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A Luxury Experience

luxury spotlight - Ashford Castle
Accommodations in Ireland

Regal splendour seeps into the historical interiors as rich and layered as this magical 800-year-old castle in beautiful County Mayo. Arriving at Ashford Castle is the first step to unlocking an unforgettable Irish escape along the Wild Atlantic Way. See it for yourself on a Virtual Tour.

Why not live the dream and stay the night in an Irish Castle. Absorb Ireland's ancient past with a night in the atmospheric remains of Ireland's turbulent past. Castles around Ireland have been converted for you to enjoy comfortable, luxurious night stays in the beautiful surrounds of parks, forests, rivers & lakes. 

" Variety is the Spice of Life! 

We always recommend a mix style of accommodations on your multi-day excursion for a more in-depth Irish experience. "

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A Royal Adventure

Begin with sumptuous feasts in splendid rooms brimming with the finest of items and antiques.

Stop for an aperatif at the Prince of Wales bar named in honour of his attendance in 1905, he later became George V of England. The original fireplace creates a warm and welcoming ambience for this opulent space surrounded by fine wood panelling and traditional furnishings from the late 1800s. 

Enjoy Irish cuisine at its finest with seasonal ingredients foraged and grown from the castle grounds and a productive kitchen garden. The graceful setting of George V dining room hosts the culinary expertise from Chef Liam Finnegan's perfectly executed plates complemented by a fine selection of wines from Head Sommelier Paul Fogerty.  

Many options include casual dining in the cosy setting of Cullen’s at the Cottage or the atmospheric Dungeon, or a delightful Afternoon Tea in the elegant Connaught Room. The impressive list is endless with wine tunnels, a tea boutique, and a billiards and cigar terrace.

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Acres to explore & Western shores

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Unrivalled in its setting the 350-acre estate boasts more than landscaped gardens, an emerald lake and ancient woodland.

Beyond the castle’s grand stone gates, step into the wonders of the West. One of the world's most captivating regions, renowned for its rugged landscapes, a canvas beckoning explorers to welcoming and warm hospitality. Sample a tapestry of experiences to capture the essence of Irish heritage. 

With breathtaking natural beauty of a rugged coastline, rolling hills, and pristine lakes, Mayo is also steeped in history, with ancient ruins, castles, and heritage sites that tell the story of Ireland's past. 

 

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Elegantly Appointed Rooms & Suite Dreams

Individually designed and lovingly detailed rooms and suites offer guests every conceivable luxury.

 

Get comfortable in a grand statement of traditional elegance complete with Murano chandeliers, a self lighting fireplace and high ceilings with views of Lough Corrib or the River Cong. Each Suite features famous past guests, from Senator Kennedy to President Reagan.

All elegant rooms have luxurious feature beds, Egyptian cotton bed linen, Bayou Ashford Castle toiletries with a host of thoughtful touches for a memorable stay.

Overlooking the shores of rippling Lough Corrib stay in a historic boathouse, perched over the lake. Cycle to the private hideaway boathouse that serves as the ultimate romantic retreat.

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Find Bliss, Beauty & Balance

'Ireland’s Best Hotel Spa' for its 8th consecutive year in the 2023 World Spa Awards. In addition to 'Best in Sustainability' award at the 2019 Irish Tatler Awards. Exceptionally skilled therapists restore beauty and balance through individual treatments and spa journeys.

Ritual experiences combine specialised treatments for a blissful, head-to-toe opportunity to feel nurtured, purified, pampered and relaxed. Other treatments use Africa Massage Oil infused with Rose Quartz, ELEMIS Deep Tissue Muscle Massage, VOYA Aromatherapy Massage, Superfood Pro-Radiance facial products and Hydra Gel eye compresses. Indulge in Hammam traditional Middle Eastern treatments with roots back to the Roman Thermae.

Add a Lady Ardilaun’s Deluxe Manicure with nails by OPI.  An after spa ideal, visit The Salon for blowouts, blow-drys and up-styling. Continue this luxurious haircare routine with the same products available to buy and take on the road.

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Romantic Retreat into Nature

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Find peaceful places to sit and feel the water run through your fingertips, as sunlight streams through the trees and the sweet aroma of fresh flowers follows the light breeze. 

Arrive at Cong for tranquillity, clear water, and an abundant supply of fish. Take time for a boat trip on the shimmering waters of Lough Corrib. 

Ashford is the perfect playground in a verdant estate with woodlands a backdrop for walking, hiking, horseback riding, tree climbing, zip-lining, and home to Ireland’s oldest school of falconry.

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Movies at Ashford - The Quiet Man 

As if you wanted to ever leave there is even 30 seat cinema.

Watch The Quiet Man in comfort of a plush inhouse cinema and then step back in time to the village as it was filmed in. The village of Cong was the location during the 1952. The Oscar-winning movie starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. And still cherishes the memories around the area today.

Experience a unique evening in the original house where ‘The Quiet Man’ was filmed in the 1950s. At Squire Danagher’s authentic thatched Cottage immerse in the Irish culture of the time with a private dining menu. 

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Fitness, Adventure & Experiences

Éalú is the Ashford estate's family-friendly leisure and fitness centre complete with relaxation pool, essence infused steam room and fitness studio.

Fly a Harris Hawk, ride on horseback through the woodlands, fishing, and an off roading course for adventure.

For the competitive types, there are facilities available for tennis and golf, or try your hand at archery, or clay shooting.

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