CastleHyde, an 18th century Palladian Castle overlooking the river Blackwater in Co Cork, Ireland, is renowned for being one of the greatest restoration projects Ireland has ever seen. Originally the ancestral residence of Ireland’s first President Douglas Hyde, it is now home to dance legend Michael Flatley and his family. When Michael purchased the property in 1999, it was in a state of almost irreversible decay, but after 10 years of restoration, CastleHyde has been brought back to its former glory.
This triple height library is made from American black walnut featuring gold leaf in the fluting and a mural ceiling; it houses over 3,000 volumes and many literary masterpiece first editions.
The bar is a full-sized bar which serves many pints of Guinness to guests. It is crafted from curl mahogany featuring satinwood and gold leaf inlays.
The Irish oak Jameson-themed whiskey room - complete with four giant casks of Irish whiskey and cabinets lined with rare malts and distillations.