Sitting within the magnificent 350 acre estate of Ashford Castle, The Lodge at Ashford Castle overlooks magical Lough Corrib. Originally constructed in 1865, the Lodge is now part of the award winning Red Carnation Hotel Collection, offering mellow country house hospitality and exuding classic refinement with modern appeal. Guestrooms are individually designed, beautifully furnished, generously proportioned and equipped with the latest technology for your utmost comfort. You’ll enjoy rich deep pile carpets, super king beds with goose down duvets and pillows, chic modern furniture and the latest flat screen technology. Traditional sash windows allow you to breathe the pure air for which the West of Ireland is famed and all of the bathrooms boast underfloor heating, extra soft towels and luxury toiletries. Enjoy fine dining at Wilde’s Restaurant, a wealth of activities on the Ashford Estate, and complimentary WiFi internet access throughout the property.
Guestrooms at The Lodge at Ashford Castle are individually designed, beautifully furnished, generously proportioned and equipped with the latest technology for your utmost comfort. You’ll enjoy rich deep pile carpets, super king beds with goose down duvets and pillows, chic modern furniture and the latest flat screen technology. Traditional sash windows allow you to breathe the pure air for which the West of Ireland is famed and all of the bathrooms boast underfloor heating, extra soft towels and luxury toiletries.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Complimentary WiFi Internet
- LCD TV
- Complimentary DVDs
- Duck Feather Pillows and Duvets
- Luxury Towels and 400 Thread-Count Egyptian Cotton Linen
- Handmade Soap Company Toiletries
- Plush Bathrobes and Slippers
- 24-Hour In-Room Dining
- Bottled Mineral Water
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Electronic Safe
Wilde’s at The Lodge:
Discover Wilde’s Restaurant at The Lodge at Ashford Castle, serving fine contemporary Irish cuisine in a stunning setting. Under the inspired direction of Jonathan Keane, recently described as “one of the country’s most exciting chefs” and with many award nominations to his name, it has become a popular destination not just for local foodies but visitors from afar. Jonathan creates a variety of delicious dishes that showcase the unique flavours and textures of the finest local produce, from succulent Irish beef and lamb to fish and seafood fresh from the waters of Galway Bay and the Connemara coastline.
The Quay Bar and Brasserie:
The Quay Bar and Brasserie is the perfect environment in which to sit back, admire the sweeping views of Lough Corrib, sip on a drink or enjoy a delicious meal. The intimate and informal setting is the perfect place in which to enjoy some hearty Irish cooking prepared with the finest local produce, swap stories of the day’s adventures and refresh yourselves with a couple of Richard Finnegan’s popular cocktails. In the winter, it’s ideal for sinking into the deep leather sofa in front of the welcoming open fire.
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.