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Makree Castle Sligo

Looking for somewhere that little bit different for your fairytale wedding day? Take a closer look at the fabulous Markree Castle in Sligo.

Markree Castle Sligo is a fairytale castle of such beauty that it is said to have part-inspired the hymn “All Things Bright and Beautiful”. For the last three decades the majestic castle operated as a country castle hotel and wedding venue. It was sold in 2014 and was closed to allow for a huge renovation.

Makree Castle Sligo
Newly renovated Markree Castle 2017. Image by Frances Muldoon Photography

Following a €12 million renovation that lasted two years, Makree Castle re-opened in March as an exclusive wedding and event venue and is part of the the Corscadden family’s exclusive hotel and venue portfolio of the “Romantic Castles of Ireland”.

Under the expert guidance of conservation architects; Niall Small Architects, and Interior Architects; Audrey Gaffney Associates, the Gothic beauty of Markee Castle has been reclaimed. The original rose gardens have been maintained and are beginning to flower, offering the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.

Image by Niall Cummins Photography

In fact, the third wedding to take place at the hotel was that of the Wedding Journal Show Dublin’s Win A Wedding winners, Lisa Cullen and Will Farrelly, who along with their guests enjoyed a truly memorable day at Makree Castle.

Makree Castle Sligo
Photography by Paul Keeling


You’ll be able to see more pictures and read all about Lisa and Will’s experience of Makree Castle and their wedding in the next issue of Ireland’s Wedding Journal, on sale this July.

Markree Castle now operates as a member of the “Romantic Castles of Ireland” and joins sister properties, Cabra Castle, Co. Cavan, Bellingham Castle, Co. Louth and Ballyseede Castle, Co. Kerry to become the fourth castle wedding venue operated by the Corscadden family. It is expected to create up to 70 jobs locally over the coming months.

For more information visit or phone 071 9167800.

Featured image courtesy of Frances Muldoon Photography





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