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2022 Historic Hotels Worldwide Awards of Excellence Winner

Ireland’s most magical address, Dromoland Castle Hotel, has been welcoming guests since the 16th century. It is the ancestral home of the O’Briens of Dromoland, with a lineage that dates back over 1,000 years to one of the last High Kings of Ireland, Brian Boru. The castle was massively updated and renovated in the 1820s, with additions, carvings, and priceless art, and little having changed since then. After traversing a long, curving drive past a large-walled garden and the large lake, visitors can behold the monumental castle, with its four linked castellated turrets and gothic porch. Dromoland Castle Hotel is the gateway to Ireland’s history and culture, perfectly located to explore the South and South-West of Ireland, and the Wild Atlantic Way, 2,500 km of unforgettable coastal roads. Also located in County Clare is the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark, an ancient lunar-like limestone landscape. Locally, visitors can experience Ireland’s rich history, 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.

Dromoland Castle Hotel has been named to these Historic Hotels Worldwide Top Lists

The 2023 Top 25 Historic Hotels Worldwide Holiday Traditions and Spectacular Displays
The 2023 Historic Hotels Worldwide Top 25 Afternoon Teas

The 2022 Top 25 Historic Hotels Worldwide Most Romantic Hotels

The 2022 Top 25 Historic Hotels Worldwide Most Magnificent Gardens
The 2022 Top 12 Historic Hotels Worldwide Most Historic Golf Courses

Dromoland Castle Hotel for Leisure Guests

Ireland’s most magical address, Dromoland Castle has been welcoming guests since the 16th century. From the imposing baronial façade to startling interiors, guests will find a world of historic grandeur underpinned by the finest modern comforts.

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Enjoy a day trip to Limerick to see King John's Castle, St. Mary's Cathedral, and The Hunt Museum.

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Enjoy a day trip to Limerick to see King John's Castle, St. Mary's Cathedral, and The Hunt Museum.

Discover the glorious accommodations of the Dromoland Castle Hotel.

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Discover the glorious accommodations of the Dromoland Castle Hotel.

Explore King John’s Castle in neighboring Limerick.

Explore

Explore King John’s Castle in neighboring Limerick.

Experience a round of golf on the 18-hole championship golf course.

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Experience a round of golf on the 18-hole championship golf course.

Taste the Kelly Galway Bay Rock Oysters at Dromoland's flagship restaurant, Earl of Thomond.

Taste

Taste the Kelly Galway Bay Rock Oysters at Dromoland's flagship restaurant, Earl of Thomond.

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