Kilronan Castle Estate and Spa, in Ballyfarnan County Roscommon, is one of Ireland’s most luxurious castle hotels and is the ancestral home of the Tenison family and the legendary Colonel King Tenison. It is one of a few Irish estates that can trace its history back to royal families. It is set on the shore of Lough Meelagh, surrounded by over forty acres of breathtaking scenery, lush green pastures, ancient forests and historical points of interest. Approached by a meandering drive that passes acres of magnificent Roscommon lawns, Kilronan Castle Estate and Spa overlooks the proposed site for a Nick Faldo designed, par three, nine hole golf course due for completion in 2011 and a glistening lake which commands the panoramic beauty of the surrounds. A choice of accommodation is on offer from classic suites to family rooms and self catering cottages, all designed in old world elegance with modern day comforts. The Douglas Hyde Restaurant, named after the first President of Ireland, who was born in Castlerea, County Roscommon, offers an elegant, fine dining experience which is unique in the region. The Drawing Room,, with its bay window and uninterrupted views of Lough Meelagh, is a wonderful area in which to relax, take afternoon tea, and admire the enormous Inglenook fireplace. Kilronan Castle retains all the splendour that underlines its ancient history, historical documents, artefacts, furnishings, open fires, wood panelling and, decorative stone and glass.