Ashford Castle wins overall award as Ireland’s top spas named in Tatler awards

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  • Overall Spa of the Year: The Spa at Ashford Castle
  • Newcomer Award: The Spa at Adare Manor
  • City Spa of the Year: The Spa at the Shelbourne 
  • Best Service: The Spa at Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa
  • Best Facial: Youth Renew Hydra Glow Peel at Monart Destination Spa
  • Best Body Treatment: Neroli Blossom Sensory Massage at Oasis Spa at Lyrath Estate Hotel
  • Best Treatment Package: Lavender Lullaby at The Spa at Farnham Estate
  • Innovation: The Cliff Group
  • Style Award: The Well in the Garden at Cliff at Lyons
  • Best Therapist: Rachel O’Mahony at The Beautique Spa at the Hayfield Manor
  • Leinster Spa of the Year: Monart Destination Spa
  • Munster Spa of the Year: Sàmas Spa at the Park Hotel Kenmare
  • Connacht Spa of the Year: The Spa at Ashford Castle
  • Ulster Spa of the Year: The Spa at Galgorm Castle 

The Spa at Ashford Castle has been named Best Spa in Ireland at the 2018 Irish Tatler Spa of the Year Awards, the 10th year of the awards. It replaces Monart, 2017’s overall winner.

Fiona McDermott, Aliosia Mitchell, Michelle Ryan and Clare Mullaney Dignam from The Spa at Ashford Castle, overall winer of the Irish Tatler Spa of the Year Award at the InterContinental Hotel in Dublin. Photo: Paul Sherwood

The glamorous Spa at the five star Ashford Castle was named best in Connacht, as well as overall winner; Wexford’s destination spa Monart won in Leinster, the Samas Spa at the Park in Kenmare for Munster; while the Spa at Galgorm was named the Best Spa in Ulster for the second year in a row. 

Ireland’s first Creme de la Mer Spa, the Spa at Adare Manor, was named Best Newcomer following its  opening earlier this year and the Spa at Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel took home the win for Best City Spa. 

Among the other awards of the day were the country’s Best Facial, at Monart Destination Spa, the Best Body Treatment care of Kilkenny’s Lyrath Estate and a Best Service award that went to the Spa at Killarney’s Aghadoe Heights Hotel. Spa managers from some of Ireland’s most prestigious properties attended the ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel in Ballsbridge.

Irish Tatler editor Shauna O’Halloran said We have amazing luxury spas to offer in Ireland, and with hotel bookings and high end staycations being once again on the up, there is nothing but good news for the Irish spa industry,” said 

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