Melissa Mannion August 30th, 2011
This has been a big year for one of my favourite venues. For years I have loved shooting weddings at Lisloughrey Lodge in Congo, Co. Mayo. It is truly a hidden gem, elegant with a modern edge and staffed by some of the most wonderful people you will ever meet…and the food- In a word, YUM! So I was a bit worried when I heard that there were big changes in the works. When I found out that the changes included being incorporated into Ashford Castle I breathed a sigh of relief as how wrong can things go when one of Irelands most loved and prestigous establishments are taking the reigns?
I was right not to worry The Lodge at Ashford as it is now known is every bit as fabulous as it was previously and the changes they have made are subtle but effective- such as changing the interior colour scheme to a brighter palette of colours.
In memory of what was and in celebration of what now is I am posting a selection of photos first from the former Lisloughrey Lodge and then later from the new Lodge at Ashford.
Best of luck to Aoife and the team and I look foward to working together!