Staying in an Irish castle was a priority when planning spring break in Ireland with our 12 year-old. Emma has always been a bit of a princess (she's my daughter!) so we knew she would be delighted by the mere thought of sleeping in a real castle. Having previously stayed at Ashford Castle and Waterford Castle, my husband and I preferred to experience a different castle and it had to be within driving distance of Killarney due to our St. Patrick's Day plans. Dromoland Castle was exactly what we were looking for.