Alex, Gardener Ashford Castle

08 May 2024 Red Carnation Family

An interview with Head Gardener Alex Lavarde

Get acquainted with Head Gardener Alex Lavarde, the man behind the incredible Kitchen Garden at Ashford Castle.

Ashford's Easter Egg 2024

01 Mar 2024 Delicious dining

Revealing Ashford Castle's 2024 Easter egg

Paula Stakelum, Global Director of Chocolate & Patisserie for Red Carnation Hotels, honours Ashford Castle's craftsmanship in her 2024 Easter egg.

Vegetable Garden at Ashford Castle

07 Feb 2024 Delicious dining

What's growing on the Ashford Estate

Discover our sustainable and biodynamic methods of yielding produce, as well as our plans for the future of the Ashford Estate's Kitchen Garden.

25 Jan 2024 Ireland

Meet Olivia Buckley International

Meet Olivia Buckley, the visionary wedding planner behind iconic celebrations at Ashford Castle.


05 Dec 2023 Make Travel Matter

Ashford Castle's Sustainability Initiatives

Find out more about our environmentally conscious activities on the Ashford Estate that are committed to providing a greener future.

Éalú pool and jacuzzi

18 Oct 2023 Wellbeing

Unveiling Éalú

Éalú, a state-of-the-art health and fitness centre has just opened on the Ashford Estate, designed to rejuvenate, invigorate and promote serenity.

Thai red curry & pumpkin soup

19 Sept 2023 Delicious dining

An autumnal Thai red curry and pumpkin soup

Discover Ashford Castle's traditional twist on a warming pumpkin soup.

Nigel O'Reilly

31 Aug 2023 Red Carnation Family

Meet Nigel O'Reilly: our master Goldsmith

Meet Nigel O'Reilly, the resident jewellery designer and goldsmith at Ashford Castle who blends ancient and modern techniques with vibrant gemstones.

20 Jun 2023 Red Carnation Family

Characters of the Castle: Magdalena Kowalik

Meet Magdalena Kowalik, the latest feature of our Characters of the Castle campaign.

10 May 2023 Red Carnation Family

Characters of the Castle: Shane Adams

Meet Shane Adams, the latest feature of our Characters of the Castle campaign.

Young couple receiving head massage at beauty spa

03 May 2023 Wellbeing

The best spa treatments to step into spring

Spring is a time of renewal and rejuvenation, and what better way to enter the new season than with a relaxing spa treatment?

26 Apr 2023 Stay local

Discover Croagh Patrick, Ireland

Nestled elegantly in County Mayo, we are spoilt for choice for beautiful hiking trails. One route that never fails to mesmerise is Croagh Patrick.

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