- Location: Located near Newmarket-on-Fergus in County Clare, Ireland.
- Attraction Type: Castle/Hotel.
- Significance: An amazing castle, currently converted into a luxury hotel.
- Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year.
- How to Reach: You need to land at Shannon Airport first. Then take a car and come through the N19 road to reach Dromoland Castle
- International Airport. You can also reach Edinburgh by train or bus from many parts of the UK.
- Nearest Airport: Shannon Airport (SNN).
Have you ever thought of spending a night inside a castle in royal style? Has it ever been in your wildest of dreams to take yourself into the historic age? Well, Dromoland Castle has got everything in store to make your dream true. Formerly a castle in Ireland, Dromoland Castle is currently turned into a luxury hotel to provide its visitors an experience of their lifetime. Located near Newmarket-on-Fergus in County Clare, Ireland, Dromoland Castle with its amazing golf course is just a place where you will be spoilt on the lap of luxury.
The construction of Dromoland Castle was started somewhere between the 15th & early 16th centuries. It is believed that the tower house of Dromoland Castle was erected by Thomas, the son of Shane Mac Anthony. However, the construction of the castle was completed in 1835. At various times, there were at least three houses on this castle, known as Dromoland. Later, it became the residence of the O’Brien family, who lived there for eight generations. It is also believed that other local Gaelic families like the McInerney family also occupied the area during the 16th century.
Rooms & Suites
There are different types of rooms in Dromoland Castle that you can choose from.
Queen Anne: These are charming quadrangle rooms, built-in 1736 by Sir Edward O’Brien. There are 28 Queen Anne rooms in Dromoland Castle, each of which has got an area of 590 sq. ft. 2 people can stay there with Twin or King accommodation. All the rooms come with Dromoland Castle’s signature soft slippers and bathrobes, interactive television with music and movies on demand, Internet access, hairdryer, iron/iron board, and personal safety, etc.
Deluxe Rooms: These rooms are scattered through the castle. Each of the rooms is individually designed and decorated. The styles of the furniture of these rooms range from the 19th century Empire style to Louis XV. The average room size is 800 sq. ft. All the facilities provided in Queen Anne are also provided here.
Staterooms: These rooms, with an average size of 1670 sq. ft are nestled into the original castle walls, located off the main and Shakespeare galleries. The use of fabrics in the interior designs of the rooms is just awesome. The mixture of crystal and nickel lamp basses can attract anyone. All the facilities are available here too.
A grand style dining experience at Dromoland Castle could be the experience that you can’t forget for the rest of your life. The fresh local produce with a wide variety of a la Carte is too delicious to satisfy your taste buds. Dromoland Castle offers quite a few restaurants, which offer different types of food.
Earl of Thomond: This is an internationally famous award-winning restaurant, known for a relaxed yet elegant dining experience.
Cocktail Bar: It was once the Castle library, currently converted into the Cocktail Bar. Drop-in here for a drink or two. Wide ranges of drinks are available. The wonderful view of the lake, as well as a gently burning fire, can add more color to your experience here.
Fig Tree Restaurant: This is for you if you prefer more informal dining. From noon to late evening, you will find a wide range of fabulous dishes.
Afternoon Tea: ‘Taking tea in grand style’ — the one-liner that must come to your mind when you come here. It is a long-standing tradition at Dromoland Castle to have Afternoon Tea. It remains open from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. To accompany tea, there are also freshly baked pastries and bread.
Banquet and conference facilities are also available here. Wedding ceremonies can be arranged here as well.
Co. Clare, Ireland