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

 
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

How technology transforms sustainability
How technology transforms sustainability

Sustainable technology is helping people around the world live greener lives. Here's how we apply it across our hotel collection.

 

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

Seasonal cooking
Why seasonal cooking has become so important

We take a look at why seasonal menus are better for the environment and offer diners variety, with input from Red Carnation Hotels' chefs.

 

Best Red Carnation Hotels For Fine Dining
Irresistible Red Carnation Hotels food experiences

A tour of Red Carnation Hotels' most irresistible food experiences.

12th September 2019

Pastry Chef
Pastry chef Paula Stakelum on the perfect dessert

We interview Ashford Castle's award-winning Executive Head Pastry Chef.

30th August 2019

The Legend Of Chocolate
From drinks to bars: The legend of chocolate

We mark the launch of Ashford Castle's bespoke chocolate couverture, created by Chef Paula under the guidance of Mrs Tollman.

21st August 2019

Zero Waste Lifestyle
The perfect picnic for a zero-waste lifestyle

As dining al fresco often creates lots of waste, here's how to plan an environmentally friendly picnic.

 

Be A Sommelier
What does it take to be a sommelier?

We introduce some of our most acclaimed connoisseurs.

29th July 2019

Bar Experience
Incredible bar experiences at Red Carnation Hotels

From year-round tasting sessions to exclusive pop-ups, discover what our most exceptional bars have to offer.

 

 

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