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Summer opening hours:

Newtown Castle is open to the public as follows:
Open: Monday - Friday from 10 am - 5 pm, except during the time of private functions and events.
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holiday Monday.

August 1st - 31st:
Open: Every Day from 10am - 5 pm, except during the time of private functions and events.
Please forward any queries to info@newtowncastle.com


Welcome to Newtown Castle

Newtown castle is a distinctive 16th century fortified tower house, built originally for a branch of the O‘Briens and passing thereafter into the possession of the powerful local family of the O’Loghlens.
Lovingly restored to its original glory since July 1994, Newtown Castle sits now proudly at the heart of the Burren College of Art. The graduate conferring ceremony takes place on the top floor of the castle every year.

The castle is available for hire as a wedding venue and conference event location.
As a national heritage site, Newtown Castle is open to the public on weekdays. Read our story


Newtown Castle is the ideal venue for your special event

Sometimes you just need something different: not a high-tech corporate conference room, but rather a new surrounding to help you reconnect, away from daily routine, yet grounding, nourishing and refreshing. Newtown Castle can be your venue for a day away, the perfect location for your workshop, your intimate get-together, a welcoming reception and more. Additionally, the Gallery at Burren College of Art and the Coach House Auditorium can conferences and other symposium-like events. Get in touch today to let us know what you are looking for and we’ll be happy to work with you.

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People say the nicest things

Where to begin! My husband and I eloped with a few close friends and family. They helped us arrange a date/time in less than 3 months. Newtown Castle went above and beyond to accommodate us and make our wedding day an absolute fairy tale. We were able to take stunning pictures both in and outdoors. We hardly had to lift a finger with the venue decorations. Cannot say enough good things…

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