Find out exactly how an award-winning hotel is run, plus all you need to know about our wonderful staff, insider tips and the very latest news

fireplace decorated with christmas decorations
A wonderful winter wedding in Ireland

There are few more magical settings for a winter wedding than the jaw-dropping background of The Lodge at Ashford Castle. The highly experienced team will plan a bespoke wedding with plenty of personal touches.

28th November 2017

Ashford Castle Shop
Inside the Castle Shop

Step inside the Ashford Castle shop to discover a showcase of the best Irish craftsmanship and artisanal products, from a bespoke Monopoly board game to an Ashford Castle Scented Candle, made by one of the world’s oldest candle manufacturers founded in Dublin in 1488.

25th October 2017

Photography Tips
Five ways to take the perfect holiday photograph

Red Carnation’s Creative Manager, Philippa des Moulins, shares her top tips for capturing the perfect holiday snap.

15th August 2017

Golden Keys Concierge
Red Carnation Hotels and the Golden Keys Concierge

How a Golden Key Conceirge makes Red Carnation Hotels service the best there is.

12th May 2016

Ireland's Finest Fashion Designers

Explore the best fashion Ireland has to offer.

10th May 2016

Chef Philippe Farineau: Executive Chef at Ashford Castle

Chef Philippe Farineau tells us about his passion for combining French and Irish cuisine.

24th July 2015

Succulent Lamb served in the George V Dining Room
Interview with the Chef: Stefan Matz at Ashford Castle

Acclaimed Head Chef Stefan Matz has led the kitchen at Ashford Castle for the past 11 years, delighting diners with fresh, seasonal dishes. Originally from Germany, Stefan moved to Ireland in 1990, and has worked in many prestigious restaurants, including his own Michelin starred restaurant and hotel Erriseask House in Ballyconneely together with his brother.

27th November 2014

Frank the Ghille at Ashford Castle
Discover life as a Ghille at Ashford Castle

Frank Costello, our experienced Ghillie has been living by Lough Corrib his entire life – so no one knows the lough, and of course the fish, quite as well!

27th November 2014

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