This was my second stay at the castle but had brought my wife and daughters for their first trip to Ireland. As soon as we pulled to the entrance, we were immediately greated by Gerry, John, and Tony. John started to remove our luggage as Tony whisked up the stairs to the check-in. My daughters (ages 8 and 6) were treated like royality. And it was fitting with the royal wedding taking place that week/weekend. Tony made our reservations for Dinner at the Earl of Thormond and squeezed me in for a round of golf as well. Both are breathtaking. The sites on the course are magnificent and the dinner was unbelievable. The dinner was exquisite. The rooms were amazing. We were in the Conor Stateroom, which has 2 double beds as well as the room next door with the single large bed. Both had been redone within the past year from the previous time I had been there. There is not one bad thing to say about this place from the first few moments that you walk in. I recommend making sure that you head down to the Cocktail bar, which is an oval room, for a drink. If you would like a quiet one, head there around 3-4pm. You will probably have the place to yourself and can just enjoy the fire going and the nice views. Make sure to ask about any of the activities they have going on as well if you have any free time from all the other things you will be doing. Even just going for a walk/stroll around the grounds is GRAND. Many walk around the grounds along the golf cart paths. If it isn't busy on the course it is a great walk and it is completely paved the whole way.
In short, they go out of their way to make you feel like you are the royal family of the castle so effortlessly. It is highly enjoyable and a completely memorable experience. Thank you.