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Pop the Question with the Help of Ashford Castle’s Owl


Ashford ResizedGetting married is for the birds. At least that’s the case (quite literally) at Ireland’s historic five-star Ashford Castle (one of our Top 10 Castle Hotels), thanks to their new owl-assisted Proposal Package. Engage the assistance of Dingle, Ashford’s resident owl, for your unforgettable engagement, all set on the site of a 13th-century castle surrounded by some 350 lush Emerald Isle acres, marked by a backdrop of woodlands, mountains, and a lake and river. Sign up for the Proposal Package, and Dingle will swoop in on your beloved with an engagement ring tied to a string around his neck for a proposal that will have your soon-to-be-betrothed soaring herself (or himself).

The package includes three nights’ bed & breakfast accommodations (including one champagne breakfast-in-bed); champagne, strawberries, and chocolates at arrival; a couples massage; one candlelit dinner in the George V Dining Room; rose petal turndown service; a romantic boat ride; and a falconry lesson, finished with a special visit from Dingle.

The Proposal Package is available now through December 22, 2012, so long as Dingle doesn’t fly the coop with some of his fancy newfound baubles (just kidding – Dingle isn’t one to ruffle feathers). Rates start at $1,940 ($647/night) for two. For more information, visit

For more trip-planning information, see our Ireland Travel Guide, then search for great offers on hotels and more with our Ireland Travel Deals.

One Comment

  • Erin says:

    I’d rather have the owl eat the ring, throw it up in a pellet, and when I dissect it, I say “OMG YES!!!”

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