Ireland’s Dromoland Castle, the 16th century luxury castle hotel in County Clare, has completed its final phase of a full-scale €20 million refurbishment.
Steeped in Irish history, the castle’s owners worked under the guidance of members of the Irish Georgian Society to respect Ireland’s architectural heritage and used traditional skills and craftsmanship while incorporating the most up-to-date technology. The focus was to preserve the historic charm while enhancing the future legacy of the castle for generations to come.
Included in the extensive refurbishments were the following: Castle guest rooms and bathrooms, Queen Anne Wing, dining and lounge areas, all public spaces, Spa at Dromoland Castle, indoor pool, new golf carts and pathways, air conditioning units, a new water treatment system, as well as window refurbishments and stone façade repairs.
Managing director, Mark Nolan noted, “We’ve been refurbishing the property for over a year, ensuring the finest comforts while staying true to our noble roots. Given the impressive scale of the space we’ve successfully mixed patterns and textures to create harmonious and luxurious rooms. Natural light from generous windows allows the rich colour scheme to work by day, while ensuring the rooms are just as cozy and welcoming in the evening, lit by antique chandeliers. We embraced change while honouring and protecting the symbols of legacy.”