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14th Jul 2019

This Galway castle has the most popular room in Airbnb history, and WOW


Can we please live here?

Ireland is full of amazing treasures, from rolling hills to stunning cities.

We also have an impressive amount of castles – and they’re all very gorgeous.

One castle in particular has proven to be very popular.

In fact, the castle we speak of has the most popular room in Airbnb history, which is pretty impressive.

Introducing: Cahercastle, Galway. 

Described as “a beautiful, original medieval castle experience can be yours for a weekend, a week, or even longer. You’ll be staying in the master bedroom, the highest room in the castle.”


The man that owns the castle also lives there, and we don’t blame him tbh.

“This castle has been restored to its original state by using traditional materials, and also by using cutting edge technology. We used traditional local stone, limestone, as well as oak beams, to make the castle as traditional as possible, but it also has modern conveniences, such as solar water heating.”

“The castle was built sometime in the 1400’s but was refurbished in the last decade. It is comprised of a master bedroom upstairs, with access to the turret, a living room and dining room, two guest bedrooms, and some storage rooms.”

The description on Airbnb continues, discussing the quirks of castle life.


“Remember, this is a castle that is over 600 years old. That means it’s not perfect. Castles were never designed with bathrooms and showers, so we’ve improvised. You’ll have to come downstairs to have a bath which is located in the living room – this is the quirkiest part of the castle.”

Wild, but kind of cool?

“You have full private access to the living room, kitchen, bath and your master bedroom.”

And while you can enjoy the peace of the countryside, Galway City is also nearby.


“Galway City is a 25 minute drive from the castle which is a very beautiful city. The castle is around a 20 minute drive from Galway Airport, a 45 minute drive from Shannon Airport and Dublin is two hours away.”

Right, so when do we move in?