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Grounds access

Please be advised that Ashford Castle is for hotel residents only. As we are a fully operational hotel we do not offer tours of the castle.

Please note that access to the gardens is currently for residents only, we cannot provide tickets during this time.

Chauffeur service

Chauffeur driven transfers

Chauffeured car journeys are available to all major Irish airports. The prices below are based on a maximum of two passengers.

Ashford Castle to:

  • Dublin Airport €480, each way
  • Shannon Airport €260, each way
  • Knock Airport €150, each way
  • Galway City Centre €150, each way

We are happy to arrange private chauffeur tours at a price of €70 per hour for up to two people in a car and €80 per hour in our Mercedes V Class, which accommodates between three to six people. Please note that private chauffeur tours must be booked for a minimum of four hours. For larger party requests, please contact the hotel for further details.

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Chauffeur tours

Ashford Castle's own Fáilte Ireland National tour guide is delighted to offer our guests chauffeur-driven tours in luxury SUV vehicles.

Tailor-made tours are available for both full and half-day excursions. Visit Connemara National Park, featuring 2,957 hectares of mountains, bogs, heaths, grasslands, and forests, or Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens, one of Ireland’s best-loved and most iconic tourist attractions and home to the Benedictine nuns since 1920.

The lunar landscape of the Burren and breath-taking heights of the Cliffs of Moher will leave you in no doubt as to the dramatic splendour of the West Coast of Ireland and The Wild Atlantic Way.

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Explore Ireland’s finest sights