The sprawling castle estate
has so much to offer

Leisure

Set in 450 acres of parkland in the peaceful Clare countryside, the sprawling estate has much to offer. The gardens, which are based on designs by Andre Le Notre who also planned the gardens at Versailles, include a formal rose garden and a lily pond dating back to 1812. The castle overlooks Lough Dromoland, a renowned spot for for trout fishing. Deer, pheasant and other wildlife roam the grounds surrounding the castle, creating a natural ambience.

Within the estate, you can also enjoy falconry, archery, boating, clay pigeon shooting, tennis, walking and mountain-biking, amongst many other activities. The 18-hole championship golf course is a par 72, slope 126, measuring 6845 yards. The course, which was redesigned by Ron Kirby and the late JB Carr, is both thoughtful and challenging with many unique features and truly breath-taking scenery.

Activities:

Falconry

Falconry

Dromoland Castle offers a unique insight into the noble and ancient art of falconry. Guests rave about this stimulating, unique and memorable experience time and time again. All of the majestic birds are captive bred, both in Ireland and abroad; they include different species of falcons, hawks and owls.

Perfect for a family day out or corporate activity, the 5 star falconry experience can be adapted for a wide range of guests' requirements and can be tailored to meet your needs. Advance reservations are recommended.

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Fishing

Fishing

Dromoland Lough is well stocked with trout, perch and other course fish ideal for fishing breaks in Ireland. Guests may fish at leisure from the banks of the lake, or on one of the estate boats. Expert assistance from the resident Ghillies is available by prior arrangement. They can advise and demonstrate the art of casting and the placing of baits in the correct manner so that success on the water ensues!

All fish are returned alive to the water or, if guests wish, may be brought to the kitchen and cooked to their liking. Fishing at this 5 star castle hotel in Ireland is complimentary for guests, making this an ideal choice for your fishing holiday in Ireland.

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Archery

Archery

Some researchers say that people began practising archery as long as 15,000 years ago, and you can add this classic pursuit to your castle experience if you so wish. Archery is a great family sport and is suitable for everyone, from your six-year-old to your grandma.

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Cycling

Exploring

This luxury castle estate in Ireland is the perfect location for exploring, either by foot or by bike. Dromoland has plenty of walks and pathways that offer varied routes, and bikes are available for hire free of charge, subject to availability, to all guests.

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Horse Riding

Horse Riding

Experience a relaxing horse ride through the picturesque Dromoland Castle Estate or a guided trek in the nearby environs. The finest equestrian equipment is provided and the highest standards of safety are adhered to at all times, making this activity an ideal choice for your equestrian holiday in Ireland.

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Shooting

Clay Shooting

Dromoland Clay Shooting offers you the chance to shoot flying targets in the stunning surroundings of the 5 star Dromoland Castle Estate. This activity is offered all year around to residents, and international sporting traps are used for both groups and individuals alike. Clay pigeon shooting is a thrilling experience, demanding calm concentration, a keen eye and quick reactions.

Perfect your aim, time your shots and soon you will be notching up your ‘kills’. Of course these are not real birds and no real pigeons are hurt in this sport, making it a great sport for all of the family – young and old, men and women alike.

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Pony & Trap

Pony & Trap

The Dromoland Castle Pony and Jarvey is at the disposal of guests each day, weather permitting. The tour lasts one hour and will take you around the beautiful grounds of the estate and provide you with a detailed history of the surrounding area as a whole. Guests enjoy this activity time and time again and the guide's vast knowledge and experience of the area make it the ideal choice during your stay at Dromoland Castle.

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