Ross Castle news – Summer 2012

I’ve recently been contacted and asked to share some really good news about Ross Castle:

In order to better communicate with our customers and the world from the shores of Lough Sheelin, Ross Castle had high-speed internet installed in its historic walls in the fall of 2011. So, from now on guests will be able to keep communicating with their friends and family globally in real time and with the speed of (Irish) lightning! This improvement comes to Ross Castle exactly 500 years after the Black Baron dispatched couriers on horseback for his weekly communications with Dublin Castle. What a difference 500 years make !

Proving that we do listen to suggestions from our guests, we tackled some bricks-and-mortar renovations this spring: We finally dared to renovate the lower tower bathroom. After 50 years of climbing over toilets and jumping into an oversized bathtub, the scary task was tackled to tear the old bathroom from its 500-year old footings to replace it with contemporary new fixtures, offering all of the modern bathroom comforts in a historic setting. To our surprise, not only was the base from which we had to rebuild sound, but the concrete had hardened over the past decades and centuries to the point, where hammer and chisel could hardly scratch it. Hats off to our plumber, who fitted the new services effortlessly into the old walls without taking away any of the old charm and history.

This “small” renovation project fits into the larger scheme, where we want to proceed to continuously upgrade the services of Ross Castle over the coming years. However, we want to do this carefully and cautiously, realising fully that we are moving within many-century-old walls, which deserves special care and consideration.

One more thing: Ross Castle was recently featured in an article of the Irish Times – you may enjoy it if you’re into ghosts stories: Things that go Bump in the night.

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Ashford Castle deals: 3rd night FREE with every booking

Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle

To celebrate its 70th birthday, Ashford Castle has got an amazing deal on offer: for every 2 nights of accommodation in one of its Deluxe Rooms, you will received a 3rd night absolutely free!

Ashford Castle special offer

To receive your 3rd Night FREE you must book a minimum of two consecutive nights. This works out to be € 770.00 EUR Per Deluxe Room for 3 nights – an AMAZING price for a stay in this magnificent hotel!

This offer is for two adults only sharing in a Deluxe Room and is valid from the 01st April, 2009 – 22nd December 2009.

Book a Room at Ashford Castle NOW

Ashford Castle special offer details

Enjoy 2 nights accommodation with Full Irish Breakfast each morning and receive a 3rd night Bed & Breakfast FREE.

Fancy a welcome bottle of champagne?

Many guests will be able to avail of a welcome bottle of champagne:

  • any guest who will turn 70 this year (was born in 1939)
  • any two guests with a combined age of 70
  • couples celebrating a 70th wedding anniversary

Valid identification will be requested on checking to receive the champagne.

It’s not very often that you get such a good deal, so wait no more and book 3 nights at Ashford Castle now!

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