We Care

Red Carnation Hotels is part of the TTC family of brands and works in proud partnership with its TreadRight Foundation to #MakeTravelMatter.

At The Lodge at Ashford Castle, we support charities such as Clean the World and are dedicated to eliminating unnecessary single-use plastics. The Red Carnation family was proud to restore the Ashford Estate to its former glory and we continue to work closely with the local community to preserve it for future generations.



Our Initiatives

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Last Straw Campaign

Did you know that the world uses over 500 million unrecyclable plastic straws a day? Plastic straws are one of many types of plastic polluting our earth and harming our wildlife. We are passionate about eradicating single use plastics. The campaign strives to educate the public about its effects on our health, our environment, and our oceans.

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Clean the World

Clean the World Foundation is a global health organisation committed to improving the quality of life for vulnerable communities around the world. We provide sustainable resources, programming and education focused on water, sanitation and hygiene for all those affected by poverty, homelessness and humanitarian or natural crisis. 
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Hand in hand

We arrange a number of different events throughout the year and to date have raised over €12,000 across the Estate for this wonderful charity. We had a number of different activities throughout the year such as a Christmas Raffle and a 5km fun run. Guests also got involved and contributed €1 toward the charity on their bill. 
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Polytunnel to plate

We launched our third polytunnel at The Lodge, which enables us to enjoy fresh produce on site and guests can be involved too.

A polytunnel tour commences at 11.30am each morning alongside our chefs, to pick vegetables and forage other herbs that will then be prepared for their evening meal.



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Sustainability Committee

Red Carnation Hotels supports and encourages a wide selection of green initiatives and is fully committed to sustainability. Our Sustainability Committee is led by Victoria Tollman (Director of The Travel Corporation, Red Carnation Hotels and the Bouchard Finlayson winery) and Red Carnation's Managing Director Jonathan Raggett.

Projects and progress

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When we travel again

TreadRight's Ambassadors look forward to the future possibilities of travelling again, with renewed appreciation and purpose.

24th November 2020

Gavin Tollman
Innovation – our past, our present, and our future

Gavin Tollman, CEO of Trafalgar, Costsaver, and Brendan Vacations, reflects on how innovation shapes everything we do..

27th October 2020

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Tales from our travellers

In honour of World Tourism Day and TTC’s 100th anniversary, we share our favourite stories from guests which remind us why we do what we do.

25th September 2020

Ella Lurie Tollman family trip
‘Bringing the future into focus’

Ella Lurie Tollman explores what international travel meant to her growing up and its future in this uncertain time.

26th August 2020

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With a little help from our friends

In celebration of International Day of Friendship, we reflect on friends we have made on our travels.

24th July 2020

Earth Day
Happy Earth Day

Managing Director Jonathan Raggett, shares his thoughts and reflections on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

22nd April 2020

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