- Conference Capacity : 80
- Gala Dinner Capacity : 100
- Bedrooms : 9
Blackwater Castle is located in the heart of Southern Ireland nestled in the fertile hills of North Cork near the picturesque village of Castletownroche. Blackwater Castle is the original seat of the FitzHugh/Roche Family who travelled to Ireland with Strongbow in the late twelfth century (for more information on the history of the Castle click here). The Castle is located on an elevated site above the River Awbeg with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside from the Norman Tower which is reputed to be one of the best preserved keeps in Ireland. Blackwater Castle is blessed with a rich historical legacy the traces of which, dating from the early Mesolithic period, are visible today and are entertainingly and enthusiastically revealed and interpreted via guided tour with the owner Patrick Nordstrom.
A stay at Blackwater Castle is a unique experience blending history and heritage with luxurious comfort, exciting activities, and beautiful scenery. The Castle is the genuine article – the tower facing East dates from the 12th Century while the Western keep was erected in the 15th Century – the accommodation and reception rooms of the Castle between the two towers date from the late 16th Century and were rebuilt on the site of a previous house which means that the Castle provides an authentic Castle experience with all the modern comforts we now take for granted.
Guests can be accommodated on a self catering, partial, or fully catered basis and the entire grounds of the Castle (or parts of it) are available for exclusive hire. Everything is possible here and Patrick and Sheila are on hand to accommodate all requests. No matter how you choose to enjoy all that is on offer at Blackwater Castle, be it an exclusive wedding, self catering holiday, family gathering, private party or Castle heritage experience, when you are here, you are at home!