Turin Castle Ireland Medieval Castle Accommodation

Turin Castle in County Mayo is a luxury self catering venue near Ballinrobe in County Mayo Ireland. It is a unique medieval castle set against the backdrop of picturesque countryside. This exclusive and intimate venue is the perfect location for a  romantic, castle wedding or family gathering.  Unfortuntately It is not suitable for stag or hen parties. It is the only privately owned castle in Ireland with en-suite facilities. The castle sleeps a maximum of 10 people and is hired on a self catering basis but catering can be arranged if required. Please ask for details.

If you are looking for a truly exceptional medieval experience, Turin Castle in County Mayo will not disappoint. The castle is ideal for a family holiday with a difference or a special intimate wedding affording total privacy, maximum of 10 people. Please email for details.

Turin Castle is situated in the ancient barony of Kilmaine, the castle is surrounded by 16 acres of rich walled pasture land and is an ideal choice for couples searching for an idyllic but small wedding venue. The nearest town is Ballinrobe which is 8 km away offering a good selection of pubs and eateries. The picturesque village of Cong famous for the John Ford film ” The Quiet Man” and Ashford castle are also close by. The castle is conveniently located close to excellent golf courses. 

The peaceful & relaxing castle accommodation offers an ideal base for touring the West of Ireland and its many attractions, including the spectacular Cliffs of Moher which is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes drive.  Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is a 2 hour drive.

The area abounds with natural beauty with the mountains and lakes of Connemara less than an hour away, making Turin Castle the perfect gateway to the Connemara National Park and the Aran Islands. 

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The perfect location for your intimate wedding in Ireland

  • 'A trip back in time'

    Our visit to Turin Castle Ireland was to celebrate 25 years of marriage. It was truly an experience that will remain in our minds forever.

    Marnie and Brendan are fantastic. Leaving a nice welcome for my beautiful wife and I to celebrate 25 years. We especially enjoyed our evenings by the fire listening to music and simply taking in the beauty of this trip.

    A trip back in time
    Manny T
    Richmond, Virginia
  • 'A Great Week in a Great Place'

    Four couples from upstate New York and one from Leicestershire in England spent a week in Turin Castle, September 15th-22nd 2012.

    It was a once in a lifetime experience for us. The couple from England are of Irish heritage and are singers and musicians in the folk clubs there. Suffice it to say that we had some terrific traditional Irish songs in the Great Hall. We had a ceildh with Irish dancing and had a ball in the hall.

    A Great Week in a Great Place
    Rich M
    New York
  • 'Wonderful'

    Stayed at Turin Castle to have a small rural wedding. The castle was far more than I had expected, every one of our guests were amazing and the family who stayed with us were as happy and comfortable as we were. We look forward to returning.

    Belfast, Maine
  • 'Experiencing Medieval living first-hand!'

    Myself, my husband and 2 friends had a very memorable time! We loved walking in the beautiful, serene countryside surrounding the Castle, and exploring the areas of Mayo/Galway.
    Marnie and Brendan, greeted us upon our arrival and gave us the initial tour of the Castle.It was truly an unforgettable experience and one that we will remember and share with others for years to come! A great place for families with children!

    Experiencing Medieval living first-hand!
    New Port Richey, Florida
  • 'Fairytale Wedding'

    The whole day (in fact week) was perfect and the owners pulled out all the stops to make it a day we will always remember.

    If you want the full fairytale wedding, then this is the real deal, with a grand hall complete with authentic armour and weapons and a massive grounds for the overspill of guests. The castle is only large enough for the B&G and immediate family, but there is a lot of local hotel accommodation of all types to suit most guests needs.

    Fairytale Wedding
    London, United Kingdom

A little piece of history

According to the chronicler O’Donovan, “In the parish of Kilmaine there are several square Castles said to have been built by the Burkes (de Burgos).  Turin Castle and another three, in Cregduff, Elistron and Killernan”. Turin would appear to derive from the old Irish meaning ‘small bleaching field’. Which may suggest that Turin Castle was involved in the very lucrative trade of sheep farming. There was a growing market for hides , meat and wool in continental Europe and by the mid 16th Century Kilmaine politically and economically was the most important barony in the county. In 1574 there were 41 castles in an area of just 10 miles long by eight broad, by far the highest concentration of castles in Connacht, an indication that agriculture was on an industrial scale.

From records we know that Turin Castle had been abandoned for at least two hundred and fifty years up until it’s restoration in 1997 by a local man. We purchased the castle in 2008 at the height of the Celtic Tiger just when the economy went into recession. With many a sleepless night and a huge leap of faith, we took on the refurbishment of the castle. It had never been lived in so was very cold and damp.

We set about drying out the castle and planning the interior. We sourced as much of the materials as we could locally and used local tradesmen to complete the work. We also travelled to Morocco and scoured the internet to find the most authentic, antique furniture to try and create a medieval experience with modern comfort. We have met the most remarkable and interesting people since we started this project. Thanks to our family and friends who have believed in us on this extraordinary journey. Please have a look at our Instagram or Facebook page (Turin Castle Ireland) for some interesting photos.

We look forward to welcoming you and showing you around our magical little kingdom !

Marnie & Brendan