Located just 15 min from the Shannon Airport, but feels worlds away, is Dromoland Castle.
The highlight of the stay by far was the Hawk Walk with Dave & Alice. You can see Dave here with Samantha Brown from Travel Channel. The experience was so fun & informative and I highly recommend this castle activity.
“During your Hawk Walk you will learn how to handle and fly one of the schools Harris Hawks. Your instructor will introduce you to your hawk and within minutes, you will be setting off around the magnificent woodlands to fly your hawk free.” -Dromoland
The remaining time I explored the grounds and that evening had a wonderful dinner Earl of Thomond (reservations recommended) followed by Irish coffee & music by the fire in the cocktail bar -A perfect ending to exploring the Irish countryside.