One of Ireland's hidden gems

One of Ireland’s historical gems, this amazing Castle is still lived in by descendants of the original builders. The guided tour (approx 35 mins) features the world famous Temple of Isis in the dungeons as well as Castle rooms and ghost stories. With formal gardens, an adventure playground, tearooms and giftshop, Huntington Castle is the perfect place for a day out or stay the night with historic B&B and self catering options available.

Huntington Castle is the ancient seat of the Esmonde family who moved over to Ireland in 1192. The family name has changed twice due to inheritance down the female line and the present family name is Durdin Robertson, the direct descendants of the Esmondes.

Some notable ancestors include; Lady Esmonde (Alish O’Flaherty) – the grandaughter of Grace O’Malley the famous Pirate Queen of Connaught. Barbera St. Ledger, Edward King, Herbert Robertson MP, Nora Parsons, Manning Robertson, and latterly Olivia Robertson to name a few. Their stories and many more are told on the guided tour of the castle.

The Castle is presently lived in by three generations of the Durdin Robertson family, and the current owners Alexander and Clare Durdin Robertson are very much hands on with the business and can frequently be found giving tours, working in the gardens or making tea in the tearooms.

  • Amazing Castle
  • Guided tours
  • Formal gardens
  • Tea rooms
  • Playground
  • B&B and self catering options
Open May to Sep

Opening Times:

Castle & Gardens: Daily May to Sept
Please check website for further details 


Admission Prices 2020:

Gardens only:
Adult: €6.00
Senior/Student: €5.00
Child (U12): 

Castle Tour & Gardens
Senior/Student: €9.00
Child (U12): €5.00


Useful Information

Ample free parking (including Coaches) on-site

Getting There

Off the N80, close to Wexford border

Map Location: 52.690437, -6.649114
Contact Huntington Castle

Clonegal, Co. Carlow, Ireland

Eircode: Y21 K237
T: +353 (0)53 937 7160
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