History

Céad Mile Fáilte, An Chúirt, Gweedore Court Hotel & Earagail Health Club nestled peacefully on an idyllic setting overlooking the Clady River. This 4 star hotel boasts some of the most breathtaking views and is beautifully situated in Gweedore’s Gaeltacht area found in the heart of County Donegal.

An Chúirt, Gweedore Court Hotel was first built in the 1830’s by Lord George Hill who became a land owner in the area. He built the Gweedore Hotel, a purpose built Hotel, to emulate the highland lodges of Scotland allowing the gentry to come and fish and hunt in the area. Lord George Hill was married to the niece of the famous English author Jane Austen. The Hotel was run successfully into the 1900's, it was also used as a court house in later years. Unfortunatley in was last opened in the sixties and fell into disrepair and became derelict.

 

In the late 1980’s local man Mr Patrick Doherty and family, dedicated themselves to its restoration.  The passion to maintain the atmosphere of the old hotel is evident throughout.  From fine art, quality fabrics and furnishing, porcelain antiques and pieces of history, not to mention the inspiring scenery, it’s a hidden treasure.

This 66 bedroom Donegal hotel is located next to Glenveagh National Park affording hotel guests unrivalled views, with mountain and forest walks, lake filled valleys fringed by the Atlantic coastline.  Our expertise in weddings has been gained over many years and our stunning banqueting suite can seat 250 guests, the perfect venue for any function.

Our restaurant has established an enviable reputation for freshly prepared cuisine served in a friendly, relaxed surrounding. Our Sunday lunch is a popular choice for locals and guests alike.  The PJD Bar with spectacular views of the Clady River offers a more casual dining experience and an extensive beverage list.

Residents are welcome to enjoy complimentary use of the award winning Earagail Health Club, offering a unique 20 meter Hydro Therapy Pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Steam Room, Telurium, 20 meter deck level swimming pool, kid’s pool and a fully equipped gymnasium.
Serenity Hair and Beauty is also located within the club, offering a range of beauty treatments and a stylish hair salon.

We look forward to welcoming you in the near future. For further information or assistance please do not hesitate to contact us today.