Niall Rochford

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Ashford Castle: The original castle dates back to 1228, when it was built as a stronghold for the Anglo Norman de Burgo family.

A number of years ago I had an American boyfriend who was keen to see Cong, home of the 1952 film The Quiet Man, and Ashford Castle. Americans tend to(...)

Ashford Castle in Cong, Co Mayo.

Revenue at the five-star Ashford Castle Hotel grew more than 9 per cent last year to €22.9 million, “driven by an increase in average room rates from (...)

Service please. Photograph: Getty

Ireland’s carefully cultivated tourism image as the land of a hundred thousand welcomes took a hit this week when one of the big names in the hospital(...)

CRH has a trading update  and an agm this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Monday Results: Südzucker, Alphabet, Hasbro, Whirlpool, Xerox. Indicators: Euro zone composite, manufacturing and services PMI flash (Apr); German (...)

Ashford Castle sits on 365 acres overlooking Lough Corrib. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

As I pull up at the door of Ashford Castle and eyeball the beaming man in the racing green top hat and tails making his way towards my car, I marvel a(...)

A Christmas tree in the great hall at Adare Manor in Adare, Co Limerick.

As you tuck into your Brussels sprouts this Christmas, spare a thought for those paying top dollar for the privilege of dining in some of Ireland’s pr(...)

Ashford Castle, in Cong, Co Mayo: a 45-bedroom staff accommodation block is currently being built in order to help “retain talented staff”. Photograph:  Keith Heneghan/Phocus

The five-star Ashford Castle Hotel is building a staff accommodation block with 45 rooms on its Cong, Co Mayo, estate for between €1.5 million and €2 (...)

The two-night ‘Ashford Castle Fairytale experience’ includes private chauffeur, afternoon tea, falconry and lots, lots more - if your pockets are deep enough to afford the €4,350 to €6,350 price tag

A “fairytale” experience at Ashford Castle has been listed as one of the 25 best travel experiences in the world. The listing was compiled by US trav(...)

Ashford Castle, Cong, Co Mayo

While most Irish people will gather at home with their families to enjoy a traditional turkey and ham dinner on Christmas Day, a large number will be (...)

Ballyfin, Co Laois: privacy, security and Irish hospitality. Photograph: Ballyfin

The hotel industry has welcomed the strong showing of Irish hotels in Condé Nast’s annual best hotels in the world, including Ballyfin in Co Laois whi(...)

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