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Falconry, horse-riding and fishing will entertain the whole family at historic Ashford Castle

Posted: 14 December 2011
by Kate Donoughue

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The magical surroundings of Ashford Castle, Cong, in County Mayo, are a great place to spend an early spring break if you are looking for a slice of country life. On the banks of Lough Corrib, and surrounded by a vast estate and ancient woodland, there are lots of outdoor activities for families to enjoy together, such as falconry, horse riding and fly-fishing. And if that works up your appetite, the award-winning team at the castle are renowned for serving local fare in its luxurious environs – and staying in a castle should appeal to younger guests, too! A seven-night stay for a family of four, in a deluxe room with two queen beds, costs from £2,060, including Irish breakfasts each day,a one-hour family falconry lesson and a one-hour family horse riding lesson. 

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