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Ireland: County Mayo, Ashford Castle – Family Vacations with Fairies and Falcons or Hogwarts Magic.374IrelandAshfordCastle  Ireland has long been known as the land of legend and mystery, and Ashford Castle, one of Ireland's most renowned castle-hotels, is located precisely where the myths (or true stories) may still be shared.  

Castles are usually associated with fairytales and where better to make an enchanted story a reality than with the Juniors at Ashford Castle. With hundreds of acres of surrounding woodland and a varied array of activities on offer, the castle is an ideal destination for families wishing to share quality time together in  enchanting surroundings.
 
Spend time away together. In addition to quiet time in a remarkable spot, general activities to be shared with children include horseback riding, bicycle hire, hawk walk, family falconry lessons, fishing on Loch Corrib, a relaxing lake cruise, jaunting car, walking and jogging trails, plus archery, tennis, sporting clays, and golf.

Winter Packages:
Throughout the year families make take advantage of unique vacation options created to maximize each stay on the grounds. For example during the winter months families can enjoy the Hogwarts Family One or Two Night Break  or the annual Christmas Party Night as well as many other family packages. Ashford Castle offers a complete family holiday experience.      374IrelandAshfordCastleFalcon
 
About Ashford Castle: Ashford Castle, which dates back to 1228, is set on 350 acres of County Mayo, on the shores of Lough Corrib and the River Cong, with a spectacular backdrop of woodlands, lake, river, and mountains.  It features 83 guestrooms and is renowned for a range of country sports including an equestrian center, fly fishing, an exclusive nine-hole golf course, Ireland's first school of falconry and sporting clay shooting.  The castle has several dining rooms (each with children's menus) as well as spaces for a gracious afternoon tea service. They offer classic luxury meant to be shared with family.
 
Make it happen. Ashford Castle, Cong, Co Mayo, Ireland.  Toll-free Ireland 1-800-451- 351, UK toll-free 0 800-559-3273, and US toll-free 1-800-346-7007.  For more information visit www.ashford.ie

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