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Take Five With Executive Head Chef, David McCann

Not only did Dromoland Castle receive the great honour of being awarded ‘Best Hotel in Ireland’ by Irish Independent ‘Reader Travel Awards’ 2024, but we were also in the Top 5 for Best Restaurant in a Hotel – our Executive Head Chef David McCann give us some insight to his creative culinary work and that…

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Dromoland Castle named ‘Ireland’s Best Hotel 2024’

Tús maith leath na hoibre… We are thrilled to kick off 2024 being named ‘Ireland’s Best Hotel’ in the Irish Independent Reader Travel Awards 2024. Members of the public have been entering their nominations for the prestigious award since 2017 . An expert judging panel, including travel writer Pól Ó Conghaile, author Roz Purcell, and Fáilte Ireland’s…

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Green School’s Trip to Dromoland Castle

We were delighted to welcome 4th Class from Clarecastle National School in Co. Clare who had the wonderful opportunity to participate in a Sustainability Workshop at Dromoland Castle, courtesy of the Green Schools Committee.   Fiona O’Shea Stack, our Health, Safety & Sustainability Officer, warmly welcomed the group and expertly guided them on a captivating walk…

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From Pristine Greens to the Green Agenda

From pristine greens to the green agenda, we are delighted to announce that Dromoland Castle is the newest member of Beyond Green, Preferred Hotel’s sustainable collection of hotels. This noteworthy accolade comes after a rigorous vetting process, which recognises innovation in conservation and environmentally friendly practices. Like all Beyond Green members, we’ve been evaluated on…

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2022 Women’s Irish Open

As we prepare to host the 2022 Women’s Irish Open this September, we go behind the scenes with Eamonn O’Donnell, Director of Golf at Dromoland Castle. “Our plan to bring the Women’s Irish Open to Dromoland Castle began 3 years ago. Eager to bring another international event to the Castle, we first spoke about the…

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The Stars Aligned at Dromoland Castle

The stars aligned for Pauline Handrick from New Ross, and Nickie Flynn, from Birmingham when both began six-month college placements at Dromoland Castle over 30 years ago. Little did they know, but the Castle was to become the backdrop for a great romance that would last a lifetime. “By autumn when the hotel quietened down…

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Spoil Your Soulmate at Ireland’s Most Romantic Hotel

This February, why not whisk your loved one away for a very special St Valentine’s celebration that’s high on luxury and romance. Join us at Ireland’s most magical address to hide away in spectacular comfort and embrace the great outdoors in our 450-acre estate. Offering the warmest welcome and five-star discretion, we’ll turn up the…

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Welcome To The Team, Xavier

With its grand Earl of Thomond fine dining restaurant, its extravagant afternoon tea, its golf clubhouse, and its Irish gastropub, Dromoland Castle offers guests the best of Irish cuisine created with fresh, local ingredients. Now, overseeing the entire food and beverage programme is Xavier Perche, who brings extensive hospitality experience to Clare’s famous five-star castle…

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Meet Alex!

Meet Alex! Alex joined Dromoland Castle 8 years ago as assistant sommelier. Hailing from the city of Nantes in the Loire region, he is now head bartender and mixologist extraordinaire. But how did he end up in Ireland? “I did an advanced bartender course in France and one of my teachers used to work in…

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