Dromoland Castle Hotel Newmarket on Fergus, County Clare, Ireland

Castle overview

A five-star luxury castle set on 450-acre estate with an elegant historic charm and modern amenities and a world-class golf course.

Set on a 450-acre estate in a tranquil spot in the town of Newmarket on Fergus, Dromoland Castle Hotel is simply one of the finest and most magical castle hotels in Ireland. Featuring an imposing architecture, breathtaking views, and a welcoming atmosphere, the castle has been receiving guests since the 16th century. The castle hotel is also conveniently located near popular tourist attractions such as The Burren and the UNESCO World Heritage Cliffs of Moher.

With a history that goes a long way, the castle hotel features an imposing baronial facade and original historic features. The castle’s traditional grandeur is seamlessly blended with the finest modern comforts. The rooms and suites are all tastefully designed with elegant furnishings and lavish decor. Guests are treated and welcomed like a royalty.

A remarkable retreat with breathtaking surroundings, the castle hotel offers plenty of both old-world and modern amenities. Relax at the intimate spa, enjoy delicious cuisine at the exquisite restaurants, or simply enjoy the lush landscapes surrounding the hotel. Another reason to visit the hotel is its world-class golf course, located just outside the castle. Hold your meetings and conferences in the stately rooms and make your dream wedding come true at the castle’s enchanting venues.

Castle Highlights




1 / Design

The castle hotel features a Gothic revival architecture with an imposing baronial facade and lavish interiors. The rooms are tastefully designed and elegantly furnished, each made unique from the other. It seamlessly blend original historic features with contemporary additions.

2 / Dining

An authentic taste of Ireland awaits you at the castle hotel’s exquisite dining options. Enjoy elegant and delicious dishes at the Earl of Thomond restaurant or eat in a more relaxed setting at The Fig Tree Restaurant. Other dining options include The Gallery and Cocktail Bar.

3 / Location

Perfectly secluded in a quiet spot in the town of Newmarket on Fergus, the castle hotel is conveniently located close to popular attractions. Within a short distance from the castle, you can explore handsome villages, splendid lakes, wild beaches, and must-visit tourist sites.




  • Golf
  • Meetings & Events
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Wedding Venue

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Dromoland Castle Hotel

Newmarket on Fergus, County Clare, Ireland

services & amenities

Earl of Thomond

Earl of Thomond is the castle hotel’s flagship restaurant. With an experienced award-winning chef at the helm, the restaurant is celebrated for its delicious dishes and elegant atmosphere. The restaurant serves an authentic taste of Ireland using fresh local produce from the land and sea. The meals come with the finest wine pairings. Dining is even made more elegant by the sparkling chandeliers, Venetian silk, and sweeping views of the estate. Open from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Sunday to Thursday; and 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday to Saturday.

The Cocktail Bar

Eat light snacks and meals at The Gallery or relax with a drink in hand at The Cocktail Bar. The bar is in a magnificent octagonal room with cosy windows that offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape. With an intimate and inviting atmosphere, the bar is a lovely spot to enjoy a few drinks, unwind, and socialize. They have a fine collection of cocktails, beers, gin, Irish whiskey, and wines.

Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club

This golf and country club is every golfer’s dream. Set on the magnificent 450 acre estate of the castle hotel, this 18-hole 6,824 yards par 72 championship golf course is more than impressive. Presenting thrills and challenges to golfers of all skills, this world-class golf course combines gentle hills, unexpected water hazards, and ancient trees. Everything about this golf club is state of the art.

Spa and Wellness

Escape into the tranquil sanctuary that is The Spa at Dromoland Castle. Get soothing and luxurious treatments and break free from the stress of modern life. The spa’s hands-on treatments offer pampering and relaxation. The spa features six treatment rooms and two manicure and pedicure rooms. Their team of skilled therapists will take care of you. They also have a pool and a fitness centre. Open from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm from Monday to Saturday. On Sunday, it is open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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