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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.

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.

Ashford Castle named worlds number one hotel by travel agency group

Ashford Castle has been voted the world's number one hotel by Virtuoso, an international network of luxury travel agencies. The announcement was made on Wednesday night at the Best of the Best awards at the annual Virtuoso Travel Week event, a luxury travel show which is taking place in Las Vegas. The annual competition recognises the travel industry’s top properties and hoteliers. This was the first time ever that an Irish hotel was nominated.

Ashford is on top of the world with new award

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Ashford Castle in Cong has been named one of the world's best hotels by the prestigious New York travel publication, Travel + Leisure.

Something for all: Everyone can dine like a king at Ashford Castle

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One of Mayo's most iconic hotels, Ashford Castle in Cong, has launched an array of new summer dining options and the luxury retreat is intent on showcasing to its international and local visitors all that is good about the Connemara landscape and its produce.

A must for lunch in Cong

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The village of Cong in County Mayo is famous as the location where much of The Quiet Man was filmed. Although you can retrace the steps of the actors throughout the town, Cong is so much more than just a movie set for tourists. The village is small and intimate with friendly pubs. There are the ruins of the old abbey right in the town to explore, and a path along the river where you can stroll through one of the loveliest woods. Adjacent to the village stands the dramatic and magnificent Ashford Castle. Dating from the 12th century, you are able to stroll around the grounds and get a feeling of what Ireland was like hundreds of years ago. For all the elegance and splendour of the castle, you should consider looking further afield for lunch. Sure, it has speciality teas, champagne, and finger sandwiches, and there may be talk of tasty pastries and cupcakes, but after many decades in the shadows of the grandeur of Ashford Castle, Cong is at last is defining itself and carving out an identity of its own.

Delamere bringing new show to The Lodge at Ashford

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Funny man Neil Delamere is to perform his new show Fresh Prince of Delamere at The Lodge at Ashford Castle tomorrow night (Saturday May 23).

Luxury revamp boosts employment at Ashford Castle

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Some 300 people are now employed at iconic Ashford Castle in Cong, just four years after the former summer residence of the Guinness family went into receivership.

Ashford Castle wows to make top ten in Europe list

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Readers of the renowned Condé Nast Traveler magazine have named Ashford Castle as one of the top 10 resorts in Europe.

Take a walk on the Wilde side

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I have always had a soft spot for Lisloughrey Lodge, enjoyed many good meals there, and slept soundly in the lavish bedrooms. Previously, a stunning job was done on Lisloughrey, transforming it from old style country house into contemporary country hideaway with bedrooms and suites individually styled and decorated, oversized beds, deep piled carpets, dark wood furniture, and the latest flat screen technology. The heart of the hotel is a magnificent period building and behind it, new accommodation was added discreetly in two-bedroom units built around an attractive landscaped courtyard with covered walkways. Set in the grounds of Ashford Castle and now in common ownership, the hotel has one of the most beautiful locations in the country. Perched above Lough Corrib, just outside Cong, the most picturesque of village with little gift shops to peruse, cafes and pubs to refresh yourself in, ferry rides and woodland walks to amuse you. Fishing, golf and even falconry are all on your doorstep.

 

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