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Horse Drawn Carriage:

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

Blessings at Cloghan Castle:

Web: www.cunamhde.com

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 or a chill out barbeque 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

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Wedding Car Hire

www.mylimo.ie
Stunning range of cars, from Rolls Royce Phantom to Chrysler Limousine and many more
Contact: Eddie O'Meara at +353 85 162 1300
Web: www.mylimo.ie

Galway Limo
Briarhill Business Park, Ballybrit, Galway
Contact : +353 91 778 516
Email: info@galwaylimo.com
Web: www.galwaylimo.com

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.
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

Brenda Winters Wedding Flowers
Contact: +353 91 841 108

Flower Power
Contact: +353 91 876 830 or +353 87 995 7737
Web: www.flowerpowerireland.com
Email: flowerpower1@eircom.net

Geralding Dowling & Orla Dowling-Walsh Wedding Flower Specialists
Contact: +353 909 741 613 or +353 87 669 0960,
Email: orlaflowers@hotmail.com

Henk van Enk Flower Designer
Contact: +353 87 9326763
Email: henk_van_enk@hotmail.com
Web: www.flower-designers.com

Lindas Flower Shop
Contact: +353 91 841 635

McBlooms Florist
Contact: + 353 91 847 300

Power of Flowers
Contact: +353 91 630 810 or +353 87 1386542 or +353 87 621 2751
Email: powerofflowers@eircom.net

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Bridal Wear

Helena Quinlan Bridal, Craughwell
Contact: +353 91 846 672
Web: www.helenaquinlanbridal.ie

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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
Web: www.martinfahy.ie

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Hairdressers & Beauty Salons

Beautiful Ambition, Loughrea
Contact: +353 91 870381

Bradiant Beauty
Contact: +353 86 2313604
Email: joanie06@eircom.net

Hair By Stacey, Gort
Contact: 091-632958

Shauna O'Neill, Make Up Artist
Contact: Tel: 087 6428314
Email: tiapitchford@hotmail.com

Wendy's Beauty Rooms, Loughrea
Contact: +353 86 2724849

Fringe Benefits & Beauty Benefits with Nail Bar, Galway
(Castle in house service available)
Contact: +353 91 763574

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 or
Email: acdchadwick@eircom.net

Nadia’s Beauty Salon, Loughrea
Contact: +353 91 842 302

Streams Beauty Rooms, Gort
Contact: Patricia +353 91 631 866

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
Cois Chlair Shopping, Centre, Claregalway.
Contact: +353 91739344
Web: www.laserderm.ie

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Massage Therapist

Wiltrud Duell (Castle in house service) 
Contact: +353 509 49360

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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
Web: www.paulcorey.ie

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

Louis Carr Photography
Contact: +353 876186134
Web: www.lcarrphotography.com

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

Email: garybarrettphoto@gmail.com

Mike Concannon
Contact: +353 91 847 777

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

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Videographer

Memory Lane Videos
Contact: +353 87 2806187
Web: www.memorylanevideos.ie

Gary Loughlin Professional Wedding Videographer
Contact: +353 91 788 470 or +353 86 225 2322,
Email: info@garyloughlin.com
Web: www.garyloughlin.com

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Wedding Cake

Cakes By Desire
Contact Graciana +353 (0) 65 686 4865
Mobile: +353 (0) 87 770 7626
Web: www.cakesbydesire.com

McCabe’s Cakes,
Award winning Pastry Chef, free delivery to the castle
Contact: Richard +353 91 865 641,
Web: www.mccabescakes.com

Lilies & Pearls
Contact: +353 91 630931
Mobile: +353 86 8379850
Email: Annmarie@weddingcakes.ie
Web: www.weddingcakes.ie

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

Wedding Cakes Extraordinaire
Contact: +353 87 6477608
Email: darleneoh@gmail.com

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Dove Release

Celtic Dove Releases, Craughwell
Contact: +353 91 876 830 or +353 87 995 7737

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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

Harvest Off Licence, Galway           
Contact: +353 91 580200,
Web: www.harvestwines.ie

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Decorative accessories

Occasions Royale
Chair covers, backdrops, chocolate fountains, wedding favours
Contact: +353 86 262 4125
Web: www.occasionsroyale.com

Gotcha Covered
Fine linens and decorative accessories - table cloths, napkins, chair covers, candelabras and pipe & drape.
Contact: +353 61 633634, Fax: +353 61 633635
Email: munster@gotchacovered.ie
Web: www.gotchacovered.ie

Perfect Details
For your wedding extras.
Contact: Tel: +353 (0)65 68 48772
Web: www.perfect-details.com

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Wedding Co-Ordinators & Event Management

A Wedding Made Simple, Angela Finnerty
Contact: +353 909 745 950 or +353 87 994 1093,
Email: info@aweddingmadesimple.com
Web: www.aweddingmadesimple.com

Co-ordination Made Easy, Kate Deegan
Contact: +353 65 6848 772 or +353 86 822 0300,
Email: info@co-me.net
Web: www.co-me.net

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

McEvents
Contact: +353 61 633636
Email: info@mcevents.com
Web: www.mcevents.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

Lena Coy
Contact: +353 91 841 292

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 87 6977 271

Wolfes Transport
Contact: +353 87 279 0676

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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

Martin Roe
Mob: +353 87 285 3909
Email: more@iol.ie
Web: www.bartenders.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.

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 91 567 777

Coyne Design, handcrafted wedding stationary
Contact: +353 91 869 985 or +353 87 417 1044,
Web: www.coynedesign.ie

DIYWedding.ie
DIY Wedding Stationery Kits including all materials, detailed instructions and MS Word Templates for printing!! Save up to 70% of your stationery costs by eliminating the labour and doing them yourself!! Our kits are completely customisable and we also sell a great range of accessories designed to save you money including car ribbon, pew bows, disposable Wedding Cameras in a range of designs, table confetti, place cards and more!
Web: www.diywedding.ie

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Accommodation

Hotel Accommodation

The Lady Gregory Hotel, Swan Leisure Club & Spa - 7 miles
Int. Tel: +353 (0) 91 632333     

Meadowcourt Hotel  - 9 miles
Int. Tel: + 353 (0) 91 841051   

Radisson SAS Hotel
Galway City (27 miles from  castle)
Int. Tel: +353 (0) 91 538300

Lough Rea Hotel and Spa - 8 miles
Int. tel: +353 (0) 91-880088
Special rates for Cloghan Castle guests.

Merriman Hotel
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

Jimmy Curley B&B
Contact: +353 91 841965

Mrs Conlon B&B 
Contact:   +353 91 841456

Finnigans Inn  
Contact: +353 91 841572

Augill  House - Peterswell 
Email: markandtricia@cometosouthgalway.com
Web: www.cometosouthgalway.com

Acara Lodge  - Craughwell 
Contact: +353 91 846755 

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

Cabanas Guesthouse – Loughrea
Contact: Carmel Hodsoll on +353 91 841159

Boonard House – Craughwell
Contact: +353 91-846077

Louise Healy, 2 mins from castle, ensuite rooms.
Gortnamacken,  Kilchreest, Loughrea
Contact: + 353 87-7652858

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

Regina Finn – 1 mile from Castle
Rooms En Suite. Travel to & from castle provided
Contact: +353 87-9824775

Houses for Letting

www.traditionalirishstonecottage.com
2-6 people.
Contact: Olive Mahony on +353 91 840054
Mobile: +353 86 2581779

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

Augill House, Peterswell
Email: markandtricia@cometosouthgalway.com

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

Grainne McNamara, Gort.
Contact:   +353 91631883
Web: www.kinvara.com

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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

Bridget Coughlan - Traditional & Liturgical (Church Music)
Contact: +353 (0) 91 848067

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:

OjO
Lively wedding band, play all types of music to suit
every taste.
Web: www.ojo.ie

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

Siamsa Tire
Contact David on+353 (0) 86 8600688
(Upbeat Traditional Irish Music Band)

Corrib String Quartet
Contact: +353 91 840979
Contact Tom Murphy (played at Pierce Brosnan’s wedding)

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
Web: www.facevalue.ie

Horizon (Eugene Kelly)
Contact: +353 (0)86 8126610

Discovery (Gerard Kennedy)
Contact: +353 (0) 91 527485

Silkwood
Contact: +353 (0)87 9000607
Web: www.silkwoodband.com

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

Kopy Kats (Kieran Joyce)
Contact: +353 (0) 91 752930

Celebrations (Jimmy Higgins)
Contact: +353 (0) 91 566213

Midway MJ
Contact: +353 (0) 91 522055

Blue Magic  (Frank Donoghue)
Contact: +353 (0) 87 8194100

Garret Philips
Contact: +353 (0) 86 8053194
(plays Swing/Jazz/Frank Sinatra/Dean Martin music)

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 1 458 0800 or +353 86 830 0273
Web: www.digitaldjs.ie
Email: info@digitaldjs.ie

DJ Damien     
Contact: 086 3525334    
Home +353 90 9673332
Web: www.eclipse-sound-lighting.com
Email: djd.1@o2.ie  

John Farrell
Contact: 086 8130783 / 087 8101502
Email: jofarrell@eircom.net

D.J. Colin Forde
Contact: + 353 87 8380433    

D.J. Padraic Dolan
Contact: +353 905 73761

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. Gerry Geraghty    
Contact: + 353 87 2270454   + 353 905 73761

D.J. Paul Griffin
Contact: +353 87 2554064

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Restaurants & Pubs

Kirwan’s Lane, Galway - 20 miles 
Contact  + 353 91 568266

Maggie Mays Bar & The Loft Restaurant, Loughrea
Contact: +353 91 847 880

Moran’s the WierKilcolgan (Sea Food) - 9 miles           
Contact  + 353 91 796113

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

O’Grady’s, The Pier, Barna           
Contact: + 353 91 592223

Paddy Burkes, Clarinbridge - 10 miles 
Contact: + 353 91 796226

Rafterys, The Blazers Bar, Craughwell
Contact: +353 91 846 708
Email: rafterys@eircom.net

St. Cleran’sCraughwell           
Contact: +353 91 846555

The Galway Bay Golf & Country Club - 15miles 
Contact  + 353 91 790507

The School House, Clarinbridge - 10 miles           
Contact  + 353 91 796898

Shajina Indian Restaurant, take away and delivery
Contact: +353 91 630896

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Weatherdial

For up to date Weather information and forecasts
Call 1550 122 116

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Things to do…

Golf Courses

Athenry Golf Club - 15 miles                    
Contact:   + 353 91 794466

Galway Bay Golf & Country Club - 15 miles       
Contact:   + 353 91 790500

Gort Golf Club - 8 miles                          
Contact:   + 353 91 632244

Loughrea Golf Club - 8 miles                    
Contact:   + 353 91 841049

Karting

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

Hunting

East Galway Hunt Contact: Michael        
Contact:   + 353 91 841416

Galway Blazers                           
Contact:   + 353 91 841577

Horse Riding & Trekking

Leahy’s Loughrea 9 miles Contact: Willie       
Contact: + 353 91 841216

Oliver Walsh Tynagh 15 miles              
Contact: + 353 90 576112

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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Page links

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