Clonalis House

Clonalis House is the ancestral home of the O’Conor family, direct descendants of Ireland’s last High King and traditional Kings of Connacht. The family has lived on this heavily wooded 700 acre estate on the banks of the River Suck for more than 1,000 years–an achievement unrivaled elsewhere in Ireland. The present Victorian house, the latest in a series on the estate, is a large, comfortable Italianate building on an elevated site. Clonalis is furnished with family portraits and memorabilia, including the harp of Turlough O’Carolan, the famous blind harpist.

The present owner, Richard O’Conor Nash, is the most recent of his family to live here and the 27th generation of O’Conors since the last high King of Ireland, an unbroken line of descent stretching back for more than a thousand years.

Life at Clonalis is all about kicking back with all the ingredients for a lazy weekend in the country. Expect the good-old fashioned hospitality of bygone days, curious history and artwork to pore over, roaring turf fires to sit next to and a charismatic ambience brought to life by three generations of custodians that still call Clonalis home; even the family dog might join you for a walk.

Curl up with a book on a squishy sofa in the library, borrow a pair of wellies and take a stroll in the 700-acre woodland estate, pull up a chair in the elegant dining room under ancient family portraits, enjoy an after-dinner drink by the crackling fire while being regaled with stories by your friendly hosts or take a stroll past the fields and meet the ‘High Kings’ – Pyers’s prize bull and favourite cows whose names reflect the family’s notable history.

Distinctive in character but designed with comfort in mind, our rooms are the perfect place to kick back and unwind: think four poster beds, original antiques, heirlooms, fireplaces, cosy blankets on top of crisp white sheets, beautiful big en-suite bath and large double sash windows framing pretty parkland views. You might come here for a quiet escape but you’ll stay for the food. Don’t be fooled by the homely humming from the kitchen; the slant is pedigreed Irish countryside delivered with plenty of passion. Kick off those wellies and treat yourself to menus of hearty, unfussy and delicious food using the best seasonal produce from local artisan producers and suppliers and ingredients foraged from the estate. Enjoy a wonderful meal in the unhurried atmosphere of the elegant dining room under the watchful gaze of family portraits

Clonalis is a place to feel at home. We suggest that guests enjoy the simple pleasures of country living. Take advantage of miles of walks through our woods and meadows, play croquet on the lawn or a spot of tennis, surround yourself with nature, relax, recharge or revive.

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Explore the area






Strokestown House & Irish Famine Museum  - 20 min drive
Clonmacnoise - 74 min drive
Lough Key Forest Park - 41 min drive
Roscommon Castle - 25 min drive
Boyle Abbey - 30 min drive
Ireland West Airport - 29 min drive

Richard & Carol Anne O'Conor-Nash

4 Bedrooms - Sleeps 8

Rooms from €188 per night - Single from €158

Open from April 1st to September 30th

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Dinner: €55 pp. Mon to Sat. Please book 48 hrs in advance.


Richard & Carol Anne O'Conor-Nash


4 Bedrooms - Sleeps 8


Rooms from €188 per night
Single from €158


Open from April 1st to September 30th


Visa, MasterCard


Dinner: €55 pp Mon to Sat. Please book 48 hrs in advance.

Click for more Information

Explore the area






Irish Famine Museum  - 20 min drive
Clonmacnoise - 74 min drive
Lough Key Forest Park - 41 min drive
Roscommon Castle  - 25 min drive
Boyle Abbey - 30 min drive
Ireland West Airport - 29 min drive

Don't Take Our Word For It...

“From the moment we drove into the grounds of Clonalis House we knew we were entering a place of pastoral beauty, soon to experience the option of forest and riverside walks in serene silence with a total absence of city sounds. The warmth of the welcome and the family atmosphere was exceptional, the food was delicious and we recommend it without any hesitation whatsoever. 10/10.”

Des McG, Tripadvisor Review, August 2020

"A warm welcome greeted us at Clonalis house and despite restrictions due to Corona virus our visit was relaxed and very comforting. The room with four poster bed , lovely large bathroom and views over the front gardens was a splendid mixture of great house and family living with period detail and high ceilings. Coffee and cake on arrival, pre dinner drinks in the library and a lovely 4 course dinner were all perfectly judged. Breakfast in the morning was delicious especially the homemade granola and poached rhubarb. Great historic interest everywhere in the house. Wonderful visit!"

Helene M, Tripadvisor Review, 2020

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