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Festive Delights at Ashford Castle

Voted number 3 in the top 100 best hotels in the world it's easy to see why you can fall in love with Ashford Castle.

Wonderful at any time of the year, but image yourself in this spectacular castle at Christmas.

Seeing really is believing. Ashford Castle Hotel is surrounded by its very own private 350 acre estate. Whilst staying at the castle you will experience the true hospitality of Ireland. With its colourful 700 year history, you can savour the wealth of bygone eras and Irish culture. On arriving at the castle you will see its grand exterior and upon entering be wowed by its richly decorated interior that speaks of centuries of care and love of fine craftmanship.

So retreat to Ashford for a two or three night Christmas stay. There is all the fun you'd expect at Christmas with carols, Christmas dinner and of course the man him self....Santa Claus!

The itinerary for this delightful three night break are shown below:

Christmas Eve - 24th December: 

Check in from 12 noon - Mulled Wine and Mince Pies will be served on your arrival to the Castle. 

3.30pm Afternoon Tea Service in the Drawing Room. 

7.15pm Welcome Cocktail Reception with Chamber Music, in the Drawing Room hosted by Niall Rochford, General Manager. 

7.45pm Christmas Eve Dinner in the George V Restaurant. 

10.00pm Santa Claus arrives with gifts for all guests. 

10.30pm Carol Singing by St. Mary's Church Choir. 

10.45pm Seasonal songs & music. 

Christmas Day - 25th December: 

8.00am - 10.00am Breakfast in the George V Dining Room. 

From 10.00am Morning Activities Golf Stableford over 9 holes & a Christmas morning Cruise on Lough Corrib with traditional music and hot whiskeys on board. 

1.00pm Festive Buffet lunch in the George V Restaurant. 

4.00pm Treasure Hunt in the Grounds or Golf 

7.30pm Cocktails in the Drawing Room with Chamber Music. 

8.00pm Gala Black Tie dinner in the George V Dining Room. 

10.00pm Dance the night away to Keith McDonald & the Show 

St. Stephen's Day - 26th December: 

9.00am - 1.00pm Jazz Brunch in the George V Dining Room. 

11.00am Guided Walk with local historian Mick Maye. 

1.00pm Cruise on Lough Corrib with Irish music on board. 

From 2.30pm Sign-up for a range of afternoon activities 

Clay Pigeon Shooting 



Cookery demonstration in the Castle Kitchen 

3-5pm Afternoon Tea in the Drawing Room. 

7.30pm St. Stephen's Day dinner in the George V Dining Room. 

8.30pm The McGlade Family will entertain during Dinner. 

10.00pm Join our resident entertainers in the Dungeon. 

27th December: 

8.00am - 11.00am Enjoy a leisurely breakfast followed by a fond farewell. 

Prices start from €3680 based on 2 persons sharing a Corrib Room.

The castle also offers a New Year Package, from treasure hunts to afternoon teas and cocktail parties and a Gala Banquet Black tie Dinner. 

For further details contact one of our team at Celtic Castles.