March 14, 2016 - March 17, 2016
Luxury is defined in many ways. Ashford Castle in Cong, Ireland, is all of them. It is difficult to describe the experience of staying here. Words don't adequately capture it, although a slew of adjectives immediately scramble for top position in my mind. Some even contradict one another, which makes sense because Ashford Castle is everything to everyone, and anything to anyone. Whatever you can conjure in your mind regarding a 12th century castle, Ashford embodies it. It is all at once grand, luxurious, hospitable, historic, adventurous, exciting, relaxing, posh, approachable, whimsical, surreal, nostalgic, modern...the list goes on and on.
So in order to accurately capture a stay here, a photo journal is most appropriate.
|My daughter enjoying the expansive castle grounds|
|Archway in the old castle wall|
|Main sitting room with surrounding balcony|
|Falcon statue outside the castle|
|Follow the rules!|
|Professional Falconer - he knows his stuff|
|How does one become a Falconer?|
|My mom with Maya the Harris Hawk|
|My wife with Chico the Harris Hawk|
St. Patrick's Day
|Waking up on St. Patrick's Day to morning bagpiper!|
|Bowl of Shamrocks for all on St. Patrick's Day!|