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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
September 15, 2008
From journal The Best Accommodation in South-West Ireland
Cary, North Carolina
October 26, 2002
"The Royal O'Brien clan descended in an unbroken line from the High King Brian Boru, victor over the Danes at Clontarf in 1014. In 1570 it was made a gift to Donough O'Brien. Reminders from the original castle remain" - Drumoland brochure.
While Dromoland Castle was originally a real castle, the original structure was rebuilt, so it looks more modern than most of the stone buildings in Ireland. Dromoland is also a resort, with golf, spa, etc. So it feels a little fake at times - like you're not staying in a real castle - but you forget that once you get into the swing of things. The decor is very castle-ly, knight's armor in the hallways, extravagant wall paper, exotic portraits, red carpet, butlers, etc.
Our room was spectacular. We had our own sitting area, a cherry armoire with tv and cd player (with some Irish CDs for our enjoyment) a huge bathroom with a separate shower and tub and two sinks (how convenient). We were given the use of fluffy robes and slippers, and since this was the first time we'd slept since we had left New York, we crashed in a big way. When we awoke we were greeted with bottled water and Irish chocolates, and the carafe on the nightstand was full of Scotch with crystal goblets to enjoy it. It was just a great way to begin our trip to Ireland. Dromoland Castle
From journal Scenic County Clare , Ireland