Legendary Castle Stays With Brendan Vacations

Brendan Vacations is introducing Legendary Castles Stay, a new private chauffeur itinerary inviting travellers to explore the Emerald Isle featuring exclusive experiences and stays at the iconic Ashford Castle and Dromoland Castle.

According to Brendan Vacations Managing Director Catherine Reilly, the new program is designed to offer travellers an upgraded immersive and indulgent castle stay experience and can be customized even further any time of the year they choose to visit the Celtic isles.

Said Reilly: “Brendan Vacations travellers cherish exceptional accommodations and unique ways to experience Ireland and Scotland. Through our collaboration with Ashford Castle and Dromoland Castle, we’re excited to offer our first immersive castle experience, designed to grant travellers an exclusive gateway into the grandeur and history of these magnificent structures while forging meaningful connections with the local culture and basking in the genuine warmth of Irish hospitality.”

And Reilly continued: “Our private chauffeurs are available 24/7 and equipped with extensive local knowledge and resources to bring guests beyond the castle walls and connect them with local specialists to dive deeper into the authentic Irish experience.”

Located in two dynamic Ireland locations, the castles offer a unique history and on-site activities for every visitor with exclusive treats for Brendan Vacations’ visitors on the nine-day Legendary Castles Stay:

  • Dating back to 1228, Ashford Castle is a world-renowned luxury castle hotel, once home to the Guinness family in the 19th century. Guests have access to the 350-acre property situated alongside the Lough Corrib, with amenities such as The Spa at Ashford and the elegant George V Restaurant plus on-property activities like falconry, horseback riding, and more. While staying at the elegant castle, guests can relax with afternoon tea or dine at the Dungeon Bar before indulging in a sweet treat from the castle’s Director of Chocolate and Patisserie, Paula Stakelum, made exclusively for Brendan Vacations’ guests.
  • Dromoland Castle, located in County Clare, is one of Ireland’s most prestigious castle hotels spanning over 450 acres and blending modern elegance and old-world charm with a rich history dating back to the 16th century. As part of the Legendary Castles Stay itinerary, guests will enjoy an exclusive Legendary cocktail and dinner at the castle’s flagship restaurant, the Earl of Thomond, renowned for its culinary excellence menu that showcases the finest Irish ingredients and flavours. Visitors can enjoy a championship golf course, walking trails, and a range of outdoor activities such as horseback riding, archery, and woodland trekking.

Beyond the castles, Brendan Vacations guests will join their private chauffeur to discover the highlights of Ireland with experiences such as:

  • Exploring the ancient yet modern capital city of Dublin on a private walking tour with stops at charming streets, iconic landmarks and hidden gems.
  • Venturing into the region of Connemara to visit the gothic-inspired Kylemore Abbey, originally built as a private residence in the late 19th century and later transformed into a Benedictine monastery.
  • Joining a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER culinary walking tour in Galway and sample a variety of flavours by artisan producers, restaurants and market stands.
  • Adventuring along the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher and exploring the unique ecosystem of The Burren with a local specialist on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience.
  • Visiting the Irish National Stud, the only professional stud farm open to the public and the heart of Ireland’s horse industry.
  • Discovering the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin and learning the evolution of the popular drink along with tasting opportunities at the top floor Gravity Bar, featuring a 360° view of Dublin.