|Dingle the Owl|
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...and the presence of a very special owl.
Recent awards and recognitions include being ranked Best Resort in Ireland in Condé Nast Traveler's 2011 Gold List, winning the 2010 Gold Medal from the Green Hospitality Awards and being among Trip Advisor's 2010 top ten picks for European castle hotels.
The castle is Ireland 's most historic five-star castle hotel and arguably the Emerald Isle's most romantic destination...but sometimes an ideal setting just isn't enough to say those four magic words. Not to worry, Ashford Castle 's resident owl, Dingle, is here to help. A new Proposal Package available now through December 22, 2012, highlights Dingle offering the engagement ring on a string around his neck to the bride- or groom-to-be. And who could possibly say no to Dingle?
The package includes:
•Three nights' bed & breakfast
•Bottle of Champagne in-room upon arrival with strawberries and chocolates
•Candlelit dinner in the George V Dining Room on one evening of choice
•Rose petal turndown service
•Champagne breakfast in-bed on one morning
•One-hour romantic boat ride
•Falconry lesson, finished off with a special visit from Dingle the owl
Valid through December 22, 2012 and based on two people sharing, the package is priced from €1,450 (approximately US$1,940).
For more information, visit: http://www.ashford.ie/
Posted by Anne Gordon on Tuesday, 20th December, 2011.