Ballintubber Abbey, Co. Mayo is one of Ireland’s oldest and most famous historical sites. Founded in 1216 by King Cathal O'Conor, it is the only church in Ireland that was founded by an Irish king and is still in daily use. There is plenty to see on the grounds of Ballintubber Abbey such as St. Patricks Well, The Pilgrim Pathway, The Celtic Furrow and much more.
Ballintubber Abbey has become one of the most desired churches for wedding ceremonies in Ireland, with celebrities such as Pierce Brosnan and Shane Filan having previously gotten married in Ballintubber Abbey. The Lodge at Ashford castle is the perfect luxury hotel wedding venue in Co. Mayo and will compliments weddings in Ballintubber Abbey. The Lodge is located in Cong, which is only a short drive from Ballintubber Abbey.
Locally Cong has 2 churches of which one is the Church of Ireland, a small lovely church located on the grounds of Ashford Castle. The Roman Catholic Church is located in the village of Cong itself. Both of them are a very short distance from The Lodge.
Set on a ten acre site overlooking Lough Corrib, the Lodge at Ashford Castle is an idyllic boutique hotel venue for a wedding day you will treasure forever.