Into the Mystic

An inspired reinvention has revived Ireland’s enchanting Ashford Castle.   In its eight-century history, Ashford Castle has passed through the hands of the Anglo-Norman aristocracy, the lord president of Connaught, and, perhaps most famously, the family behind Ireland’s national brew, Guinness. But by the time the hotelier Beatrice Tollman and her daughter Toni acquired it in 2013, the medieval landmark on […]

Front Runners September 2015: Irish Express

Next summer, the 40-passenger Belmond Grand Hibernian ( will make its inaugural journey, traveling through the Irish countryside from Cork to Westport. Scheduled for August 2016, the train’s first voyage will stop at the Blarney Stone, the Jameson whiskey distillery, and several other sites along the way. The Grand Hibernian, which was designed by the […]

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