Dromoland Castle Hotel
Dromoland Castle Hotel rises out of the Emerald Isle’s lush greenery, creating a picturesque storybook scene that doubles as a luxury hotel. Stay in one of 97 rooms at the millennium-old ancestral home of the Dromoland O’Briens, descendants of one of Ireland’s last High Kings. The hotel awaits with sumptuous suites and staterooms, as well as enchanting experiences, from the Earl of Thomond restaurant where chefs expertly plate gourmet Irish delicacies to the gently bubbling waters of the tranquil on-site spa. Cosmopolitan elegance meets countryside charm at this exquisite castle escape, which boasts centuries-old treasures, such as mysterious corridors and lavishly decorated common areas.
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- Dromoland Castle Hotel is on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List
- Stretch your legs on a stroll around the impressive 450-acre estate
- Head to the subterranean spa for specialty massages and an outdoor hot tub
- Treat yourself to imaginative dishes crafted from the area’s finest seasonal ingredients at Earl of Thomond
- Explore nearby city of Limerick, medieval town of Ennis, and the UNESCO-awarded Cliffs of Moher for breathtaking scenery
- Work on your handicap at the 18-hole, 6,824-yard, par-72 championship golf course, a world-famous destination for golfers
If you can bear to leave the culture and class of the castle, explore the stunning, surrounding countryside and immerse yourself in all the charm and color of Ireland. Lively festivals, rugged beaches, picture-perfect villages, and cozy pubs make for adventure at every turn.
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Choose from one of the castle’s restful 97 deluxe guestrooms, which blend indulgent luxury with contemporary design, or — if you prefer a bit more space and comfort — opt for the individually designed executive deluxe rooms. The Queen Anne bedchambers combine the building’s heritage with five-star sophistication, while the sensational staterooms are all within the castle’s original walls. Inside the regal executive suites, you come upon bespoke furniture and a separate sitting room with a dining area.
The Brian Boru Suite is named for Ireland’s 10th-century High King, whose descendants made the castle their ancestral home. The room has a splendid four-poster bed, separate sitting room and dressing room, and large windows that offer breathtaking views of Dromoland Lough.
The fairy-tale experience and impeccable service at Dromoland Castle Hotel makes it an unforgettable destination for a wedding or a romantic weekend away. The hotel is also popular for corporate events with its purpose-built conference center and elegant meeting rooms in such an idyllic location.
Dromoland Castle Hotel’s outstanding flagship restaurant, the Earl of Thomond, transforms your evening meal into a sophisticated event to remember. Formal wear is very much the order of the day here. For a more relaxed affair, dine at the lively Fig Tree Restaurant.
Earl of Thomond – At the grandiose Earl of Thomond, your meal is framed by plush furnishings, captivating art pieces, and impressive chandeliers. Savor the award-winning cuisine inspired by Ireland’s culinary traditions, created under the direction of Executive Head Chef David McCann.
The Fig Tree Restaurant – There is a guaranteed warm welcome found at The Fig Tree Restaurant, within the castle grounds’ Golf & Country Club. A popular spot with golfers, the restaurant sports a menu of hearty crowd pleasers, from sandwiches and steaks to fish and chips.
The Gallery – In a plush corner of the castle, The Gallery’s inviting armchairs beside the roaring fire are ideal as a quiet place to peruse the morning newspapers or tuck into a mellow evening meal. Decorated with ornate antiques, hunting mounts, and ancestral portraits, The Gallery offers a diverse menu of lights snacks and full meals.
Cocktail Bar – Located in a unique, octagon shaped room that was once the family library, this inviting cocktail bar will delight with you intimate seating areas overlooking the lawns. The cocktail menu is extensive and there is a full array of wines and beers available as well.
Renowned for its challenging, thrilling game, the magnificent 18-hole parkland golf course forms the jewel in the crown of Dromoland Castle Hotel. Add to your regal experience with archery, falconry, hiking, horseback riding, and clay-pigeon shooting. On Dromoland Lough, you can go boating or trout fishing while enjoying a stunning panorama of the castle. Play tennis on the castle’s courts, or take your children go-karting. Meanwhile, the on-site spa offers high-end treatments, from hot stone massages to anti-aging facials, along with a pool, sauna, steam room, and outdoor hot tub for soothing relaxation after your adventures.
Venture further for more excitement and adventure by visiting the 15th-century Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, just a 15-minute drive away, and book a traditional medieval feast. Hop on the Doolin Ferry to see the magical Aran Islands for ancient sites that provide insight to Ireland’s gorgeous history and culture. Explore the city of Limerick, with its old-world Georgian architecture, or take a trip to the medieval town of Ennis. Discover Ireland’s dramatic geology with a trip to The Burren’s striking lunar-like landscape or the Cliffs of Moher, a dramatic cliffside protected by its UNESCO World Heritage status.
Dromoland Castle Hotel
Less than two hours from the cities of Cork, Galway, Killarney, and Limerick, Dromoland Castle Hotel perfectly places you for an Irish adventure of exploring the riches of Ireland's south and southwest. Just outside the town of Newmarket-on-Fergus, you are in the ideal location to cruise The Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland's ultimate coastal road trip.
Shannon Airport is 10 mi / 16 km from the hotel.