Day Three - Travel to Ashford Castle
Ashford Castle is a hotel/resort located in a 13th century castle north of Galway in western Ireland. On this day we traveled across the country to spend a few days there, living the Downton Abbey life. (I know that show is set in England and this is Ireland, but work with me.)
Aidan traveled across Ireland earlier in his career. He found some interesting stops for us along our route, including The Museum of Style Icons at Newbridge Silver, Kilbeggan Distilling, makers of Irish Whiskey since 1757, and a wonderful roadside restaurant for lunch that we never would have found on our own.
We arrived at Ashford Castle in time to walk the grounds in the late afternoon and settle into our rooms. It really did feel like we were staying in a castle!