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Discover the rich history of Ashford Castle

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A new chapter

This 800-year-old castle is truly remarkable, a grand, historic structure with national significance. The former home of the Guinness family, it has hosted countless notables over the years, including The Prince of Wales (who later became King George V) and President Ronald Reagan. Red Carnation’s impeccable five-year restoration, drawing on local experts and artisans, has reaffirmed Ashford Castle’s status as one of the most prestigious hotels in Europe – a true celebration of past, present and future.

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Our differences

A favourite welcome drink on arrival, fresh-cut bouquets in the suites, candlelit turndowns, personalised gifts, complimentary use of our ‘wellies’... these all create a cosseting experience that make guests feel truly valued.

Meet our team

Led by General Manager Niall Rochford, with over 30 years of service, every member is empowered to make a difference, offering exceptionally considerate attention to detail, and our warm, Irish welcome is world-famous.

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As seen on screen

We were delighted to be featured on the BBC's Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby, and for the Castle to be described as 'magical' by Giles Coren.

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Our suites are masterpieces

Elegant and exceptional, each suite is named after our most famous past guests, from Senator Kennedy to President Reagan.

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On the shores of Lough Corrib

Our private hideaway boathouse serves as the ultimate romantic retreat, and pays homage to the heritage of the estate.

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