- Ireland’s most magical address, Dromoland Castle has been welcoming guests since the 16th century. The ancestral home of the O’Briens of Dromoland, whose lineage dates back 1,000 years to Brian Boru, one of the last High Kings of Ireland, we’ve got nobility and hospitality in our DNA.
- 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.
- Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2019 winner ad Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List.
- From the imposing baronial façade to our startling interiors, you’ll find a world of historic grandeur underpinned by the finest modern comforts. With lavish decor, indulgent dining, fabulous views and magnificent bedrooms, this is a place to feel at home.
- Behind our warm Irish welcome is the belief that every guest is royalty. Stroll the 450-acre estate. Tee off on our world class golf course. Take afternoon tea by a roaring fire.
- Relax in our intimate spa. Enjoy delicious cuisine. No matter what your preference, at Dromoland Castle there’s no escaping the sense that you are walking in the shadows of kings.
- Treat yourself to imaginative dishes crafted from the area’s finest seasonal ingredients at Earl of Thomond.
- There is much for all to enjoy on the estate from falconry, archery, boating and clay pigeon shooting to tennis, walking, mountain biking and an 18-hole championship golf course.
- Explore nearby city of Limerick, medieval town of Ennis, and the UNESCO-awarded Cliffs of Moher for breathtaking scenery.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Every golfer dreams of playing at Dromoland Castle Golf & Country Club. Designed by Ron Kirby and JB Carr, the impressive 18-hole 6,824 yards par 72 championship course is set on the magnificent 450-acre estate of Dromoland Castle. Combining gentle hills, ancient trees and unexpected water hazards, the immaculately maintained course presents challenges and thrills for golfers of all abilities. One of the finest parkland courses in Ireland, it’s matched by superb practice facilities and a welcoming club house experience.
Casting off in front of Dromoland Castle is an experience you are unlikely to forget. Our beautiful lake, Dromoland Lough, is generously stocked with trout, perch and other course fish, making it a perfect spot for keen or novice fishers. Never fished before? No worries. Our resident ghillies are here to help, guiding you in the art of casting, placing bait, and, hopefully, landing a catch! Maybe you’d like to fish from the lakeshore or cast-off in the middle of the lake from one of the estate boats. All fish are returned alive to the water, but, should you fancy a meal to remember, why not ask for your catch to be brought to the kitchen and cooked to your requirements by chef. Fishing is complimentary for guests and professional ghillies can be arranged at a cost of €80 for 3 hours or €100 for up to 5 hours (2 people). Advance reservations are required.
Archery has been practised for hundreds of years and there’s something extra special about drawing your bow and shooting an arrow at Dromoland Castle. A noble and ancient sport, it’s a great and gentle family activity that all ages can enjoy together. You’ll receive expert tuition and guidance, ensuring your arrows are on target. Each person shoots 30 arrows and the activity lasts from 40 to 50 minutes.
One of our guests most-loved pursuits, you’ll get up close and personal with mesmerising falcons, hawks and owls in the Castle grounds. Wonderful for a family or corporate activity, our five-star falconry experience will give you access to the world of these magnificent birds of prey and the unique relationship they have with their falconers.
What better way to experience country Clare than in the saddle, horse riding through the lush green countryside. Saddle up and enjoy the joy of trekking through the ancestral estate of the O’Brien’s, taking in the beautiful scenery of the 450-acre estate.
Part of Dromoland Castle’s magic is its magnificent estate. Standing sentinel over 450-acres, the fairy tale stronghold is a joy to behold from its surrounding lands, especially when these grounds hold their own secrets and thrills. Pathways criss-cross the rolling land, meandering through woodlands, around the lake and beyond the fairways. Perhaps you wish to start your day with a morning jog. Maybe you’d like an invigorating afternoon walk or romantic after-dinner stroll. Or how about a fast-paced cycle through the woods astride one of our complimentary guest bicycles. A castle this grand deserves enchanting gardens and ours don’t disappoint. Based on designs by Andre Le Notre, who planned the Gardens at Versailles, you’ll find unexpected features at every turn, from the picture-perfect lily pond and sundial, to our beautiful walled garden and dramatic yew tree gallery that dates back to 1740. But wait until you discover the estate’s Temple of Mercury, a hilltop memorial that holds a fascinating secret.
Step back in time, and climb aboard the Dromoland Castle Pony & Trap. Take a 30-minute or 60-minute ride around the estate and sit back as you learn about the rich history of the castle and families that called it home. You’ll sit cosily in a traditional Irish trap while your jarvey navigates the Castle’s paths, regaling you with tales of royalty and celebrity, drama and intrigue.
A favourite country pursuit of royalty, clay pigeon shooting offers you the chance to shoot flying targets in the air. Dromoland Castle’s leafy estate makes an atmospheric setting for this fun sport, which can be enjoyed all year around. Using international sporting traps for groups or individuals, it presents an engrossing and skilled challenge. All that’s required are calm concentration, a keen eye and quick reactions.
Dromoland Castle’s estate offers just a taster of the natural magic that awaits you outside the Castle gates. Clare is a truly remarkable county, blessed with wide open spaces, unspoilt views, incredible coastline and glorious nature. The perfect landscape for walkers and hikers, the terrain can be as challenging or easy-going as you wish. With panoramic views of the Atlantic, pastoral scenes dotted with ancient dolmens, ring forts and castles, astonishing flora and fauna and the tranquillity of the world renowned Burren, Clare’s natural riches beg to be explored and enjoyed.
Our two tennis courts enjoy a unique location, surrounded by beautiful woodland right by the castle. The perfect place to while away an hour or two, whether for fun or more competitive play, tennis is a great activity for all the family. Racquets and balls may be hired from the Leisure Centre.
Incorporating a gym, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and pool, our intimate Leisure Centre is part of Dromoland Golf & Country Club. The 17 metre* pool enjoys wonderful natural light from the floor-to-ceiling window overlooking the Castle’s golf course. Come for a swim and sauna, pop in for a complimentary fitness class or enjoy a work-out session in our fully equipped gym.
Gain exclusive access to a range of unique locations & extraordinary private properties, combined with a burst of genuine Irish hospitality as you meet the locals and travel Ireland through the ages from Medieval, Traditional, Georgian, to Palladian and Modern Ireland. Each location is fused with elements of Irish art, architecture, castles, culture and much more, with a carefully chosen selection of locally sourced artisan food and drink tasting experiences, showcasing the very best of small artisan producers in the area. It is possible to further enhance your experience as you travel to each location by road, air or water, and for that ‘wow’ experience a combination of all. With exclusive access, this is a true private behind the scenes taste of Ireland like never before.
Dromoland Castle in southern County Clare is a lavish castle hotel offering the chance to live like an Irish High King. Flawless service, sumptuous food and a wealth of family-friendly activities make Dromoland a wonderful splurge in the west of Ireland. One of Ireland’s finest hotels, Dromoland Castle is simply stunning, and offers you the chance to live like royalty while your every whim is catered to. Originally constructed in around 1550 and re-built in Gothic Revival style in 1835, Dromoland Castle was once the seat of the O’Brien clan who can trace their lineage back to Brian Boru, the last great High King of Ireland. Dromoland Castle is set within a fabulous private estate outside Newmarket-on-Fergus in County Clare, conveniently close to both Shannon Airport and some of the West of Ireland’s most magnificent natural attractions.
Blending old-world elegance and uncommon comfort, Dromoland offers the utmost in luxury, with a complete range of facilities, activities and services. Reminders of Dromoland’s rich history can be found throughout the castle, from its priceless antiques and carvings to original fine artwork and damask tapestries. Each of the 97 superbly appointed rooms have been individually decorated with meticulous detail, including Louis XV furnishings, floral fabrics and eighteenth-century botanical drawings, and all have magical views over either the sixteenth-century stone courtyard, a herb garden or across the wooded demesne down to the lake.
There are two rooms types at Dromoland Castle Hotel, 28 Queen Anne Rooms and a selection of Deluxe Rooms. The castle also features larger and supremely elegant staterooms and suites. Accommodation in some parts of the castle is located within walls almost a century older than any other 5-star hotel in Ireland. All rooms are a pleasing blend of contemporary and classical and feature Nespresso Coffee machines, mini bars, slipper and bathrobes, TV and internet access. King size bed can also be converted to twin beds if needed.
Queen Anne Classic
Bright, spacious, and luxurious, our Queen Anne Rooms blend five-star sophistication with castle heritage. Recently renovated, these spacious rooms feature soothing colour schemes, bespoke wool carpets, sumptuous fabrics, state-of-the-art technology and glamorous bathrooms. Designed for indulgence and relaxation, you’ll feel right at home.
Queen Anne Courtyard
The Queen Anne Courtyard was built in 1736 by Sir Edward O’Brien and each of these elegant rooms has recently enjoyed a superb make-over. With views overlooking the charming Courtyard Garden, each Courtyard Room features a luxurious King bed, opulent bathroom, fresh colour scheme and separate sitting room for added comfort and space.
Overlooking the lake and Dromoland’s gardens, our Deluxe bedrooms have been individually designed as restful retreats. Spacious and indulgent, they marry contemporary design with classic elements, through a luxurious combination of specially commissioned wall fabric to historically-inspired furniture. State-of-the-art technology and opulent bathrooms ensure a blissful stay.
Individually designed, our stylish Executive Deluxe rooms are ideal for those looking for a little extra space and comfort. Located within the Castle, each enjoys original architectural features and a larger floor space. Bright and open plan, these luxurious rooms feature an additional seating area that’s perfect for work, rest or relaxation. Indulgent furnishings, state-of-the-art technology, opulent bathrooms and chocolates on arrival ensure a chic and comfortable stay.
Our state rooms are sensational. Housed within the castle’s original walls, each is unique in size, space and style and comes complete with its own intimate seating and dining area. The bespoke furniture and modern comforts offer you the best of both worlds – a truly historic hideaway with the finest of everything. From specially commissioned luxury fabrics to dramatic lake and garden views, welcoming beds and beautifully appointed bathrooms, each unique Stateroom is palatial and prestigious.
Our Executive Staterooms combine five-star opulence with our Irish heritage. Unique in design and dimension, each beautiful Executive Stateroom comes complete with its own intimate seating and dining area. Created for comfort, indulgence and relaxation, the luxury fabrics and gorgeous furnishings are matched by contemporary details and breath taking views. Fabulous beds, exquisite bathrooms and state-of-the-art technology ensure a restful and rewarding stay.
Impressive and luxurious, our beautiful Executive Suites bring comfort to a new level. Housed within the original castle walls, each has been individually designed to capitalise on its regal surroundings. Imaginatively furnished with bespoke pieces and with its own separate sitting room with dining area, each executive suite is resplendent with inviting beds, historically-inspired furnishings, glamorous bathrooms and thoughtful details. Relax, kick-back, indulge and enjoy.
Brian Boru Suite
Named after Ireland’s only High King, whose ancestors built Dromoland Castle, our premier suite really is fit for royalty. Intimate, luxurious and glamorous, the soothing duck egg and gold palette is carried through from the lavish sitting room to the spacious bedroom with its magnificent four-poster bed, chandeliers and separate dressing room. Irresistibly comfortable, large windows flood the suite with natural light, offering sweeping views over Dromoland Lough and across the estate. The impressive bathroom includes a double shower room and spectacular freestanding slipper bath that’s just perfect for a soak before dinner.
Dine in the luxurious and award winning Earl of Thomond Restaurant for a real treat, or the more informal Fig Tree Restaurant serving food from midday to late evening. The cocktail bar at Dromoland has magnificent views of the lakes of County Clare. For a light afternoon option the Drawing Room plays host to afternoon tea and picnic baskets can be made up to take out with you.
Earl of Thomond
Dromoland Castle’s flagship restaurant, the Earl of Thomond, is celebrated in culinary circles for its panache, its elegance, its innovation. Delightfully relaxed, a meal here will be a highlight of your stay with us. Executive Head Chef David McCann marries classical techniques with the most outstanding Irish produce from sea and land with heavenly results. Prepare to be dazzled by exquisite local flavours, imaginative wine pairings, impeccable service and a dash of Dromoland magic. Offering an authentic taste of Ireland surrounded by Venetian silk, sparkling chandeliers and sweeping views of the estate, there are many restaurants in Ireland, but nowhere quite like The Earl of Thomond.
Intimate, intricate, inviting, The Cocktail Bar at Dromoland was once the O’Brien family’s wonderful library. A fantastical octagonal room with cosy window seats overlooking the Castle lawns, you can enjoy a casual meal or snack from The Gallery menu or simply sit back with a drink while soaking up the regal views (or the banter with our bar staff as you perch by the bar!) An extensive cocktail list is available alongside beers on tap and a superb selection of wine, Irish whiskey and gin.
Dromoland Castle are proud to be launching our Burren Sensory Afternoon Tea this coming Monday which will be running until 14th October. The Burren is located in County Clare, a Geo Park and Special Area of Conservation. The Burren with its high oceanic climate is a solitary, austere and strangely beautiful place that makes your senses come alive.
Bright and sunny in summer, comfy and cosy in winter, The Fig Tree Restaurant in the Golf & Country Club is always buzzing. Lively and welcoming, you’ll find golfers, locals and hotel guests relaxing, chatting and analysing their games over delicious food and drinks. From sandwiches to steaks and salads, fish and chips to chowder, our delicious menu offers big-flavoured crowd-pleasers using outstanding Irish ingredients. Relaxed and buzzy, The Fig Tree is the ideal spot for a light lunch, post-golf snack or casual dinner. No matter what the weather expect a warm welcome.
What finer way to enjoy Dromoland Castle’s magnificent estate than a private lunch outdoors. We’d love to pack a picnic basket for you, ensuring a true taste of Ireland in the great outdoors. (Better still, why not arrange to take one with you as you head off on a day trip to explore the West of Ireland?) We’ll assemble a bespoke gourmet hamper that meets your requirements, whether that’s filling fare after a morning’s walking in the spectacular Clare countryside or a more decadent offering, with a bottle of Champagne or your favourite wine tucked in for good measure!
One of the most beloved spots in the Castle, the impressive Gallery captures the essence of Dromoland’s magic. Sink into a deep fire-side sofa or cosy armchair and settle in for a morning’s reading, replenished by coffee and scones or a light lunch. Relax here after a day’s activities with a casual evening meal, afternoon tea or cocktail and a snack. Surrounded by beautiful antiques, hunting mounts, ancestral portraits and the comfiest of furnishings, don’t be surprised if you linger longer than you intended!
Facilities at the hotel include the Dromoland Golf and Country Club where guests can play on an 18-hole course and enjoy a light afternoon snack. There is also an intimate spa with six treatment rooms, outdoor (gazebo covered) hydro pool.
The Leisure Centre at the 5 star Dromoland Castle includes a gym, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and pool.
A visit to The Spa at Dromoland Castle is like stopping time. The ultimate indulgence for the weary traveller, our tranquil sanctuary offers intimate and serene escapism within 16th century castle walls. Away from the stresses of modern life, our team of skilled therapists invite you to surrender to the pleasures of our soothing and luxurious treatments. Offering pampering and relaxation, you’ll find hands-on treatments delivered with expertise and care. Each of our carefully selected offerings uses Elemis products designed to relax, revitalise and restore your body and spirit. With six treatment rooms, two dedicated manicure and pedicure rooms and an Outdoor Jacuzzi, we invite you to recharge, recover and rest in pure tranquillity.
There is a well equipped Gym.