County Clare in western Ireland is known for its natural beauty and culture, from the showstopper Cliffs of Moher that features crashing Atlantic swells, to the lively Irish culture that reels you into intimate gatherings. This rugged and spectacular Atlantic coastline is an adventurer’s paradise. The Wild Atlantic Way offers scenic drives to the Loop Head peninsula, the karst plains of Burren provide fantastic hiking trails, and the quaint seaside towns make for delightful surfing days. Adding experiences at the dramatic caves and chasms of Aillwee, and the tranquil loughs, there’s plenty going on outdoors in County Clare. Explore the historic castles at Knappogue, lavish medieval banquets at Bunratty, and Doonbeg’s golfing haven. Groove to traditional Irish music and dance entertainment at Doolin, or walk the atmospheric streets of Ennis, and treat yourselves to a bevy of local gourmet foods across the county. You can also expect to find a partner at the world-famous Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival!
Dromoland Castle, the 16th century ancestral homestead of the O’Briens of Dromoland, offers you a luxurious stay at Newmarket-On-Fergus in County Donegal. Be prepared to be awed by the grand scale of this splendid Irish castle with its sprawling grounds.