Ashford Castle

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Guess who’s cooking dinner? Fifteen of Ireland’s top chefs are swapping kitchens  and tickets have just gone on sale

If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to dine on roast quail and chateaubriand in the rarified surroundings of Le Coq Hardi, former taoiseach Char(...)

James Franklin Fuller’s legacy: Kylemore Abbey. Photograph: Courtesy National Library of Ireland

For someone so self-obsessed, James Franklin Fuller left remarkably little archival material behind him. Perhaps that’s why, in spite of his built (...)

The Chinese premier, Li Keqiang, and his wife, Madam Cheng, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Garvey’s farm Gortbrack, Co Mayo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Chinese premier Li Keqiang and Taoiseach Enda Kenny have signed two new memoranda of understanding during a visit by a high-level Chinese delegation i(...)

First impressions of Uppercourt Manor suggest a vast country estate in the north Kilkenny countryside. But there’s a twist. The partially restored,(...)

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(...)

Upgrade of Ashford Castle has included new roofing, windows and electrical systems, and the installation of air conditioning

Ashford Castle in Co Mayo will remain open in the run-up to Christmas and the New Year after its South African owners decided to push back the date f(...)

Adare Manor, Co Limerick: the 62-bedroom manor hotel has a spectacular setting of parklands and woodlands alongside the Maigue river

One of Ireland’s premier tourist hotels, Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort, in the Co Limerick village of Adare goes for sale today. John Hughes of(...)

A catalogue from 1950 for the sale of the contents of Shelton Abbey

In summer 2012, more 13,000 people attended the viewing in Mount Congreve, Waterford where Mealy’s and Christie’s jointly hosted a sale of the content(...)

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