The current structure known as Dromoland Castle dates back to the mid-16th-century, and is located just minutes from the Shannon Airport in Ireland’s western region. It offers the chance to wed in the ancestral home of one of the few families of true Irish royalty, direct descendants of Brian Boru, High King of Ireland from 1002 to 1014, where it remained in the ancestral ownership of the King until 1962 when it was renovated into a striking, high end hotel. The castle has played host to many formal alliances of noblemen and ladies over the centuries, with its magnificently landscaped gardens, winding staircases and lavish guest rooms that create a truly stunning impression as an ideal backdrop for a fairy-tale wedding. Its wine cellar holds a selection of more than 600 vintages from across the globe, and Dromoland’s expert Sommelier ensures that an extensive range of wines are available, including many fine vintage and non-vintage bottles of Champagne.
The castle’s façade and powerful towers, added in the 1830s, are reminiscent of knights and dragoons, while rooms feature elegant touches throughout. It also includes a spa, golf course, award-winning falconry school and activities like horse riding, fishing, clay shooting and archery.