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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

Archery Facts
10 Facts You Never Knew about Archery

An ancient sport loved by royalty, all the family can try their hand at archery whilst at Ashford Castle.

13th April 2018

Discover the Ancient Art of Falconry at Ashford Castle
Discover the Ancient Art of Falconry at Ashford Castle

National Geographic have launched the ‘Year of the Bird’ initiative at each of their lodges, including Ashford Castle.

25th January 2018

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