The reception area at Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa in County Meath.

About Us

Originally home to The Butlers of Dunboyne, the original Castle on the Dunboyne Estate was destroyed during the Cromwellian invasion of Ireland as a result of the family’s refusal to convert to Protestantism. The Georgian house that we see today was completed in 1764 by Drogheda architect George Darley. Some of the finest works from the Lafranchini Brother’s ornamental stucco plasterwork is on display. The ceiling over the staircase depicts the four elements to life currently; War, Music, Education & Love. 

The last of the Butlers to reside in the Castle was the 22nd Baron of Dunboyne John Butler, Catholic Bishop of Cork. Since then, the Castle has passed through many families – the Butler-O’Briens, Sadlier, Morrough-Ryans and the Watchmans. In 1955, it became home to the Good Shepherd Sisters who remained here until 1991 when it was bought by the Keating family, before the Ross family bought it in 1999.

It was in need of much repair and Seamus Ross and his Family lovingly restored the property to its original state and opened as Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa in 2006. Dunboyne Castle Hotel was acquired by Mr. Thomas Röggla in December 2022. The hotel joined his collection of luxury Irish hotels forming the TMR Hotel Collection, including Farnham Estate Spa & Golf Resort, Harvey’s Point, Mount Wolseley, Aghadoe Heights and the Ballymascanlon Hotel & Golf Resort. 


Your visit to The Spa at Dunboyne Castle promises to be so much more than just a moment in time. Instead, we focus on curating beautiful and effective well-being journeys to suit the needs of every guest. Our range of treatments, rituals and spa packages offer a unique combination of natural, sustainable, supportive, organic and vegan options whilst also delivering the specialist results-driven facials and body treatments so sought by spa guests the world over.

We offer a gender-neutral environment with the same privacy level to all guests, with treatments to suit everyone. Each one of our treatment descriptions has advice to who they are suitable for, so you check this when choosing the ideal treatment for your requirement.

A range of rejuvenating treatments are available, as well as overnight stay packages.


The Ivy is about showcasing the best of modern cuisine through innovation and creativity. Our menus only feature ingredients from the fines local suppliers and are strongly influenced by our culinary team’s shared passion for using first class produce

The comfortable and cosy Terrace Lounge sits just off the Hotel Lobby. It offers a range of casual dining options from morning coffee, to bar bites over lunch, afternoon tea or nibbles and cocktails in the evening. The Terrace Lounge features al fresco dining with a large terrace overlooking the hotel gardens.

Please note the following opening days for our outlets:

Our Terrace Lounge dining menus are available from 12 noon until 21:30.

Afternoon Tea is available from 12 noon until 15:00 (pre-booking essential).

The Ivy Restaurant is opened daily for Dinner Service from 18:30.


Private events are a speciality at Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa. Our venue offers a choice of spaces, from the carefully restored original Georgian house to the modern extension. With a total of 12,000 square feet of meeting space and 21 acres of gardens, be it a grand banquet or a less formal party, a business meeting, a conference, or a rewarding incentive, every event is handled with our signature warmth, style, and passionate attention to detail.


Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa offer a range of seasonal offers to help you plan your stay.

From luxury spa breaks to gourmet dining getaways, there is an offer for every taste. Book yours today and begin your retreat into luxury.