Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa should be on your list of castles to stay at in Ireland. The luxury 4 star castle hotel is situated in County Roscommon in a secluded corner of the idyllic West of Ireland. Built in the 18th century, the Kilronan Castle resort welcomes its guests through a set of magnificent medieval gatesat the top of a meandering driveway through an ancient forest which is surrounded by forty acres of lush green estate and next to a beautiful lough making the castle look like something straight out of a fairytale.
Kilronan Castle Estate is also a site that is full of history as it was lovingly transformed from the ancestral home of a royal family into a luxurious Irish castle hotel with a spa. The castle hotel seamlessy mixes the elegancy, sophistication and tradition of the past with the luxury and comfort of the modern era. This makes Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa one of the most luxurious castle hotels in Ireland to stay in. Kilronan Castle’s location and surroundings include breathtaking views as well as peace and quiet which makes a break at Kilronan Castle feel like time is standing still.
We are delighted to introduce to you our Executive Head Chef Daniel Willimont, originally from the UK Daniel began his journey at The Royal College of Catering in Cheltenham, England. His weekends were spent in kitchens alongside Raymond Le Blanc and Gordon Ramsey as well as reputable Bakeries and Butchers gaining invaluable experience he applies throughout his professional career in the kitchen. Beginning his career in fine dining restaurants and hotels, in the beautiful scenic region of the Cotswolds, England. Daniels plan was to temporarily re-locate to Ireland in 2003 after finishing work in a 2 Michelin Star restaurant he wanted to recharge his batteries and focus on his international travels. His mother a Waterford native and father a Londoner were building a house in Mayo in which he lent a hand and fell in love with Ireland. The rest is history…
Daniel is classically trained in French Cuisine; but during his life travels he has gained further skills not only about cooking and preparing food but also in the understanding of methods and use of ingredients. His strong passion for all elements of cooking have led him to develop garden and estate grown produce reinforcing his ethos of using only locally sourced produce and home grown ingredients for his dishes. Throughout Daniels career he has grown and developed businesses from small operations to successfully achieving Michelin BIB Gourmand status.
Kilronan Castle Estate & Spa is built on a foundation of unforgettable gastronomic delights that comes from our award-winning kitchen. With unrivalled service and unbeatable settings, ours is a truly spectacular location for everything from casual bites with friends, to very special dinners with family.
Whether you’re fine-dining in the revered Douglas Hyde Restaurant, snacking in the classic surroundings of the Drawing Room or taking afternoon tea next to the piano in the Palm Court, enjoy being looked after in style by some of the best chefs and waiters that Ireland has to offer. With a variety of mouthwatering menus, spectacular locations, private dining and impeccable locally-sourced produce, whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here.
The Douglas Hyde Restaurant are proud to announce that we are Gold winners of The Best Hotel Fine Dining Restaurant 2021 in the Gold Medal Awards And Silver winners of Best Chef.