October 19, 2012
Wounded warriors find respite at this majestic golf resort
Newmarket-on-Fergus, IRE. — Dromoland Castle is pleased to be accommodating a number of wounded former U.S. servicemen and their families as part of their 11-day tour of golf courses throughout the Emerald Isle. Recovering from various injuries suffered in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the soldiers’ sojourn was organized by Golf Digest Irish Tours, a joint venture company with Condé Nast, and Fàilte Ireland. Additional support from several other Irish tourism firms.
Receiving a warm welcome at Dromoland and elsewhere, the servicemen are thoroughly enjoying the fabulous golfing opportunities, as well as the luxurious hospitality at the resort. “It is our honour and our pleasure to welcome these brave and patriotic men within our castle walls and at award-winning Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club whilst their families relax and enjoy our many other amenities.”
For many of these heroes, it is the first time they’ve had the opportunity to leave Shannon International Airport and actually experience Irish hospitality rather than transiting to another dangerous mission.
Emmy-winning TV personality and journalist Peter Kessler is making a documentary about the trip, together with Bobby Farrelly, the film director, screenwriter, and producer.
About Dromoland Castle:
Dromoland Castle, located in Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare, was built in the 16th century. Majestically set on the shores of Lough Dromoland, it is surrounded by over 450 acres of breathtaking scenery, including a championship parkland golf course. Lavish interiors, fine food and superb wines complement the deluxe accommodations of the Castle’s 99 guest rooms, while Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club, an intimate spa and traditional outdoor recreational opportunities ensure a unique guest experience.
Dromoland Castle is located at Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare, Ireland. The hotel can be contacted at 011 353 61 368144 or 1-800-346-7007; website dromoland.ie. Reservations can be made through the hotel (firstname.lastname@example.org); or through Preferred Hotels & Resorts at 1.800.323.7500 or www.preferredhotels.com.