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Treat Dad Like Royalty This Father's Day At Lough Eske Castle

Award winning five star hotel hosts three-course BBQ, overlooking castle grounds for just €39

Unpacking Can Wait ...It's Time To Get Outdoors

There’s no better place to experience the Great Outdoors than County Donegal, and there’s no better base camp for your visit than the award-winning Lough Eske Castle, Hotel & Spa. On offer at Donegal’s only five star hotel is a wide range of outdoor activities, so there’s something for everyone from hikers to bikers.

Be King Or Queen Of Your Very Own Castle For A Night

‘Eskeclusive’ use of the Donegal’s luxurious Lough Eske Castle available from €9,950

Discover New Taste Sensations At Lough Eske Castle

‘Eskeclusive’ use of the Donegal’s luxurious Lough Eske Castle available from €9,950

Spring Into Action This Easter

Fabulous Easter family breaks at Lough Eske Castle, Donegal, Ireland

Lough Eske Castle Wins Hotel Venue Of The Year Ulster

Lough Eske Castle is delighted to announce that they have been crowned the winner of the Hotel Venue of the Year Ulster category at the weddingsonline Awards 2015.

Dreaming Of A White Wedding

Wonderful winter wedding packages at Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa

Travelbite Review July 2013

Sarah Gibbons from TRAVELBITE UK stayed with us recently - click on this link to read what she thought of the Lough Eske Castle experience...

Lough Eske Castle's Prince Or Princess Competition 2013

December 2013


Be the Prince or Princess of Lough Eske Castle.

Lough Eske Castle is giving one lucky girl or boy the chance to treat them self and their class this Christmas.

All primary schools in County Donegal have been asked to invite pupils to write about the Little Christmas Tree!

The winning child will become the Prince or Princess of Lough Eske Castle for a day as he or she will officiate at the annual switching on of the festive lights at the Castle on December 2nd at 3pm.

The lucky winner will also be treated to overnight accommodation in the Presidential Suite at Lough Eske Castle with his/her parents or guardian on the night of December 3rd, dinner that evening and breakfast the following morning.

Furthermore, the winning child is to invite their entire class to a Signature Teddy Bear Tea Party on the afternoon of December 8th at 3.30pm

All schools in County Donegal have been asked to participate in the hopes of making some Christmas dreams come true this year.

Brainstorming Knights At Lough Eske Castle, Donegal

From cosy nights brainstorming in front of the fire, to away days spent hiking the fabled bluestack mountains, businesses of all sizes and professions will enjoy discovering the hidden secrets of Donegal, with a stay at Lough Eske Castle – the perfect venue for a staff groupcation.

Lough Eske Castle Named Castle Venue Of The Year

February 2012: Lough Eske Castle enjoyed a double celebration at last night’s prestigious awards ceremony, where the five-star rural haven was crowned Castle Venue of the Year, and their resident wedding organiser; Noreen Lyons was named, Wedding Venue Co-ordinator of the year.

Lough Eske Castle Wedding And Spa Open Day

Lough Eske Castle, Donegal’s only five star hotel and the holder of The World’s Best Luxury Country Hotel Award 2009, 2010, 2011 and Ireland’s Wedding Venue of the Year award 2010 and 2011, will be opening its doors to future brides and grooms for its annual Wedding and Spa open day on Sunday 23rd October 2011. 
The event, which will take place between 12 noon and 6pm, will give couples the chance to view the hotel and its facilities as well as experience it as a venue not just for wedding receptions but also for civil ceremonies. The Castle’s experienced wedding team will be available on the day to give one-on-one consultations and ideas for planning the perfect wedding. Those who book their wedding at the open day will receive €1,000 in vouchers to be redeemed against various wedding suppliers in attendance.
Whether your wedding is an intimate family affair or a grand celebration for up to 280 guests, Lough Eske Castle can create your dream day. From music to the menu, the hotel’s wedding co-coordinator will work with you to plan every detail. With exceptional service and gourmet cuisine, Lough Eske Castle’s wedding team will do whatever it takes to make your wedding day a dream come true.

Couples are free to call into Lough Eske Castle at any point during the event. For further information please contact Noreen or Marleen on Tel: +353 (0) 74 9743152 or visit

World's Best Luxury Country Hotel Award For The 3rd Year In A Row

Lough Eske Castle, a Hotel & Spa has won the World's Best Luxury Country Hotel award for the 3rd year in a row.

Lough Eske Castle In The Conde Nast Traveller Hot List

The Condé Nast Traveller, the bible of world travel, has named Lough Eske Castle in their 2008 Hot List for Top New Hotels.

Winner Of Best Service Award At The Irish Tatler Spa Award 2011

The Irish Tatler Spa Awards 2011 awarded Lough Eske Spa with The Best Service Award.

Tatler magazine reads.... "The warmest of welcomes, impeccably turned out staff and very knowledgeable therapists has put Lough Eske Spa at Lough Eske Castle at the top of our Best Service Category, taking home the award. A painless reservation process, competently dealing with challenges and changes that our judge threw at them and friendly introductions got the staff at Lough Eske off to a good start, while attention to consultations forms and suggested therapies were second to none. Pre and post treatment service made this spa stand out above others, with excellent reading material and a fully stocked changing room with complimentary products that make sure you are ready to go straight from the spa when you are finished; excellent attention to detail. All in all, a fabulous offering, made perfect by exceptional service"

Best Loved Hotels Of The World 2011/2012

Lough Eske Castle, a Hotel & Spa has been designated A Best Loved Hotel.

Donegal's 5-Star Hotel Celebrates Win For Second Year

One of Ireland's most popular and Donegal’s only 5-star hotel, Lough Eske Castle has received prestigious international recognition after being named the World’s Luxury Country Hotel for the second year in a row by the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

Spa Lead By Ireland's Best Spa Manager

The IBPA Irish Beauty Industry Awards 2009 in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, celebrate the annual achievements of Ireland’s professional Beauty, Nail, Make up and Spa sectors.

Hat-Trick For Lough Eske Castle Hotel

Hot on the heels of being named the world’s top luxury country hotel, Donegal’s five-star Lough Eske Castle Hotel has now being named one of the world’s best castle hotels by US based travel expert Stephanie Abrams.

Winner Of Taste Of Donegal - September 2010

Lough Eske Castle’s new Executive Chef Philipp Ferber gave a taste of things to come for hotel diners as he claimed the Taste of Donegal Culinary Contest on his debut in the Taste of Donegal Culinary Contest, as part of last weekend’s Donegal Food & Wine Festival.

Voted # 1 Hotel By My Guide Ireland - December 2009

Lough Eske was named the #1 Hotel in Ireland by My Guide Ireland.
Hotels were rated by our guests on 7 categories including hospitality, accommodation, food, exterior, facilities, location and value. We are honored to be at the top of this list.

World Luxury Hotel Award Winner - December 2009

Donegal’s only 5-star hotel Lough Eske Castle has been named the world’s top Luxury Country Hotel at the industry’s most prestigious awards ceremony held in Bangkok, beating off competition from around the globe.

Lough Eske Castle - Irish Wedding Venue Of The Year

Irish Brides have declared one of the country's newest hotels, 5-star Lough Eske Castle, Donegal Ireland's top wedding venue for 2009 in an awards scheme to mark the 10th anniversary of Ireland's most popular weddings website,