Are you looking for somewhere special to see in the new year? Across Ireland, venues are making plans for the biggest night of the year, and we have the pleasure of sharing our top five recommendations with you.
1. Ashford Castle
A truly unique New Year celebration is inevitable when you choose to stay at the Ashford Castle, a stunning venue with an 800 year history. With state-of-the-art spa, excellent cuisine and stunning decor, Ashford Castle is proud to bear the title of Ireland’s top hotel destination. The castle regularly hosts royal and celebrity guests, and with 83 beautiful rooms and suites, as well as a Hideaway Cottage, set in 350 acres of ancient woodland, you will be assured of a very special break.
Ashford Castle is renowned for creating wonderful Christmas and New Year celebrations, so you will be in good hands when you book your stay here. You can enjoy themed breaks at the Castle throughout the Winter months, including wine tasting, cinema experiences and gourmet getaways, and you can be assured of a restorative and relaxing break in these elegant and historic surroundings.
2. Hayfield Manor
A celebration at Hayfield Manor is an experience that is not to be missed, and the New Year Gala Ball will be the highlight of your social calendar. Hayfield Manor is a family owned, luxury boutique hotel, set in walled gardens in the stunning city of Cork. Throughout your stay, you can enjoy eating at one of the best fine dining restaurants in Cork, or be pampered at The Beautifique Spa, as well as making the most of complementary access to the indoor pool, steam room, gym and outdoor jacuzzi.
When you visit Hayfield Manor for New Year, you can arrive on the 29th, 30th or 31st December for a two or three night stay in this luxurious hotel, to include attendance at the New Year’s Eve Gala Event. You will begin with a Champagne and canapé reception, followed by a 7 course meal with exquisite wine in the beautiful Orchids restaurant. Live music and dancing offers the perfect way to see out the old year, with a port and cheese buffet, before a sparkling toast at midnight to welcome in the new.
If you want to celebrate New Year’s Eve in style, The Shelbourne in Dublin could be the perfect choice for you. The Shelbourne is the largest 5 star hotel in Ireland, situated on St. Stephen’s Green, the grandest square in Dublin. The Shelbourne has been central to the literary, political and artistic history of Irish society for almost two hundred years, and offers a wonderful fine dining experience as well as luxurious bedrooms and suites, some of which are named after celebrated guests, such as Princess Grace, Michael Collins and John F. Kennedy.
On New Year’s Eve, you’ll be treated to a sumptuous meal from the celebration menu in The Saddle Room Restaurant, before moving through to No. 27 Cocktail Bar & Lounge to enjoy the late bar and live music. Your luxurious bedroom or suite will be the perfect place to recharge and refresh, and you will be just a few minutes walk from Dublin’s finest landmarks so you can make the most of your break. The hotel Spa is open from 9am - 4pm on New Year’s Eve and 10am - 6pm on New Year’s Day, so you can enjoy a relaxing experience to see out the old year, or to welcome in the new! The Shelbourne is the ideal location for a sophisticated celebration this New Year.
4. Adare Manor
Built by the Dunraven family almost two hundred years ago, Adare Manor has recently undergone a spectacular restoration. This stunning manor house is exquisite, with an attention to detail that is second to none. Adare Manor is set in 840 acres of stunning parkland and gardens, including one of Ireland’s best trout rivers. The new Tom Fazio designed championship golf course is a magnificent addition to the Manor, which offers golfing experiences throughout the year.
Every room in Adare Manor has been sympathetically restored to create a beautiful environment where every moment is special, especially when you book a break to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Individually designed bedrooms are welcoming and indulgent, and you can be sure that the personal touches will leave you feeling truly special. The five star dining and indulgent spa experiences offered at Adare Manor are designed to create a really relaxing break, and when you visit during the festive season, you are sure to enjoy the best hospitality and luxury that Ireland can offer.
5. Powerscourt Hotel
If you want to escape from everyday life and celebrate the New Year in a very special way, you will love Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa, set on the Powerscourt Estate, in beautiful gardens that include the highest waterfall in Ireland. This seven storey hotel offers incredible views of Sugar Loaf Mountain from many of the beautiful bedrooms and suites, and features two championship golf courses, a luxury spa, signature restaurant and traditional Irish pub.
Enjoy all the wonderful elements of Winter in Ireland when you visit Powerscourt Hotel for a new year break. You can stroll through the crisp woodland before relaxing in front of a pine-scented fire, and enjoy every moment of the magic during the festive season.
Luxurious New Year Experiences In Ireland
If you are looking for something specific, or are not sure which of the above will be best suited to your needs, talk to us at Ireland Luxury Travel and let us take care of the details for you. We wish you all a very happy New Year!