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Trip Report Ashford Castle Review

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I'm often in Dublin visiting my mother but I don't see much of Ireland beyond the obligatory family visiting so I don't post about my trips here on Fodors. However on my last trip I decided to take my mother away for a couple of days and I was curious to try Ashford Castle - which underwent a hugely expensive renovation and reopened to great acclaim last year. For me the attraction was that although we were making a winter visit the hotel has great indoor spaces and I thought there would be enough there to amuse us for a couple of days. My mother knows the area well and was happy to relax at the hotel rather than sightsee. Of course the fact that we could visit family on the way there and back was an added bonus, and because this is Ireland my cousin did of course find us a "connection" at the hotel!

Anyway just to say I highly recommend it. Yes there was a moment when I heard "Danny Boy" being sung in the bar and I thought I might died from an attack of the cliches (clearly they know their overseas clientele) but I have to say it was a VERY nice stay. It's just a beautiful property and the service is excellent, they went out of their way to make my mother comfortable. The other guests were very friendly, lots of locals at this time of the year and they had some lovely live music in the lounge at night.

I highly recommend a Lough Corrib view room.

Lots more including lots of pictures on my blog

http://www.somuchmoretosee.com/2016/05/ashford-castle-ireland.html

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