Dromoland Castle is the Irish castle you have always imagined… It is one of Ireland’s finest castle hotels, tracing its history back to Gaelic royal families. This secluded castle located just 12 km from Shannon Airport is majestically set on the shores of Lough Dromoland, surrounded by over 410 acres of breathtaking scenery.
The West of Ireland is known the world over for the beauty of its landscape and the warmth of its welcome. And Dromoland Castle Hotel Clare is ideally located to explore it all.
It was one of the most famous baronial castles in Ireland and was the ancestral home of the O’Briens, Barons of Inchiquin,
who are one of the few native Gaelic families of royal blood and direct descendants of the King of Ireland in the eleventh century (for those who love the details: King Brian Boroimhe, or Boru).
Private experience for two
Just 10 minutes from Shannon Airport, Dromoland Castle is set on 410 acres of parkland and features a private, championship 18-hole golf course that has been the venue for many celebrity competitions.
This castle hotel is largest five-star resort outside of Dublin, with 98 rooms.
Looking for 'sleeping inspiration'? Stay at the “Castle Keep Cottage”.
This room, built just for two, is nestled within the walls of the castle and features a private entrance that leads to a spacious entrance hall, a living room, a dining room, jacuzzi (for two of course!), and master bedroom overlooking the castle’s 17th-century gardens. Shall we continue?
Well, the Castle Keep Cottage is decorated with Irish heirloom furnishings, a chandelier, hand-carved paneling, oil paintings, and custom-made carpets and draperies.
Dromoland’s strong points are its activities, with trout fishing in a stocked lake, a great spa, clay pigeon shooting, archery and horse-carriage tours or horseback riding (which is arranged with neighbouring stables).
After ‘sport’, you should relax with a cup of tea. Afternoon Tea is another long-standing tradition at Dromoland Castle.
Served between the hours of 3 and 5 in the afternoon, guests can enjoy a selection of piping hot teas with a delicious selection of freshly baked pastries and breads. Alternatively, you can also taste something stronger: a hot whiskey, with a view on the wood-burning fires…
A great gourmet experience in Dromoland Castle is “The Earl of Thomond”, an award-winning restaurant of international renown. While dining, you can listen to nightly harp music and nosh on local salmon and Galway Bay oysters. Some other suggestions? Caramelized Salsify, Inagh Goats Cheese Foam and Bell Pepper Salsa. Or Pot Roasted Partridge, Seared Foie Gras, Wild Mushrooms, Cos & Salsify. A truly culinary experience indeed.