About Ireland

Tiny, and with ever-changing scenery, Ireland is an addictive place to explore. Within a few miles you can travel from plunging cliffs and flat pastureland to towering mountains and gloomy peat bogs. You can spend the night in ancient castles or state-of-the-art spa hotels, dine on fine Irish cuisine or snack on crispy fish and chips served in a paper bag. The sheer number of sights, little villages, charming pubs, and adorable restaurants and shops is overwhelming—you always feel that you might be missing something.

From Frommer's

Why I Love This Spot!

  • The Castles — I love the castles of Ireland. They are set in what I call the “green and clean” landscape safely positioned atop a rugged hill. And oh, the views. There are many castle hotels too, that I love. With castles, your imagination runs wild envisioning life from ancient to recent times. Second to the castles were the mussels — I dearly love mussels. All along the coast pubs serve huge bowls of these black jewels. Heaven!


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Visit the Abbeyglen Castle Hotel!
When you are planning your trip to Ireland, remind me to book you at the Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, near Clifden (built in 1832). I found it very very friendly, not stuffy or snooty. It feels like the family must still live there.

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