Ireland’s top luxury hotels offer regal escapes

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It’s the greenest of holidays whether you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a pint of Guiness, green mashed potatoes or a whimsical dance. In honor of this fanciful day, we’ve compiled a list of some the dreamy vacation rentals found across the verdant isle. You may not be a king but you sure can vacation like one in these top luxury castles in Ireland.

From sublime corporate events to unforgettable wedding locations, these castles reign over the luxury hotel portfolio in Ireland. Dromoland Castle is ideally located in western Ireland overlooking the roaring Shannon River. Dromoland is one of the most famous castles in Ireland and was the ancestral home of the O’Briens, Barons of Inchiquin, one of the few native Gaelic royal families who are direct descendants of Brian Boroimhe, High King of Ireland in the eleventh century.

Regal history aside, Dromoland is an exquisite escape in the peaceful countryside. With a championship Golf Course and over 1,500 acres of woods and well-kept gardens, Dromoland provides a myriad of activities for all guests. The rooms are divine, decorated with tasteful elegance down to the last detail.

The Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort in County Limerick is an exquisite mix of medieval elegance with modern amenities in a unique luxury resort experience. Recognized in the past by luxury travel conoisseurs like Condé Nast Traveler and Five Star Alliance, Adare Manor offers a superb golf course, private villas, self-catering townhouses and of course, the grand Gothic-style Manor house with deluxe suites and unparalleled service.

Waterford Castle is the self-proclaimed “Island Haven,” as a luxury resort located on its own private island in southeastern Ireland. Waterford, home of the sparkling Waterford Crystal, is an exciting destination along Ireland’s coast. Guests can enjoy secluded beaches found beyond the tree-lined drive leading to the Castle. This castle hotel accentuates its 800-year history with oak entrance doors, and a carved stone Hall decorated with original tapestries and charming antiques.

The Ashford Castle has drawn accolades from across the luxury travel sector. Guests sing praises of the delicious cuisine and elegant dining options. Weddings are spectacular in the Victorian gardens and regal halls. Ashford Castle offers a selection of seasonal vacation packages that encourage guests to take full advantage of the spectacular dining, immaculate suites, luxurious spa and celebrated golf course.

These castles are only a few of the celebrated castle hotels found in the land of the leprechaun. Ireland is a magical country and a spectacular choice for your next luxury vacation. What better way to celebrate next St. Patty’s Day with a trip to the place where the festivities began?

Visit our destination guide for more information on luxury travel in Ireland. For more details on the castles, please visit Dromoland, Adare Manor, Ashford Castle and Waterford Castle. Photos courtesy of Dromoland Castle, Adare Manor and Ashford Castle.



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