As if you need a reason to travel to stunning Ireland, the country noted for its warm and welcoming nature is extending a yearlong invitation for visitors to experience the lifestyle that is uniquely Irish. Coinciding with this year full of festivities is historic Dromoland Castle’s 50th anniversary as a luxury destination resort. In honor of this memorable occasion, the exquisite resort that dates back to the 16th century is celebrating in grand style.

The striking castle is set in the breathtaking scenery of the western coast of Ireland in County Clare. Offering guests the alluring mystery of a resort steeped in history, lavish interiors, and traditional Irish recreational activities, Dromoland Castle is the place to be to celebrate Ireland’s 2013 spectacular.

To commemorate this milestone in their history, Dromoland Castle is pulling out all the stops. In true Irish fashion, they have created a new logo, crafted a celebratory lager, commissioned a tartan by a historical local mill, and launched The Shop at Dromoland, which sells artisanal and locally sourced goodies.

Experience the magic of Ireland as they put on a show that the whole world is invited to attend. The people will welcome you with open arms and share their history and culture with you through The Gathering’s educational, inspirational and family friendly festivities. Dromoland Castle provides the perfect base camp for visitors to enjoy the resort’s commemorative activities and all that Ireland has to offer on this historic year.