Decorative accessories

Dove Release

Dress Suit Hire

Flowers

Hairdressers & Beauty Salons

Jewellers

Marquee Hire

Massage Therapist

Musicians & DJs

Photographer

Restaurants & Pubs

Things to do

Videographer

Weatherdial

Wedding Cake

Wedding Car Hire

Wedding Co-Ordinators & Event Management

Wedding Stationery

Wine Suppliers

Outside marquee

 

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