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Bad weather sends U2 to their favourite castle hotel

December 24, 2010  |   Posted by : Dee  |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment»

One of our clients had an unexpected visit from rock royalty this week when U2 came to stay, after heavy snow prevented them from returning to Dublin airport as planned. Bono and his band of merry men were travelling home to the Emerald Isle for Christmas after a five-week tour of Australia when they were told the plane would have to divert to Shannon airport instead.

The rock star announced that they would land in Shannon only if they could stay at nearby Dromoland Castle – a favourite haunt of celebrities and royals across the globe. The staff at Dromoland quickly prepared for the unexpected arrival and Ireland’s most famous band was greeted with home-made shepherd’s pie and a warm reception at the idyllic County Clare retreat.

General manager of Dromoland Castle, Mark Nolan said, “It was an unexpected visit but we were absolutely delighted to welcome them. They were the nicest and most appreciative people you could ever meet.”

The party also included British bassist Chris Wolstenholme of Muse. The group has been supporting U2 on a number of its worldwide tour dates, and whilst Chris headed home to the cold, bandmate Matt Bellamy was headed for Los Angeles to spend Christmas with Hollywood sweetheart Kate Hudson and her film-star family.

Set amidst 410 acres of rolling country meadows and woodland, Dromoland Castle enjoys a truly majestic setting and boasts 99 individually-styled rooms and suites, elegant wining and dining, golf course, leisure area with pool, sauna and Jacuzzi, and the chic Spa at Dromoland. Adored by celebrities, the hotel has previously welcomed stars including John Travolta, Demi Moore and Sharon Osbourne.

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