Our Natural Resources
We are currently developing our extensive natural resources so that we can offer our guests a unique outdoor experience of the diverse ecology and natural habitats on the estate.
- The river Ardsolus which flows through the estate in a quite area away from the hotel is home to Kingfishers, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff.
- The octagonal lily pond to the east of the hotel, close to the hermit’s grotto, if full of interesting pond life which adults and children can identify using our handy leaflet. This is a great area for picnics.
- The Dromoland lake is home to many birds of interest such as Coot, Moor Hen, Mute Swans, Mallard Duck, Grey Herron, Pied Wagtail, Reed Bunting and Willow Warbler.
- The woodlands despite suffering severe damage in the storm of February 2014 are healthy and diverse. The Celts divided their trees into groups including the Nobles, Commoners and Lesser Divisions of the woods. The seven noble trees are present and can be viewed by following our Celtic tree walk.
- The Walled gardens are beautifully presented and will have planting tailored to attract more species of butterflies and bumblebees that can be identified using our guides.
Dromoland Castle has always been proactive in the support of charitable causes.
Each year a small grouping of the team meet to consider the charities we will support for the following year
In 2016 we are delighted to support the following local charities
- Clare Crusaders Clinic
- The Laura Lynn Foundation
- O’Regan Park
- RNLI Lifeboats / Bunratty Search & Rescue
- Special Olympics Ireland
- The Peter McVerry Trust
- Local Schools and Care Centres