Fairytale Days at Dromoland Castle Hotel Co Clare, Ireland

Where fairytale meets reality

Dromoland Castle Hotel, Co Clare

Dromoland Castle Hotel may be one of the grandest castle hotels I have ever been to. You can imagine, as the Fairytale Traveler I have seen a castle hotel or two. If one word could describe this stunning fortress situated upon a blanket of emerald-green grass, it would have to be “fairytale”. From the moment you enter the gates and drive along the winding path to the commanding Dromoland Castle Hotel, you can’t help but say, “WOW!” The structure itself is quite large and envelopes a courtyard with valet circle where you are met like royalty by the porter. The entrance into the castle is smaller than a large luxury property, making you feel right at home in your new luxurious digs.

Dromoland Castle Hotel is steeped in history going as far back to the 5th Century when it was originally the ancestral home of Gaelic Royalty; direct descendants of Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland.

Dromoland Castle Hotel is steeped in history going as far back to the 5th Century when it was originally the ancestral home of Gaelic Royalty; direct descendants of Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland. 

The courtyard area near the entrance.

The courtyard area near the entrance.

Everything you need is right at your toes, not to mention fairytale adventure around every corner! The hallways are grand and adorned in antique trimmings while, modern luxury peeks through in the decor. Enjoy any meal at the castle which serves breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner and of course spirits.

Dromoland Castle Hotel

The Cocktail Bar is a perfect place for lunch, tea or dinner. I love this room.

The long magnificent hallways make you feel like royalty.

The long magnificent hallways make you feel like royalty.

On the property there is a Victorian walled garden that leads to the clubhouse, indoor swimming pool and golf course leaving no shortage of things to do around the castle. Whether you relax the day away in your finely appointed suite, or drift off into the sunset on a rowboat in the lake, Dromoland Castle Hotel is made for letting the time slip away fairytale style.

The Victorian Walled Gardens are a great place to relax and enjoy the day.

The Victorian Walled Gardens are a great place to relax and enjoy the day.

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About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day.

“It’s never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams.” -Christa Thompson

4 Comments on this post

  1. WOW! May have to add this one to the list. Beautiful.

    Simone / Reply
  2. That cocktail bar looks great for… um, COCKTAILS. Love those coloured stools.

    SJ @ Chasing the Donkey / Reply
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