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Experience the elegance of Temple House, a magnificent Georgian manor nestled in a 1,000-acre private estate. Discover breathtaking views of a 13th-century lakeside castle while immersing yourself in lush parkland and expansive gardens. Our historic country house offers a perfect gateway to explore the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s stunning west coast. With 10 beautifully appointed bedrooms, Temple House strikes the perfect balance between grandeur and coziness. Enjoy a range of activities on-site, from archery to lakeside water sports, ensuring endless entertainment for any occasion. Start your unforgettable journey at Temple House today.

Sligo | Ireland

Temple House

Castle by the Lake

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Originally Built In

Associated Family Names
Perceval, Crofton, Hall Dare, Blane, Hardcastle, Herschel, O’Hara
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Number of Rooms

Seen in (tv/movies)
Calvary (2014 film) starring Brendon Gleeson, and Jimmy’s Hall (2014 film).

Type of Architecture

Sligo, Ireland

Perfect for
Weddings, Family Gatherings, Corporate Retreats

Property type
Exclusive Use


About Temple House

Nestled in the idyllic surroundings of a 1,000 acre private estate, Temple House is a beautiful Georgian manor, overlooking a 13th century lakeside castle of the Knights Templar. With its lush parkland and expansive gardens, the historic country house is the perfect starting point for exploring the Wild Atlantic Way and the rest of Ireland’s breathtaking west coast. You will find the 10-bedroom manor to be a perfect balance of grand and cosy, with a host of activities on site from archery to lakeside water sports to keep you entertained on any occasion.


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Nestled in a 1,000-acre private estate overlooking the Knights Templar's lakeside castle in Co Sligo, Temple House is a truly special country house venue. With a rich history dating back to 1665, it offers a peaceful and intimate atmosphere for weddings. The grand rooms, stunning terraced gardens, and flexible capacity of 12-120 seated guests (or 160 in two rooms) make Temple House an unforgettable setting.


At Temple House we take pride in catering to special occasions, ensuring unforgettable experiences for our guests. Whether it's a birthday celebration, anniversary gathering, hen party, or a group house tour, we are delighted to accommodate your needs. The availability of lunch or dinner options will be determined based on factors such as the number of guests, the occasion, and our availability.


Temple House Estate, with its 1,000-acre private estate, offers a diverse range of filming locations. From a grand Georgian house and terraced gardens overlooking a castle and lake to farmland, woodland, and water features, the estate provides a variety of settings. The owners, Roderick and Helena, make the process easy and efficient. Whether you need an elegant entrance, farm scenes with animals, picturesque woodlands, or serene water scenes, Temple House Estate has it all.

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Sligo, Ireland offers a wide range of activities and attractions for families, couples, and all visitors staying at Temple House. Some of the exciting things to do include exploring historical sites like Carrowmore and Carrowkeel, engaging in thrilling water sports such as surfing, embarking on scenic hill walks on Knocknarea and Ben Bulben, visiting the magnificent Lissadell and Eagles Flying, enjoying water activities like kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), playing golf at Strandhill, Rosses Point, and Enniscrone, discovering Sligo’s genealogy, experiencing horse riding adventures, exploring Parkes Castle, paying homage to WB Yeats’ grave at Drumcliffe, admiring the beauty of Lough Gill and Glencar, visiting Foxford Woollen Mills, and taking in the breathtaking views at Aughris Head and Strandhill. All of these amazing points of interest and activities can be found in County Sligo, situated on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Our history

Knights Templars

In the 12th century, a group of Knights Templars settled in the castle by the lake. Prior to that, Sir Perceval earned fame and honor as one of the Knights of King Arthur’s Round Table. In 897, Ascelin Goval de Perceval defended his castle of Yvery in Normandy, and a few generations later, a Perceval aided William the Conqueror in his invasion of England. In the 16th century, a member of the family was granted land in Ireland as a reward for his services to Queen Elizabeth I and a descendant of his married in 1665 Mary Crofton, heiress to the lands of Temple House. There was a brief, but significant, break in ownership in the 19th century, but since then it has been owned by the Perceval family.

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Temple House Estate
Co. Sligo, F56 NN50