Built by the last king of Munster and Earl of Thomond and Inchiquine more than 5 centuries ago, Smithstown Castle was inhabited well into the 19th Century. After restoration in the 1990s it was transformed into an extraordinary self-catering home to give Clare-visitors a special experience. The grounds belonging to the Castle cover almost 5 acres of mature land, through which the River Deelagh flows.
The Castle’s interior houses:
A large, 17th Century richly carved table, comfortably seating eight, is inviting you for a candlelight dinner with special flair. The integrated kitchen is fully equipped with all you need to create an opulent knights’ banquet, including a good range of cooking and serving utensils. Large range cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and clothes-dryer are all available to make sure you don’t miss the convenience of home.
Once upon a time the King’s living room – live like “Lord and Lady”! The original gothic fireplace is one of the finest examples in the country, take a seat and enjoy the ambient with a glass of Irish Whisky or Mead…
Fitted with a double bed, the Minstrel’s Gallery overlooks the Great Hall and offers a romantic additional sleeping facility for two.
A bedroom for two fitted with a four-poster bed, wardrobe and central heating.
Recently renovated with a luxurious yet rustic flair.
Situated at the very top, this bedroom for two has beautiful views over the surrounding grounds and landscape. Fitted with a wardrobe and central heating.
This original spiral staircase winds its way through the Castle from top to bottom.