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, invites you for a candlelight dinner with special flair. The integrated kitchen is fully equipped with all you need to create a festive 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.
The original bathing chamber has been 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. It is one of the last in the region to survive into modern times.