Dromoland Castle is one of Ireland’s finest castle hotels. It is one of the few castle hotels that can trace its ownership back through history to Gaelic Irish families of royal heritage. The Castle offers its guest’s deluxe accommodations and the experience of living like landed gentry, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, absolute luxury and exceptional service. At Dromoland the vitality of the Castle lifestyle endures. Blending old world elegance with modern day comforts, it is one of Europe ‘s most desired destinations. The Castle’s commitment to provide the highest level of service is absolute. On entering this tranquil world, the worries of life recede under the gentle care of accommodating and friendly staff.
With a reputation built on its unparalleled warm hospitality, guests will understand just what a special experience it is to stay at Dromoland Castle. Relax and unwind in your room: call room service and order a glass of champagne with canap’s before dinner or alternatively, dinner can be delivered to you. The rooms offer guests a full castle experience, featuring a cottage-style decor which is based on 18th Century botanical drawings complementing the sumptuous upholstery designed by the French Fabric House Pierre Frey.
All Guestrooms Feature:
The Earl of Thomond Restaurant:
The Earl of Thomond is an award-winning restaurant of international renown. Offering a relaxed but elegant dining experience under the careful guidance of Executive Chef David McCann, innovative cuisine is served with tradition and a hint of creative flair. Guests can enjoy a relaxing ambience enhanced by the Castle’s resident harpist while they dine. For guests preferring the privacy and comfort of their own room or suite, the full complement of restaurant menus is offered. Room Service is available from 7am to 11pm with a reduced night-time menu from 11pm to 7am.
The Cocktail Bar:
Formerly the Castle library, the Cocktail Bar enjoys spectacular lake views alongside a gently burning fire. A restful haven for daytime refreshment, and an atmospheric nook by night, guests can retire quietly here by day, or round off a candlelit evening with a few heartily sung Irish ballads.
The Fig Tree Restaurant:
The Fig Tree Restaurant, situated close to the golf club offers a wonderful variety of dining from 12 noon to 10pm. With menus tailored toward more informal dining, The Fig Tree offers a wonderful variety of dining from Noon to late evening. In accordance with the hotel’s reputation for fine cuisine, Dromoland’s wine list has been meticulously selected to uphold this standard of excellence. For the knowledgeable; or indeed the curious, the wine cellar is an Aladdin’s Cave of interest and atmosphere, especially when toured by candlelight. Also on offer is a wide selection of vintage ports and cognacs to add the finishing touch to your meal.
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. The Gallery Menu is served from 10am to 10pm and is also available through Room Service. Afternoon Tea and dishes from the Gallery Menu can also be taken outdoors on the terrace, beside the old Castle entrance. Mrs. White’s Afternoon Tea (Served between 3pm and 5.30pm)
The Dromoland Estate
On the Map: Dromoland Castle is located in County Clare in the west of Ireland. The castle is reached via the R458, a country road that intersects the M18 motorway between the city of Ennis (to the north) and Shannon Airport/ Limerick City (to the south).
Dromoland Castle is one of Ireland’s grandest hotels and also one of its best-loved. The ancestral home of the O’Briens, barons of Inchiquin and direct descendants of Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, it is one of the few Irish estates tracing its history back to Gaelic royal families. Today, Dromoland is an oasis of tranquility. The grandeur of the castle itself, its magnificent furnishings and the surrounding lakes and parkland offer guests an experience almost impossible to find at other luxury hotels. It is a truly enchanting place.
Dromoland offers guests a wide range of leisure pursuits, most of which can be organised in advance at the hotel. On the estate, guests can enjoy superb golf, tennis, fishing, shooting and boating while the hotel’s beautiful gardens and secluded woodlands offer any number of opportunities for jogging, cycling or for a leisurely stroll. Should your tastes extend to more adventurous pastimes like horse riding or deep-sea fishing, staff at the hotel would be happy to advise and organise on your behalf. For those in search of more luxurious pastimes and a pampering experience, The Spa at Dromoland Castle is the place for you!