Ashford Castle

| County Mayo, Ireland
 
Ashford Castle
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Originally built as a crenellated castle in the 13th century and rebuilt as a hunting and fishing lodge in the 1800s, today Ashford Castle is one of the finest and most luxurious castle hotels in Ireland. It is the former estate of the Guinness family. Ashford Castle dates back to 1228 and is set on the shores of Lough Corrib, Ireland's second largest lake, in the picturesque village of Cong. Today it is recognized as a world class resort property in a private estate of 350 acres. Ashford was the chosen location for the producers and stars during the making of the classic film "The Quiet Man." It has also played host to President and Mrs. Reagan and more recently Pierce Brosnan, aka 007, chose Ashford as the venue for his wedding.

Ashford Castle in Mayo, Ireland has an unsurpassed reputation for providing guests with the very finest accommodation. Each guest room is individual. Many of the 83 rooms retain their original features and all are equipped with modern amenities including Broadband connectivity and Interactive TV.

Creative cooking, inspired use of seasonal ingredients and an innovative menu await you here in the  finest restaurants in Ireland. Our chef Stefan Matz has received many accolades for his culinary expertise and has developed an impressive choice of four unique dining experiences, each with its inimitable style and ambience.

As with our outdoor facilities, we offer our guests the ultimate in pampering. Indulge in our Health & Beauty facilities with dedicated spa treatment rooms offering Yon Ka products. The Yon Ka philosophy is to give skin the means to recover its balance and all its energy. Yon Ka products commit to offer visible results after each skin treatment.
Hotel Address:
  • Ashford Castle
  • Cong
  • County Mayo
  • Ireland
Location Summary
Located in the picturesque village of Cong, Ashford Castle is 1/2 hour northeast of Galway City on the shores of Lough Corrib, Ireland's second largest lake. The terrible beauty of the famous region of Connemara, Irelands most rugged landscape, is within 1/2 Hour drive of Ashford Castle.

Directions to Hotel
-snn- Shannon - 85 Mi S -gwy- Galway - 28 Mi Sw -noc- Knock - 48 Mi N . Directions From -snn- - Journey Time Approximately 2 Hours - Depart Airport Direction Ennis / Galway N18 - In Galway Go Through Roundabouts Exit At N84 - Headford Take Road R334 To Cross Village - Turn Left R346 To Village Of Cong - Castle On Left . Directions From -glw- - Journey Time Approximately 3/4 Hour - Airport Follow Signs Galway R339 - Through Roundabouts Exit At N84 - At Headford Take Road R334 To Cross Village - Turn Left R346 To Cong Village - Castle On Left . Directions From -noc- - Journey Time Approximately 1 1/4 Hour - Turn Right On To N17 - Knock Claremorris - Take R331 From Claremorris To Ballinrobe - Take R334 To Cong Sign Posted To Neale Village - Castle Gate Directly Opposite T-junction .
Awards
Conde Nast Award Winner
Note Bene
Comprising of 300 acres Ashford grounds are a delight to the garden enthusiast as well as the casual observer. A great variety of native and imported trees tower over the various lawns and walks throughout the gardens. Many of the trees dating back to the extensive mid-nineteenth century planting.
Banquets & Meetings
Two corporate facilities, the Ardiluan and Connaught rooms.
Business Center
Offers two computers and internet access.
Fine Dining on Site
Brunch or dinners in guest rooms or in four dining areas.
Fitness Center
Health and Leisure Center.
High Speed Internet
Only available through the business center.
Spa Facility
Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, and beauty treatments.
Tennis Courts on Site
Two all weather courts.
Biking, Touring
Bicycle Safari.
Boating
Lake cruises from the Ashford Castle three times a day.
Fishing - Fly
Some of the best fishing in Ireland can be found on Lough Corrib during the Mayfly Hatch in May and June. The spring runs of Salmon sometimes enter the adjacent River Cong as early as February, while salmon fishing reaches its peak in June or early July.
Golfing
A beautiful 9 hole 2996 yards par 35 parkland course, provides the perfect environment for golfers of all ages to hone their skills. The course was designed by the renowned Irish golf architect, Eddie Hackett and was created with imaginative integration of natural features and hazzards, ensuring a marvellous contribution to the tough par 3's, exciting par 4's and formidable par 5.
Hiking
Around the countryside.
Hunting
Game shooting.
Jogging & Running
Three separate jogging trails.
Theatre & Museums
Pony & Trap Tours.

Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
  • - Business Center
  • - Fine Dining on Site
  • - Fitness Center
  • - High Speed Internet
  • - Spa Facility
  • - Tennis Courts on Site
Available Activities
  • - Biking, Touring
  • - Boating
  • - Fishing - Fly
  • - Golfing
  • - Hiking
  • - Hunting
  • - Jogging & Running
  • - Tennis Courts Nearby
  • - Theatre & Museums


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