About us

Markree Castle, along with our sister castles - Ballyseede Castle, Bellingham Castle and Cabra Castle - are proud members of Original Irish Hotels.

Original Irish Hotels is Ireland’s leading collection of independent hotels. Each Original Irish Hotel has its own distinctive character and is run by enthusiastic hospitality professionals. The collection is made up of a range of traditional and boutique hotels, castles, manor and country houses. These properties represent everything that is good about Ireland, community-based and immersed in the history and culture of their regions.

They also celebrate all that is great in Irish food. Each property has its own particular relationship with local farms and artisan food producers.

Central to the Original Irish ethos is the concept of ‘Experience’. It is the desire of each property that every guest should have a sense of having found an experience, not just a hotel. The overall experience of staying at an Original Irish Hotel should ensure that our guests depart feeling enriched and feeling that they received more than anticipated. 

Expect the warmest of welcomes and unforgettable Irish hospitality. All the hotels look forward to welcoming you to a world of difference…

We hope that you enjoy your time with us, or in any of our fellow members of Original Irish Hotels which are listed below:

Abbeyglen Castle Hotel

Arbutus Hotel

Ardagh Hotel & Restaurant

Armada Hotel

Arnolds Hotel

Athenaeum House Hotel

Ballynahinch Castle Hotel

Ballyseede Castle

Bayview Hotel

Beara Coast Hotel

Beech Hill Country House Hotel

Bellingham Castle

BrookLodge & Macreddin Village

Brooks Hotel

Brown Trout Golf & Country Inn

Bush Hotel

Buswells Hotel

Cabra Castle Hotel

Carna Bay Hotel

Casey's of Baltimore

Castle Hotel Macroom

Cedar Lodge Hotel

Clew Bay Hotel

Delphi Lodge

Dingle Benners Hotel

Dunraven Arms Hotel

Fitzgeralds Vienna Woods Hotel

Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel

Galgorm Resort and Spa

Garryvoe Hotel

Glengarriff Park Hotel

Gweedore Court Hotel & Spa

Harrington Hall

Headfort Arms Hotel

Hylands Burren Hotel

Knockranny House Hotel & Spa

Killeen House Hotel & RozzersRestaurant

Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges

Kiltimagh Park Hotel

Londonderry Arms Hotel

Longcourt House Hotel

Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel

Lough Rynn Castle

Manor House Country Hotel

Mill Park Hotel

Mount Falcon Estate

Parknasilla Resort & Spa

Pembroke Hotel

Racket Hall Country House Hotel

Raheen Woods Hotel

Randles Hotel

Ross Lake House Hotel

Sandhouse Hotel

Screebe House

Seaview House Hotel

Sheedy's Country House Hotel

Slieve Russell Hotel

Sneem Hotel

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