An owling good time


Ashford Castle in Co Mayo is offering Harry Potter fans a chance to live the Hogwarts life during this mid-term break. Visit the hiding place of Dingle the owl with Debbie Knight of the School of Falconry at the hotel, hunt for treasure in the forest, polish up your magic at the school of witchcraft and wizardry, and take cooking classes with the house elves.

Muggles’ dinner will be followed by Harry Potter movie screenings, while mum and dad eat in the George V restaurant. The Hogwarts one-night break, including all-day activities for kids, costs from €525 for two adults and two children sharing a family room with dinner and B&B. See