Inside Ireland’s Dromoland Castle’s €20m Restoration

The Wordrobe reveals the details behind the extensive renovation project for the 16th century property


Positioned on the shores of Dromoland Lough in County Clare awaits a stay of all out luxury. Dromoland Castle sits within its own 450-acre estate – and having recently undergone an extensive €20m restoration, it’s even more lavish than ever before.

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The 16th-century landmark turned five-star hotel Dromoland Castle has been welcoming guests since the 1960s, and has established a global reputation for exceptional Irish hospitality – as well as careful preservation of archaic detail.  Newly renovated, the property remains true to its past despite the mammoth project.

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To stay true to the castle’s rich history, the restoration was carried out under the expert guidance of the Irish Georgian Society. They ensure Ireland’s architectural heritage is preserved along with the skills used in traditional Irish craftsmanship. By carrying out this work, the team succeeded in preserving the hotel’s historic charm while enhancing each corner of the castle.

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This project extended to all the guest rooms, the Queen Ann Wing and the dining and lounge areas, as well as the Spa at Dromoland Castle and indoor pool, not to forget the castle’s baronial exterior.

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Shimmering Waterford Crystal chandeliers, hand-woven Venetian silk wall coverings and ancestral paintings – the interiors are filled with opulent details, as well as all the modern comforts expected of a contemporary five-star hotel.

Guests can enjoy the lavish surroundings as well as the culinary offerings from multiple restaurants, plus a glamorous cocktail bar.

Find out more by visiting dromoland.ie.

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