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Dromoland CastleA 5-star deluxe castle just 10 minutes from Shannon Airport

Deluxe Dromoland Castle Hotel

Dromoland, one of Ireland's finest castle hotels, offers guests the experience of living like landed gentry, surrounded by luxury, beauty and service. Dromoland is one of the few Estates tracing its history to native Gaelic Irish families of royal heritage.

Today, blending old world elegance with modern day comforts, the Castle serves as one of the most desired destinations in Europe. Here, the vitality of the Castle lifestyle endures.

Rooms: 100 done in a simple residential style (floral prints and stripes, antique prints).

Service: Staff-to-guest ratio of 1.2 to 1.

Dining: Irish dishes both haute and traditional in the formal (jacket and tie) Earl of Thomond restaurant; also Fig Tree, a casual bistro in the clubhouse.

Facilities: 2 tennis courts, small gym and spa, indoor pool, skeet shooting, trout fishing.