Fabulous Father’s Day ideas from the Ashford Estate

Friday, April 28, 2023.
Ashford Castle Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin edition 

Ashford Castle Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin edition 

With Father’s Day on the horizon, falling on Sunday, 18th June, Ashford Castle and The Lodge at Ashford Castle have some wonderful gifts for every budget – and for every father.  

A partnership between the world-renowned Ashford Castle Estate and the remarkable Shed Distillery, the home of Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin has resulted in a refreshingly bright exotic gin, with the fresh and subtle flavours of citrus and honey.   

Distilled by hand, this unique gin carefully balances gunpowder tea and fresh citrus fruits from the Orient with smooth-flowing honey from the first harvest of beehives on the Ashford Castle Estate and wood sorrel, which flourishes below the vast tree population in the 350-acre Castle gardens. 

Priced at €65, Ashford Castle Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin edition is exclusively available online from Mrs Tea’s Boutique & Bakery on the Ashford Castle Estate and The Shed Distillery Experience gift shop in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim. The perfect present for the discerning father! 

Ashford Castle Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin edition 

Father’s Day Sunday lunch in the West  

Wilde’s at The Lodge at Ashford Castle offers one of the finest Sunday lunches in the West, with executive head chef Jonathan Keane creating a variety of fantastic dishes that showcase the unique flavours of the hotel’s local and regional producers. For €49pp, Sunday lunch highlights at Wilde’s include Kelly’s white pudding Scotch eggs, lobster bisque, roast striploin of dry-aged beef with beef dripping roasties, whole black sole on the bone and plum and sherry trifle. If Dad’s not driving, he might enjoy a glass of wine from one of the more than 100 labels on The Lodge’s wine list that features only green, sustainably produced wines from around the world.  

Did we mention the views! The Lodge at Ashford Castle offers window frame vistas across Lough Corrib, one of Ireland’s largest lakes backed by the rolling hills of Connemara.  Telephone: +353 94 954 5400 or check out www.thelodgeac.com  

One night dining special  

Treat Dad to something rather special with The Lodge at Ashford Castle’s One Night Special promotion – we couldn’t have timed it any better! Designed for two people sharing, Dad will enjoy an overnight stay in a beautiful room, a three-course meal in Wilde’s prepared by executive head chef Jonathan Keane and his team, full Irish breakfast the next morning and all of the benefits of the wider Ashford Castle estate including complimentary bike hire and a round of golf on the 9-hole course. Prices start from €414 based on two people sharing a Courtyard Deluxe Room*. 

Telephone: +353 94 954 5400, Email: [email protected] or check out www.thelodgeac.com.   

All offers and experiences subject to availability at time of booking* 

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