Cashel Palace Hotel


At the foot of a hill — in the shadow of Ireland’s most iconic medieval site, the Rock of Cashel — stands an architectural masterpiece, Cashel Palace. It was built as a grandiose home for an 18th-century archbishop, and later became a luxury hotel frequented by the likes of Ronald Reagan, Jacqueline Kennedy and Richard Burton. Now Ireland’s Cashel Palace Hotel has been given a new lease of life, courtesy of architecture and design firm ReardonSmith. Cashel Palace has been transformed into a world-class country house hotel for the 21st century with 42 unique bedrooms and 6 sumptuous suites, a ballroom, swimming pool, an indulgent spa, and grand function areas suitable for the most special of occasions. The new cloister of bedroom wings echo the fabric of the town and a guest-room extension to the original building has been styled as a sensitively contemporised version of the 18th Century vernacular. 'Our approach was holistic and contextual. The original Palace building is an architectural gem, in the heart of a historic town located by one of Ireland’s most significant sites' – Alexander Marjanovic, ReardonSmith creative director


6mm Toughened 70/35, 16mm Warm Edge, 6mm Toughened
6mm Toughened, 20mm Toggle, 6mm Low E 1.0, Toughened
6mm Toughened, Low E 1.0, 16mm Warm Edge, 8.8 Clear Laminate
6mm Toughened, 70/35, 20mm Toggle, 20mm Warm Edge, 13.5mm Heat Strengthened Laminate


Built in 1728 by Sir Edward Lovett Pearce, the architect who designed the Parliament House in Dublin, this red brick manor is a brilliant blend of classicism and sophistication, with a façade that hides behind its symmetrical layout a world of surprises: a majestic colonnaded hall, walls covered in detailed wood panelling, staircases with handrails carved in the shape of candy canes, and rooms that seem to have been taken from a fairy tale. With its English-style gardens, comfortable sofas warmed by the cosy fire of the bar, and a spa bathed in light, Cashel Palace takes its guests on a magical journey. It is an idyllic refuge where you can recharge your batteries before plunging into the area’s Celtic history or wandering through the enchanting moorland. The nearby town of Cashel is documented as a stronghold of ancient kings and has been revered as a significant ecclesiastical centre for over nine hundred years. As such, the design team have drawn on the significance of the site for their renovation of the hotel – which was originally called the Bishop’s Palace and was home to Archbishop Theophilus Bolton in the 1730s. “The magnetism of the verdant countryside and the ties to an exceptional heritage imbue the spirit of the place with an incredible serenity.” Maître de Maison - Adriaan Bartels