Lough Cutra Castle
Available for production shoots and corporate events
Lough Cutra Castle, an exclusive 9 bedroom castle on Europe's largest private lake, has recently hosted private accommodation for the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Irish President Michael D Higgins, and Sir Bob Geldof. Completed in 1817, and designed by world renowned architect John Nash who also designed Buckingham Palace, Lough Cutra is steeped in history of the surrounding South Galway county area.
As temporary host to W.B. Yeats as well as Lady Augusta Gregory, the walls of the castle hold many a story. This historic, private, and picturesque castle and sprawling estate has been featured for many large and small scale film and television productions.
Lough Cutra starred on ABC's 'The Bachelorette' in America as part of a fairytale getaway segment, and was also named The Irish Film Boards Location of the Year in 2013. The centrally located site has hosted production for both featured films and television productions including: 'Songs for Amy', 'Suicide Club', 'An Old Fashioned Christmas', and an upcoming BBC/RTE production A Fanatic Heart: Geldof on Yeats, narrated by Bob Geldof.
Lough Cutra boasts many unique features that showcase the estate's rich history which dates back to 866 AD. Lough Cutra is conveniently located only 30 minutes from Shannon airport, along the Wild Atlantic Way and near Galway city, on over 600 acres of private wooded land surround Europe's largest privately owned 1000 acre lake.
Its unique set up with the 9 bedroom main castle and adjacent homes that can sleep up to an additional 23 allow for both talent and crew to stay on location, thus enabling production schedules to film throughout the night. The extensive buildings have been used for makeup, wardrobe, props, and rehearsals during shoots.
Every historical corner provides a new angle to spark creativity during a stay at the estate. Featuring a restored walled garden, a greenhouse, 11 islands in the lake with various remnants of a chapel, a monastery, and abandoned homes. The combination of access to water, land, and a lovingly maintained gothic castle gives this property a unique selling point.
Lough Cutra Castle is a phenomenal estate. Its natural beauty is only surpassed by the extensive beauty within its walls - from the carefully curated art collection, to the sumptuous furnishings, updated modern fittings, and the support of private staff on the grounds.
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