Dromoland Castle has figured among the most luxurious hotels in Ireland since it became a lodging establishment in 1962. Dating back to the 1540s, this beautiful structure originally served as a royal seat for the O'Brien clan, who were direct descendants of Brian Boroimhe, or Brian Boru, as he was also known. Boru was the High King of Ireland in the early eleventh century.
Dromoland Castle, Ireland Embellished with stunning antique chandeliers and grand staircases, this renowned hotel was once home to the O’Briens of Dromoland, known throughout Ireland as the Kings of Thomond. Settled on 400 acres, the 16th-century monument offers an 18-hole golf course, as well as archery and falconry classes.