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Things to do

  • Dinner at Wilde’s Restaurant (The Lodge, Ashford Castle)

    Wilde’s Restaurant has splendid views over the waters of Lough Corrib and is only a five minute walk from Lakeland House. Chef, Jonathan Keane, recently described as ‘one of the country’s most exciting chefs’ creates a variety of delicious dishes that showcase the unique flavours and textures of the finest local produce, from succulent Irish […]

  • Afternoon Tea in Ashford Castle

    Enjoy the long established tradition of afternoon tea at Ashford Castle, located five minutes walk from Lakeland House. With spectacular views from the comfort of the castle’s elegant interior, take your time to savour every delicious moment. The Afternoon Tea menu offers a wide selection of speciality teas or perhaps a glass of Champagne, delicate […]

  • Arts and Crafts Shopping

    Wander around Cong Ireland’s most beautiful village and explore the art galleries, craft shops, bookshop and Ryan’s Food Emporium for the best fresh fish from the local rivers and lakes and sample local artisan products.

  • Home made cakes from the Hungry Monk

    Enjoy the wonderful home made cakes at The Hungry Monk Café.

  • Visit the 10 Caves of Cong

    Discover the ten caves of Cong – a village surrounded by underground streams and caves.

  • Local Fishing

    Enjoy some of the best inland fisheries in Europe in Lough Mask, Lough Corrib and the river Cong. Salmon, trout, pike and perch can be caught in season.

  • Swimming

    Swim at the lovely Chalet beach in Lough Corrib located on the Ashford Castle Estate, close to Lakeland House.

  • Adventure Outdoor Pursuits

    Enjoy archery, clay pigeon shooting, kayaking, woodland zip-wiring, tree climbing and bike trails at Ashford Outdoors. Try orienteering, abseiling, mountain climbing, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, gorge walking, raft building, sailing, caving, stand up paddle boarding, rock climbing and obstacle courses at Petersburg Adventure Centre.

  • Horse Riding

    Discover the pleasure of panoramic views of lake, forest and mountain from the back of a sturdy Connemara Pony or Irish Sport Horse at Ashford Equestrian Centre, located 5 minutes walk from Lakeland House. The Ashford Castle Estate, once home to the Guinness family, plays host to underground rivers, caves, castles, towers, abbeys and ringforts […]

  • Local Archaeology

    Discover the archaeological and historical wealth of the Cong area described by one of Ireland’s leading archaeologists as Ireland’s premier ritual centre and Ireland’s most significant archaeological site outside of the Boyne Valley.

  • Visit Connemara

    Cong, only one mile from Lakeland House, is the gateway to Connemara – an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Wild Atlantic Way with dramatic and breathtaking landscapes of mountains, lakes and rugged coastlines.

  • Boating on Lough Corrib

    Hire a rowboat or go for a cruise on Lough Corrib. Corrib Cruises depart Lisloughrey Quay, located less than five minutes walk from Lakeland House, daily from June to September inclusive. The cruise stops at Inchagoill island and while on the island passengers are taken on a guided tour of St. Patrick’s 5th Century Monastic […]

  • Breathtaking Walks

    Enjoy the tracks and trails around Lough Corrib, the Ashford Castle Estate, Cong Abbey and Cong forest on foot or by bike.

  • The Hawk Walk at Ireland’s School of Falconry

    The oldest established Falconry School in Ireland offers you the chance to fly a Harris hawk around the spectacular grounds of Ashford Castle in a one hour private Hawk Walk. Within minutes of arriving, you will have a hawk on your glove and be setting off to fly your hawk or hawks in the gardens […]

  • The Quiet Man Museum

    A must for any Quiet Man enthusiasts. It is an exact replica of the White O’Morn cottage in the movie. Painstaking effort has ensured that all the furnishings, artifacts and costumes are authentic reproductions. The four poster bed, the tables and chairs which Mary Kate cherished, the thatched roof, emerald green half door and white […]

  • The Quiet Man Guided Tour

    Award winning walking tours of The Quiet Man film locations depart daily from The Quiet Man Museum bringing enthusiasts to many of the film locations including the Pat Cohan Bar, the dying man’s house, the Reverend Playfair’s house, the courting scenes and the fight scenes. Book Tickets