Augh….We are in the foodie destination heaven here in the grounds of Ashford Castle and the Lodge at Ashford Castle! Our group got to steal Chef Jonathan Keane away on Father’s day on a foraging walk of the grounds and tour of the Polytunnels, vegetable and herbs garden. Lucky for us we also got to dine in the famous Wilde’s restaurant for two evenings and experience the delicious flavors we had tasted, smelt and seen on our walk in a stunning settling, over the waters of Lough Corrib. So, with full hearts and memories to last a lifetime we are departing Cong as we adventure further North on our Legendary Irish tour! Big thanks to Chef Jonathan and the team at the Lodge for such a brilliant stay yet again….
Shamrock and Peach would like to congratulate Northern Irish Golfer Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll on their recent marriage and wedding at Ashford Castle, in Co. Mayo. It’s just lovely to see a fellow countryman enjoy so much success and still maintain the Irish values of humility and generosity. I loved reading how the couple met in 2012 and did not date until 2015 and Rory appreciated the fact they were friends first before going out together. The fairy tale wedding was this past weekend at the 800 year old Ashford Castle built by the Anglo-Norman de -Burgos. The castle has had several owners since including the famous Guinness family. The Castle is nestled in 350 acres of gardens and woodlands and the perfect setting for this grand affair.
Shamrock and Peach tours are gearing up to visiting the Castle staying at the Lodge at Ashford this June. Here a few pictures from our stay last year!
Shamrock and Peach tour group
Irish Wolf Hound Welcome
With my parents at the Castle
leprechauns on Range Rovers
1939 movie the Quiet Man
Keep up the great work Rory and we will be raising a toast to you this June!