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Ashford Castle :-
We consider it a privilege to work in this magnificent 13th century castle, located ½ hour from Galway on the shores of Lough Corrib, Ireland's second largest lake. Once the estate of Lord Ardilaun and the Guinness Family, Ashford opened as a luxury hotel in 1939
As civilizations developed, political, military, and economic ties became very important to prominent families and clans. Arranged marriages were a means of cementing ties between families, middle class family businesses, and countries. A man's daughters, who were considered to be his property in those days, provided a means of securing needed alliances with other families. Thus dowries were introduced as a means attracting and securing the most beneficial family alliances possible.