Discover and immerse yourself in these unique, authentic and intimate experiences of the West of Ireland, exclusively curated and especially hosted by Ashford Castle’s Experience Ambassador. During your day of discovery, you will be welcomed into the homes and workshops of three of our treasured artisan partners. Engage all of your senses with the sounds of the workshop, the beautiful landscapes, the smell of Irish rain and the taste of the finest Irish food. We have exclusively curated a collection of Irish experiences under four themes: Irish food, indigenous craft, music and story, and the real Connemara. This is a unique opportunity to meet the flagbearers of traditional Irish culture…
Ireland has a rich history of artisan craftsmanship, and the west of Ireland in particular has drawn these craftspeople as a place of inspiration and work.
The enthusiasm and passion of these food producers is infectious and all the more intimate when they welcome you into their homes.
Travel back through the annals of time and meet the experts who carry the art forms of ancient Ireland into the present day.
Meet the people who have been shaped by this exposed landscape and learn about the skills and crafts that have allowed this resilient race to survive here over the centuries.
Learn more about our resident artist, Rick Lewis, and the unique pieces he has createdDiscover a unique talent
We are proud that these experiences have been selected as a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Chosen for the positive impact they have on the traveller and communities we explore, they directly advance the United Nations Global Goal 11 'Sustainable Cities and Communities' by preserving local traditions, natural and built heritage and promoting cultural vibrancy.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® is a registered trademark of the TreadRight Foundation.
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