What's On

Sitting within the magnificent 350 acre estate on the picturesque shores of Lough Corrib, Ashford Castle celebrates the year with inspiring events and the chance to sample extraordinary local and seasonal cuisine, international flavours and enables guests to learn about the latest trends. Enjoy a variety of different dining and entertainment experiences with family or friends for an unforgettable experience.   

We go to great lengths to provide the very best experience in each of our venues, and welcome suggestions from you for future events too, so please do feel free to let us know what may be of interest to you. 

We look forward to welcoming you in the coming months. 


Dine like Royalty in George V

A sophisticated setting, with twinkling Waterford Crystal chandeliers, bestows a grand sense of occasion. Enjoy live entertainment while our resident pianist plays softly in the background. Dishes include slow roasted rib of beef from our carving trolley served with a homemade béarnaise sauce and a red wine and shallot jus. End your evening with an array of scrumptious desserts, such as Nyangbo frozen chocolate mousse served with estate grown crabpear gel and pear and vanilla sorbet and salted chocolate crisp.

Time: 18h30 - 21h30 | Daily 

Venue: George V Dining Room


Private Tastings in the Wine Cellars

Enjoy a private wine tasting or wonderful wine dinner in the secret passageways of the castle, which were unearthed during recent renovations. 

It has now been transformed and the 16th Century tunnels provide three unique private spaces with a warm and cosy ambience with soft lighting. 

Time: 16h00 - 18h00 | Daily 45 minute duration

Venue: Wine Cellars



Galway Oyster Festival

Throughout September, and to celebrate the Galway Oyster Festival which takes place on the last weekend of September, our month long oyster experience combines a unique tasting experience with fresh oysters from Dooncastle, accompanied by a glass of our selected complementary Champagne, stout, Arthur’s bellini or white wine.

Time: 12h30 - 17h00  

Venue: Dungeon Bar | The Drawing Room | Prince of Wales Bar 

Price: € 17 Half dozen oysters with Guinness |
€ 22 Half dozen oysters with Blanc de Mer |
€ 30.00 Half dozen oysters with Arthur’s Bellini or Champagne Lanson


Oysters and Champagne Tasting

Come and join us for a decadent Dooncastle Oysters and Champagne Lanson tasting experience.

Experience the best oysters the West of Ireland has to offer with our oyster shucking and tasting event, hosted by John Ward of Dooncastle Oysters throughout the afternoon. You will have a chance to sample some of the finest Champagne from Champagne Lanson, while Mayo band, The Molloy Brothers entertains you with traditional Irish music.

Dining reservations are advisable. 

Time: 12h30 - 17h00  

Venue: Cullen’s at The Cottage

Price: Complimentary tasting