Set on a sprawling 450-acre country estate in Ireland’s County Clare, Dromoland Castle has been the ancestral home of the O’Briens of Dromoland; The Castle has been welcoming guests since the 1500s. An old castle which facilitates modern luxuries of the most enjoyable kind, Dromoland Hotel offers a championship 18-hole parkland golf course, world-class cuisine and fine dining options, various sustainable recreational activities and an innovative spa for the non-golfers. Suitable for a romantic weekend away for two or a week-long getaway for groups, Dromoland Castle offers history, luxury and world-class golf rolled into one golf package.
One of Ireland’s premier parkland golf courses, a round at Dromoland consists of gentle hills, ancient woodlands and unexpected water hazards that are sure to excite every range of golfer. Designed by internationally acclaimed golf course architects Ron Kirby and JB Carr, the championship course at Dromoland measures 6,824 Yards / 6,235 Metres with a par of 72. It’s a demanding golf course that will test golfers of all abilities, though it is not unkind with its hazards. Fantastic views ensure an enjoyable round for everyone regardless of the scorecards. Dromoland is a real parkland gem of Irish golf with the full woodland and lake experience.
Spacious and luxurious, Deluxe Rooms at Dromoland Castle overlook the lake and manicured gardens. A remarkable blend of contemporary design with classic influences, combine with specially commissioned wall fabric and historically-designed furniture. Nothing has been overlooked; there is state-of-the-art technology and opulent bathrooms ensure a blissful say. Deluxe rooms are the entry-way rooms for golf packages staying at Dromoland Castle.
Executive Deluxe Rooms
Centrally located within The Castle, Executive Rooms at Dromoland Castle are ideal for those looking for a bit of extra space and comfort. Original architecture offers a fresh taste of historic luxury with well-appointed rooms that come bright and open-plan. They come with additional seating areas with state-of-the-art technology, opulent bathrooms and the added service of chocolates on arrival to kick start the ideal golf holiday.
Queen Anne Rooms
Recently renovated, the Queen Anne Classic rooms offer spacious indulgence with 5-star historic castle heritage. They feature bespoke wool carpets, glamorous bathrooms and turn-down services each night. This room category was designed to blend sophistication with indulgence.
Staterooms at Dromoland Castle Hotel are exceptionally large. Housed within the Castle’s original walls, each is unique in size, space and style, so each stay will offer a different experience. Staterooms all offer intimate seating and dining areas, an feature bespoke furniture with modern luxuries that offer the best of both worlds. Secluded from the hustle and bustle of the smaller room types, Staterooms feature dramatic and panoramic views over the lake and manicured gardens; your own little slice of paradise.
Earl of Thomond
Dromoland’s Flagship restaurant, the Earl of Thomond offers old world elegance with modern cuisine flavours. Award-winning and a repeat highlight of guests’ stays, the Earl of Thomond produces proudly Irish produce in every meal. Candles, Venetian silk and sweeping views of the estate will take you back centuries whilst you dine in opulence.
The Gallery restaurant at Dromoland Castle offers relaxed dining with a wood-fire and cosy armchairs. The menu consists of artisan coffee and tea, with a delightful range of sandwiches and snacks. They also offer heartier fare with main courses consisting of Irish pub classics. The Gallery at Dromoland Castle is the ideal choice for a relaxed meal, celebrated in style.
Cocktail Bar at Dromoland Castle
The Cocktail Bar at Dromoland Castle used to be the O’Brien family’s library. Offering an intimate space with cosy window seats overlooking the Castle lawns, you can enjoy casual meals, snacks and meticulously blended drinks before or after dinner. Beer, wine, whiskey and gin are also available.
The Fig Tree Restaurant
The Fig Tree restaurant at Dromoland is located next to the golf course and is always abuzz with patrons. It is the ideal place to meet for a coffee, enjoy a drink after your round and enjoy wonderfool cuisine. From sandwiches to steaks and salads, crowd-pleasers and premium Irish hospitality complete the Fig Tree experience.
Dromoland Castle Hotel and Golf is strategically located just 30-minutes’ north-west of Limerick, one of the largest towns in Ireland and the biggest in south-west Ireland. Even closer lies the Shannon Airport, just 20-minutes’ drive from Dromoland Castle along the N19 and M18. Dromoland Castle is located in County Clare, an hours’ drive south of Galway. If you are coming from Cork, it is just under 2 hours’ drive north along the N20. Dromoland Castle can be reached from Dublin along the M7, which will take 2.5 hours, though it is easiest to fly to Shannon Airport and transfer straight to the hotel.
The Academy at Dromoland Golf
If you are looking to improve your golf swing during your golf holiday, look no further than Dromoland Castle’s Golf Academy. State-of-the-art practice facilities await, with a Ron Kirby designed Academy featuring bays fitted with Golf-Tech’s second generation fully-automated ‘Power Tees,’ alleviating the need to manually reload your ball. There are 4 bunkered target greens ranging between 100 and 250 metres, whilst the range is a total of 300 metres.
During summer, there are two 500 square metre teeing areas which allow golfers instant feedback from conditions found on the nearby Dromoland Golf Course. A500 square metre putting green includes two USGA specification greens with the same grass used on he golf course, and a short game area consisting of bunkers, different slopes and grass lengths to simulate a real golf-like scenario.
Spa & Wellness at Dromoland Castle
Tranquil, serene and invigorating, the Spa at Dromoland offers intimate escapism within 16th century castle walls. Hands-on treatments at the spa in Dromoland Castle feature use of Elemis products that are designed to revitalise and restore your body and spirit. Six treatment rooms, two manicure and pedicure rooms and an outdoor Jacuzzi ensure ample space to recover and relax in isolated tranquillity.
There is a whole range of activities to enjoy within the Dromoland Castle estate besides golf and the spa, they consist of: