Castle Grove House in Co. Donegal, part of Irealnd’s Blue Book, is celebrating 30 years in business this year with the launch of a cider made using apples from the estate.
Castle Grove is a family-run Georgian house, built in 1695 and set is its own 250-acre estate. Situated at the end of a mile-long avenue on the shores of Lough Swilly, the estate has been owned by the Sweeney family since 1989 who transformed it into the four star luxury property it is today. The award-winning fine dining restaurant serves cuisine prepared by chefs who combine locally sourced produce with organically grown fruit and vegetables from the four acre walled garden.
To celebrate 30 years, the hotel is launching its own cider. Like the fruit and vegetables used in the hotel’s kitchen, the apples used in making the cider come directly from the estate’s walled garden.
On the afternoon of Saturday 7th September, guests were treated to a complimentary day of live music, sweet treats and refreshments as part of the hotel’s 30 year celebrations.