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The A to Z of Ashford Castle in lockdown - what's happening behind closed doors in the famous five-star?

From appointing a ‘King of Connections’ to arranging Zoom calls with regular guests, Ashford Castle General Manager Niall Rochford reflects on a busy lockdown and the future for five-star hotels...

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The five-star Ashford Castle in Cong, Co Mayo

The five-star Ashford Castle in Cong, Co Mayo

The five-star Ashford Castle in Cong, Co Mayo

Ashford Castle might be closed, but there are people on site every day.

Every one of the 83 guest rooms is checked daily, and we have a team manning the phones for guest bookings and enquiries. Standards have to be maintained and the castle and grounds kept looking impeccable. I head in myself Monday to Friday, but for the first time in my working life, evenings and weekends are spent at home. It’s been a joy for me — although you’d have to ask the family how they feel about it!


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