Dog Lovers Summer Break at Lodge at Ashford

Border collie dog herds sheep

The Lodge at Ashford Castle has a very special offer available for families who want to explore The West this summer, which includes a trip to the working sheep farm featured in Marley & Me.

The Lodge at Ashford Castle


Based on a family of four, guests can enjoy a three-night stay in one of The Lodge’s cosy Quay Suites, from €520.50 per adult on a B&B basis. As part of this family deal, guests will receive four tickets to visit the wonderful Joyce Farm in the heart of Connemara, a film location that featured in the hit movie, Marley & Me.

The Lodge at Ashford Castle

During the farm visit, Joe Joyce and his pack of clever collies will put on a show with a special sheepdog demonstration*. A complimentary packed lunch will be provided by the hotel ahead of your trip, which is just a 45-minute drive from The Ashford Estate.

The hotel offer also includes a three-course meal at the Quay Bar & Brasserie on two evenings of your stay, created by Executive Head Chef Jonathan Keane using fresh seasonal ingredients. Breakfast is also included each morning.


Based on two adults and two children (under the age of 12). Price subject to availability and room type and is correct at time of publication. Valid from March – September 2021. Terms & Conditions apply.

*Sheepdog demonstration times are 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm and must be booked at the same time as hotel reservation. Travel to the Joyce farm is not included in this offer.


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