Castlemartyr Resort & Golf Club
Nestled amid Cork’s woodlands, Castlemartyr (Baile na Martra) is a destination richly steeped in Emerald Isle history and tradition.
Castlemartyr Resort offers luxury AA 5 Star accommodation within easy reach of Cork Airport and is on the doorstep of Cork City. The Resort is nestled in 220 acres of mature landscape, with meandering streams, parklands and a tranquil lake that is abundant with wildlife and gardens that include a reconstruction of the historical, classical parterre beds.
The castle from which the village of Castlemartyr takes its name was first built in 1210 by The Knights Templar, who were one of the most famous of the Christian military orders under the leadership of Richard Earl de Clare, more commonly known as Strongbow.
In the centuries that followed, the lands changed hands many times, among its owners were Sir Walter Raleigh and Richard Boyle, the first Earl of Cork. It was under Boyle’s stewardship that the construction of the magnificent Manor House took place in the 17th century. Painstakingly restored to its original grandeur, the Manor House now forms the centerpiece of the Castlemartyr Resort.
Other historical features include the unique Templar Cross, which composes the centerpiece of the Castlemartyr’s Golf Club coat of arms. Following a rebellion in 1578, the Earl of Desmond James Fitzgerald had his estates forfeited to the Crown and awarded to Sir Walter Raleigh.
Prior to Sir Walter Raleigh’s departure from Youghal on historic voyage to South American Richard Boyle, the first Earl of Cork acquired Raleigh’s Estates.
The Tomb of the third Earl of Cork can be found on the Estate.
Visitor Information in Brief
Accommodation Information in Brief
Each of our 103 bedrooms and suites (11 in The Manor House and 92 in the new wing) is individually appointed with the finest in interior design and comfort. Many of The Manor House Suites have sweeping views of the 18th century parkland and lakes.
Each room has a very sizeable dressing area and plenty of storage space.
The bathrooms are very spacious and have separate rainforest shower, with full bath, marbled topped double vanity and separate toilet.
Castlemartyr Resort offers the best of today's sporting, leisure and entertaining facilities. There is a myriad of possibilities for outdoor pursuits and activities including, archery, croquet on the lawn, clay pigeon shooting, or a game of hurling. Guests can also choose to take a stroll around the beautiful formal gardens or a walk through the adjacent Castlemartyr Wood. All guests enjoy complimentary use of the Health Club, offering a state of-the-art gymnasium with fitness studi
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