Donegal’s 5 star Lough Eske Castle has been named among the top hotels in Ireland.

Lough Eske Castle, outside Donegal Town, has been recognized as No. 2  in the Top Hotels in Ireland category of the Condé Nast Traveler annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

The awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”

Dónal Cox, General Manager of Lough Eske Castle commented: “It’s a great honour to be recognised as one of the top ten hotels in Ireland by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine for the fourth year running. This is a true reflection of the dedication and hard work the team at the castle have showcased over the last few years, especially in such challenging times for our industry. We strive to continually provide the best of Donegal hospitality to our guests and look forward to welcoming you all to Lough Eske Castle.”

More than 800,000 Conde Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across the globe to provide a full snapshot about the places they can’t wait to return to next.

The full list of winners is published exclusively online, at

Named one of the top ten hotels in Ireland by Conde Nast Traveler magazine, Lough Eske Castle is an awarding winning five star hotel in the south of County Donegal. The Castle can be found nestled within a 43 acre wooded estate hugging the shores of Lough Eske, at the base of the Bluestack Mountains, just ten minutes’ drive from Donegal Town.