Dromoland Castle, Newmarket – on – Fergus – 5 Star

Welcome to the magnificent, five star Dromoland Castle!

Savour your first glimpse of this majestic castle and its enchanting lake, as you pass through the castle gates. This was the ancestral home of the O’Briens of Dromoland who were the Kings of Thomond and whose lineage goes back 1,000 years to Brian Boru, the only High King of Ireland.

Under glittering antique chandeliers descend grand staircases and meander through elegant hallways and beautifully furnished rooms. Luxuriate in plush, sink-in sofas in front of large, ornate fireplaces with blazing log fires. Relax as our unsurpassed, experienced and friendly staff takes special care of you.  The Earl of Thomond’s Restaurant offers you a heavenly dining experience you’ll remember forever. And cocktails in Dromoland’s Library Bar are sublime, so go on treat yourself.

Appreciate the natural beauty as you stroll through the peaceful Dromoland Estate (with more than 400 acres to explore). Feed the ducks or take a boat out on the lovely lake. Why not try an archery class or enjoy our falconry experience? Or what about a round of golf or a relaxing spa date?

Dromoland Castle is also within easy reach of the wonderful Wild Atlantic Way, the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and all the delights that County Clare and County Limerick have to offer. Conveniently close to Shannon International Airport (gateway to the US and Europe), Dromoland Castle is the perfect place for your perfectly idyllic vacation.

Accommodations :


With a reputation built on its unparalleled warm hospitality, guests will understand just what a special experience it is to stay at one of the finest 5 star hotels Ireland has to offer.

The smallest things are the most important to us, and we know that our careful attention to detail is what inspires our guests to return to this luxury castle accommodation in Ireland. Sit back and relax in comfort and style in one of the finest luxury hotels Ireland has.

Relax and unwind in your room: call room service and order a glass of champagne with canapes before dinner – or alternatively, we can arrange for dinner to be delivered to you. Our staff are also happy to arrange fresh flowers, handmade chocolates or champagne at your request, should the occasion call for it. Just ask! Choose from our deluxe accommodations, charming Queen Anne guestrooms or our luxurious staterooms and suites. Experience 5 star castle accommodations that few other Irish five star hotels can rival. If you are looking for 5 Star hotels Ireland, then look no further than Dromoland Castle.


This charming quadrangle of 28 guest rooms was built in 1736 by Sir Edward O’Brien and is almost a century older than the rest of the 5 star hotels in Ireland. Our luxurious castle accommodation in Ireland offers guests a full castle experience ideal for luxury midweek or weekend breaks in Ireland. The bedrooms are a mixture of sizes and room layout. The rooms have being refurbished with a modern feel while still in keeping with the heritage of the castle. Using Osborne & Little wallpapers, bespoke woven wool carpets and complementary fabrics sourced from Europe’s leading design houses. The colour co-ordination for these rooms has been selected by our in house design team.  Queen Anne bedrooms have additional facilities of Nespresso Coffee makers and minibars. Sit back and relax in comfort and style in one of the finestluxury hotels Ireland has.

  • Approximate room size is 350 sq feet with a Maximum Capacity of 2 people with Twin or King Accommodation
  • Dromoland Castle’s Signature Soft Slippers and Bathrobes
  • Nespresso Coffee makers
  • Full stocked Minibar – charge on consumption
  • Interactive Television with Music and Movies on demand
  • Broadband internet access for Laptop use
  • Trouser Press, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Personal Safe, American Socket Converters

The deluxe rooms are located throughout this 5 star luxury castle hotel in Ireland overlook the lake and Dromoland Gardens. Each of the rooms have been individually designed and decorated with our guests comfort in mind, another reason to book this 5 star hotel in Ireland. The overall design concept is for a contemporary look with a classical feel using a combination of furniture styles ranging from the 19th Century Empire Style to Louis XV, using specially commissioned wall fabric by Canovas.

  • Average room size 424sq feet with 2 double beds (6ft x 4ft6′) or 1 King bed (6ft x 6ft2′)
  • The 5 star Dromoland Castle’s Signature Soft Slippers and Bathrobes
  • Interactive Television with Music and Movies on demand
  • Broadband internet access for Laptop use
  • Trouser Press, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Personal Safe, American Socket Converters

Nestled into the original Castle walls at this luxury hotel in Ireland, each room is unique in design and dimension with its own intimate seating and dining area. The bespoke furniture featured throughout this luxury accommodation in Ireland complements the range of design styles with fabrics specially commissioned by Colefax and Fowler. The lighting stems from a mixture of crystal and nickel lamp bases using rich wood and employing the simple lines of the Louis XV furniture. The beautifully appointed bathrooms offer complete luxury featuring marble and painted furniture. Sit back and relax in comfort and style in one of the finest luxury hotels Ireland has.

  • Room size from 520sq feet
  • Dromoland Castle’s Signature Soft Slippers and Bathrobes
  • Interactive Television with Music and Movies on demand
  • Broadband internet access for Laptop use
  • Trouser Press, Hairdryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Personal Safe, American Socket Converters

Dining :

Fine dining at the Dromoland Castle 5 star hotel in Ireland is always an occasion.

Combining a wealth of fresh, locally sourced produce with an extensive selection of dining options including à la carte, gastronomic and daily table d’hôte menus, there is something for everyone at this 5 Star Restaurant in Ireland: A Six-Course Dinner Celebration;Afternoon Tea served in the Drawing Room or a light snack in the Country Club. Sit back and relax in comfort and style in one of the finest luxury hotels Ireland has.

For something a little bit more unique, our chef will be happy to prepare a special picnic basket for a relaxing lunchtime stroll. Baskets can be made up of freshly prepared snacks and for those in a more decadent mood – a chilled bottle of champagne.

Dine in luxury at our award winning Earl of Thomond Restaurant in Clare or for a more informal dining setting choose our Fig Tree restaurant offering a variety of food from noon to late evening. To round off your day, visit our atmospheric Cocktail Bar boasting spectacular views of the lakes of County Clare. Few other Irish Five Star Hotels can offer such a rich selection of culinary delights!

Dromoland Castle also offer luxury 5 star banqueting venues in Ireland. If you are looking for 5 Star hotels Ireland, then look no further than Dromoland Castle.

Earl of Thomond

Earl of Thomond is an award-winning restaurant of international renown. Elaborately decorated with oak wainscoting and other formal features it offers a relaxed but elegant dining experience featuring innovative cuisine served with tradition and a hint of creative flair. Every detail is attended to, from the use of locally sourced, quality-assured produce to customized wine recommendations from the sommeliers. A la carte, five-course table d’hôte and vegetarian menus are available.

Fig Tree Restaurant

The Fig Tree Restaurant located in the Golf & Country Club has a beamed ceiling and subtle lighting, with a rich claret wallpaper etched with finely drawn images of architects’ compasses and rulers in soft charcoal. This room will be bright and sunny in the summer, yet warm and rich in the winter. The menu features freshly prepared dishes to suit all palates along with tempting specials of the day. The Fig Tree Restaurant and Bar is open for all day dining with last orders at 9pm.

Afternoon Tea is a long-standing tradition at the Dromoland Castle. Served between the hours of 1pm and 4.30pm daily, guests can enjoy a selection of piping hot teas with a delicious selection of freshly baked pastries and breads. Mrs Whites Afternoon Tea available January – November 

For the month of December enjoy our Festive Afternoon Tea which includes all flavours of the festive season. Enjoy Mulled wine on arrival and to finish a tasting plate of Mince Pie, Christmas Ice Cream and Eggnog.

Afternoon Tea in the finest 5 star hotels in Clare (served between 1pm and 4.30pm) in The Earl of Thomond Restaurant Terrace Restaurant.

Drawing Room

Historically a room used to entertain visitors in the O’Brien era, The Drawing room at Dromoland Castle is a cozy retreat with wall covering of opulent Gold and Reds, high ceilings and a magnificent log burning alabaster fireplace. The Drawing room provides the perfect surrounding for guests to enjoy the hospitality of the Castle. On occasion this rooms can be reserved for private use for parties or private dining.

The Gallery

Relax, unwind and sink in the deep luxurious couches whilst in front of an open log fire. The Gallery offers a casual dining option at the Castle, it is the ideal venue for morning coffee and scones or a light snack.

Golf :

 Widely regarded as one of the finest 18 hole parkland golf courses in the Country and is situated in the West of Ireland, Dromoland Golf Course has been described as an experience never to be forgotten, presenting a stern challenge to both professionals and amateurs.

With Shannon Airport only a 10 minute drive away on the motorway, Dromoland has never been so easy to access.  Dromoland offers a great introduction to Irish golf and may also be an ideal venue for a final round when departing in the late morning or early afternoon.  The course is available to groups and corporate events and offers a range of packages to suit individual needs.

The Golf Team at Dromoland offer an assured and professional service and challenge you to experience the soft pleasing curves and endless variety that only Dromoland can offer.

Spa :

Within the timelessness of these 16th century Castle walls, let yourself be drawn into a world of deep tranquillity. This intimate luxurious spa consists of six treatment rooms, two dedicated manicure and pedicure rooms and a gazebo covered outdoor hydro pool. The Spa has been designed to enhance the peaceful, relaxing ambience. Time will stand still while you are immersed in a cocoon of scented fresh flowers and candles, warm mood lighting and the resonating sounds of soft music. Leaving, you will feel calm, relaxed and most importantly, totally refreshed and invigorated.

Activities :

Set on 450 acres of parkland in the peaceful Clare countryside, the sprawling Estate has 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 a natural ambience.

Within the Estate, you can also enjoy falconry, archery, boating, clay pigeon shooting, tennis, walking and mountain biking.   The 18-hole championship golf course is a par 72, slope 126, measuring 6845 yards.  The course which was redesigned by Ron Kirby and the late JB Carr is both thoughtful and challenging with many unique features and truly breath-taking scenery.   Dromoland Castle’s Golf course is complemented by a truly unique practice facility which has 10 fully automated Driving Bays, Putting Greens and bunker. All the bays are fitted with Golf-Tech’s second generation fully automated ‘Power Tees’.

 Video of Dromoland Castle Golf Club