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A fairytale Valentine’s in an Irish castle

3rd December 2010 Print
Dromoland Castle

If the royal engagement has got you longing for dream-come-true fairytale romance, then whisk your sweetheart away to the Irish countryside and stay at historic Dromoland Castle in County Clare, where couples can delight in idyllic surroundings and immerse themselves in five-star luxury - all for just £160 per person, per night* including full Irish breakfast and a romantic dinner.

And with direct flights to nearby Shannon from only £18.00** this delightful weekend is the perfect Valentine's escape.

You'll find champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries upon arrival in your sumptuous room to set the tone for your lavish weekend. Dress to impress for martini aperitifs in the cocktail bar, followed by dinner in the award-winning Earl of Thomond restaurant. Savour the traditional cuisine with a nod towards modernity and the elegant ambience, with music from the resident harpist. Then retreat to the privacy of your room for dessert and coffees, with mouth-watering choices including warm apple and calvados charlotte with brambly apple sorbet, or a 'bitter sweet' valrhona chocolate dome.

The 410-acre estate offers plenty of opportunity for romantic walks, pony and trap rides and boating on the lake, amongst other activities, but for sheer his'n'her indulgence The Spa at Dromoland is the best couples' therapy you can imagine. Choose from a host of treatments from the exclusive Anne Semonin and Voya ranges such as the signature Gaelic Escape massage before stepping into the outdoor hydro tub - heavenly!

If you're looking for the perfect place to pop the question, the most romantic spot in Ireland is nearby - the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher - whilst for those seeking an unusual night out, the Valentine's banquet at neighbouring Bunratty Castle*** promises candlelit medieval merriment and an unforgettable feast based on traditional Irish dishes, with plenty of music and songs to entertain as you tuck in.

For more information or to book, visit:

*Based on two sharing for two nights, staying in a deluxe bedroom including full Irish breakfast, one dinner, pre-dinner martinis and champagne with chocolate-dipped strawberries. Valid for travel 11th to 16th February, listed online as Valentine for Lovers package
**Based on flights with Ryan Air from Gatwick on 11th February
***For more on Bunratty Castle medieval banquet visit

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Dromoland Castle