Built in 1228 by the de Burgo family, just 45 minutes from the city of Galway, Ashford Castle was their main stronghold in Ireland. It passed through several hands over the next centuries, including Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness, part of the family who created the famous beer of the same name.Continue reading
By: Darlena Hernandez, Travel Consultant
Iconic Ireland is just absolutely amazing! From the numerous shades of green, to the Wild Atlantic Way, there is something that is sure to mesmerize you! I have to say, the people of Ireland are most welcoming, filled with pride for their country, and are so willing to tell you many tales of Ireland’s history.
The pubs are alive with much laughter, great pub fare and glasses full of Guinness! You will see countless castles on this journey. Some are in pristine condition and some are ruins left from centuries long past. If you have not had the opportunity to get to Ireland, I would definitely write that on your “Bucket List” and let Brendan Vacations show you the breath taking views of this Celtic Country!