Two historic Irish hotels join forces for an unforgettable Town and Country Escape

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The spectacular Ashford Castle in Co. Mayo and the opulent Merrion Hotel in Dublin’s City Centre have teamed up so guests can enjoy the best of both worlds with a two-night stay in The Capital before heading West for a further two nights.


The Luxury Town & Country Staycation is priced from €3,470 for two people sharing for four nights. As part of the package, guests will enjoy a two-night stay in one of Ashford Castle’s Deluxe rooms, with a five-course dinner in the hotel’s George V dining room on one evening of choice.

The package includes one activity on the grounds of the Ashford Castle Estate with a choice of Horse Riding, Archery or Clay Pigeon Shooting. A one-hour history tour of the castle and wine tasting for two in Ashford Castle’s historic wine cellars is also included.

At The Merrion Hotel, guests will stay in a main house deluxe room for two nights, with dinner included on one night in The Merrion’s two-star Michelin restaurant, Patrick Guilbaud.

This package also includes a full body massage or facial for two in The Merrion Spa as well as tickets to visit one of Dublin’s top museums, with a choice between; The Little Museum of Dublin; EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum or MoLi – The new Museum of Literature in Dublin.

A chilled bottle of champagne will await guests on arrival at both hotels with a full Irish breakfast on each morning of the trip. Complimentary bike hire is also available at Ashford Castle and The Merrion so guests can explore their surroundings and take in the sights and sounds of the cityscape and countryside.

In a joint statement, Peter McCann, General Manager at The Merrion, and Niall Rochford, General Manager at Ashford Castle said;

“This is a fantastic opportunity for people living in Ireland to explore what is right here on their doorstep this summer and enjoy both a city and a country break. Domestic travel is very important for Ireland’s hospitality industry this year and this partnership allows guests to sample two of Ireland’s finest five-star hotels. We may be rivals on the GAA pitch, but we are partners in hospitality, and this offer is a great example of how businesses can support one another while also giving guests a unique experience that they will never forget.”

The offer is available from June – October 2021 and the prices are based on two people sharing across consecutive dates, in each property. Bookings for the Luxury Town & Country Staycation can be made through either hotel.

Rigorous arrangements have been made by both properties to allow for social distancing in all dining and public areas. Staff have been meticulously trained to ensure that guests can relax knowing that they are being looked after to the highest of standards that go beyond government and health regulations.

This offer is priced at €3470.00 in total for two people sharing.

The Town & Country Luxury package is available from June – October 2021.
Offer is subject to availability at the time of booking, terms and conditions apply:
The stay in both properties must run consecutively
Payment for the four-night stay will be settled in full at the first property that you stay in
Transport between both properties is not included
The cancellation policy for this booking is 48 hours prior to arrival at your first property

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