Ireland's Dromoland Castle completes €20M refurbishment involving Helen Casey Designer Associates

Dromoland Castle, the 16th-century castle hotel in Ireland's County Clare, completed the final phase of a €20-million refurbishment. Interior designer Helen Casey Designer Associates was involved in the refurbishment.

The castle’s owners worked with members of the Irish Georgian Society to respect Ireland’s architectural heritage and used traditional skills and craftsmanship while incorporating new technology. 

The guestrooms and bathrooms, Queen Anne Wing, dining and lounge areas, all public spaces, Spa at Dromoland Castle, and indoor pool were all refurbished. The property now also has new golf carts and pathways, air conditioning units and a new water treatment system, while repairs were made to the windows and stone façade. 


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Irish painter John Brennan was commissioned for the artwork in the guestrooms, with Celtic inspired paintings having gold leaf applied by hand.

Key design elements include Waterford Crystal chandeliers, hand-woven Venetian silk wall coverings, ancestral oil paintings, hunting mounts and stained glass.

The bedrooms have Egyptian cotton bed linen, Irish fabrics, custom furnishings, original artworks and pillows embossed with the Lord Inchiquin’s coat of arms.

Located in Newmarket-on-Fergus, Dromoland Castle was built in the 16th century and is surrounded by more than 450 acres that includes a golf course. The property has 97 guestrooms, the Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club, a spa and outdoor recreational facilities.

Photo credit: Dromoland Castle

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