Luttrellstown Castle Resort Opens its Historic Gates for Afternoon Tea

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Set on 560 acres of lush green land and enclosed by miles of stone walls, the gates of Luttrellstown Castle Resort have opened to the public for the first time, thanks to the introduction of the Aileen Plunkett Afternoon Tea.

Luttrellstown Castle Resort is a place of secluded tranquillity and grandeur, located only 20 minutes from Dublin city centre.

Steeped in a rich history, the ivy-clad castle’s original character has remained untouched, which is a testament to one previous owner Aileen Plunkett, who was gifted the estate by her father Ernest Guinness in the 1920s.

Over the following 50 years, she created a warm and elegant setting, which is always perfect for entertaining.

Looking out over the magnificent demesne, Aileen Plunkett Afternoon Tea in the Van Stry ballroom begins with delicate finger sandwiches, baskets of warm, freshly baked scones and specialties unique to Luttrellstown Castle Resort, including Aileen’s Special Banana Bread.

Executive Chef James Tennant has also created a selection of delectable sweet treats, including Hibiscus Macaroons and Aileen’s Treat, an irresistible parfait layered with fresh strawberries, peach and a splash of Grand Marnier.

All the delicious food is accompanied by a tea of choice from a range of over twenty or a speciality coffee.

Aileen Plunkett Afternoon Tea at Luttrellstown Castle Resort is served on two sittings every Sunday, 2pm and 4.15pm, every weekend from October 2017 and on weekdays for the month of December.

– Afternoon Tea: €45 per person
– Champagne Afternoon Tea: €57 per person (Veuve Clicquot)
– Children’s Afternoon Tea: €22.50

To make a booking for Aileen Plunkett Afternoon Tea at Luttrellstown Castle Resort, please contact 01 860 9620 or email

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