I learned that the castle was built a way back in 1172 by Hugh de Lacy, an adventurer of Norman origin. Though the place reminisce the past happenings of the Battle of Clontarf and the loss of High King Brian Boru, there were no traces of the history as the castle was rebuilt in 1837 and then made a hotel.
While I walked around the place enjoying the interiors, Aaron was intrigued by the front-desk executive, who talked something to him. The hotel offered fine dining to the visitors in Fahrenheit Grill restaurant, which has intricately designed interiors and large chandeliers. I walked into the restaurant giving a soothing ambience. Food served here is known to have a clearly modern twist. And it used mostly the local produce.
I made up my mind to book a room in this castle next time and indulge in the extravagance it offered. By now it was time to move to the next sightseeing spot, which was National Museum of Natural History Dublin.