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Mary Gostelow visits another Irish Castle and learns how to make Irish cheese and bagpipes

Ashford Castle, three hours’ drive west of Dublin near Cong, County Mayo, is now the Irish treasure in Red Carnation Hotels’ portfolio. Red Carnation’s owners, the Tollman family, bought the massive estate in 2013 and they have since spent ‘many millions’ on overall enhancements, including accommodation for some of the 465-strong team, who are…
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10 questions with… Alexandra Tollman

LATTE chats with Alexandra Tollman, Director of Sales of Red Carnation Hotels, about running a family business, the importance of each property having a unique personality and VIP pets. 1. Tell us the story behind the name ‘Red Carnation Hotels’. The Red Carnation Hotel Collection name was inspired by the flower that my…
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