Lyrath Estate Hotel

Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
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Lyrath Estate Hotel: Kilkenny

Lyrath Estate Kilkenny is unlike anywhere else. Our grounds are spread across 170 acres of Irish countryside, complete with picturesque lakes, historic gardens, and emerald woodlands. Lyrath Estate offers the best of both worlds. It is a definitive country resort hotel, located in Kilkenny City, a lively centre widely renowned as the medieval heart of Ireland. The historic 17th Century Estate House sits elegantly alongside its modern-day extension, demonstrating a perfect marriage of old and new. Lyrath Estate is home to 139 unique bedrooms, the multi-award-winning Oasis Spa, and Kilkenny Convention Centre.

Lyrath Estate is home to some of the best restaurants Kilkenny has to offer. The variety of our dining experiences is unparalleled. Choose from the two AA Rosette-awarded ‘Yew Restaurant’ for fine dining, casual-chic Grill & Bar, Tupper’s Bar or The Atrium. An eclectic blend of superb cuisine to satisfy even the most discerning food aficionados and wine connoisseurs. 

Lyrath Estate is an enchanting setting for your wedding day. Its 17th Century Manor House has been immaculately restored and is perfectly complemented by contemporary additions. 170 acres of parkland afford your photographer endless opportunities to skilfully capture stunning memories. The food experience for your guests is unrivalled throughout Kilkenny and indeed the southeast. From a drinks reception in the Manor House to a large evening meal in our ballroom and an afternoon BBQ in The Pavilion for day two of your wedding celebrations, Lyrath Estate is the ideal venue for your wedding!

Experience the Remarkable. Experience the Unforgettable. Experience Lyrath Estate.

Signature Suites

Luxury Suites

Experience a stay in one of the magnificent suites at Lyrath Estate. The suites are spacious, spanning between 65 and 107 square metres. Each is individually decorated in relaxing, muted tones and includes an entrance hallway with guest WC, sitting and dining area, bedroom with king-size bed, dressing room, and bathroom with freestanding bath and wet room shower. Several suites enjoy a fireplace with a gas fire. Suites overlook either the lake, garden or estates. A luxury suite at Lyrath Estate Hotel is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and enjoy a restful night’s sleep.


  • Signature Suites
  • 24 Hour Room/Butler Service
  • Super Conference (over 400 guests)
  • Signature Spa
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Wedding and Events
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Garden / Patio / Balcony
  • Parking
  • Business services & Meeting rooms
  • Exercise gym & sauna
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  • 5-Star Hotel Features
  • 17th Century Estate House
  • Ultimate wedding venue
  • Eclectic refined cuisine in the Yew Restaurant
  • Multi Award Winning Oasis Spa
  • First class convention centre
Lyrath Estate Hotel: Please share your stay experience
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Aine Cosgrave
July 2023
After reading a number of very mixed reviews, I didn't know what to expect! Nothing disappointed. Room was lovely, dinner in the bar was delicious, breakfast was buffet and a great selection of everything. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Thermal suite needs to be booked in advance to avoid disappointment. The decor of the hotel was fab and although we didn't experience afternoon tea, the room looked intimate, cosy and very inviting. Overall, my partner and I had a lovely stay. I'll be back.
September 2021
A wonderful 3 day getaway. Staff very efficient, wonderful tasty food, fabulous spa. Set on beautiful grounds you just relaxed and recharged your batteries
September 2021
Great hotel in a wonderful setting. Staff very helpful. Food great. Special mention of Aidan restaurant manager, who is really focused on customer satisfaction. Highly recommend.
Lisa Breen
August 2021
We are just home from the most amazing stay at The Lyrath Hotel. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and they pulled out all the stops to help us celebrate. We received a complimentary room upgrade and chocolates in our room. We also received a complimentary glass of Prosecco with our meal. The food was delicious! A fabulous babysitter was arranged at our request for our 10 month old hassle free. I had the best massage from Andreas and the staff in general were so friendly and helpful.
Louise Acton
July 2021
Would find it hard to find a fault with this lovely hotel. Stayed there with my family and we had such a great time. The hotel is gorgeous but the staff are really wonderful. Nothing is too much trouble and they handled all the Covid Precautions effortlessly. I would really recommend it and we will definitely be back
April 2021
Just outside Kilkenny City pure luxury. Fantastic staff and management food to die for.
September 2020
Family and I stayed here and is a bit of a favourite stop for us. Kids are kept happy with the pool and gardens (although covid19 has put a halt to a number of the other events they used to hold, eg cinema club). The hotel has been very tastefully done with the original house to the front and all the modern buildings (rooms, pool etc) kept to the back. The central atrium is where most people go for drinks in the evening, but there are several quite and stunning lounge rooms for peace and quiet. Bedrooms were perfect. Food was delicious (ate in the bar which had standard but excellent quality food)
10 minutes to kilkenny city centre by car
Conor Nolan
October - 2019
"Worth every penny"
High quality of service from start to finish with warm, friendly and super accommodating staff... especially Nathan (can't remember his actual job title), who after a small error had been made with a dinner booking was really professional in getting it sorted and took great care of us afterwards in the Yew restaurant (which i cannot recommend highly enough as a fine dining experience).
The spa was very relaxing all round, again with great staff making everything run smoothly during our visit.
Our room was comfortable and spacious, and the grounds are genuinely lovely for a quiet stroll at any hour of the day or night.
September - 2019
Amazing stay
My partner and I went to Lyrath this week to celebrate our anniversary. Prior to our stay I emailed the hotel to let them know it was our anniversary if there was anything they could do to make our stay more comfortable. To our delight we were upgraded on check-in with lovely chocolates and a little card wishing us well in our room. About an hour after checking in someone came to our room with a little dessert saying “Happy Anniversary”. We were in an executive suite and the room was beautiful, spacious, clean and very comfortable. There was a lovely view of the grounds from the large window while still being very private. The facilities were fab with a smart tv and espresso machine. Very little sound could be heard from inside the room aside from some muffled door closing.
September - 2019
Refreshing Visit to Lyrath
We were on a return 2 day trip to Lyrath estate recently. We thoroughly enjoyed it. All the staff of the hotel including the spa therapists were very friendly and helpful. It was a real chill-out, relaxing experience, and we can't wait to go back again.
There was a wedding on each day we were there but they didn't interfere with our enjoyment. The staff were well able to cope
Katie C
June - 2019
"Lyrath Estate is amazing"
Visited Lyrath Estate in the early Summer. Such a beautiful magic place. Two beautiful dogs welcomed us at the main door. Everything about our stay was first class. The hotel is so plush and everything about the accommodation was just wonderful. The staff gave us a great welcome and were always available with warm smiles. We dined upstairs and had I can only say a really inviting dinner. The walks around the estate are so lovely! This is a really great place to stay. It is a wonderful treat!
June - 2018
"Wonderful and memories made"
Spent two wonderful days at the lyrath Hotel. It has an beautiful setting, wonderful food, especially the dining room upstairs , and the breakfast excellent too. My fiancé proposed while we were there and I rang down to see could I get my nails done. Unfortunately there was no appointment but hotel send up a bottle of champagne to us. Also at dinner that night, made a big fuss about the two of us and gave us fabulous deserts with congrats on them. The staff were so friendly, warm and helpful and there is a really lovely ambiance there. The room was lovely and the pool and facilities are excellent. Kilkenny is a really attractive town too. I am already looking forward to returning.
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