Gregans Castle Hotel
County Clare Ireland 01
Writers J.R.R. Tolkien and Seamus Heaney once stayed at Gregans Castle Hotel, located near Ballyvaughan village within easy reach of Lisdoonvarna and the Aran Islands. Its elegant rooms are furnished with antiques, many purchased by the owners during their own world travels. Private gardens attach to some rooms. (Note: None of the rooms have TVs.) The restaurant, which utilizes organic Burren lamb and game, was awarded the high distinction of three rosettes by the British Automobile Association.