Welcome to Ballinalacken

If you are looking for a country house weekend or relaxed hotel accommodation, then a few nights stay at our hotel in Doolin, Co Clare, is just right for you. We offer luxury accommodation and style at Ballinalacken Castle Hotel, full bed and breakfast and dining in our award winning restaurant.


Situated 5 miles from the spa town of Lisdoonvarna and within easy reach of the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands, Connemara & Galway, it would be difficult to find a more beautiful place on the West Coast of Ireland in which to wake up. The Ballinalacken has been described in the press a s one of the finest located houses in Europe.  Our guest rooms offer spectacular panoramic views of the Aran Islands, the Cliffs of Moher and Galway Bay.

The 15th Century Castle is a ruin of the O'Brien Clan. It stands imposingly beside the Ballinalacken House which was built by Lord O'Brien in 1840 as his family home. In 1939 Daniel O'Callaghan purchased the home from the O'Briens.  Today it remains in the O'Callaghan family and is currently owned by Denis O'Callaghan (Daniel's son).

Near the Hotel you will also find Gentian Cottage, Self Catering Accommodation, which are also under the same ownership. The Ballinalacken Castle Hotel is open from early April to end of October each year - the hotel will close in late October this year.