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Experience 800 years of history and learn about

  • The Sack of Baltimore 1631, the only barbary pirate raid on Irish soil

  • The O'Driscolls and their lifestyle as one of Ireland's most notorious seafaring clans

  • The rich heritage of the Castle and its occupants through the ages

  • The restoration of the Castle from a state of ruin to its former splendour


Baltimore Castle offers a unique wedding venue for your special day. The Great Hall is the perfect setting for a romantic intimate ceremony, and the garden and the battlements overlooking the harbour are the ideal location for celebrating with your friends and family.


Heritage Walking Tours

Starting and ending at Baltimore Castle, take a guided walking tour of Baltimore village where you'll learn of its rich history including stories of the O'Driscoll clan Chieftains, Barbary pirate raids, the fishing industry and local maritime heritage.

Full and half day walking tours are also available for the more adventurous visitor.

Private Event Hire

Whether you are looking for a venue for an anniversary party, a milestone birthday celebration or a corporate event, the exclusive use of Baltimore Castle will be a unique setting whatever the occasion.


Baltimore Castle

A beautifully restored 13th century Norman Hall House, Baltimore Castle, also known as Dún na Séad Castle, is located in the heart of the historic fishing village of Baltimore, West Cork. 

Overlooking Roaring Water Bay and Carbery's hundred isles, it was once the stronghold of the O'Driscoll Clan and is now one of Ireland's few National Monuments occupied as a family home.


Contact us

Baltimore Castle


County Cork

P81 X968

+353 (0)28 20735 or +353 (0)87 7374592

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