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Revealed: 35 of Ireland's best hotels

We have the pick of luxury stays in our round-up

Dara Flynn

Ashford Castle in Cong, Co MayoPETER ZOELLER

Welcome to The Sunday Times Hotels Guide 2019, showcasing 35 properties at the top of their game. You won't find any high-class B&Bs on this list, nor fine restaurants with boutique rooms, high-end glamping options, smart hostels or swanky short-term holiday rental properties. Those are for another day's reckoning.

Instead, this guide examines the options across Ireland for a special hotel break[1], be it as a couple, among friends, with the children or as an extended family. You'll see places you might have on your bucket list, and we'll help you decipher what it's really like to stay there. A member of the Sunday Travel team has recently visited, dined and slept in each one listed -- indeed, half of the hotels on the list were...

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