Ireland: Ashford Castle offers FREE night

Ireland: Ashford Castle offers FREE night


Cong, Ireland – February 8, 2010:  With more and more travelers craving authentic experiences when they travel, this is the year to discover a true Irish castle.   But not just any castle.  Only one steeped in history, such as 800-year-old Ashford Castle in Ireland’s County Mayo, will do.  To make it easy, Ashford Castle has announced an Ashford 800 Celebration that includes three nights for the price of two, breakfast each morning and plenty of time to soak in the storied history.

Few castles have the pedigree of Ashford Castle.  From the laying of the first stone in the 13th century by the de Burgo family to the influence of the prominent Guinness family centuries later, there has been a seamless joining of ancient history with the luxury of a modern hotel.  Guests who book two nights in a Deluxe Room for €800 (approximately US$1,113), share this history and enjoy a complimentary third night.  Breakfast for two each morning is also included, not to mention unlimited warm Irish welcomes, luxurious surroundings and views of the estate’s lake and river that are worth the trip alone.

Guests can opt for the package with a larger room or suite for €1,045 and €1,095 respectively (approximately US$1,454 and US$1,524). The Ashford 800 Celebration is subject to availability from April 1 through September 30, 2010.

To know more about Ashford Castle and to make reservations, visit

Ashford Castle is set on 350 acres of County Mayo, on the shores of Lough Corrib and the River Cong, with a spectacular backdrop of woodlands, lake, river, and mountains.  It features 83 guestrooms and is renowned for a range of country sports including an equestrian center, fly fishing, an exclusive nine-hole golf course, Ireland’s first school of falconry and sporting clay shooting.