Éalú pool

Éalú, the Irish word for 'escape,' perfectly encapsulates the essence of this extraordinary establishment. With its pavilion-style architecture and expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, Éalú is not just a fitness centre; it's an escape into a realm of health and boundless fun for our guests from both Ashford Castle and The Lodge at Ashford Castle.

ealu light

One of the defining features of Éalú is its captivating biophilic design. This architectural marvel seamlessly blends the boundaries between indoors and outdoors, allowing natural light to bathe the space while offering breathtaking vistas of the captivating west of Ireland landscape.

Words from Niall Rochford, Managing Director of the Ashford Estate

"Éalú will be many things to many people as it's a place where guests can work out, chill out, or enjoy time with family and friends. It's a space that exudes energy, and we think that guests of both properties are going to love it. Its development is part of our owner, Red Carnation Hotel's, ongoing investment in the estate and its wider commitment to tourism in the West of Ireland. Éalú is different. It's a space that exudes energy, and we are thrilled to welcome an additional ten team members to the estate who will help ensure that Éalú is recognised as one of the finest hotel health and fitness centres in the country."

ealu gym

At Éalú, we've spared no effort in creating an environment where your health is the top priority. Here's a glimpse of what awaits you:

  • 15-Metre swimming pool: Dive into a world of light, luxury, and relaxation. Our pool area features comfortable loungers, a jacuzzi, an essence-infused steam room, and a Klafs sauna in bespoke Swiss stone pine wood. Families can also enjoy a separate children's splash pool for quality time.

  • Gym and fitness suite: Our gym is a haven for fitness enthusiasts, equipped with state-of-the-art Life Fitness equipment, including treadmills, cross trainers, upright and recumbent bikes, and rowing machines. There's also a free-weights section with dumbbells, benches, and fixed weight machines, ensuring a complete workout experience. The Life Fitness app provides on-demand workouts, interactive classes, and personal training scheduling.

  • Therapy suite: Our holistic approach to health extends to our therapy suite, where experienced therapists offer personalised massages. The therapy suite is tailored towards sports therapy massages, which are the perfect compliment to intense cardiovascular exercise. 

Discover Éalú

Watch our video to see Éalú's incredible facilities in action. 

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While exclusive to guests at Ashford Castle and The Lodge at Ashford Castle for now, Éalú is set to open its doors to the public in the coming months. This means that our commitment to your health will extend beyond the bounds of our magnificent estate. We will also introduce a range of curated fitness classes, including yoga and interval training, led by qualified trainers.

For those seeking a retreat to the Irish countryside, Éalú perfectly complements The Spa at Ashford Castle, the only hotel in Ireland to achieve a Forbes Five-Star Spa ranking. This oasis of relaxation features five calming treatment rooms, an invigorating hammam, a relaxing steam room, a relaxation pool, and a beautiful terrace with views over the tranquil lake waters.

ealu changing rooms

Éalú on the Ashford Estate is a transformational experience designed to connect you with the beauty of the Irish countryside while nurturing your body and soul. Whether you're looking for a vigorous workout, a soothing massage, or some family fun in the pool, Éalú has it all. As part of our ongoing commitment to your health, we invite you to escape to Éalú on your next visit to the Ashford Estate and embark on a journey of health, fitness, and fun like never before.