Our Hike In Ashford Castle’s Mystical Forest

photograph of the ancient oak forest at Ashford Castle near Cong, County Mayo, Ireland.

forest beside ashford castle

The estate property of    Ashford Castle    boasts a dense, healthy forest thanks to the efforts of previous owners Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness and his eldest son, Lord Ardilaun.  Sir Benjamin had thousands of trees planted during his occupancy of the castle after acquiring it in 1852, and in later years, when the estate passed to Arthur, he expanded the plantings to create extensive woodlands. Read more