Welcome to Turin Castle, Co.Mayo
Turin Castle, Co.Mayo
Turin castle stands sentinel towering over the surrounding countryside like a gigantic sandcastle. Push the massive oak door open and you’re back in medieval Ireland !
‘Turin’ would appear to derive from the old Irish meaning ‘small bleaching field’.
A reference possibly to the production of hides or cloth which was a major industry in Connacht from Medieval to Elizabethan times.
Turin Castle is situated in the ancient barony of Kilmaine surrounded by 16 acres of rich walled pasture land; it is well serviced with airports being 46 km from Galway 60 km from knock and 123 km from Shannon. The nearest town is Balinrobe which is 8 km away offering a good selection of pubs and eateries. The picturesque village of Cong famous for the John Ford film ” The quiet man” and Ashford castle are also close by. Turin Castle is a luxury self catering venue which is ideal for weddings, birthday parties or special events.
Luxury Accommodation at Turin Castle
The area abounds with natural beauty with the mountains and lakes of Connemara less than an hour away : - Lough Mask meets lough Corrib near Cong, both havens for anglers and history buffs alike. On Inchagoill one of the 365 of lough Corrib islands, you can find the remains of two ancient churches and a burial ground. It is believed that St Patrick was banished to the island prior to the conversion of the pagan tribes.
The Castle is situated close to the village of Kilmaine; the village is on the N84 between Ballinrobe and Shrule, in County Mayo. The city of Galway is less than 20km away, with Westport and Castlebar being both less than an hours drive away.
There are a number of archaeological monuments in Kilmaine, most notably the big Raunaskerra ringfort, which was once an inauguration site for local chieftains including the Mac Williams.
Turin Castle can cater for small weddings in the hall with up to 12 seated at the dining table.
PLEASE NOTE THE MAXIMUM CAPACITY IS 12 PERSONS