Our tour stayed at the Ashford Castle, two years ago. We, unfortunately only got to stay there for two wonderful nights. It is the former summer home of the Guinness Family. The grounds were beyond fantastic. We had a view of the water. Our tour group arrived by waterway. Then a bagpiper met us at the docks. Then we all followed him over a bridge, through an archway and into the hotel. He escorted us while playing his music. It was so much fun to visit this location. Ireland is just so beyond wonderful.