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HOTELS BEST OF IRELAND m DRUMHALLA HOUSE Waterford Castle Steeped in history, Drumhalla House was originally built in 1789 by Dr Knox of Lifford. The house and grounds have now been beautifull­y restored by the present owner, and offer luxury accommodat­ion, as well as a unique, private location for a variety of functions, including weddings and corporate events. Drumhalla House boasts superior ve-star accommodat­ion, and is a much soughtafte­r wedding venue. Indeed, panoramic views over Lough Swilly and the renowned Kinnegar beach provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding day! The beautifull­y maintained grounds and lawns provide further stunning scenery – all of which makes Drumhalla House a truly brilliant location. spa. Dromoland is also within easy reach of the wonderful Wild Atlantic Way, the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and all of the delights that counties Clare and Limerick have to offer. VIRGINIA PARK LODGE Steeped in history, the Virginia Park Lodge has a distinctly homely feel. Once a Marquis’ home, this chic hotel has been taken over by chef and business man Richard Corrigan, and now offers luxury accommodat­ion, ne dining, log res and over 100 acres of stunning walking trails around the banks of Lough Ramor – not to mention the perfect backdrop for a show stopping wedding, if that’s what you’re after! Smaller groups and couples will also delight in the beauty of the grounds and surroundin­g landscapes – and they might even pick up some new skills while enjoying the nery. There’s also a cookery school where you can take courses in cooking game, carvery, slow food and seafood. Or if you prefer, you can go for a boat ride on the lake, indulge in some shing, or enjoy a wander in the old-world gooseberry gardens. WINEPORT LODGE There’s a real sense of occasion and strong romantic undertones at the Wineport Lodge. A secluded wooden hotel, perched on the edge of a picturesqu­e lake, it’s an inspiring location. Enjoy wonderful meals in a hotel with real individual character. Charming Glasson village is close by and you can enjoy a day out in Athlone Town. The countrysid­e and lake views surround you as you relax by blazing stoves and stained glass on wide verandas. A wonderfull­y relaxing experience.

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