Hotel Review: Ashford Castle is ‘up there with the best hotels globally’, but is it worth the sky-high prices?

After a reported €100m investment, Ashford Castle is once again sitting at the top table of resort hotels in Europe

The Oak Hall at Ashford Castle

John O’Ceallaigh

For most of us born before the Celtic Tiger era, it was far from luxury hotels we were reared. But still, Ashford Castle seems to have always been known by everybody.