Dream vacations don't come along every day, but if you've ever dreamed of Ireland, Great Value Vacations' Luxury Castles of Ireland can make it all come true - and at fantastic price!
Your trip begins with arrival into Dublin, and from there, you'll make the short drive to lovely County Meath, just to the northwest of Dublin airport, where you will spend the first night of your trip in the luxury of the 4-star Dunboyne Castle Hotel. While there, you might choose to relax at the SEOID Spa, reveling in the tranquility of the hydrotherapy pool after a soothing massage - or round out your evening with dinner in one of the three magnificent restaurants on the property.
Your next two nights are in County Roscommon at a hidden gem: 5-star Kilronan Castle. Here, you'll enjoy the gracious ambiance of warm fireplaces, tapestries over stone walls and elegantly furnished bedrooms, complete with spacious marble baths. Kilronan also offers a spa, business center and truly accommodating staff.
Traveling south - with perhaps a stop in Galway for lunch and to see the sights - your destination is County Clare and the 5-star Dromoland Castle. And when we say 5-star we mean 5-star! This lovely castle retains its medieval feel while combining the best in modern comforts. Enjoy and be able to brag to all your family and friends about spending a night where famous actors, politicians and royalty have stayed!
The last stop on your tour is Fitzpatrick Castle, just south of Dublin City on the coast in the village of Killiney. Again, here the staff are friendly and attentive, making sure your stay is relaxing in every way. Each room is uniquely decorated, with nods to contemporary comfort and castle traditions. Dining here is delicious and served with a casual elegance...and the views across the coastline as you gaze out from the castle are breathtaking, making this a memorable way to end your dream vacation.
For only $99 more per person add a 25 euro per room Dromoland resort credit, admissions to the Cliffs of moher and Bunratty Folk Park, tour of the Guinness Storehouse, 2 breakfasts (1 Dunboyne, 1 Fitzpatrick), and a Sabbia Med Spa treatment (Dunboyne Castle). Click Here.
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Location: This family owned 18th century castle is located in the fashionable suburbs of Killiney and Dalkey, overlooking Dublin Bay. Located only 20 minutes from downtown Dublin, Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel is easily accessed from both Dublin Airport and Dun Laoghaire ferry port. Dublin with all of its attractions is only a DART ride away, but one can also enjoy Dalkey Village, Castle and Heritage center which is within walking distance from the hotel. The Wicklow Mountains, beach walks, country trails, and golf courses are nearby, or you can explore the local towns and villages dotted along famous Dublin Bay.
Overview: Fitzpatrick Castle is known for its stylish surroundings, friendly personal service, and tranquility within breathtaking surroundings – all within easy reach of Dublin! Its 113 luxurious guestrooms and suites are decorated in traditional castle style, complemented with such modern amenities as wireless internet. Dining options include the AA Rosette award-winning P.J’s Restaurant, with a menu offering creations using the finest ingredients sourced daily from the local area. A more informal option is The Dungeon Bar & Grill, housed in the former dungeon, and is a popular spot for drinks and dinner by the fireplace. Afternoon tea is served in the Library Bar. The Fitzpatrick Castle Leisure Club features a 65-foot indoor swimming pool, on-deck whirlpool spa, and Scandinavian wood sauna and steam room. The fully equipped fitness center boasts equipment enjoyed by the Irish National rugby team, as well as a variety of classes including spinning, aqua aerobics, step and tone.
Location: Dromoland Castle is ideally located 8 miles from Shannon Airport in Clare, just outside Newmarket on Fergus. The proximity of this beautiful castle hotel to other major cities in the south/southwest of Ireland makes it an ideal location for touring: 19 miles from Limerick city, 48 miles from Galway city, 80 miles from Cork city and 88 miles from Killarney. Just a few miles south of Dromoland you will find Bunratty Castle. Durty Nellys, one of Ireland’s most famous pubs, is a must for an Irish coffee or “Pint of the Black Stuff.”
Overview: All 100 guestrooms have been furnished with luxury in mind. Interactive television with music and movies on demand, broadband internet, trouser press, hairdryer, US Converters and Dromoland Castle's Signature Soft Slippers and Bathrobes are for you to enjoy. Dining options at Dromoland combine a wealth of fresh, locally sourced produce with an extensive selection of dining options. The award-winning Earl of Thomond Restaurant is renowned for innovative cuisine, tradition and creative flair. Boasting spectacular views of the lakes of County Clare, the cocktail bar is the perfect setting - candlelit in the evening and hosting Irish ballads, providing an excellent background for after dinner drinks. For more informal dining, The Fig Tree Restaurant offers a variety of food from noon to late evening. The Castle grounds and woodlands are perfect for exploring on foot or on horseback. For 5-star fishing, why not take a trip out on Dromoland Lake. The hotel’s leisure center is ideal for those wishing to relax with a 17-meter pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. 18-hole championship golf, falconry, clay shooting, archery and tennis are also amongst the many activities you can enjoy.
Location: The secluded and luxurious Kilronan Castle hotel is majestically set on the shores of Lough Meelagh, surrounded by over forty acres of breathtaking Irish scenery, lush green pastures, ancient forests and historical points of interest. Approached by a meandering drive that passes acres of magnificent Roscommon lawns, the luxury castle hotel overlooks a glistening lake which commands the panoramic beauty of the grounds and will soon also overlook a proposed Nick Faldo designed 9 hole Par Three golf course.
Overview: One of Ireland’s most luxurious castle hotels in County Roscommon, Ireland, is the ancestral home of the Tennison family and the legendary Colonel King Tennison. It is one of a few Irish castle estates that can trace its history back to royal families. The world-class Spa & Leisure Centre will allow you to relax and unwind in the pool or be pampered with one of their luxurious treatments. Their commitment is to provide the highest level of luxury, comfort and service. You will enjoy old world elegance with modern day comforts. One step inside Kilronan Castle and you are at home. With the warm and friendly atmosphere the hotel will see to your every need; everything has been designed with your desires in mind.
Location: Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa offers the best of both worlds in its location; enjoying an idyllic setting in the Meath countryside, positioned most conveniently within a short distance from Dublin's city centre. Situated just 8 miles from Dublin airport and 11 miles from Dublin city centre, Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa stands minutes from the N3 and M50, making it an extremely accessible base from which to travel Ireland’s East coast. The neighboring Blanchardstown Shopping Centre offers a huge variety of shops and cafes, Fairyhouse Racecourse, Dublin Zoo, Maynooth Castle and St. Patrick’s College are all easily accessed.
Overview: The 145 air-conditioned guestrooms offer complimentary internet, TV with satellite channels and pay movies, minibar, safe, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Set against views across the Castle landscape, the Ivy Brasserie Restaurant offers modern international cuisine complemented by an extensive wine list, carefully selected from boutique vineyards. More informal options include The Terrace Lounge, The Sadlier Bar and the Castle’s private Cellar bar. Seoid Spa offers outstanding spa facilities featuring massage, Rasul Chambers, Flotation, Balneo therapy and a Hydrotherapy Pool.
Dublin: Founded in 841, Dublin combines the historic delights of an old city with a vibrant contemporary scene. Attractions range from landmarks and monuments dating back hundreds of years to cutting edge museums. Tour a 13th-century castle, study the work of contemporary artists, explore a Viking warship, learn about some of the world's most famous authors, or just sit back and enjoy a pint of Guinness. Bonus: Although 1.6 million people live in Dublin, the city is still small and manageable – most of the main attractions are located in or close to the city center, making it easy to navigate by foot.