Making a Milestone

Cashel House Hotel Celebrates Fifty Years

Photography Courtesy of Cashel House Hotel

 Overlooking Cashel Bay in a nineteenth-century country home, this chic, old-world hotel is set on fifty acres of landscaped gardens, 12.4 km from Roundstone village centre.

Overlooking Cashel Bay in a nineteenth-century country home, this chic, old-world hotel is set on fifty acres of landscaped gardens, 12.4 km from Roundstone village centre.


Cashel House Hotel, one of Connemara’s most famous hotels, celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year. Dermot and Kay McEvilly fulfilled their dream and took the big step of opening Cashel House as a hotel back in 1968 when the economy wasn’t exactly flying. When they first saw Cashel House nestled in its extensive and spectacular gardens, they were entranced with it and realised its potential. It took a lot of hard work and every penny they made for the first few years to bring it up to the standard they wanted to achieve. Since that time Cashel House has gone from strength to strength, and the McEvilly family have continually invested to ensure the highest of standards for their guests. The hotel has given a lot back to the local community with employment of local staff. Many of the same dedicated staff still fly the flag with the McEvilly family; the second generation of the McEvilly family is now involved with the hotel. Along with their manager, Ray Dooley, they have given many happy memories to guests. 

Cashel House Hotel is a classic country retreat that has stood the test of time well. It has won many accolades and awards over the years for their cuisine and style, but it is their outstanding hospitality that has garnered them the most awards. Every guest is treated as special, and many of them return year after year to a hotel where they know they will be welcomed and cosseted during their stay. From the relaxing drawing room with its turf fires to the stunning dining room, which is located in a conservatory surrounded by beautiful gardens, Cashel House epitomises the best of what Ireland has to offer both local guests and overseas visitors.



Its location is beyond compare. Few hotels, if any, can boast of the spectacular scenery and local archaeology that surround Cashel House. It is nestled in one of the most peaceful places along the Wild Atlantic Way, about eight miles from the buzzy village of Roundstone. There are plenty of walks around the nearby hills and mountains for the more active to enjoy. 

We all know that classics never go out of fashion, and Cashel House will continue to stand out as one of the finest hotels in Ireland. There can be no doubt that this classic country house retreat will still be a jewel on Connemara’s crown for the next fifty years. 

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Visit CashelHouse.ie to learn more or to book your stay.