Uncover our favourite hidden gems, local attractions and upcoming events with our most treasured partners.

 
Loveheart macaroons at Hotel d
Crafting a love story with Red Carnation Hotels

Red Carnation Hotels' bespoke dining and curated experiences write love stories the whole year through.

14th February 2020

The Galway International Arts Festival parade
Get ready for Galway 2020

Just 45 minutes from Ashford Castle, Galway has been named a European Capital of Culture. Here we explore what's planned.

31st January 2020

Ashford Castle and its grounds
The top 5 benefits of travel

From broadening the mind to creating lasting memories, we examine the long-term benefits of exploring the globe.

15th January 2020

Ordering a cocktail at the bar
A guide to Irish pub etiquette

The Emerald Isle's famous taverns have a longstanding formal code. Here's how to master it.

04th December 2019

Micro Wedding
The rise of the micro wedding

We explore the increasingly popular wedding trend.

05th August 2019

Beautiful Wedding Locations
Our most beautiful wedding locations

Spectacular scenery and immaculate service abounds at Red Carnation Hotels' most picturesque wedding locations.

19th July 2019

Spectacular Views
Our hotels with the most spectacular views

We journey to the Red Carnation Hotels featuring the most unmissable sights.

10th July 2019

A day trip to Kylemore Abbey
A day trip to Kylemore Abbey

The west of Ireland's top attraction, the grand Kylemore Abbey has a rich history and is within easy driving distance of The Lodge at Ashford Castle.

 

Autumn Festivals Ireland
Autumn Festivals near Ashford Castle

From the environmentally conscious Connemara Green Festival to jazz and gastronomic treats, Autumn is festival season in Ireland.

17th October 2018

Walk Connemara
Walking routes in the Connemara

Local walking guide Michael Gibbon shares his favourite routes and explains why Connemara is best explored on foot.

 

Introducing Peter, Hotel Manager at The Lodge at Ashford Castle
Introducing Peter, Hotel Manager at The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Originally from County Mayo, new General Manager Peter Fergus opens up about his favourite local spots.

20th July 2018

Galway Races Summer Festival
A Guide to the Galway Races Summer Festival

With fixtures scheduled through the summer and Autumn, the glamorous and lively Galway Races make an ideal day out for guests at The Lodge.

22nd June 2018

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