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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.

Nice touch...Cong to unveil Hands of Fame wall

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Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh and RTÉ presenter Ryan Tubridy are to be immortalized in Cong. Or their hands are at any rate. 

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.

Talk on medieval masterpiece in Cong

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Cong Moytura Heritage Society is to host an expert talk on one of Ireland’s foremost national treasures - the Cross of Cong - tomorrow (Saturday) at 3pm in the Crossroads Community Centre, Cong.

Top tenors for Ballinrobe concert tonight

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Acclaimed tenors Seán Costello and Frank Naughton of Duo Vocis are to deliver their breathtaking musical show, From Broadway to La Scala, at Ballinrobe Community Schoool tonight (Friday March 20) at 8pm.

Cong’s Wilde connection to be explored

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The village of Cong is marking its connection to one of the most famous writers of the 19th century - Oscar Wilde.

Who was William Wilde?

An illustrated talk about the life of Sir William Wilde, father of Oscar Wilde, will be hosted by the Cong Moytura Heritage Society on January 21.

Help name the Cong Community Centre

It is an exciting time in the Parish of Cong, Cross and the Neale, the long awaited community centre is coming near completion and an invitation is being put out to encourage people to get involved and help name the new state of the art building.

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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