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Valentine’s ‘Wish Upon a Castle’

Valentine’s ‘Wish Upon a Castle’ Afternoon Tea at Luttrellstown Castle

Enjoy a very special Afternoon Tea in Ireland’s most magical and romantic Castle

For the first time ever and for one day only on Sunday February 16th, Luttrellstown Castle will open its doors and invite you to celebrate a Valentine’s Afternoon Tea with your loved one.
Seeped in history, romance and excitement, the Castle is the perfect place to immerse yourself in your own romantic story. The minute you step into the Gothic Hall, you will be wowed!

Enjoy delicious savoury bites including a foie gras mousse with cherry ketchup, peppercorn mayonnaise in a curry and apple roll, a fillet Carpaccio with mushroom and truffle mousse on sourdough baguette and gin and tonic cured salmon with pickled fennel salad on porter loaf. Indulge in freshly baked plain and cinnamon and orange scones with clotted cream and don’t forget to leave some room for the most tempting sweet treats and hand-crafted pastries including mini red velvet cupcakes, love heart shortcake sandwich with pistachio cream and raspberry jam, strawberry and elderflower macaroon and a chocolate and salted caramel delice with hazelnut praline and popping candy.

Afternoon Tea will be served in the Van Stry Ballroom at three sittings – 1pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm and is €50 pp, Rosé Champagne Afternoon Tea is €65 pp and for bookings go to

Relax on you own wishing chair and delight in the very special surroundings and enjoy the Castle’s classical pianist as he creates a romantic ambience for this special occasion.


The Wish

Aileen Guinness, the daughter of Arthur Earnest Guinness loved Luttrellstown Castle. One day in 1918, she visited with a friend as her father was meeting with the owner, Major Hamilton. The friends played down at the folly by the wishing chair and her father overheard her saying “I love this place so much, I wish I could live here forever’.
Nearly ten years later, Aileen married Brinsley Plunkett and on coming home from honeymoon, they were visiting Luttrellstown again with her father. Before they left, her father Arthur handed the keys and deeds to the castle for Aileen thus making her childhood wish come true. He never forgot what he overheard that day and knew how special Luttrellstown was for his daughter.

Wander and Explore

Castles are made for exploring and after you have enjoyed tea, feel free to wander around and see the stunningly stylish interiors by Ventura Interiors and sit and enjoy the view of the gardens from the Library. Resident castle historian, Jim Lacey will also be on hand to bring you around the castle and answer any questions you may have.

Luttrellstown Castle

Luttrellstown Castle Resort is a beautiful 15th century private estate on 567 acres of lush parkland.
This immense walled estate contains 300 species of trees and plants, an 18-hole championship golf course befitting a country in the top tier of global golfing destinations, the iconic Luttrellstown Castle Estate state-of-the-art alpine lodge-style golf clubhouse and a scenic 20-acre Liffey-fed lake filled with trout, perch and even 25pound pikes.
Step inside and you immerse yourself in tradition and history and heritage, each room a story to tell and a witness to centuries before. The castle remains true to what it was when it was first built – an opulent venue for gracious hospitality and entertainment, tailored to each visitor’s exacting requirements.

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