Is there an Irish castle fit for the king of New York real estate? Apparently so, as Fredrik Eklund, star of the addictive Bravo series Million Dollar Listing New York, settled in to Ashford Castle in Co. Mayo last weekend and raved about it on his social media accounts.
Eklund, New York’s top real estate broker and the breakout star of MDL with a New York Times best-selling book to his credit, visited Ashford with his husband Derek for the wedding of their friends.
Fredrik’s book was about the cutthroat world of real estate, but perhaps he should consider creative writing if his Facebook postings on Ireland are anything to go by.
“They say west Ireland is one of the greenest places on Earth, and I think it must be true; so green that moss grows on the trees here, so green I can smell the green. In here I can sense the magic, right here I sense the enchanted power of the forest. And then I hear the music. The beat from the castle... signaling it's time to change into the black tuxes for the big night,” he wrote in one entry.
Fredrik and Derek, who will welcome their daughter Milla later this year, went sightseeing and bird watching during their brief time in Mayo. “The land of rolling green hills and huge castles…I just love Ireland and its nature,” Fredrik told his hundreds of thousands of followers.