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 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.

31st March 2020

Great Recipes for Kids
Great recipes for kids from Red Carnation Hotels

All the family will enjoy making and eating these kid friendly recipes from Red Carnation's collection of hotels.

29th March 2020

Irish Mushrooms
How to forage for Irish mushrooms

A popular guest activity at The Lodge, learn about the tips and tricks for safe and enjoyable mushroom foraging.

26th March 2020

Shortbread
How to make perfect shortbread

Our founder’s recipe for the crumbliest, most buttery treat.

24th March 2020

Ashford Castle
Ashford Castle's Signature Dish

Our Executive Chef, Philippe Farineau shares his signature recipe for Wild Lobster one of the favourite dishes on the menu in the George V Dining Room.

20th March 2020

Loveheart macaroons at Hotel d
Crafting a love story with Red Carnation Hotels

Red Carnation Hotels' bespoke dining and curated experiences write love stories the whole year through.

14th February 2020

Private table at The Oratory in Kensington
Our most elegant Valentine's Day dining

Across our hotels, we have curated elegant Valentine's Day dinners, each as delightful as it is delicious.

07th February 2020

Ordering a cocktail at the bar
A guide to Irish pub etiquette

The Emerald Isle's famous taverns have a longstanding formal code. Here's how to master it.

04th December 2019

Carving Irish meat at Ashford Castle
The most irresistible Irish delicacies

From plump native oysters to oak-smoked salmon, Ireland's delicacies are as fresh as they are delicious.

26th November 2019

Sustainable initiatives in technology
How technology transforms sustainability

Technology is helping people around the world live greener lives, here's how it's applied across our hotels.

 

The Living Wall Exterior
Our top five sustainable initiatives

From eliminating single-use plastics to promoting sustainable, local partnerships, here we illustrate our ethical initiatives.

 

Lough Mask Distillery
Lough Mask Distillery on the spirit of County Mayo

Eoin Holmes, the Co-Founder of Lough Mask Distillery, has been devoted to Lough Mask since childhood. Here we discover why.

16th October 2019

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