- Dromoland Castle Is One Of Ireland*S Most Famous Baronial Castles Dating From The 16th Century . The Castle Is The Ancestrial Seat Of The Direct Descendants Of High King Brian Boru . A Subtle Blend Of Old World Elegance And Modern Day Comforts Create An Atmosphere Conducive To Relaxation And Pleasure . Priceless Reminders Of The Past Are Everywhere In The Splendid Wood Carvings, Magnificent Panelling And Romantic Gardens . *Hotel History- - Set In A Natural Amphitheatre Scooped Out In Bygone Days By The Action Of A Glacier Ice Sheet . Dromoland Castle Has A Spectacular History Going Back For Many Centuries . Dromoland Castle Is A Very Large, Early 18th Centery Gothic Revival Castellated Multitowered Aslar Castle . Dromoland Was The Former Home Of The Obrien Family One Of The Great Noble Irish Clans Who At Times Rules Southern Ireland, Brian Boru, High King Of Ireland . We First Hear Of Dromoland In About 1551 . The Obrien Family Maintained Residence In Dromoland Until 1962 When Due To Difficult Circumstances, The 16th Baron Was Financially Compelled To Sell The Castle And 375 Acres . The New Owner Bernard Mcdonaghof Of West Virginia, Converted The Castle Into A luxury hotel . In 1986 The Property Was Sold To The Present Owners, Who Have Invested 7 Million Dollars On The Continued Refurbishment Of Dromoland Castle .
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