Smithstown Castle

Ballynagowan Castle

Located on the West coast of Ireland in the beautiful County Clare, Smithstown Castle is the perfect place to start your Irish adventure. Set away from busy roads on almost 5 acres of mature grounds overlooking a river valley, the Castle offers tranquillity, privacy and solitude- and yet you’re just a stone’s throw away from the diverse and exciting attractions Clare has to offer.

Step inside and experience a true 15th Century Irish Castle- authentic in style yet with all the comfort of the 21st Century. Smithstown Castle is a self-catering accommodation, ideal for small groups, families or small events, sleeping up to 8 people. We offer very affordable prices, the best location on the West coast of Ireland and a chance to make your Irish experience unforgettable. Contact us now and secure your booking.


"I would like to express my deepest admiration for what you have done with Smithstown Castle. My wife and I and my friends were truly amazed of the interior, exterior and the surroundings and we think you could show much more on the internet. To put it simple, everything exceeded our expectations and wildest dreams by far...The caretaker, Martin, is a wonderful person giving us lots of suggestions ... Our weeks stay at Smithstown Castle will be a memory of a lifetime. We are already planning to return in the coming years with our children and perhaps parents. Once again, thank you for renting out your fantastic castle to us..."

Ola Lindskog, Sweden

"Just wanted to write to say we had the most Fantastic! most Wonderful stay at the Ballynagowan castle.It was like staying in a historic site. It was so very comfortable clean and had everything we needed. The caretaker Martin was a prince. We hated to leave. It truly was the best vacation I have ever had in my life. Thank you!!!!!"

Raistlin Blackstone

"The castle was absolutely beautyful, friendly and very warm throughout the holiday. At night we all felt like kings and queens sat around the medieval fireplace with roaring fire. It was perfect and an unforgettable winter break."

Patrick Firth, UK

"I just wanted to take the time to thank you for the time in your beautiful castle. It was AMAZING. My son, who loves castles and dragons, was in his glory! He can't stop talking about it. We took a million pictures. And we are already planning a trip to return-maybe in the summer. Thank you again for making our first trip to Ireland so memorable."

Beth Davidson, USA