Relaxing in Powerscourt Hotel, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow,  winner of the AA Hotel of the Year 2015

Jingle bells will be ringing around the country as more hotels are decking the halls with boughs of holly and opening for Christmas this year. (...)

Lafcadio Hearn in 1895

“He is the writer in our language who can best be compared with Hans Christian Andersen and the brothers Grimm” - US literary historian Malcolm Cowle(...)

Included in the sale is a bronze bust of John Wayne

On July 23rd last year almost 4,000 people streamed to the quaint village of Cong, Co Mayo, in the hope of picking up a piece of Ashford Castle’s hist(...)

Ashford Castle general manager Niall Rochford. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

As Niall Rochford, manager of Ashford Castle in Cong, Co Mayo says sagely, “Of the two words in the name of our hotel, ‘castle’ is the important one. (...)

Ashford Castle hotel resort which has been sold for €20 million.

Red Carnation Hotels, owner of 14 boutique hotels, plans to carry out a major refurbishment of the five-star hotel in Cong, Co Mayo, which was (...)