The Lodge at Ashford Castle in Cong has won another prestigious accolade.

The Lodge has been awarded 4-Star Hotel of the Year 2021 at the Irish Hotel Awards.

This is the second year running that the Cong hotel has picked up the accolade, which is a testament to excellence in hospitality and service.

The Lodge was originally built in the 1800's as the home of Ashford Castle's Estate Manager, and opened as a hotel in 2007.

Manager of The Lodge at Ashford Castle Peter Fergus told Midwest News that they're proud to win the award in a very challenging year for the industry.

Paula Donnellan first congratulated Peter and his staff on this latest award.