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Clonalis House B&B

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5.0/5 from 34 Reviews

100% Would Recommend


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  • Meeting rooms
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Clonalis House B&B

(34 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Facilities 4.9
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 4.8

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Clonalis House B&B Information


Guests at Clonalis are always confident of a warm welcome. Your hosts Richard & Carol-Anne, have built a reputation for warm hospitality and guests enjoy a level of personal attention that encourages them to relax and absorb the ambiance of this family home. Our guests can choose to unwind and enjoy tea beside the fire in the library or are free to enjoy the the peace and serenity of our 700 acre estate. The bedrooms at Clonalis are luxurious with original furnishings and all have large en-suite bathrooms. Each room enjoys wonderful views over the parkland, woodlands and avenue. A full Irish breakfast is included in the room rate, served alongside home made breads, fresh cheeses, muesli and compotes. Guests who wish to dine with us in the evening will be treated to "Country House" cuisine set around local seasonally available ingredients. Clonalis is located 2.25 hrs from Dublin Airport, 1,25 hrs from Galway City, 1 hr from Sligo. In Ireland's Hidden Heartlands Clonalis is an ideal location to explore Irelands mid-lands and the Wild Atlantic Way. 5% Discount on all stays with a minimum 2 night stay

The O’Conor family (O’Connor family) are direct descendants of the last High Kings of Ireland who were also the traditional kings of Connacht. It is said that their demense at Clonalis is the last remnant of the ancient Kingdom of Connacht. Clonalis House was built in 1878 by Charles Owen O’Conor Don. This imposing building has 45 rooms and was built in Victorian Italianate style. Guests will find an elegant house with a large collection of family portraits, telling a unique and interesting story. The Library lined with ancient tomes, some of which date to the 16th century, is a wonderful room to spend time sitting by the peat fire and absorbing a sense of history. The handsome Dining Room with its portraits of generations of O’Conors, the elegant Drawing Room and the peaceful Chapel all contribute to the atmosphere which is Clonalis. Pyers and Marguerite O’Conor Nash have lived here since 1981, in a house filled with a warm and friendly atmosphere, where the sense of history blends easily with the aroma of turf fires. Clonais is now home to their son Richard and his family who are now the 27th generation of O'Conors since the last high king of Ireland.

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Rooms sealed after cleaning
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Sanitised tableware


  • Baggage store
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Bike lock-up
  • Meet & greet service
  • Plug adapters
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Chapel
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Breakfast in the room/unit
  • Library


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Business Facilities

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference & events


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast
  • To-go breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Bird watching
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court - outdoor
  • Walking
  • Croquet
  • Group parties
  • History/science museums
  • Retreat


  • Check in
    15:30 22:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Adults preferred
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
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  • Road from Dublin Airport (170.0 km)

    Take the R132 to the M1 South followed by left turn onto the M50 south (Toll Rd). Travel on M50 for approx. 10km and exit left at Junction 7 N4 to Sligo/Westport/Galway. Continue straight onto M4 (Toll Rd). At Junction 11 exit left onto M6 (Toll Rd) to Athlone/Galway. Continue to Athlone and at Junction 12 exit left onto N61. Continue on N61 straight to Roscommon Town. At Roscommon Town continue on N61 to N60 Castlerea. Clonalis House is on the N60 West of Castlerea Town. 

  • Road from Shannon Airport (142.0 km)

    Take the N18, M17 onto the M18 to Tuam, Co. Galway. At Tuam take N17 to North of Tuam onto N83 Dunmore/Ballyhaunis. Continue on R360 for 15 kms. At Williamstown take a left onto the R361 to Castlerea for 11kms. At Castlerea take a left onto N60. Clonalis House is on the N60 West of Castlerea Town.

  • Road from Ireland's West Airport (30.0 km)

    Ireland’s West International Airport, Knock is 30 mins from Clonalis House.

    Exit the Airport and take a right onto the N17 for 3.2km. Left turn onto N83 to Ballyhaunis – stay on N83 to Castlerea.

    At the moment flights to Knock include:

    Aer Lingus


    British Airways


  • Road from Cork (257.0 km)

    Approx. 3 hours 15 mins

    From the N20, take the M20 in Limerick. Take the N18, M17 onto the M18 to Tuam, Co. Galway. At Tuam take N17 to North of Tuam onto N83 Dunmore/Ballyhaunis. Continue on R360 for 15 kms. At Williamstown take a left onto the R361 to Castlerea for 11kms. At Castlerea take a left onto N60. Clonalis House is on the N60 West of Castlerea Town.

  • Train from Dublin (190.0 km)
    From Dublin (Heuston Station)
    A daily train service connects Castlerea to Dublin. For more info visit www.irishrail.ie
    The daily commute takes 2hrs 15mins 

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