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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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Golf In Ireland

Golf in Ireland We are delighted to be featured as one of the best places to play golf on holiday in Ireland by our friends at Aer Lingus in their ‘Golf in Ireland’ article. If you would like to play our course, we are welcoming players based in Ireland now so book your summer tee times…

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Amazing Grace

This year, we are celebrating the 34th work anniversary of our Head Receptionist, Grace Kierce. One of our longest standing staff members, Grace has seen many changes take place at the Castle. To mark the anniversary, we took a little time out enjoying lunch in our Walled Gardens, surrounded by the scent of our beautiful…

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Sir Edward O’Brien, 2nd Baronet,1705-1765

The O’ Brien’s owned Dromoland Castle for over 300 years. Sir Edward O’Brien, 2nd Baronet, 1705-1765, was not only fanatical about horse racing, he was revered as a famous racehorse owner and trainer, but he too was a gambler, alcoholic and hypochondriac and ran up huge debts. The Dromoland Octagonal Pond (today referred to as the…

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Meet Arek – Our Sustainability Officer

The O’ Brien’s owned Dromoland Castle for over 300 years. Sir Edward O’Brien, 2nd Baronet, 1705-1765, was not only fanatical about horse racing, he was revered as a famous racehorse owner and trainer, but he too was a gambler, alcoholic and hypochondriac and ran up huge debts. The Dromoland Octagonal Pond (today referred to as the…

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Marie’s Story

  Many of you will have had the pleasure of meeting Marie Chawke, our Director of Business Development and a key member of Dromoland Castle since 2017. Energetic, hard working and much-loved, on August 26th 2020 Marie was diagnosed with Stage Three hormone cancer. Determined to weather the storm with her upbeat attitude, she began…

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A Catch Up With The O’Connors

An Interview With John & Mike O’Connor   “My favourite time of year is Christmas. It’s the atmosphere, everyone in great spirits, the decorations, amazing food. For me, it is the time of year to experience Dromoland at its best.” John and Mike O’Connor are two of of the most recognised faces at the Castle…

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The Benefits of Drawing A Bath

How Drawing a bath can help you in ways you didn’t even know possible. Warm baths help ease physical tension, relax anxious muscles and can even help with digestive problems and lowering blood sugar levels. A Japanese study has investigated the mental health benefits of bathing and the results have shown they can drastically help…

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Incoming Tour Operators Association Ireland

How Drawing a bath can help you in ways you didn’t even know possible. Warm baths help ease physical tension, relax anxious muscles and can even help with digestive problems and lowering blood sugar levels. A Japanese study has investigated the mental health benefits of bathing and the results have shown they can drastically help…

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