Discover the local area and places of interest

 
Walk Connemara
Walking Routes in the Connemara: An Interview with a Local Guide

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

20th September 2018

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

Great Recipes for Kids
Great Recipes for Kids from Red Carnation Hotels

All the family will enjoy making and eating these kid friendly recipes from Red Carnation's collection of hotels.

09th May 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

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

25th January 2018

The Lodge at Ashford Castle
Discover the Artwork of The Lodge at Ashford Castle

The Lodge at Ashford Castle has an impressive art collection adorning the walls from local creations to internationally sourced pieces.

08th January 2018

Travelling With Children
Interview with Cass Chapman of Kodomo.com on Travelling with Children

Travel expert, Cass Chapman, shares her tips on how to make travelling with the kids effortless.

29th December 2017

PureFlow
Introducing PureFlow Passive Cardio at Ashford Castle Spa

Ashford Castle’s Spa is haven of calm and relaxation, They have introduced a pioneering treatment with its PureFlow experience, described as a 'passive cardio system’ this unique treatment is designed to boost wellness and help aid physical recovery and performance.

20th October 2017

Irish Distillers
Six of the Best New Irish Distillers

Ireland is internationally famed for its extraordinary whiskeys and the country’s new wave of distillers continue to champion locally made spirits for the modern drinker. Discover our pick of top Irish distillers.

03rd October 2017

Ireland in the Fall
Six Reasons to Visit Ireland in the Fall

Whether looking to sample fantastic food and wine, savour the colours of County Mayo’s landscape or try your hand at foraging, here’s why you should visit Ireland this Fall.

28th September 2017

History of Waterford Crystal
A History of Waterford Crystal

Explore the history and craftsmanship behind internationally renowned Irish glassmakers, Waterford.

06th September 2017

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