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“Christmas at Bansha”
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Bansha Castle
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“Christmas at Bansha”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Beautiful house, very authentic decor. Rooms well equipped. Very nice ambience. Very suitable for our group of 9 adults and 5 children. Hosts very friendly. Make sure to visit "Nelly's" the local pub! Highly recommended All round.

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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Thank you for an amazing weekend! Everyone had a wonderful time. The castle exceeded all our expectations. It is truly beautiful and was perfect for our family gathering.
The accommodation was spotless, the beds comfortable, the rooms beautifully laid out, cosy fire and Teresa was very helpful and friendly.
I have been recommending it unreservedly already and am looking forward to returning next year.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Not only is the castle lovely, but the Russells are amazingly warm and friendly. The backyard is absolutely gorgeous, beautifully landscaped, with gas barbecue and outside heaters. Great location for day trips. We are coming back!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Beautiful house, beautiful grounds, I only left yesterday and I'm already sending out emails to friends recommending they go there. It's the perfect central location to begin seeing Ireland. Limerick Junction train station is only 10 minutes away which allows for train travel all over Ireland. The village of Bansha is just at the foot of the drive to the castle, a very short and easy walk. Be sure to check out Nelly's Pub. We had different people arriving and leaving at different dates, some of our group was only there for the weekend, some were there the entire week. It's large enough for everyone to have their own space, but the living room and dining room could accommodate all at once. The Russels take tremendous pride in opening their home. They're a lovely couple and they'll do whatever it takes to make your stay comfortable. They're right next door to answer any questions or to arrange an outing or help in any way they can. On the other hand, if you don't need anything, you'd never know they were right next door, they completely respect your privacy. Large kitchen, washer/dryer, large fridge, dishwasher, wi-fi, very comfortable and lots of space for all. The bedrooms all have their own bathroom (except for one, and it has a bathroom right across the hallway.) This would be a great place for a group of couples or for families, any large group or even a business retreat.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

A group of 12 of us rented Bansha Castle for the last week in August. It was a memorable stay. It is a beautifully appointed classic building, but with all the amenities of a more modern facility. We had fully equipped cooking and dining facilities, television, and even wi-fi. Each bedroom was ensuite, which made it more comfortable for all. It's well located and easy to find right off the N24 south of Tipperary. A special thanks to Judge Tom who organized the stay for all of us.

P.S. Delightful served dinners can be arranged with a little notice.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

My husband and I (plus 6 more couples and one single) spent a week in Bansha Castle arriving on August 11th. We were amazed at the property and the castle. Each couple had their own bedroom and private bath. The beautiful dining room and living room were awesome.
We had full kitchen privileges with everything furnished. There was not one complaint from anyone in our group. We loved getting together downstairs in the evening and sitting outside on the beautifully appointed open and covered decks. The host/hostess live onsite, but we never saw them except for a planned reception at their lovely home. I would recommend this "get-a-way" to anyone. It was awesome!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Toowoomba, Australia
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

We arranged 5 nights at Bansha castle for my 50th Birthday, the beauty of the Bansha Castle was it was able to accomodate all the families. Bansha has some great pubs, friendly local people and close to all the sites of Ireland. We used Bansha Castle as a base to travel around the southern parts of Ireland which worked out perfectly. The castle was excellent for parties and entertaining, I also recommend having John and Teresa cook some of their local foods for you. I thoroughly recommend Bansha Castle as a place to stay while in Ireland.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Bansha Castle

Property: Bansha Castle
Address: Bansha | Co Tipperary, Bansha, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Tipperary > Bansha
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Bansha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you’ve ever wanted to rent a castle in Ireland, then the 300-year old Bansha Castle is all yours. This is a stunning private castle, with welcoming turf fires, period features and a gracious, elegant atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else. It is beautifully positioned amid mature private parkland by the beautiful Glen of Aherlow and the famous Galtee mountains.Built in 1760 and recently lovingly restored to its full former glory, Bansha is run by the third generation of the Russell family and they assure you of complete privacy for your family gathering, birthday celebration, small wedding or get-together of friends. Easily reached by air, road or rail, Bansha Castle presents the ultimate in castle rental in Ireland. ... more   less 

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