Niall Rochford

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Ashford Castle

One of the most exclusive hotels in Ireland is hoping a long standing conflict between its postal address and its actual location will help it keep it(...)

A picture of the five-star Ashford Castle, located by the village of  Cong in Co Mayo.

The impact of Covid-19 on the hospitality is “now biting” on the five-star Ashford Castle hotel, its general manager Niall Rochford has confirmed. “(...)

The boat with its engine which was stolen. Photograph: Ray Ryan

One of the largest lakes in Ireland has been left without a search and rescue service after the engine and navigation gear on the volunteer unit’s boa(...)

Ashford Castle double act: A warm welcome to one of Ireland’s premier destinations. Photograph: Elizabeth Toher

“The juice sommelier will be with you shortly,” says Ashford Castle’s restaurant manager Robert Bowe as he seats me by a window in the dining room. A(...)

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(...)

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