Ashford Castle – COUNTY MAYO, IRELAND
Discover the magic of the Ashford Estate
As Ireland’s first Forbes Five Star Hotel and the former home of the Guinness family, Ashford Castle is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In line with the most recent government Covid-19 guidelines, the hotel is closed until further notice. We would like to thank all of our guests for your continued support during these challenging times and we look forward to seeing you again when we open our doors once more.
A world-famous Irish welcome
The extraordinary characters of the Castle passionately care about each and every guest, while our spectacular surroundings, exquisite interiors, delicious cuisine and unique local partnerships bring this corner of Ireland to life in the most beautiful way. We were so proud to be voted “Best Of The Best” by Virtuoso and to be recognised with countless other awards that pay testament to our remarkable team and their tireless efforts to create unforgettable experiences.
Majestic & dramatic
A successful event requires a suitably impressive and remarkable venue – and Ashford Castle is the perfect choice. As the castle swings into view, with its mighty towers and battlements, surrounded by emerald lawns and sparkling waters, one cannot fail to gasp in astonishment.
Once inside, the grandeur of the interiors, the splendour of the furnishings, the sheer sense of history and the warmth of the welcome is nothing short of bewitching.
Perfect for elegant events
Ashford Castle offers flair and attention to detail ensuring that conferences and incentive programmes are unsurpassed occasions. The Ardilaun Suite is perfect for larger events up to 100 people, providing flexibility for meeting and dining options.
Dedicated co-ordinator expertly attends to every detail
Private dining and banqueting facilities
Customised menus for corporate, social or themed events
Specially themed meeting breaks
State-of-the-art audiovisual equipment available, drop-down screen and LCD projector
Telephone, fax and modem lines available
A vast playground
For hundreds of years, the grounds of Ashford Castle have provided space for thrilling estate activities for its owners and their friends. Successive generations of the de Burgo, Bingham, Browne and Guinness families have created one of the finest sporting estates in all of Ireland, if not the world – which is proudly continued to this day.
The expansive 350-acre Ashford Estate lends itself perfectly to a range of activities, from country classic pastimes such as horse riding, fishing, falconry and shooting, to more modern activities such as golf, cycling and kayaking. So whether you are the active type or prefer to relax and soak up the scenery, you are spoilt for choice at Ashford Castle. Michael and Fiona, our dedicated Activities Coordinators, are on hand to advise, and even have two Go Pro cameras to capture all the action!
The Castle at a glance
A 800-year old castle in beautiful County Galway
Unique & special experiences & activities on the estate
Set on a 350-acre estate with landscaped gardens, ancient woodland & an emerald lake
83 traditional & elegant rooms & suites
6 restaurants & 3 bars with a team of world-renowned chefs & sommeliers
Award-winning Spa with 10m pool, 5 treatment rooms, sauna and steam room
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