The Wedding Celebration of
Grace
Peter

Activities

Ashford Castle offers several enjoyable activities. We have selected some of our favourites for our guests to enjoy on Saturday, July 15th.

Please note that some of the activities are complimentary and that there will be a charge for others. This is outlined below.

The number of guests in each activity is limited and registration is required.
To register please email your selection by Wednesday, July 5th to Áine Melvin on banquetingash@ashfordcastle.com.

 

Activities Schedule

  • 10:30am – Falconry (Group 1)
  • 10:30am – Historical Tour of the Castle (Group 1)
  • 10:30am – Clay Pigeon Shooting (Group 1)
  • 11:00am – Lough Corrib Boat Cruise
  • 1:00pm – Falconry (Group 2)
  • 1:00pm – Historical Tour (Group 2
  • 1:00pm – Clay Pigeon Shooting (Group 2)

 

Activities Descriptions

Falconry

Ireland’s School of Falconry at Ashford Castle is the oldest established Falconry School in the country and offers you the chance to fly hawks around the beautiful Castle grounds during a 60-minute Hawk Walk.
Upon arrival to the Falconry School, you’ll be greeted by your Falconry Instructor and introduced to your hawks. You will learn about their exceptional eyesight, speed, agility and training.

As you walk through the beautiful woodlands, your hawks will closely follow you, flying from tree to tree, before swooping down to land back on your gloved fist – truly, a moment you will never forget.
The walk is 1 hour and cost €50 per person. The cost will be charged to your room account.

 

Clay Pigeon Shooting

The Ashford sporting clay range features targets that simulate the game typical of this region. Beginners enjoy a pleasant introduction to the sport and a thorough grounding in the safety and etiquette of shooting in general. You’ll meet at the Equestrian Centre to meet your instructor who will then direct you to the shooting range.
The activity is 1 hour and cost €75 per person. The cost will be charged to your room account.

Lough Corrib Boat Cruise

Enjoy a 90-minute boat cruise on Lough Corrib, the largest, and most beautiful lake in the Republic of Ireland. Local guides will captain this tour, featuring breathtaking views of Ashford Castle and the Connemara Mountains, as well as a stop at Inchagoill Island, home to a beautiful 5th century church thought to be the same age as St. Patrick.
This activity is complimentary but as there are limited places on the tours, registration is required.

Historical Tour of the Castle

Discover the history of Ashford Castle, extending back to 1228 and once home to the famous Guinness family. Local historian, Fintan O’Gorman, will guide an interesting and fact-filled tour of the castle and its grounds, answering questions about the original inhabitants and telling memorable stories of its rich history.
This activity is complimentary but as there are limited places on the tours, registration is required.

Golf

Ashford Castle has beautiful 9 hole, 2996 yards par 35 parkland course is perfect for golfers of all abilities to hone their skills. The course, the original deer park of the estate, was designed by the renowned Irish golf architect Eddie Hackett and imaginatively integrates a wide variety of natural features and hazards to create tough par 3s, exciting par 4s and a formidable par 5. Tee times are complimentary to wedding guests and Ashford Castle provides the best Titleist clubs, top of the range all-terrain trolleys which aerate the course as they’re wheeled along. Please visit Ashford Castle’s website for more information – www.ashfordcastle.com/activities
Please note: Advance bookings are highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Bikes, Hikes, Billiards, Darts, Tennis

At your leisure and complimentary for wedding guests. Please visit Ashford Castle’s website for more information – www.ashfordcastle.com/activities