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British royals visit Ashford

A party of British royals enjoyed hunting and a lavish dinner during a stay at Ashford Castle, Cong, recently.

Mayo hoteliers attend launch of Tourism Ireland’s marketing plans

A number of Mayo hoteliers and tourism enterprises attended the launch of Tourism Ireland’s marketing plans to promote Ireland overseas in 2014 and beyond, at an event attended by Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar. The event took place in the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin and was attended by Mayo tourism enterprises – including the Westport Woods Hotel, Ashford Castle and the Downhill House Hotel. Tourism Ireland aims to build on this year’s growth in overseas tourism and to welcome 25.6 million visitors to the island over the coming three years – contributing some €12.6 billion to the economies, north and south.

The Connacht Hotel welcomes executive head chef

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The Connacht Hotel Galway (formerly the Carlton hotel Galway city) are delighted to announce that Regis Herviaux has been appointed as Executive Head Chef.

Jobs saved as Ashford Castle is bought by Red Carnation Hotels

One hundred and sixty jobs have been maintained in the west as Ashford Castle, Cong, was sold this week following a global marketing process by joint receivers Ernst & Young and selling agent Savills. The new owner, Red Carnation Hotels, has exchanged contracts on the historic five star property and plans to operate the hotel as a leading branded hotel.

Ireland’s first food economusee opens at The Connemara Smokehouse

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Ireland’s first food economusee has just been launched at The Connemara Smokehouse in Aillebrack, Ballyconneely, Co. Galway by the Mayor of Galway, Councillor Tom Welby. An economuseeis an artisan business that opens its doors to the public to provide a learning and interpretive experience for visitors.

No quiet men at the Ashford Duathlon

Beautiful weather, stunning scenery and a formidable challenge greeted participants at last week’s Ashford Duathlon in Cong, Co Mayo. The event, which included a 5km run, 20 km cycle and final 2km run, took place amid stunning scenery in and around the Ashford Castle estate. Almost 200 participants from top class athletes to complete novices travelled from across the country to race on a course which skirted Lough Corrib, Ashford Castle, Cong Woods and Cong Abbey. The winner, Martin Grealish, put on a masterclass of racing with a time of 55.31, over four minutes clear of second placed Art Naughton. The ladies’ race was won by Anne Marie Egan in a time of 67.30.

Our Gathering is no scam but an opportunity to be seized

It was desperately disheartening and disappointing to hear Irish actor Gabriel Byrne hit out at Enda Kenny once again and call the Gathering 2013 a scam last week. The former Cultural Ambassador to Ireland made his comments on Matt Cooper’s The Last Word on Today fm which was broadcast live from New York.

Mayo tourism to benefit from American TV coverage

Images of Mayo will be beamed into the homes of millions of Americans next spring, courtesy of Tourism Ireland. Filming for two different TV shows took place here recently, when Irish-American sisters and TV personalities Catie Keogh and Colleen Kelly – both based in Chicago visited with their crews.

Want to be king of your own castle?

Fancy being king or queen of your own castle? Well if you have a spare €25 million, the five-star luxurious Ashford Castle can be all yours.

Top American travel agents check out Mayo

A group of top travel agents from across the US visited Co Mayo last week, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland, in conjunction with American Airlines and Aer Lingus.


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