Ashford Castle provides a romantic backdrop in superior surrounds, offering guests both relaxation and comfort. There are many opportunities to explore the vast estate with fishing on Lough Corrib, equestrian pursuits, golf, falconry and trail walking. Or simply relax in the luxurious interiors – enjoy your favourite novel or pamper yourself with treatments from the hotels beauty therapists. Voted ‘Best Resort in Ireland’ by Conde Nast in 2008, and 2nd Best Resort in Europe, Ashford is truly a wonderful place to stay.
Ashford Castle has an unsurpassed reputation for providing guests with the very finest rooms and suites. Each guest room is individually designed to provide stylish personal comforts – from the marble fittings of bathrooms to sumptuous coordinated fabrics and furnishings. Many of the rooms retain their original features and all are equipped with modern amenities. Following a tradition passed down through the centuries, enjoy a leisurely brunch or candlelight dinner in the comfort of your own room.
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Dining at Ashford Castle ranks among the finest culinary experiences in the world. Creative cooking, an inspired use of seasonal ingredients and an innovative menu await you here. Ashford Castle would like to welcome the irrepressible Stefan Matz, who joined the Castle as Head Chef in June 2003. He has received many accolades for his culinary skills and expertise, including the prestigious Michelin Star award.
On the Map: Cong is located in County Mayo in the midwest of Ireland. The village is 45 minutes/ 43km north of Galway City, and is most easily accessed via the R334/R346 road that intersects with the main N84 road connecting Galway & Castlebar cities.
Cong is without doubt most famous for being the location of John Ford’s 1951 classic, “The Quiet Man”, starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. The Quiet Man Cottage Museum allows visitors to relive the movie as if actually on-set. Painstaking effort has ensured that all the furnishings, artifacts, costumes – etc. are authentic reproductions. The majestic remains of Cong Abbey are the relics of an Augustinian abbey founded in the 12th century by Turlough O’Connor, King of Connaught and High King of Ireland. The Cross of Cong, an ornate processional cross intended for the abbey, is now in Dublin’s National Museum. Ashford Castle, perhaps Ireland’s most exquisite castle hotel is located just outside the village.