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Dromoland Castle is one of Ireland’s finest 5 Star Castle properties. Located only 15 minutes from Shannon Airport in the West of Ireland and 45 minutes from the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’, it pampers to the Irish Castle dream. It is the ideal base to really explore this magnificent part of Ireland.

ACCESS TO THE WEST

Although Dromoland Castle is just over 2 hours from Dublin Airport, you can fly straight to Shannon Airport. Access to Shannon Airport is constantly improving, you can currently fly direct to  Shannon from the UK (London, Edinburgh, Birmingham & Manchester), Spain (Alicante, Malaga & Palma), France (Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Paris & Toulouse), Germany (Berlin), Portugal (Faro),  Lithuania (Kaunas), Poland (Krakow, Warsaw & Wroclaw) & The USA (Boston, Chicago, New York & Philadelphia).

WHAT TO DO

Whether you want to relax and enjoy the opulent surroundings of Dromoland Castle or you fancy something a little lively, the West of Ireland is an excellent location for experiential travel.  Many of the activities in the West allow the guest to experience this unique locations history, geology, flora, fauna and to get the taste buds drooling its huge array of fresh food… from Burren Smoked Salmon to St Tola’s Cheese… maybe some Chocolate from Hazel Mountain or some Linnalla Ice Cream.  There is something for everyone. Take your pick of one of the many options at hand…

The Burren Food Trail

From picnics at the Peninsula to afternoon tea at The Burren Fine Wine and Foods, the Burren Food Trail marries the beautiful area with the mouth-watering food offerings and a chance to meet the real characters behind the trail.

Golf at Lahinch or Doonbeg

Lahinch is considered an enchanting place to play golf.  It is rugged and distinctive and is set alongside the beach at Liscannor Bay.

Doonbeg Golf Course spans 1.5 miles of crescent shaped beach and century old sand dunes along Doughmore Bay offering a thrilling game of Golf overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Lahinch Golf Club

 

Cookery Classes

Using local ingredients from the West such as seafood, sea grasses, mint, sorrel, duck, lamb, local cheeses, and a dash of Guinness, create sumptuous dishes, whilst learning about the history of cooking in this part of the country.

Cliffs of Moher

On the edge of the Atlantic Ocean the spectacular view across the Atlantic from the famed Cliffs of Moher has been ranked the best ‘cliff-view’ on the planet by Conde Nast Traveler.

Caving

Located under the lush green fields of Ireland are a myriad of caves…. You can spend hours exploring these underground caves…

Wild Atlantic Way

Wild Atlantic Way

Oyster Farm visit & Tasting

Ireland is one a few European countries where there is wild, self-cultivating native oyster beds. You can see how they are farmed and of course a lesson in how to shuck (open) an oyster before tasting, maybe accompanied by a little drop of Guinness!

Seaweed & Wild Food Foraging

Seaweed is making a comeback! You can currently find it on the menus of many Irish Michelin Star restaurants. Enjoy a guided walk to explore all the amazing ingredients around us, both on land and sea, foraging for wild seaweed. Finish your walk with a wild food lunch overlooking the ocean.

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Luxury Yachting

This is a real behind the scenes experience. Enjoy a day on a luxury yacht popping into private homes along the way! Check out Irish contemporary art or a Luxury Whiskey tasting in a private shebeen. Indulge in a delicious sea food platter prepared by the lady of the house as they welcome you into their spectacular home!

And finally… Lisdoonvara Matchmaking Festival

Matchmaking at Lisdoonvara has been taking place for over 200 years. Every September thousands make their way to Lisdoonvara in Co. Clare for the local Matchmaking festival, more these days to enjoy themselves than find a life partner!!  You can dance daily from 12pm until the wee hours!

If you want to learn more about the fantastic activity options in the West of Ireland contact Marie marie.lawlor@ovationdmc.com.