I have stayed at markree at least half a dozen times (and yes at one point in room 1 that everyone keeps saying is horrendous.) I have to disagree with just about every negative comment I have read here. I have stayed for a holiday, in the stables b&b, and in the castle for a wedding and also for the year of the game fair. Each time in a different room in a different part of the castle.
I can honestly say that I have not once had a negative thought about any aspect of my stay.
I do not understand the criticism of the food. Having eaten in many resteraunts in top locations around the world I can only say that the food, if not extravagant or modern, is some of the nicest and most generous I have found.
A truly remarkable place and a wonder to have in it's current state given it's past. Thank you for all the time and effort you have put in Charles.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Markree Castle, Sligo's oldest inhabited castle, has been the home of the Cooper family since 1640. Now brought back from virtual dereliction and lovingly restored by the Coopers into a country house hotel and highly acclaimed restaurant, Markree Castle is a gateway to the past, combining distinctive old-world, home from home charm with stunning surroundings. Described as Ireland's finest castle of its period, with much care and attention given to preserving original features and atmosphere, a visit to Markree Castle presents a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in history and the authentic castle experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castle Markree
- Markree Castle Sligo
- Markree Castle Hotel Ireland/Collooney