|Tom and Rob outside Dromoland|
Dromoland is a former castle from the 5th century, updated, refurbished and turned into quite an elaborate Bed and Breakfast. It was here that our friend Anne Marie Clarke of Across the Pond Vacations made sure we stayed overnight. Not only did we stay there, but she got us the highest room in the tower, on the fifth floor and the most luxurious suite. It was really over the top!
WHAT IS DROMOLAND CASTLE? - It's a 5 star place for sure and it's located in a place called Newmarket-on-Fergus in County Clare, Ireland, in southwest Ireland.
There's an entirely new section of the castle with banquet halls for weddings. Of course we walked through all the hallways and explored.
|Our elaborate room on the 5th floor tower|
CASTLE HISTORY- There were apparently three houses on the site, and building that stands today was finished in 1835. The first building constructed was likely the tower house built in the 15th or early 16th century where we stayed on the top floor. That building was built by Thomas, the son of Shane Mac Anerheny. Other families that lived there later include the O'Briens that we talked about from Bunratty Castle in a previous blog, and the McInerney family. The word "Dromoland" means "Hill of Litigation" according to the historian James Frost.
|Hallway in the castle|
"NIGHTWING" THE WAITER - One thing we did notice was that all of the
|Dick Grayson as "Nightwing"|
NEXT: THE GHOST WE FOUND AT DROMOLAND CASTLE