25 Jan 2024 Ireland

Meet Olivia Buckley International

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

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.

29 Jul 2022 Delicious dining

The story of the Red Carnation Red Velvet Cake

Our Director of Chocolate and Pâtisserie, Paula Stakelum, uncovers the beautiful story behind our beloved Red Velvet Cake.

13 May 2022 Stay local

Ashford Castle Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin

Ashford Castle is proud to present a new, limited-edition gin in collaboration with The Shed Distillery, one of our longstanding partnerships.

Ashford Castle Easter Chocolate

04 Mar 2022 Stay local

The story of the Ashford Castle Easter egg

Director of Chocolate and Pâtisserie, Paula Stakelum, shares her insights into the story behind Ashford Castle’s magnificent 2022 Easter egg.

Ashford Castle Christmas

21 Dec 2021 Stay local

The season of goodwill

At Ashford Castle and The Lodge we are excited to welcome our guests for the Christmas festivities.

25 Feb 2021 Stay local

Walking routes in the Connemara

Local walking guide Michael Gibbon shares his favourite routes and explains why Connemara is best explored on foot.

16 Sept 2020 Stay local

A history of Waterford Crystal

Explore the history and craftsmanship behind internationally renowned Irish glassmakers, Waterford.

close up of Doonecastle Oysters

04 Sept 2020 Delicious dining

Discover Dooncastle Oysters

A proud supplier of Ashford Castle, discover the story of these very special Galway oysters.

View of the Dingle peninsula

16 Jun 2020 Stay local

Exploring Ireland through its Walking Festivals

Visitors find it easy to fall in love with the Irish countryside.