A bit of History...
Cathal O Doherty was the original owner of the Redcastle Estate
but died in the battle of Kinsale in 1601.
During the Plantation of Ulster in 1607 Chichester took over the land and rented it to a landlord named Kerry who, in turn, sold part of the land (near today’s hotel site) to a Collins family from Pennsylvania.
They renamed it Pennsylvania Farm and today the river that runs adjacent to the hotel is known as the Pennsylvania River. Collins sold it to a local man from Muff called Thomas Doherty in 1862. His Granddaughter, Elizabeth Moore, married Captain Ernest Cocherane a British Naval Captain. They lived on the Redcastle Estate and had 9 children. The captain died in 1913 and was buried near Redcastle.
Elizabeth’s and Ernest’s second youngest child Horace went to Canada and made his living as a fisherman. During a visit with his family in Redcastle, Horace died suddenly and was buried with his father. Horace’s son Richard Cocherane eventually took over the Redcastle Estate and started the Hotel business. It changed hands a number of times until 1986 when it was bought by property developer Pat Doherty.
Known throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland
the Redcastle Oceanfront, Golf
Hotel offers superb Hotel breaks, wedding
and conference packages