5 Of The Best Castle Hotels In Ireland

Dromoland Castle, Co. Clare

A pretty lake, championship golf course, and sweeping grounds surround this magnificent 5-star castle. It dates back to the 5th century, and guests can dine in an elegant restaurant with high ceilings, relax in the spa, or try falconry and archery in awe-inspiring surroundings.

Approached by a long drive that winds through acres of pretty lawns, Dromoland Castle was originally home to Gaelic royalty. Now guests can stay in large, traditionally furnished rooms that boast modern features like a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi.


Waterford Castle, Co. Waterford

With a beautiful setting on the River Suir, the luxurious Waterford Castle Hotel and Golf Resort is on a private island completely detached from the mainland.

Access to the island is by a private car ferry which operates throughout the day. Drive up the beech-lined drive to reach the castle and its 800 years of history. There are outdoor activities and peaceful nature trails and walking paths to explore and aan 18 hole golf course.


Kinnitty Castle, Co. Offaly

Dating back to 1209, this impressive Gothic castle is set within a stunning 650 acres of parkland and forests at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Numerous trails, guided walks and Clay Pigeon shooting are all available on the castle grounds.

Sli Dala Restaurant serves gourmet cuisine with Irish and European influences, along with an excellent wine list.


Adare Manor, Co. Limerick

The former family seat of the Earls of Dunraven, Adare Manor is now a 5* hotel complex with golf courses, indoor heated swimming pool, saunas, fitness room with state of the art facilities and a range of wonderful massage therapies.

Situated in the heart of Adare Village in Limerick the Manor is set in an 840-acre estate with suberb trout fishing on the river Maigue. All the rooms are unique with ornate, luxurious furnishings and free Wi-Fi.


Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo

Without a doubt Ashford Castle is one of Ireland’s most outstanding luxury resorts. Set on the banks of Lough Corrib in Galway guests enjoy complementary golf and leisure factilities including cruises and falconry.

Dining options at the Castle include 3 restaurants. A bar/lounge is open for drinks and snacks all day. Room service is available 24 hours and a complimentary breakfast is served each morning.



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