One of the top luxury hotels of the world, Dromoland Castle in Co. Clare, dates back to the 16th Century and is the ancestral home of the O'Brien clan, direct descendants of the last High King of Ireland; Brian Boru.
Dromoland is one of the most romantic and picturesque castles you will find, with a rich depth of history going back to the Gaelic Irish royalty of old. Set within a private estate, Dromoland Castle is one of Ireland's and the world's finest hotels and has played hosts to Princes and Presidents, including George W Bush on his recent visit to Ireland.
As you'd expect Dromoland offers the utmost in luxury, blending old world elegance with modern day comforts and a complete range of facilities, activities and services. Priceless reminders of Dromoland's history can be found throughout the castle, furnished with fine antiques, splendid wood and stone carvings and original oil paintings. Each of the fabulously appointed guest rooms have been individually designed with meticulous detail, enjoying the finest of furnishings mixing old world charm with very modern amenities and each has magical views across Dromoland's grounds.
Dromoland's award-winning Earl of Thomond Restaurant offers a relaxed but elegant gastronomic experience. Considered one of the finest restaurants in Ireland, its menu is renowned for its creativity and its culinary excellence is complimented by a fine selection of wines. While the Fig Tree Restaurant offers a less formal approach and the Castle Library is the perfect setting for a Cocktail Bar, with gently burning log fire, candlelit in the evening and hosting Irish Ballads, providing the background for after dinner drinks.
Dromoland Castle offers a huge selection of activities. Surrounding the Castle is Dromoland's 18-hole parkland golf course, while the castles other sporting pursuits include fishing, horse riding, archery and clay pigeon shooting.
Nearby are the popular visitor attractions of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, the Cliffs of Moher and the scenic beauty of the Burren, while Dromoland Castle is just 8 miles from Shannon Airport.