You’ll enjoy this vacation in luxurious 5-star castle hotels throughout Ireland including Cavan, Roscommon, Adare and Meath.
Fly into Dublin Airport and collect your rental car. You will spend your first two nights at Cabra Castle in Cavan. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth are about 45 minutes away and are truly a must-see.
Following Cavan you will take the drive to Roscommon where you will spend one night at the Kilronan Castle Hotel. The drive will be about two hours. You will be located near the Lough Key Forest, the Glencar waterfall and the Strokestown Park House, Gardens and Famine Museum.
Next, continue on to the 5-star Dromoland Castle in Clare. Clare is home to the Cliffs of Moher, the Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and the Burren.
Travel to County Meath, right outside of Dublin where you will spend your final night at the Dunboyne Castle. Enjoy the best of the countryside and a location that is a short drive from the iconic city of Dublin.
Your rental car will be important during this trip because you will be set in four diverse cities surrounded by a wide range of activities and sights. With your car you can travel at your own pace!
7 night vacation includes an extra night at the Kilronan Castle Hotel in Roscommon. Select 7 nights on the booking calendar.
8 night vacation includes an extra night at the Kilronan Castle Hotel in Roscommon and an extra night at the Dunboyne Castle Hotel in Meath.
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Cabra Castle Hotel is situated in County Cavan in the north east of Ireland. Located outside the town of Kingscourt, the castle stands on the borders of Co. Monaghan, Co.Meath and Co. Cavan. The hotel's patios and terraces have views of the surrounding countryside. Dublin Airport is an hour drive away.
Cabra Castle boasts a proud history dating as far back as 1760. It's long history lends a mature, cultured air to the Castle which can be felt by one and all as they stroll along the Castle's magnificent hallways and stairwells. The Derby Bar offers light snacks throughout the day and entertainment on some nights. Cabra Castle has an extremely rich history. This history can be experienced by all hotel guests who wish to spend the night in one of eighty historical and richly designed bedrooms.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Day 1: Rest on a flight to Dublin, Ireland.
Days 2 and 3: Your first night will be spent in Cavan at the 5-star Cabra Castle Hotel. Cabra Castle is a perfect base from which to explore many neighboring towns. You will find Lough an Leagh Mountain located between the towns of Bailieborough and Kingscourt, - it offers miles of walking trails and a picnic area, set against spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
Day 4: Take the two hour drive north to County Roscommon where you will spend your next two nights at the majestic Kilronan Castle Hotel. You'll feel like royalty during your stay at this opulent castle. While in Roscommon you’ll want to take a visit to the Roscommon Castle Ruins set in a picturesque landscape. Check out the Boyle Abbey, an impressive and well preserved 12th century Cistercian Monastery.
Days 5 and 6: The following two nights will be spent at the 5-star Dromoland Castle in Clare. You will be close to the famous Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and the Burren.
Day 7: The final night of your Ireland vacation tour will be in County Meath at the 4-star Dunboyne Castle, a 20 minute drive from the airport. You’ll be situated in the idyllic countryside but a short distance from Dublin's city center. Take in a game of golf, or a scenic walk on the Castle grounds, or relax with a spa treatment - all at your fingertips.
Day 8: Say goodbye to Ireland today! From your hotel the drive to Dublin Airport will be about 20 minutes.