Newmarket on Fergus Co Clare, Ireland
Positioned on 450 acres of County Clare landscape, the historic Dromoland Castle Hotel is an ideal destination for guests looking to explore southwestern Ireland.
Destination Entry Requirements
Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
All travelers to Ireland are required to show a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Ireland. All arrivals from EU-designated red and grey list countries, and all other locations outside of Europe are advised to restrict their movements for 14 days. This restriction is relaxed if the person receives a negative/not detected result to a PCR test taken no less than five days after arriving in Ireland.
Passengers who arrive to Ireland from Britain and South Africa are required to quarantine for 14 days, even if they take a second test after arrival.
A person arriving to Ireland without a negative PCR test faces a fine of €2,500 or six months in jail.
Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
The Irish government continues to advise against all non-essential foreign travel. It requires visitors arriving in Ireland, with limited exceptions, to restrict their movements and fill in a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form indicating where they will self-isolate for 14 days. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. Health Service Executive (HSE) staff are present in the Dublin and Shannon airports to assist arriving passengers who have concerns related to COVID-19. If you are in Ireland and believe you may have symptoms, please phone a doctor or dial 112 or 999 locally. If someone tests positive for the virus, the Department of Health (DOH) will isolate and treat the individual. The Irish government has established a phone number for COVID-19-related travel queries: +353 1 613 1733.
More detailed informatiions can be found at: https://ie.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
COVID-19 TEST MAY BE REQUIRED TO ENTER YOUR DESTINATION. If you want to adjust your travel plans, please call the Classic Vacations Reservation Call Center, the number is 800-221-3949 or your dedicated Classic Preferred number. Failure to have the proper COVID-19 documentation may affect entry into your destination. It is the Traveler’s responsibility to have all the necessary documents, tests, and vaccinations completed prior to departure. Improper required travel documentation is not covered by any Trip Protection Plans. Please continue to monitor all state or local health advisories from your city or state of origin prior to travel. In addition to international entry COVID-19 travel protocols, COVID-19 travel restrictions and protocols may be in place upon return to the United States. Please continue to monitor all COVID-19 Travel information at https://ie.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
Classic Vacations wants you to have a safe and truly wonderful vacation, so we recommend that you fully educate yourself on the destination and hotel specific changes that have been made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and plan accordingly before you depart on your vacation.
Closed or reduced hours of operation may be in place for businesses. Restrictions may be in place on intercity or interstate travel. Further local restrictions may apply.
Please check the destinations’ official governmental health ministry website prior to travel for the most up to date information: https://ie.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
Since destination entry requirements vary widely and change frequently, at least 5 business days prior to departure, we recommend that all Travelers:
• Check your destination’s official governmental health ministry website for the latest entry, testing and in-destination self-isolation requirements and complete all pre-travel items and preparation; e.g. https://ie.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
• Check Classic Vacation’s hotel resource and health & safety website for the latest open status, on-site health & safety requirements and service adjustments that have been provided by each property.
On-site service adjustments may include, but are not limited to, food services (room service, buffets), check-in & check-out time, daily linen change, turndown service, on-site amenities (pool, spa, gym), etc.
Spend the afternoon gazing over the Dromoland Castle's enchanting lake or take a stroll through the breath-taking Walled Garden. Enjoy an afternoon golfing on the widely-regarded Dromoland Golf & Country Club or invigorate the body and soul at the hotel’s full-service spa. Savor the relaxing atmosphere of the 97 stately guest quarters or relish a gourmet six-course meal at the Earl of Thomond Restaurant. For guests looking to experience old world Ireland with the convenience of modern day amenities, Dromoland Castle Hotel is an obvious choice.
- Coffee/tea maker
- Complimentary toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Iron/ironing board
- Turndown service
Guests will enjoy stately guest rooms featuring crystal chandeliers, spacious layouts, and extravagant décor pair with comfortable furnishing and spa-inspired restrooms in a spectacular combination of history and elegance.
- 24-hour front desk
- Room service (24 hours)
DiningInternational cuisine with an Irish twist is the inspiration for all cuisine served at the Dromoland Castle hotel, where locally-sourced ingredients are prepared by expert chefs to exceed guests’ every culinary expectation.
RecreationAn entertainment hub for guests looking to explore some of the country’s most prominent hobbies, the Dromoland Castle Hotel offers guests an array of exciting activities from golf and spa services to equestrian and hunting adventures.
- Hiking/biking trails
- Horse riding/rental