The best of the west of Ireland
Confront the Irish elements in all their glory with an autumn or winter visit to Ashford Castle. The Castle’s resident wolfhounds make delightful companions for a stroll around the vast estate. Alternatively, our private Hawk Walks will afford you the chance to fly your own hawk with the aid of an instructor. After a day of excursions, Ashford is blessed with a multitude of dining options that provide world-class service and cuisine. The Dungeon, far more inviting than its name suggests, makes for a memorable night. Garlanded with a plethora of awards over the years, the Spa, with its rejuvenating treatments and skilled therapists, is a true blend of ancient wisdom and modern expertise.
Best for: Outdoor pursuits
Visit in: Irish autumn
The Lodge at Ashford Castle
The charms of the Irish country
Set within the 350-acre Ashford Estate, and overlooking the shimmering Lough Corrib, The Lodge at Ashford Castle weds warm Irish hospitality with the magical landscape of Ireland’s west coast. The vast Estate lends itself to a plethora of adventures likely to enthral more active guests: boat trips, falconry, tennis, golf, horse riding, archery, and clay shooting are just a few examples. Under the inspired guidance of our Executive Chef, Jonathan Keane, The Lodge’s cuisine relies upon the finest Irish produce for the ultimate dining experience in Wilde’s Restaurant.
Best for: Family adventures
Visit in: Irish spring