Built entirely of dark blue limestone, the historic Dromoland Castle is one of Europe's finest 5-Star luxury hotels and wedding destinations. The ornamental wooded grounds overlook the Shannon and Fergus, creating a unique landscape which resembles a large inland lake with island; making it one of the most beautiful and desirable estates in Ireland.
With glittering antique chandeliers, grand staircases and elegant hallways, Dromoland was formerly ancestral home to the Kings of Thomond, whose lineage can be traced back to Brian Boru, the only High King of Ireland. Synonymous with golf, spa and leisure breaks, Dromoland boasts one of the country's leading 72-par championship golf courses completed by state-of-the-art practice facilities which include ten fully automated driving bays, putting greens and bunker.
The expansive 450-acre estate has so much to offer! The gardens, which are based on designs by Andre Le Notre, who also planned the gardens at Versailles, include a formal rose garden and a lily pond dating from 1812. The Castle overlooks Lough Dromoland and is excellent for trout fishing. Deer, pheasant and other wildlife roam the grounds surrounding the castle, creating an authentic natural retreat. Within the estate, you can also enjoy falconry, archery, boating, clay pigeon shooting, tennis, walking and full spa and leisure facilities. Fine dining is available at the award-winning Earl of Thomond Restaurant.
The proximity of Dromoland Castle to other major cities in the 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. Within easy reach of the Wild Atlantic Way, the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, Drummoland is perfectly located for visitors to savour all the attractions of Ireland's West Coast, County Clare & County Limerick. Shannon International Airport which serves the US and Europe is just eight miles away.