We share our most delicious cocktails, much-loved recipes and favourite foodie destinations, as well as take you behind the scenes of our exquisite dining venues

Irish Cheese
Meet the producers: our favourite Irish cheeses

Meet the people behind the Irish cheeses served at Ashford Castle and learn about the tasting notes behind each creation.

16th November 2018

Middleton Whisky
Producing the Perfect Blend

Ashford Castle has teamed up with Midleton Rare Whiskey and Waterford Crystal to create a unique cask and engraved Ashford Castle tumblers.

19th October 2018

 Elderflower Lemonade Recipe
Paula Stakelum’s Elderflower Lemonade Recipe

Super talented and highly knowledgeable, Head Pastry Chef shares another of her show stopping recipes for you to recreate at home

20th June 2018

Traditional Irish Recipes
3 Traditional Irish Recipes to Make for St Patrick's Day

Celebrate St Patrick's Day with these delicious and traditional Irish recipes.

13th March 2018

JP McMahon
My Ireland: Interview with Michelin Star Chef JP McMahon

JP McMahon talks to us about what Irish foods you must try, his dream Galway food tour, and why we should all be eating more seaweed.

25th December 2017

irish soda bread
How to Make Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Here, our Head Pastry Chef at Ashford Castle, Paula Stakelum shares her recipe for how to make the perfect Irish soda bread, a delicious and versatile baking classic.

03rd November 2017

Wedding Cake
The Icing on the Cake: Tips for achieving the Perfect Wedding Cake

The perfect wedding cake requires a good deal of planning but we are here to help.

07th July 2017

How to forage
From Estate to Plate: Foraging Fine Food at Ashford Castle

How to forage for the finest ingredients at Ashford Castle.

30th May 2017

Guinness Cooking St.Patrick
Black Magic: Cooking with Guinness on St Patrick's Day

More that just a stout, Guinness is an ideal cooking companion.

15th March 2017

Afternoon Tea at Ashford Castle
Savour Afternoon Tea at Ashford Castle

Settings don’t get much more regal than the 350-acre estate of Ashford Castle, which reflects its deep heritage through not only the opulent elegance of its interiors, but also through its lavish afternoon tea. And now with the arrival of a really quite special antique silver-gilt tea set, this luxurious afternoon treat is an exceptional

03rd December 2015

Top Five Restaurants in Galway City for Locavores

Ireland’s west coast is rich with seafood, dairy, meat, and vegetables, and nowhere more so than Galway, which has natural abundance and a veritable army of diligent farmers and producers. A stay at Ashford Castle or The Lodge at Ashford Castle, with its decadent dining rooms and top-notch chefs, is one of the best places

16th September 2015

Green Cuisine: Fresh, Locally Sourced Food in Galway

Galway is a foodie’s paradise. From the Wild Atlantic Salmon in its rivers to the world-class oysters found off its shores, the rich, creamy cheeses to the wealth of incredible lamb and beef, there’s no shortage of delicious, mouthwatering food in Galway. With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide to some of the

21st August 2015

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