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Taxes IncludedTis the season to be Jolly!✔ No DepositBreakfast included
Christmas is a time for families to be together, to celebrate and rejoice, to give and receive and more importantly to relax and be pampered. This Christmas let the team at Ashford Castle take the responsibility of serving the best Irish fare and professional entertainment. Enjoy inspiring company, fine pressed linen, cozy beds, plumped up cushions and roaring fires. All this delivered with the professionalism and care that is synonymous with Ashford. Let us ease you through the festive season and ensure a truly memorable Christmas.

Christmas Eve - 24th December:

Check in from 12 noon: Mulled Wine and Mince Pies will be served on your arrival to the Castle.
From 2pm: Afternoon Tea Service in the Drawing Room.
From 7pm: Christmas Eve Dinner in the George V Dining Room. Dress code is lounge suit.
10.00pm: Santa Claus arrives with gifts for all guests.
10.30pm: Church of the Good Shepherd Carol Singing.
10.45pm: Seasonal songs & music.

Christmas Day - 25th December:

8.00am - 10.30am: Breakfast in the George V Dining Room.
11am: Christmas morning Cruise on Lough Corrib with traditional music and hot whiskeys on board.
12noon: Second Christmas morning Cruise on Lough Corrib with traditional music and hot whiskeys on board.
1pm to 2.30pm: Christmas Day family photograph by the castle tree with resident photographer Elizabeth Toher.
From 1pm to 4pm: Christmas Day luncheon in the George V Dining Room. Dress code lounge suit.
2.00pm: Billiards competition in the Billiards Room.
From 2pm: Afternoon of festive movies in the castle cinema.
5.00pm to 7pm: Wine tasting in the Cellar.
5.00pm to 7pm: Gin tasting and Whiskey tasting in the Billiards Room.
From 7pm: Christmas night Tea Time at the castle, evening gourmet repast. Dress code smart casual.
10.00pm: Seasonal songs & music.

St. Stephen’s Day - 26th December:

8.00am - 10.30am: Breakfast in George V dining room.
10.30am-1pm: Brunch in the George V dining room. Dress code smart casual.
From 2.30pm: Activities -
2pm Archery or Falconry
From 2pm Estate and village scavenger trail
From 2pm Afternoon of festive movies in the castle cinema.
3pm Sheep Herding or Guided Walk with local historian
From 3pm choices of Whiskey, Gin and Wine tasting
3.00pm-5.00pm: Afternoon Tea in the Drawing Room.
From 7pm: St. Stephen’s Day dinner in the George V Dining Room. Dress code lounge suit.
From 7pm: St. Stephen’s Day dinner in Cullen’s at the Cottage. Dress code casual attire.
From 7pm: St. Stephen’s Day dinner in the Dungeon. Dress code casual attire.
8.30pm: The McGlade Family will entertain during dinner.
10.00pm: Join our resident entertainers for seasonal music and lyrics.

27th December:

8.00am – 10.00am: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast followed by a fond farewell.

These prices are based on double occupancy, for single occupancy and to enquire about brining children please contact the hotel directly on 00353 94 95 46003 OR EMAIL reservations@ashfordcastle.com
✔ Taxes Included✔ Creative Irish cuisine✔ No Deposit
Hosted in the George V Dining Room, our Irish fine dining experience comprises a table d’hôte of five-courses, with a Full Irish breakfast the following morning.

Offer Inclusions:

  • Overnight stay

  • Five-course dinner in George V Dining Room

  • Full Irish breakfast

  • Complimentary relaxation pool, steam room and fitness studio, advance reservations are required

  • A complimentary round of golf on our nine-hole course


We kindly ask that gentlemen wear a jacket to observe the George V dress code (a tie is optional).