A Step Back in Time – Lough Eske Castle, Donegal, Ireland


Lough Eske Castle, a five star castle hotel located on a secluded lakeside estate just outside Donegal Town, has a rich history dating back to the 1400s being associated with the O’Donnell Clan, the founding fathers of Donegal, a county in the north-west region of Ireland. Step into the Solis Lough Eske Castle, and you step into an imposing Tudor-baronial castle, lavishly refurbished in 2007 and extended to create the modern comforts and graceful luxury of a world class boutique hotel.
Here, at the water’s edge of Lough Eske, amongst the fabled Blue Stack Mountains, escape to a luxurious world of relaxed elegance. Where Spa Solis, the castle gardens, thoughtful service and lavishly appointed guest rooms are steeped in Gaelic history for you to discover.
The hotel is surrounded by beautiful golf courses. Donegal Golf Course (Murvagh), is an outstanding championship links course, continually featured in Golf World’s Top 100 Courses in Ireland and Great Britain. It is located within a 10 minute drive of Lough Eske Castle. Narin / Portnoo Golf Course offers golfers magnificent scenery with stunning views of Gwebarra Bay. This links course is located about 45 minutes drive from Lough Eske Castle. Ballyliffin Golf Course with two magnificent links courses to play, this club offers the golfer an opportunity for a challenging game of golf along with some of Ireland’s most breath-taking coastline scenes.

Accommodation ranges from the contemporary stylishness of its Garden Suites…to the country charm of the converted stables…to the more traditional elegance of a Presidential Castle Suite with trademark leaded windows, exquisite antiques and private access to the castle tower.

There are Spa-style bathrooms with boutique bath amenities and exhilarating rainforest showers; stylish flat-screen televisions and wireless Internet; oversized windows opening onto meticulously manicured grounds. It’s the perfect convergence of simple and sublime. The perfect gateway to discover the North West coast of Ireland, and all of its stunning golf courses.