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New Executive Head Chef Liam Finnegan Appointed At Ashford Castle

Renowned chef, Liam Finnegan takes the helm in the luxury hotel’s kitchens Liam Finnegan has been appointed as the new Executive Head Chef at the 5-star Ashford Castle hotel in Cong, Co Mayo, Ireland’s only Forbes 5-star hotel. Liam has worked in a number of prestigious restaurants in Ireland and the UK during his career, …

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Sprezzatura Guest Chef Takeover

Sprezzatura launches Guest Chef Takeover Series in aid of Dublin Simon Community

Sprezzatura, Dublin’s premium spot for fresh, affordable and sustainable pasta dishes has just launched a Guest Chef Takeover series with all proceeds raised from each signature dish going directly to the Dublin Simon Community with the help of some of Ireland’s leading culinary masters.  Kicking off on September 1st, each week will see a top …

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Ashford Castle’s George V restaurant

Ashford Castle’s George V restaurant wins Best of Award of Excellence at prestigious global awards

2022 Wine Spectator Award winners announced In recognition of its exceptional wine cellar, which services all of the food outlets on the Ashford Castle Estate, the George V restaurant has been awarded a Best of Award of Excellence in one of the world’s most prestigious awards programmes, for a sixth consecutive year. Wine Spectator‘s annual Restaurant Awards recognise restaurants whose …

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Gold Medal Awards 2022

Hotel & Catering Gold Medal Awards 2022 Launch

With seven months to go until The Gold Medal Awards 2022, organisers are calling on Ireland’s finest hospitality and culinary businesses to put themselves forward for nomination.Now in their 34th year, the Gold Medal Awards is recognised as the leading independent awards ceremony for the hospitality sector. The Gold Medal Awards will be presented at a black-tie gala …

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Ashford Castle collaborates with Drumshanbo to launch new edition Gunpowder Gin

The wonderful partnership between the world-renowned Ashford Castle Estate and the remarkable Shed Distillery, the home of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin, gives life to a refreshingly bright exotic gin, with the fresh and subtle flavours of citrus and honey. This truly unique pairing carefully balances gunpowder tea and fresh citrus fruits from the Orient with …

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Ashford Castle Launches ‘Meet the Makers’ Wine, Dine and Learn Series

Wine and dine with four of France’s leading winemakers and enjoy pairings with the wonderful food flavours of the West of Ireland – in association with James Miley of the Vineyard Wine Merchants Ashford Castle has launched the first in a series of annual experiences for wine enthusiasts that combines wine tasting and excellent food with …

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Live Your Fairy Tale at These Wonderful Wedding Venues Across Ireland

With all the romance of winter holidays, and Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s the season for wedding proposals and with it the beginning of wedding planning. Across Ireland, there are beautiful venues prepared to work with you to ensure that your day is everything you hope for. Whether you hope to say “I …

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Exclusive Irish Gin

This Irish Venue is Hosting an Exclusive Irish Gin Pop-Up For National Gin Day

National Gin Day is taking place on June 9th and we can’t wait. Cullen’s at the Cottage is also bursting with excitement for this gin-infused day and has an exclusive Irish gin pop-up planned to whet the appetites of gin lovers everywhere. Marking national gin day with a special collaboration with The Shed Distillery of …

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Here’s Where You Can Enjoy Ireland’s Best Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and the country’s finest have been showcased at the second annual Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards, celebrating the very best in the hospitality industry. At a breakfast gathering of a who’s who of Irish food producers and hoteliers at The Intercontinental Dublin, guests and nominees were …

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ashford castle wine dinner

A Memorable Léoville-Barton Bordeaux Wine Dinner is Coming to Ashford Castle

The majestic scenario of Ashford Castle will serve as the setting for a very special wine dinner this 13th of February. As part of the five-star Winemakers Dinner Series 2018, they’ll host an intimate evening with Lilian Barton, Director and Winemaker at Château Léoville-Barton in the Saint-Julien appellation of Bordeaux. The Léoville-Barton Wine Dinner will start with …

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Plan Your Perfect Day With These Beautiful Irish Wedding Venues Inspired by The Stars

Everyone wants their perfect fairytale wedding to match their own personal love story. Whether you’ve always dreamed of getting married in a castle by a lake or a luxurious hotel, your perfect wedding venue is out there and closer than you might think. In the spirit of love, we’ve taken inspiration from famous faces who …

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The Kingdom Claims The Crown in TripAdvisor’s Annual Travellers’ Choice Awards

TripAdvisor‘s annual Travellers’ Choice Awards has crowned Kerry the king of Irish hotel destinations, with seven of the top 25 hotels in Ireland located within the kingdom. Topping the list is The Killarney Park Hotel, with Niamh O’Shea, the 5-star hotel’s General Manager, commenting: “Killarney Park Hotel is incredibly proud to accept such an accolade …

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Eat. Drink. Sleep. Repeat. 12 Restaurants to Help With Your New Year’s Resolutions

A new year guarantees to herald one thing – a suite of resolutions to be healthier and more upstanding human beings in general, that will most likely be broken by the end of the first month! We all have great intentions, but there is simply no substance to them. Hence why Dee Laffan has created …

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New Ashford Castle Collection to Feature Unique Treasures Including a Bespoke Monopoly Board

New Ashford Castle Collection to Feature Unique Treasures Including a Bespoke Monopoly Board

Ashford Castle has just unveiled an extensive range of beautiful own-brand products. The luxurious, multi award-winning hotel, recently named as the Number 1 Resort Hotel in the UK & Ireland and holder of the title of AA Hotel of the Year 2017 now offers its guests the opportunity to take home a unique, tangible memory from their stay. The new Ashford Castle collection features 33 pieces …

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Ashford Castle Pet Friendly

Luxurious Pampering for Your Pooch – This Five Star Hotel Pulls Out All the Stops

Pets are often our best friend and are genuinely a member of the family, so it’s hard to leave them behind when going on holidays or taking a weekend break away. But thankfully, Ashford Castle is not only cat and dog-friendly but they also make the extra effort to welcome your pet. The 13th Century …

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