Unique Irish crafts and artisanal produce are among the finest souvenirs to take home from Ashford Castle. A wealth of keepsakes can be purchased from the Ashford Castle Shop, as well as the charming boutiques and delis peppered across the estate and beyond. Shop delicious local cheeses and wines as well as handmade homeware and our signature whisky-flavoured tea. We travel around Ashford Castle in search of the perfect gifts.
A Life in Food by Bea Tollman
President and Founder of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, Bea Tollman’s thoughtfully compiled cookbook is a celebration of recipes that have been both passed down through the generations and collected from her travels. Each has been skilfully perfected by her culinary expertise. Pick up a copy from Mrs Tea’s Boutique and Bakery.
Artisan food products
Setting up shop in Galway almost 100 years ago, the family-owned restaurant, deli and fine foods shop McCambridge’s is a favourite among local gastronomes. Find its food hall full of artisan preserves, specialty coffee and organic fruit and vegetables, with an excellent selection of wines and Irish whisky, among other spirits.
Ashford Castle Irish Whiskey Cream tea
Best served steaming hot with a dash of cream, Irish Whiskey Cream tea is a warming, malty Assam infused with notes of whiskey and cocoa. Stocked at Mrs Tea’s Boutique and Bakery, it’s an opportunity to take home a signature taste of the Emerald Isle. Herbal enthusiasts will enjoy the fruity Granny’s Garden tea, while the robust Irish Afternoon Gold is an excellent accompaniment to an afternoon tea, with its enlivening blend of Darjeeling, Assam and Ceylon.
One of Galway’s most cherished artisanal food stores, Sheridans Cheesemongers can be found on St Nicholas’s Church Square. It’s where to source excellent regional cheeses in addition to local charcuterie and olives. Conveniently positioned above it is a cosy wine shop and bar.
Run by a husband and wife team who’ve been fashioning jewellery together for more than 45 years, Foxford Jewellery is within comfortable reach of Ashford Castle. Make the short trip to this enchanting boutique to pore over the precious collection of statement rings and earrings, studded with rainbows of sparkling gems.
Ashford Castle Scented Candle
In partnership with the historic Irish candle company, Rathbornes, The Shop at Ashford Castle offers a signature hand-poured Ashford Castle Scented Candle. Founded in Dublin in 1488, Rathbornes is one of the world’s oldest candle makers, and this delicious scent conjures the spirit of Ashford Castle with a unique blend of essential oils.
Ashford Castle Monopoly
A witty nod to the much-loved board game, Ashford Castle Monopoly includes all the favourite locations from around the estate. Roll the dice for the chance to collect rewards such as dinner at George V Dining Room, cocktails in The Prince of Wales Bar, a round of golf, a trot out on horseback and an opportunity to fly the falcons.
Discover special souvenirs and beautiful gifts for loved ones while staying at Red Carnation Hotels’ Ashford Castle.