Ashford

County Mayo, Ireland
@Marcyaz (35592)
United States
July 12, 2016 9:15am CST
I was reading a book by Nora Roberts called Shadow Spell that mentioned Ashford Castle and how splendid it is. I looked it up online and it says that this castle dates back to 1228 can you imagine that. It has 350 acres on the shores of Lough Corrib. It has 83 spectacular rooms, suites and a Lakeside Cottage, lots of activities with the Irish hospitality. It has been fully restored to its former splendor and it is home to Ireland's first School of Falconry.
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• United States
12 Jul 16
What a lovely castle Marcy. Ireland is brimming with these types of old places. I used to love reading Nora Roberts books.
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@Marcyaz (35592)
• United States
12 Jul 16
@TiarasOceanView It is very impressive. I hadn't read anything of Nora Roberts lately and this was different.
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• United States
12 Jul 16
@Marcyaz She is a great writer..is she still alive?
@Marcyaz (35592)
• United States
12 Jul 16
@TiarasOceanView I have no idea as I bought this book at a second hand store.
@Daljinder (22196)
• India
13 Jul 16
The castle is in fact splendid. 1228, can't believe it is that old. I would love to explore it from inside out.
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@Marcyaz (35592)
• United States
13 Jul 16
@Daljinder I have a hard time believing how old that castle is. It is beautiful and I imagine it would be fun to explore it and the countryside.
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@Daljinder (22196)
• India
13 Jul 16
@Marcyaz Very much indeed!
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@alberello75 (19285)
• Genova, Italy
12 Jul 16
From what I understand, Ashford Castle should be fantastic.
@Marcyaz (35592)
• United States
12 Jul 16
@alberello75 It seems to be beautiful inside and outside, I would love to see the falcons being trained.
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@alberello75 (19285)
• Genova, Italy
12 Jul 16
@Marcyaz Such castle, I would like to visit inside. Maybe someday....
@Marcyaz (35592)
• United States
12 Jul 16
@alberello75 Who knows you might just do that someday.
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@HazySue (23770)
• United States
12 Jul 16
You doo the same thing I do - when something in history is mentioned in a book I am reading I look it up. I would love to go visit this castle someday.
@Marcyaz (35592)
• United States
12 Jul 16
@HazySue I love to learn about things and places. This would be wondeful to see in person.
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@HazySue (23770)
• United States
12 Jul 16
@Marcyaz it sure would. I hope to be able to travel and visit it.
@Marcyaz (35592)
• United States
13 Jul 16
@HazySue You may be able to do that sometime.
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@xstitcher (12724)
• Petaluma, California
12 Jul 16
Oooh. I'd love to explore that castle, too. Nora Robers is one of my mothers' favorite authors. :)
@Marcyaz (35592)
• United States
12 Jul 16
@xstitcher It would be fun exploring the castle and its surroundings. Your mother has good taste. Has she read this book?
@xstitcher (12724)
• Petaluma, California
12 Jul 16
@Marcyaz I'm not sure, I'll have to ask her. :) If not it will be another good one for her to read. :)
@Marcyaz (35592)
• United States
12 Jul 16
@xstitcher It is a little different from her other writings.
• Austin, Texas
19 Jul 16
I pick up on little tidbits when I read too and do additional research. Sometimes the research is fruitful. Sometimes I'm surprised to find that the writer made the whole thing up and the place doesn't exist! What a blessing to have such a vivid imagination.
@Marcyaz (35592)
• United States
19 Jul 16
@cmoneyspinner I also like to do additional research especially when I find out the truth about different places that have been written about.
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@JudyEv (136823)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jul 16
How interesting! I didn't know there was a school of falconry although I've read a bit about the sport.
@Marcyaz (35592)
• United States
13 Jul 16
@JudyEv I had heard there was a school for falconry but I didn't know where they did this.
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@Inlemay (17140)
• South Africa
13 Jul 16
very pretty - I love country estates and castles because I think in a former life I was really a Princess!
@Marcyaz (35592)
• United States
13 Jul 16
@Inlemay It is lovely and good for you being a Princess in another life. lol
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
12 Jul 16
I love some of her books, especially the ones with bits of magic
@Marcyaz (35592)
• United States
13 Jul 16
@Jessicalynnt She has some really good books to read that hold your interest.
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@Corbin5 (119374)
• United States
12 Jul 16
That castle sure has hung around for a long time! Would be marvelous to get a look at it, inside and out!
@Marcyaz (35592)
• United States
12 Jul 16
@Corbin5 Yes it has survived for a long time it would be nice to stay there.
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@hostessman (10173)
• Tucson, Arizona
12 Jul 16
sounds like a place to go check out, really be interesting
@Marcyaz (35592)
• United States
12 Jul 16
@hostessman I think it would be very interesting to see.
• United States
12 Jul 16
Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to roam through that castle.
@Marcyaz (35592)
• United States
12 Jul 16
@Marilynda1225 It would be nice to be able to stay there and see the surrounding countryside.
@dbherald (498)
• India
12 Jul 16
Are you planning to visit the castle?
@Marcyaz (35592)
• United States
12 Jul 16
@deherald I doubt I will be visiting the castle but it is not unheard of.
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@JohnRoberts (64999)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Jul 16
Now that is what I call a castle. Magnificent structure. Great is has been restored.
@Marcyaz (35592)
• United States
12 Jul 16
@JohnRoberts Wow it is really something beautiful to see. The greatness has been restored.
@JustBhem (44207)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Jul 16
How I love to see these ancient buildngs.
@Marcyaz (35592)
• United States
12 Jul 16
@JustBhem It is a magnificant structure what I wouldn't give to see it in person.
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@beenice2 (2431)
• Canada
20 Dec 16
Wow, all can say is, wonderful