Newmarket on Fergus (Clare county) − Ireland
With an extraordinary history stretching back to the 5th Century, Dromoland Castle was originally the ancestral home of one of the few families of Gaelic Royalty; direct descendants of Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland.
Approached by a meandering drive that passes acres of magnificent lawns, this luxury 5 Star Castle Hotel overlooks its own Championship Golf Course and a glistening lake which commands the panoramic beauty of the surrounds.
Seamlessly blending Old-World elegance with contemporary luxuries, Dromoland's tradition of delivering impeccable, unobtrusive service is never compromised. Guests can relax under the careful attention of our staff and enjoy an exquisite selection of gourmet fine dining and delicious wines; unwind slowly in the Castle's 5 Star luxury Health Spa or indoor heated pool; or enjoy a good book beside a crackling evening fire. Situated just 8 miles from Shannon International Airport, and regarded as one of the top luxury hotels Ireland has to offer, Dromoland Castle Hotel Ireland is the ideal base from which to explore the vibrant cities of Limerick and Galway; the magical Shannon region and Ireland's rugged West Coast. Look no further than Dromoland Castle for 5 star castle accommodations Ireland.
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.
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.
The pinnacle of excellence, come in the knowledge that all your expectations will be met. A remarkable retreat with an easy elegance, it’s time to make Dromoland Castle a part of your story.
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.
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.
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.
Spend time with us in our subterranean sanctuary and you’ll drift away afterwards, renewed, relaxed and ready for anything.
May - August | Mon – Sat: 9am – 8pm & Sun: 10am – 6pm
September - April | Mon – Sat: 9am – 7pm & Sun: 10am – 6pm
A prestigious venue. World class facilities. Impeccable service. Extraordinary surroundings. An event at Dromoland Castle will always impress.
At the heart of Ireland’s social and business calendar, anything is possible at Dromoland Castle. Our purpose-built conference centre and elegant meeting rooms can facilitate groups from 20 to 450, from top level meetings and gala dinners to conferences and product launches, ensuring a dazzling event you can be proud of.
Offering the latest audio visual technology and complimentary high speed WiFi throughout the Castle, we’re ready to meet your exacting requirements. (We’re pretty good at playtime too, with a glorious 450-acre estate that’s perfect for team building or unwinding. How about a spot of golf, fishing, falconry or clay pigeon shooting for your delegates or guests?)
At Dromoland Castle, our drive for excellence never stops. From conferences to conventions, celebrations to seminars, small groups to grand gatherings, we treat every event with the same warm service and attention to detail that we’re famous for.
With extraordinary surroundings and an exceptional team, a Dromoland Castle event is simply in a league of its own.
With an address that impresses, The Brian Boru Centre lends the cachet of Dromoland Castle to your business seminar, exhibition, conference or banquet. A conference centre like no other, the Castle’s magnificent purpose-built Brain Boru Hall has all the presence and panache a high-profile event deserves.
With its 30 foot ceilings, stage and freight-size mahogany arched doorways, we can accommodate almost any kind of structure, and we love a challenge… Need the space to host a fashion show or conference, gala dinner or global product launch? No bother!
We can dress The Hall in whatever theme you require, from ultra elegant ballroom to high-tech business space. We like looking good and we’ll make sure your company or business looks good too.
Private dinner or corporate gathering, trust our exceptional team and you’ll be guaranteed an outstanding event with five-star flair. We’ll work with you and your ideas to deliver an experience like no other. Behind our warm Irish welcome is the belief that every guest is royalty. Dromoland Castle and its 450 acres estate has been a location for glorious celebrations and historic meetings for many centuries, isn’t it time you welcomed your own guests to Ireland’s most magical address?
With 7,703 square feet of floor space, graceful Gothic architecture, a welcoming team of professionals and outstanding banqueting, the five-star Brian Boru International Conference Centre is a luxurious setting for your special gathering or corporate event in Ireland.
Accommodating 80 – 450 people, the impressive hall, with its striking Gothic entrance and gallery, can be configured to suit any requirement. With extensive props and state-of-the-art sound and visual aids, we’ve accommodated everything from fashion shows to tech unveilings, car launches to orchestras. Dream big – or small ¬– and let the Dromoland Castle team work our magic.
The Terrace room with wonderful views over the castles lawns this elegant rooms opens out on to a gorgeous sun terrace. Situated in the heart of the castle it is the perfect location for cocktail parties up to 90 guests and for meetings or dinners for up to 70 guests
With wonderful views over the castles lawns this elegant room opens out on to a gorgeous sun terrace. Situated in the heart of the castle it is the perfect location for cocktail parties up to 90 guests and for meetings or dinners for up to 70 guests. With its own built in state of the art AV and lighting facilities and private exterior entrance to the sun terrace it makes a perfect location. The Terrace Room has been a destination for glorious gatherings and historic meetings for centuries. It is time now for you to be part of this castle history and host your next event with us here at Dromoland Castle.
The Drawing room is a masterpiece of time gone by, with its elegant and historic surrounds, magnificent setting over looking the lake and manicured grounds, it is the most perfect location for an intimate gathering. Ideal for a private meeting, board meeting or dinner up to 30 guests and perfect for a cocktail party up to 40 guests. This space had nobility in its DNA, its your time now to create some history and join those extraordinary individual’s, friend’s and families who have gathered before you to socialise, celebrate and inspire.
Perfectly placed to explore the South and South West of Ireland and The Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s ultimate coastal road trip, Dromoland Castle is your gateway to Ireland’s riches. Jaw-dropping views, wild beaches, splendid lakes, handsome villages and lively festivals can be found close by, seducing with their colours, offering up an authentic Irish experience and leaving memories that will last a lifetime.
And you won’t have to go far to experience the essence of Ireland’s magic. Dromoland Castle in County Clare is close to both the UNESCO World Heritage Cliffs of Moher and The Burren, an ancient lunar-like limestone landscape.
Ireland’s rich history can be explored close to the Castle too, from the medieval town of Ennis to a medieval feast at Bunratty Castle and a stroll past the Georgian buildings of Limerick City. Dive into Ireland’s ancient heritage with a day trip to the magical Aran Islands and music-filled streets of Galway City or make for the coast and breathe in the purest air rushing over the Atlantic spray.
Whether you fancy an exhilarating outdoor adventure or a cosy encounter in a music-filled pub, a quiet walk on a deserted beach or a tasting tour of Ireland’s amazing produce, we’ve got the best of Ireland right here on Dromoland Castle’s doorstep.
A magnificent playground of country pursuits, Dromoland Castle’s 450-acre estate offers up so many opportunities for fun. Surrounded by County Clare’s rolling hills, your stay can be as chilled out or high energy as your wish.
Make like a royal and schedule some archery, clay shooting or falconry. Our resident hawks, falcons and owls will take your breath away. Plenty of local wildlife call our estate home too, so you may just end up sharing your walk with some deer, pheasants, squirrels or ducks!
Majestic Dromoland Lough is excellent for trout fishing or boating, with the added bonus of distractingly good views of the Castle. Take a woodland jog before breakfast, head off on a cycle around the grounds or enjoy a romantic stroll in the Walled Garden after dinner. Our grounds and gardens are simply magical (well, they do share the same designer as the Gardens of Versailles!), with fabulous historic details hidden around every bend.
Dromoland Castle’s 18-hole championship golf course is famous for good reason. The par 72 course, redesigned by Ron Kirby and the late JB Carr, wraps around the historic estate and is both thoughtful and challenging. We’re rather proud of our state-of-the-art practice facility too, which has 10 fully automated driving bays, complete with Golf-Tech’s fully automated Power Tees.
With a swimming pool, tennis courts, gym, sauna, steam room, go-karting for kids and a beautiful spa, we know you’ll enjoy every minute of our five-star offering.
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.
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 fine dining restaurants in Ireland, but nowhere quite like The Earl of Thomond.
We've always excelled at the ner things in life. That’s why dining at Dromoland Castle is such a pleasure. Renowned for our award-winning cuisine, Executive Head Chef David McCann has been impressing guests for over 20 years with his elegant and delicious cooking. Scouring the countryside for the finest artisan producers and growers, his menus are a role call of Ireland’s very best ingredients.
Setting the standard for ne dining, David blends classical training with a air for the contemporary, delivering awless food no matter your mood. Dress up and dine in luxury in the Earl of Thomond, our landmark restaurant where fabulous food and silver service combine. Choose a bottle of something special from our extensive wine cellar. Linger in The Gallery over Clare crab claws and chardonnay. Snag a reside sofa for an Afternoon Tea extravaganza. Refuel in The Fig Tree Restaurant with a relaxed steak and salad at The Country Club. Row out onto the lake with a champagne picnic. (Or sneak away to your bedroom for a private dinner à deux!)
No matter how you dine, when you dine, or where you dine, creative Irish cuisine – underpinned by impeccable service – is at the heart of everything we do at Dromoland Castle. This is Irish country living at its very best.
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Dromoland Castle is ideally located 8 miles from Shannon Airport in Clare just outside Newmarket on Fergus. The proximity of this beautiful castle hotel in Clare Ireland to other major cities in the South /South West of Ireland make it an ideal location for touring: 19 miles from Limerick city, 48 miles from Galway city, 80 miles from Cork city and 88 miles from Killarney.
GPS Stats: 52' 46.52 N - 8' 54.17 W