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Cong to hold first Cong Food Village Festival next week

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Cong will become a culinary capital next week when it holds its first ever Cong Food Village festival.

Joe’s coming, but we’re more chilled about visits these days

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It's hard to bate the smell of new paint you get with a visit from a distinguished visitor. Up and down the country for the last month, houses have been getting a once over for the aunts and uncles and the bouncy castle installers who descend on us all at Holy Communion time.

Al fresco dining on the terrace at The Lodge at Ashford Castle

Situated on the outskirts of the charming village of Cong, The Lodge at Ashford Castle is the ideal destination for those seeking a cosy hideaway retreat which is still close to the heart of everything the region has to explore.

Capture your Mayo Moment photo competition

Mayo.ie in association with Ashford Castle has announced its Mayo Day Photo Competition where you are asked to 'Capture your Mayo Moment'. The scope can be as broad as your imagination and can include any aspect of Mayo, such as capturing the beautiful scenery, heritage, and culture. Grab those humorous and creative images, you can even produce your own video. Should art, poetry, and music be more your thing, take a photo or video of your finished product and that can be your snapshot. The choice is yours.

The Lodge at Ashford Castle wins Best Exclusive Wedding Venue in Ireland

The Lodge at Ashford Castle was delighted to be announced as the winner of the Best Exclusive Wedding Venue in Ireland category at the weddingsonline Awards 2016. A chic and elegant sanctuary, The Lodge at Ashford Castle is one of Ireland’s leading wedding venues. Beautiful views of Lough Corrib and the rugged winter landscape of the Ashford estate provide a stunning backdrop for a fairytale wedding. The weddingsonline Awards 2016 winners were announced recently at The Grand Hotel Malahide, during a glamorous black tie gala ceremony.

The Eglinton Canal

One hundred and sixty eight years ago this week, on March 8, work started on the cutting of what we know as the Eglinton Canal. There had been previous attempts to open a passage from the river to the sea. As far back as 1498, the then mayor had a plan to connect the Sandy River with Lough Athalia. It was Alexander Nimmo who first mooted the idea of a canal in 1822. If steamboats could travel from the docks to the Corrib, it would greatly enhance the commercial importance of the city and a valuable connection with the hinterland would be established. His original plan was that this connection would start at the top of Woodquay, where McSwiggan’s is today, go along Eglinton Street and down the west side of Eyre Square to the docks. The cost proved to be prohibitive and there were a lot of objections from people who owned land or a business along the route.

Castlebar based company ready to expand workforce as it moves into UK market

Panel Duct, a company which won the top prize at the InterTradeIreland Innovation awards last year is now in the final stages of fitting out a 40,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Castlebar. The company, founded by Pat Walsh, managing director of Panel Duct Ireland, has taken over a premises on the Breaffy Road and has support from Enterprise Ireland to provide 20 immediate jobs with the potential for a five fold growth in the coming three years to 100 jobs.

Glen Keen Farm wins Best Tour Feature in CIE Tours International Awards

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Glen Keen Farm on the Wild Atlantic Way near Louisburgh has been voted as the Best Tour Feature in the prestigious CIE Tours International awards presented in Dublin Castle last night. Ashford Castle in Cong was voted the best visited hotel in Connacht while Hotel Westport also won a top award.

Mount Falcon Estate — a world of relaxation awaits

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The moment you turn your car into the drive of Mount Falcon Resort near Ballina, Co Mayo, you know that you are departing one sphere and entering another world of relaxation. And as you drive up the tree-lined avenue, and see the impressive grey stoned house through the leaves, you know that whatever state you arrive here in, you are guaranteed to leave here as someone who has had an experience that will reinvigorate, entertain, and occupy you.

Beautifully restored Ashford Castle unveils luxurious new spa

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The recently restored Ashford Castle has unveiled a stunning new spa and gym, firmly securing its place as Ireland’s most luxurious year-round destination hotel. The new spa marks the completion of the two-year restoration and enhancement programme at the castle, which reopened in April 2015 and was recently named the Best Hotel in the World by luxury travel advisor Virtuoso. With its fairytale setting, range of relaxing treatments, state-of-the-art facilities, and magnificent views over Lough Corrib, The Spa at Ashford Castle provides a sanctuary of calm and serenity inspired by the location and history of this iconic building, parts of which date back to the 13th century.

 

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