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Glin Castle

Glin Castle

Podcast. Holly chats to Catherine Fitzgerald about all the experiences to be had while staying at her family’s Private Castle and Estate in Ireland.

Sleeps: 22   Bedrooms: 15+  Ensuite Bathrooms: 15  Dining for up to 85 people

Type: Celebration, Family, Seclusion, Corporate

Features & Activities: Boating, fishing, tennis, golf, rural

Location: Co Limerick., Ireland. 55 minute drive from Shannon International Airport.  90 minutes from Cork Airport and 2 hours 30 from Dublin Airport

Those looking for: A castle experience, time to recharge or celebrate.

OVERVIEW

Glin Castle, is a unique historic property, which has been home for 800 years of the FitzGerald family, hereditary Knights of Glin, and stands proudly in the middle of its 400 acre wooded demesne on the banks of the Shannon. The toy-fortress like quality is echoed by three sets of battlemented Gothic folly lodges.

Glin Castle is available to hire exclusively for private rental accommodation, events, weddings, golf tours, group tours of castle and gardens with lunch and film location.

It is also the perfect venue for any number of corporate activities; from executive lunches and dinners, product launches, team building activity days and day conferences. We can tailor a package to suit your needs.

 

TOP 5 EXPERIENCES

  1. Outdoor pursuits including clay pigeon shooting, archery & falconry
  2. Irish Cooking & Flower Arranging Demonstrations
  3. Cocktail Evening with expert from Co Clare who makes his own cordials and uses botanicals from the Burren
  4. Scavenger Hunt Over the Demesne and Village
  5. History of Knights of Glin Talk
    by local historian 

ACCOMMODATION

The Castle comprises 15+ enchanting ensuite bedrooms, grand hall, dining room, library, elegant light drawing room, and cosy TV sitting room, all with open fires, plus 5 Exquisite Reception Rooms.

DINING

Irish Family Kitchen with Aga and walled kitchen garden.

The professional catering kitchen can provide for up to 85 people.

ACTIVITIES

Beautiful Gardens.  15 Acres of Pleasure Grounds surrounded by 380 Acres of Farmland and Woods.

Golf. 5 World Class ‘Links’ Golf Courses Within Easy Reach . Glin Castle is the ideal base from which to enjoy five world-class golf courses. We are the closest premium accommodation to Ballybunion, with two of the world’s greatest links courses, old and new, that afford two days of unrivalled playing.

Doonbeg, Lahinch and Tralee are all within an hours drive and Adare, with its new Tom Fazio – designed, Ryder Cup course is 35 minutes away.

Outdoor pursuits including clay pigeon shooting, archery, falconry, surfing

Irish Cooking & Flower Arranging Demonstrations

Cocktail Evening with expert from Co Clare who makes his own cordials and uses botanicals from the Burren

Traditional Irish Music, Irish Dancing and Whiskey Tasting Evenings

LOCATION

Glin Castle is situated on the banks of the River Shannon in Glin, Co. Limerick – the gateway to Southwest Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way. Shannon International Airport is just a 55-minute drive away, Cork Airport a 90-minute drive and Dublin Airport 2 hours and 30 minutes from us. And with connecting flights to most major European and US cities from all three airports, Glin Castle is easily accessible to all.

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  • "Glin Castle is just stunning and steeped in so much history, it is truly magical"

    Holly Tobin

 

ACCOMMODATION COLLECTION


Glin Castle

Podcast. Holly chats to Catherine Fitzgerald about all the experiences to be had while staying at her family’s Private Castle and Estate in Ireland.

Sleeps: 22   Bedrooms: 15+  Ensuite Bathrooms: 15  Dining for up to 85 people

Type: Celebration, Family, Seclusion, Corporate

Features & Activities: Boating, fishing, tennis, golf, rural

Location: Co Limerick., Ireland. 55 minute drive from Shannon International Airport.  90 minutes from Cork Airport and 2 hours 30 from Dublin Airport

Those looking for: A castle experience, time to recharge or celebrate.


Crom Castle

Podcast. Holly chats to Crom Castle’s infamous John Crichton, the 7th Earl of Erne about all the wonderful experiences to be had during a stay at his historic Private Castle and Estate on the shores of Upper Lough Erne in Northern Ireland.

Sleeps: 22   Bedrooms: 12  Bathrooms: 11

Type: Celebration, Family, Seclusion, Corporate

Features & Activities: Boating, fishing, tennis, rural

Location: Within 2 hours of Dublin & Belfast International airport

Those looking for: A castle experience, time to recharge or celebrate.


Gleneagles

Gleneagles is arguably one of the world’s best hotels and country resorts in the world. Also known as ‘The Playground of the Gods’, the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ and a ‘Riviera of the Highlands’, since Gleneagles first opened its doors in 1924, its reputation has remained undiminished. Located deep in the heart of Scotland, it is possible to tour both the Highlands and the Lowlands from this base, and it is surrounded by sites of spectacular natural scenery and deep historical importance.

As a resort, Gleneagles has something to offer everyone. From the adventurous nature lovers to golfing enthusiasts to those looking for some rest and relaxation.

Rooms : 232 Luxury Bedrooms 26 Suites  Type : Couples, Active Families, Golfers

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Co. Limerick, Ireland

  • "Probably the best of the best in the UK and Ireland for organising amazing trips. They know their stuff, have fantastic relationships with suppliers and always go the extra mile."

    Rob Arrow, Al Tayyar Group

  • "Lovely suite. Fabulous private tours. Everything has exceeded our expectations. "

    William A Heim, Client

  • "I had the most wonderful time with you and learned so much...What you offer is rare and much needed in the truly exclusive travel world. "

    Jean Newman-Glock, Signature Travel Network

  • "You were the heart and soul of the trip….I truly admired your sunny personality, sense of humor, organization and professionalism.  You also demonstrated  that a guide’s work is never done as you were constantly researching….. Did you ever rest??? "

    Sharon Delano, Frosch

  • "We want to thank you and the team from Dream Escape.  All six of us in our group had a wonderful time, and we all agreed we owed that in large measure to the work of Dream Escape. From the onset of working with you, you demonstrated a tremendous knowledge about all the activities we wished to pursue —from playing golf to dining at excellent restaurants to seeing historical sites and the Tattoo and Fringe Festival.  And, then you executed "

    Thomas Cohen, Client

  • "THANK YOU a zillion times over for choosing/assigning Rosie to be with this family.  She MADE the trip for them – there’s no other way to put it! "

    Jill Jergel, Frontiers International Travel

  • "Our holiday in Scotland now tops their lists of best trips…… To their growing list of amazing and memorable first-time experiences, our sons may add fishing for trout and salmon on the River Tay; steering a motor boat on Loch Ness; and taking private guided tours on Culloden Moor Of the eight full days we were in Scotland, Alex and Mattie thought each and every day was the best"

    Michael Guadarrama & Trammi Nguyen, clients of Peter Carideo. CRC Travel

  • "All six of us were deeply moved by the whole experience. Bravo Dream Escape "

    Max Levy, Direct client

  • "Thank you Karen and all of the staff and guides affiliated with Dream Escape…..the Flemings are having an awesome tour of Scotland. You all have made me look like a star! "

    Joni Gerace, The Travel Society, LLC

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    Clients of Courtney Regan, Affiliate of Brownell Travel

  • "Rosie was MORE than outstanding – she went out of her way to help us in every regard...She was so knowledgeable – we all loved her"

    Jill A. Jergel, Frontiers International Travel

  • "I cannot thank you, Nicola and all the Dream Escape “clan” for the wonderful care & attention you have provided, and are providing for my clients"

    Cindy Evans, Travel Consultant

  • "I hope I have another opportunity to work with Dream Escape in the near future. The company is so professional, yet approachable and easy to work with. It has been a pleasure!"

    Carole McFarland, Universal Travel

  • "Dream Escape is delivering in a superb manner. Jim Johnston is a great driver and one of the best guides we've had - I wish to very much thank the Dream Escape Team for fulfilling a Dream…"

    Donald M. Davis, President, Luxury Travel, Inc.

  • "Thank you all so much it's great to have trusted friends on the ground to take care of our clients!"

    Peter Carideo, CRC Travel

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    Ann Lipschitz, Worldview Travel

  • "Your level of service is just outstanding"

    Debra Fini, VWTI

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    Financial Times, How to Spend it

  • "It was, without doubt, one of the most spectacular weekends I have ever had"

    Country Life

  • "David Tobin’s an ace at getting inside private castles and estates and he’s well connected.... "

    Conde Nast Traveller Magazine

  • "The level of service they provide is outstanding. They truly care about every aspect of the trip to ensure you have a fantastic stay. Rosie is a hidden gem of a tour guide. Just fabulous."

    Yvonne Malka, Signature Travel Network, April 2018