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Discover the Magic of County Clare: Your Ultimate Guide to May Bank Holiday Weekend

From wild and windswept seascapes to the mystic rocks of the Burren, County Clare promises an enchanting experience for all who visit.
And where better to immerse yourself in the beauty of this captivating county than from Dromoland Castle’s doorstep.

As we welcome the May Bank Holiday Weekend, let us be your guide as we showcase the charms of both castle and county, ensuring your stay with us is nothing short of extraordinary.

Tour of the Cliffs of Moher with Ollie’s Tours

No visit to County Clare is complete without a journey to the iconic Cliffs of Moher. Join Ollie’s Tours for a guided exploration of these majestic cliffs, where you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the rugged coastline.

Stop at Moher Cottage

During your tour of the Cliffs of Moher, be sure to make a stop at Moher Cottage. Nestled near the cliffs, this charming café offers a delightful selection of locally sourced treats, including freshly baked goods and artisanal coffee.

Visit to the Burren Perfumery

Indulge your senses with a visit to the Burren Perfumery, where you can discover exquisite fragrances inspired by the unique landscape of the Burren. Take a guided tour to learn about the art of perfume making and perhaps find your new signature scent.

Fanore Beach

Take a scenic drive to Fanore Beach, nestled amidst the rugged beauty of the Burren. Stroll along the pristine shoreline, breathe in the fresh sea air, and soak up the tranquility of this hidden gem.

Trip to the Poulnabrone Dolmen

Step back in time with a visit to the Poulnabrone Dolmen, a Neolithic portal tomb dating back over 5,000 years. Marvel at this ancient monument as you contemplate the mysteries of Ireland’s distant past.

Kilbaha Gallery – Ireland’s Contemporary Art Gallery on the Wild Atlantic Way

Immerse yourself in Ireland’s vibrant art scene with a visit to Kilbaha Gallery, located along the picturesque Wild Atlantic Way. Explore works from some of Ireland’s best contemporary artists, including bronze sculptures, oil paintings, mixed media pieces, ceramic art, and textile creations.

JJ Corry Whiskey Bonding Farm

Experience the lost art of Irish whiskey bonding with a visit to JJ Corry’s farm. Discover the rich history and craftsmanship behind Ireland’s beloved spirit as you explore the 17th-century barn and sample some of JJ Corry’s finest creations.

Lunch at Clare’s Newest Michelin-Starred Restaurant, Homestead Cottage

Conclude your day of exploration with a culinary adventure at Homestead Cottage, Clare’s newest Michelin-starred restaurant. Indulge in a delectable dining experience featuring locally sourced ingredients and innovative cuisine, perfectly complemented by the warm hospitality of County Clare.

Loop Head Peninsula

Embark on a scenic drive to Loop Head Peninsula, where you’ll discover breathtaking coastal vistas, charming villages, and historic landmarks. Take a leisurely stroll along the cliffside paths, keeping an eye out for dolphins playing in the surf below.


At Dromoland Castle, we invite you to (re)discover the wonders of County Clare this May Bank Holiday Weekend. Let us curate a bespoke itinerary tailored to your interests, ensuring an unforgettable getaway filled with unforgettable experiences. Book your stay with us today and embark on a journey of enchantment and discovery in the heart of Ireland’s west coast.

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