Ashford Castle is a 5 Star Hotel in Ireland.  It is the first and only Forbes Five Star Hotel and the former home of the Guinness family, Ashford Castle is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  In choosing to join Ashford Castle, you become part of a significant piece of history, both of Ireland and the Red Carnation Hotel Collection. Through the grand stone gates, a royal adventure begins. This remarkable 800-year-old castle, widely recognised as Ireland’s top hotel destination and once home to the Guinness family, is exceptional in every sense. Discover exquisite interiors, delicious cuisine, a wealth of unique activities and a state-of-the-art spa. The extraordinary characters of the castle passionately care about each and every guest experience. Ashford Castle, voted No. 1 in the 5 Best  Resort Hotels in the UK and Ireland in Travel + Leisure 'World's Best' Awards 2022; won seven awards at the Gold Medal Awards 2022 including the ultimate 'Supreme Award', a 'Gold Medal' for Ireland's Guest Experience and a 'Silver Medals' for Leading Green Hotel and Afternoon Tea and awarded Five Stars by Forbes Travel Guide 2022 - retained its five stars rating.

The Lodge at Ashford Castle is sitting within the magnificent 350 acre estate of Ashford Castle, this property overlooks magical Lough Corrib. Originally built in 1865, The Lodge offers country house charm, fine dining in Wilde’s Restaurant and an exceptional range of estate activities. One of Ireland’s finest wedding destinations, pairing warm Irish hospitality with a modern appeal.

The Ashford Castle Estate recently awarded the Irish Hotel Federation Distinction in Human Resources Management 2022.

The Red Carnation Hotel collection was officially recognised at Platinum standard Investors in People in 2020, the highest accolade it’s possible to reach - and we achieved this on a global basis.  This award recognises our commitment to all initiatives that are people and culture oriented, including career growth and opportunities for all, as well as our far-reaching commitment to sustainability, diversity and inclusivity. 

Additionally in 2020 we were recognised again with a Princess Royal Training Award for our hugely successful Management Programme, which has a prototypical track record in developing people and getting them “management ready” in both the company and sector.   We are truly proud to be awarded these two high profile accolades which are gloriously non-industry specific thereby pitching us against any business in any sector.  Our goal is to be an employer of choice for those willing to work hard, who are ambitious to find success and who are wishing to be rewarded well, paid fairly and treated as an individual within our family-owned and run atmosphere.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Hot jobs

Currently recruiting for the following areas at Ashford Castle and The Lodge at Ashford Castle:

  • Accommodation/Housekeeping
  • Kitchen
  • Front of House
  • Spa
  • Food & Beverage
  • Sales & Marketing

 

Event participation(s)
‘Bienvenidos a Irlanda’ 2022
Past event
17 November 2022
Irish Recruitment Day in Spain
Participating: Online & Onsite
With EURES to Europe!
Past event
Participating: Online
Bienvenidos a Irlanda! - Irish Recruitment Day in Spain
Past event
Participating: Online