Business hours of reception: from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Markree Castle, the Cooper family home for 370 years, has been lovingly restored to become one of the finest country house hotels in Ireland. Set in a secluded 500 acre estate, peace and relaxation combined with good food, fine wine and old-world charm make a stay at Markree a step back in time. A castle since the 14th century, with the most recent redesign taking place in the late 1800s, Markree is a cultural gem where the very finest in Irish Victorian and Georgian architecture is to be seen. The delightfully appointed guest rooms, together with the cosy authentic old world atmosphere of the castle, make any stay unforgettable. Whether enjoying afternoon tea in front of a roaring fire in the lounge or gazing at the breathtaking views from your bedroom, one thing is certain- that you will be able immerse yourself in the culture, history and luxury of this stunning location. Meals are available to residents throughout the day and dinner, served every evening in our renowned restaurant that is not to be missed. You will awake each morning to a full Irish breakfast where locally made, award-winning sausages and homemade brown soda bread are served.