News & History


In November 2004 a mortgage was taken out on Castle Bernard and lands from the IIB Bank, now known as KBC Ireland. Despite the fact that the property was booming under the trade name Kinnitty Castle™ and had so much positive coverage on the media and even though the mortgage was being fully...   read more

Latest News

Castle Under New ' eh' Management. Kinnity Castle owner claims infringement of trademark name Aodhan O'Faolain – 12 December 2013 THE owner of the well known wedding venue Kinnitty Castle in Offaly has claimed a bank-appointed receiver operating the business has infringed his trademark...   read more

History of KInnitty Castle

The property was purchased by Cornelius Ryan from Shannon Development in May 1994 as an abandoned semi ruin. It had been utilized as a school and was very much institutionalized featuring dormitories and class rooms. Soon after purchase Mr Ryan took on the task of renovating the property and...   read more

Castle Bernard

The earliest evidence of human habitation in Ireland is 6500 BC at Lough Boora, County Offaly just 15 minutes drive from Kinnitty Castle. These early nomadic men would have hunted and gathered on the edge of the then lakes which have now turned to peat bogs and would also have lived for...   read more