Ashford Castle

Reagan Suite Why We Love It: Gorgeous Lough Corrib views can be had from every room in this ritzy suite, which received a recent makeover but retains its historical integrity with touches such as the original fireplace in the living area and individually sourced antiques like the French mahogany and gilt bureau plat desk or the exquisite cream-and green-painted four-poster […]

Reagan Suite / Ashford Castle

Cocktail of the Week: Best Cocktail in Ireland

By Olivia Cuccaro

Wilde’s Atlantic Way at The Lodge at Ashford Castle 50 ml Connemara 12 Year Old Peated Single Malt Whiskey two cubes brown sugar 4 dashes Angostura bitters dried dillisk (Irish seaweed) two spoonfuls Atlantic sea salt 10 ml filtered water square of turf In Ireland, the cocktail scene is flourishing thanks to the tradition of exceptional whiskey paired with innovative […]

Cocktail of the Week: St Patrick’s Day Cocktails

By Olivia Cuccaro

This weekend, we’ll be looking at the world through green-tinted glasses in celebration of St Patrick’s Day. Whether you’re toasting the holiday on the Emerald Isle itself, or gathering with friends at a local pub for some Irish-themed antics, we’ve rounded up our favorite festive cocktails for March. See our picks of cocktail recipes featuring ingredients that hail from Ireland. […]


One of the world’s leading destination spas, Monart has won some of the most prestigious spa industry awards. It holds the title of Ireland’s best destination spa for four consecutive years, ranks in Forbes’ top 10 places to visit, is among the world’s top three spa retreats according to Condé Nast Traveller, 2010 and 2011, and has been featured in […]

The K Club – The Kildare Hotel, Spa & Country Club

Straffan House Why We Love It: Formerly unavailable for rent, Straffan House, The K Club’s colossal 34,000-square-foot private villa debuted for private use last summer. The 10-bedroom accommodation abounds with amenities such as an indoor swimming pool with a swim-up bar, a cinema, spa, glass-enclosed climate-controlled wine cellar, plus a dedicated staff, including concierge and private chef.       […]

Straffan House / The K-Club – The Kildare Hotel, Spa & Country Club


BUDDY DARBY SUITE Square Footage: 2,300 Rate: From $930 Why We Love It:This suite occupies the Lodge’s most prime real estate, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the property’s Greg Norman-designed golf course. A grand fourposter bed with custom goose down quilt and a warm-wooded sitting room with gas fireplace nod gallantly to the Irish setting. Joe Russell,General Manager 353-65-905-5602 […]