Irish Castle? Check. School of Falconry? Check.

Irish Castle? Check.

Emerald Isle? Check. Falconry? Check. Feeling like an old gent or lady at the manse? Check. That’s right… Dromoland Castle, world-renowned for its status as perhaps the finest castle resort on the Emerald Isle, is welcoming as its lavish interiors, fine dining, deluxe accommodations, spectacular amenities, and wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities offer relaxation and stimulation alike. 

Gorgeous man with falcon? Check.

Dromoland Castle, located in Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare, was built in the 16th century.  Majestically set on the shores of Lough Dromoland, it is surrounded by over 410 acres of breathtaking scenery, including a championship parkland golf course.  Lavish interiors, fine food and superb wines complement the deluxe accommodations of the Castle’s 99 guest rooms, while Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club, an intimate spa and traditional outdoor recreational opportunities ensure a unique guest experience.

Perhaps less well known are two other unique features that set this luxury destination resort apart: the falcons of The Dromoland School of Falconry and the ruins of the largest hillfort in all of Ireland. To celebrate the romance and power of these seminal symbols of Ireland, Dromoland Castle is pleased to offer a special package featuring not only its famous “Hawk Walk”, but the opportunity to take a lesson in flying one of these magnificent creatures while exploring Mooghaun Hillfort, right there on the estate.

Dromoland Caste... On the inside

The “Ancient Icons” package includes the following:

  • Two nights’ accommodation in a deluxe guestroom
  • Full Irish breakfast daily
  • Dinner at the Earl of Thomond restaurant
  • A Hawk Walk with the School’s falconer, who will provide a hands-on instruction in how to fly a hawk
  • A visit to Mooghaun Hillfort, which dates to 1260-930 B.C. and features three circular ramparts and stunning views of the River Shannon estuary

The package, which costs € 350.00 EUR total per adult sharing for two nights, is available until April 30, 2011. (VAT and service charges are included.) Advance booking of the Hawk Walk is recommended.

Dromoland Castle is located at Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare, Ireland. The hotel can be contacted at 011 353 61 368144 or 1-800-346-7007; website www.dromoland.ie.  Reservations can be made through the hotel (sales@dromoland.ie); through The DromolandCollection at www.dromolandcollection.ie; or through Preferred Hotels & Resort at 1.800.323.7500 or www.preferredhotels.com.

 

 

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