We share our most delicious cocktails, much-loved recipes and favourite foodie destinations, as well as take you behind the scenes of our exquisite dining venues

Exquisite fine dining with Red Carnation Hotels

Take a seat at our most exceptional fine dining restaurants.

01st July 2019

Winter Cocktail Recipes
Winter cocktail recipes

Known for its dramatic and delicious concoctions, the barmen at the Lodge share their favourite warming winter cocktail recipes.


Irish Mushrooms
How to forage for Irish mushrooms

A popular guest activity at The Lodge, learn about the tips and tricks for safe and enjoyable mushroom foraging.

19th November 2018

Middleton Whisky
Producing the Perfect Blend

Ashford Castle teamed up with Midleton Rare Whiskey and Waterford Crystal to create a unique cask and engraved Ashford Castle tumblers.

19th October 2018

Farm to Fork Ireland
Farm to Fork in Ireland: Meet the Suppliers

The Lodge is renowned for its food and it relies heavily on outstanding produce from local suppliers.

23rd August 2018

Wedding Food Tips
Tips for picking the perfect wedding food

The Lodge is recognised for service and can be relied upon for providing delicious food for your big day.

24th May 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

Traditional Irish Recipes
Traditional recipes to make for St Patrick's Day

Celebrate St Patrick's Day with these delicious and traditional Irish recipes.

13th March 2018

JP McMahon
My Ireland: Interview with Michelin Star Chef JP McMahon

JP McMahon talks to us about what Irish foods you must try, his dream Galway food tour, and why we should all be eating more seaweed.

25th December 2017

irish soda bread
How to Make Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Here, our Head Pastry Chef at Ashford Castle, Paula Stakelum shares her recipe for how to make the perfect Irish soda bread, a delicious and versatile baking classic.

03rd November 2017

Wedding Cake
Tips for achieving the perfect wedding cake

The perfect wedding cake requires a good deal of planning but we are here to help.

07th July 2017

Top Five Restaurants in Galway City for Locavores

Ireland’s west coast is rich with seafood, dairy, meat, and vegetables, and nowhere more so than Galway, which has natural abundance and a veritable army of diligent farmers and producers. A stay at Ashford Castle or The Lodge at Ashford Castle, with its decadent dining rooms and top-notch chefs, is one of the best places

16th September 2015

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