A showcase of the best Irish craftsmanship and artisanal products, Ashford Castle’s boutique is a must visit. Located on the estate, its pretty exterior conceals a wealth of covetable goodies, from proper Irish tea to Tipperary Crystal jewellery and handmade Irish scented candles. Step inside the Ashford Castle shop to discover the products that let you take a little bit of the Ashford Estate home with you.
Ashford Castle Monopoly Board Game
Combining the iconic board game with much-loved locations from around Ashford Castle, this bespoke Monopoly board is a fun way to relive your stay. During the game, players travel around the board hoping to ‘buy’ up as much land as possible and also have the chance to receive Ashford Castle themed rewards along the way, such as dinner at the George V Dining Rooms, cocktails in The Prince of Wales Bar, playing a round of golf, enjoying a horse ride and even flying the falcons at the Irish School of Falconry.
Ashford Castle Scented Candle – Rathborne Candles
Ashford Castle has teamed up with historic candle company, Rathborne Candles to produce a signature Ashford Castle Scented Candle. Rathborne Candles is one of the world’s oldest candle manufacturers and was founded in Dublin in 1488. The candle itself is designed to evoke the spirit of Ashford Castle wherever you are in the world, and is hand poured and made using beeswax and essential oils.
Foxford Woollen Mills – Ashford Castle Tweed Blanket
Fashioned in Ashford Castle’s traditional tweed, the Foxford Woollen Mills lambswool blanket is a cosy addition to any home. The blanket is a bespoke creation by Foxford Woolen Mills, which is one of Ireland’s last working mills, having been in operation since 1892. It remains a bastion of Irish craftsmanship and this blanket is a tribute to the long histories of both Foxford and Ashford Castle.
Recreate Ashford Castle’s glorious Afternoon Tea, which is served in the castle’s spectacular Connaught Room, with a cup of freshly brewed Ronnefeldt Tea. The tea is available in the boutique in a range of flavourful infusions to suit every time of the day and every occasion. Choose from the fruity freshness of Granny’s Garden; Irish Afternoon Gold, an enlivening blend of Darjeeling, Assam and Ceylon; and the delicious Irish Whiskey Cream tea, perfect when served with pouring cream with its flavours of whiskey and cocoa.
Stocked up on souvenirs? Enjoy a freshly baked treat at the bakery next door to the Ashford Castle boutique.
Image Credits: All images courtesy of Red Carnation Hotels.