Sitting within the estate of Ashford Castle
The Lodge at Ashford Castle overlooks magical Lough CorribVisit site
Originally built in 1865, The Lodge at Ashford Castle is now part of the award-winning Red Carnation Hotel Collection, offering welcoming country house hospitality and exuding classic refinement with modern appeal. Enjoy delicious cuisine in Wilde's Restaurant and an exceptional range of estate activities, with warm smiles at every turn. A host of thoughtful touches will ensure your stay is one to remember.
"The Lodge was originally built in 1865, providing a home for the Estate Manager of the nearby Ashford Castle. The Lodge also hosted a variety of guests who included fishermen, walkers and friends of the Ardilaun family. I was ecstatic to become Hotel Manager of The Lodge at Ashford Castle in 2018 and it is wonderful to be back in my home county of Mayo.
There really is nowhere more beautiful than Ashford. Not only is The Lodge situated on over 300 acres of stunning gardens and forests, set against the background of the mesmerizing Lough Corrib, we also offer a multitude of activities right here on the estate.
We are committed to sustainability, supporting charities such as Clean the World and eliminating unnecessary single-use plastics. Mirroring my own passion for biodiversity, we work to preserve the natural habitats on the Estate. We have introduced a bug hotel in our gardens, bat boxes throughout the Estate and four beehives. We are also proud to grow our own produce in our polytunnels and forage for seasonal ingredients across the Estate.
To sum up my experiences and to quote W.B. Yeats: “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire”. Each day at The Lodge brings a new challenge and new lessons learned. Overall, I am most proud of the team I work with; the dedication, commitment and passion they show each day is truly inspiring."
- Peter Fergus, General Manager