Golden Keys Concierge
Red Carnation Hotels and the Golden Keys Concierge

It was all the way back in 1929 that Les Clefs d'Or, the Society of the Golden Keys, was set up in Paris with the passionate founders’ vision of bringing concierge from across the city together, while enabling them to be the very best in the industry. The society is driven by the same ethos

12th May 2016

Ireland's Finest Fashion Designers
Ireland's Finest Fashion Designers

Original design and effortless style are a part of Ashford Castle’s DNA. Many of its very walls are layered with traditional Donegal tweed, designed especially for Ashford Castle. To celebrate Ireland’s contribution to global style, we’ve profiled six of Ireland’s finest fashion designers. Each of these designers has made a big impact in the world

10th May 2016

Chef Philippe Farineau: Executive Chef at Ashford Castle

No one understands the importance of fresh, locally sourced ingredients in creative, innovative cuisine more than Chef Philippe Farineau. With 25 years of fine dining experience under his belt and multiple awards to his name, Philippe Farineau is a maestro in the kitchen. As the new Executive Chef at the elegant Ashford Castle in County

24th July 2015

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

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

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