24 hours of bliss in one unforgettable getaway to Lyrath Estate

There are only 24 hours in each day, so why not pack every ounce of luxury and relaxation into every minute by enjoying a 24-hour getaway to Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny.

The exquisite hotel, set on 170 acres of lush parkland just five minutes from Kilkenny city centre, provides the ultimate setting for an intimate getaway with a partner or friend. Sometimes you just can’t get away for more than a night, so why not make the very most of a short getaway to one of Ireland’s most exclusive hotels that will help you unwind.

Lyrath Estate’s ’24!’ package brings you all the best that the recently renovated destination has to offer. From just €140pps, guests are treated to a 25-minute spa treatment where they can choose from one of six options at the award-winning Oasis Spa, and they will also have access to the stunning Thermal Suite.

Once you are relaxed and limber after a trip to the spa, guests can enjoy a delicious four-course evening meal in the fine-dining Yew Restaurant before retiring to their luxurious room for the night and waking up to a traditional Irish breakfast the next morning.

There is an abundance of live entertainment on in Lyrath Estate over the summer, and there are always plenty of fantastic events to attend in the Marble City that will help ensure a truly unforgettable break away.

There is plenty to do on the grounds of Lyrath Estate that caters for all interests, ranging from falconry to bike riding in the picturesque outdoor setting, to enjoying the 22-seater private cinema and one of the myriad of dining options. These range from casual fare in Tupper’s Bar, light bites in the conservatory or the main hotel restaurant, The Yew Restaurant, which offers delectable, fine dining in an elegant setting or at The Grill & Bar which serves steaks, fish dishes and casual fayre.


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Lyrath Estate Hotel is a 139-bedroom hotel, spa and convention centre set amid 170 acres of mature parkland just 1.2 kilometres from the Medieval city of Kilkenny.  The property offers all of the charm of an old world, country estate combined with the very best in contemporary facilities and luxuries.  The hotel itself has been built around an elegant 17th century house which has been returned to its former glory through sympathetic preservation and now features lots of the original features and furniture. The drama of the old house and the clean, contemporary design of the new hotel are blended seamlessly. The estate was repurchased in late 2016 and a €5 million investment has just been completed.

Facilities include a 17-metre swimming pool, gym, sauna, jacuzzi and fitness centre.  The Oasis Spa incorporates several treatment rooms, offering face and body treatments for both men and women.  The thermal suite in the spa includes several heating and cooling experiences including a stunning outdoor hydro therapy pool which looks out on to the mature, private gardens.

There are several dining outlets on the estate including The Yew Restaurant which serves Mediterranean and classical cuisine with a modern twist, The Grill & Bar which serves fabulous Tomhawk steak, signature burgers, and fresh lobster, Tupper’s Bar, a traditional pub and the Atrium ideal for afternoon tea.

The property has a large conference centre and can cater for large conferences and events in the purpose-built Convention Centre, ‘The Kilkenny Convention Centre, which is capable of seating up to 1,500 people and has all of the very latest in technological and conferencing equipment.

The original house at Lyrath Estate is considered to be the most important surviving country house of John McCurdy, and was reconstructed by Sir Charles Wheeler- Cuffe to appease his prospective father in law, Lord Stuart de Decies who felt that it was not grand enough for his daughter, Pauline and would not permit her to marry Wheeler Cuffe until the house was deemed impressive enough. To that effect the house was reconstructed and Sir Charles went on to marry Pauline. However, the story goes that the reconstruction put the unfortunate Sir Charles into terrible debt and his wife in fact never got over an earlier love affair with a Scottish railway engineer.

The original house has since been sympathetically restored to its former glory and all rooms preserve their original wallpaper. The house is also home to one of the most impressive collections of Irish art.  Old world charm sits in perfect harmony with the contemporary new wing and the link with the old and new is both stylish and tasteful.

Attention to detail is also key throughout the estate, from great service, indulgent pampering treats, first class meeting and events, spa, exciting on site outdoor pursuits and activities to sumptuous food and wine.