With Mother’s Day barely behind us, it is time to give our full attention to Dad—because he needs pampering, too! In celebration of Father’s Day this year, Ashford Castle is offering fathers the perfect getaway in the Green Isle. From the great outdoors to one of the “hottest” tables in Ireland—and beer—Dad has never had it so good.

Ashford CastleThe Father’s Day package includes:

  • Two nights’ luxurious accommodations fit for a king
  • Full Irish breakfast each day
  • Table d’hôte dinner one evening in the George V Restaurant
  • Choice of falconry lesson in Ireland’s First School of Falconry or a fly fishing lesson in the picturesque Lough Corrib and the River Cong
  • Special bonus: Guinness tasting that includes Ashford Castle’s signature Arthur’s Bellini - created exclusively for Ashford Castle to mark Guinness’ 250th anniversary  (guests need to give the code “FD 10” when booking)

Ashford CastleA highlight of this Father’s Day experience will be a meal in the grandeur of the George V dining room, whose renowned Head Chef Stefan Matz was recently awarded “Best Chef” by Ireland’s newly launched Good Eating Guide 2010-2011.  With creative cooking, locally sourced produce and inspired use of seasonal ingredients, Chef Matz has crafted an innovative menu that has produced what is regarded as one of the finest restaurants in Ireland.

Priced at €850 (approximately US$1,060), the package is based on double occupancy.  Additional nights may be booked from €188 (approximately US$235) per person, per night.

For more information on Ashford Castle or for other special offers, visit www.ashford.ie.            

Ashford Castle, which dates back to 1228, 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. In addition to the 2010 Gold Medal from the Green Hospitality Awards, other recent awards and recognitions include Trip Advisor’s 2010 top ten picks for European castle hotels and inclusion in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2010 Gold List. 


Source: Geoffrey Weill Associates


Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".