Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ashford Castle

     This is certainly one of the must see places in the North West of Ireland. It is actually a medieval castle, expanded and refurbished over the centuries and at the moment a Five Star Luxury Hotel. It is situated near Cong, on the Galway/Mayo border. Here is a link for Ashford Castle
You can get there, starting from Galway, on the N59, through Oughterard, Maam Cross, then Cong. But an even better way is to catch the ferry from Oughterard, (Corrib Cruises) which leave every day at noon during the summer.  More info on Corrib Cruises here

     Strolling through the grounds of the castle is very pleasant. There are little paths and lanes along the shores of the Lough Corrib with plenty of benches to sit and rest or even to have a picnic. 

I just hope you get a nice sunny day on your day out!!

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I found an interesting sign here!!

And of course, a lovely place to go for a snack

The last view of the castle. Until the next time

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