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ABOUT IRELAND: The Republic of Ireland is an independent country in Europe. It shares the island of Ireland with Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom. Ireland is comprised of 4 provinces (Leinster, Munster, Connacht and Ulster), each containing several counties. Some of Ireland’s major cities include Dublin, Cork, Galway, Kilkenny and Limerick. Dublin is the capital of Ireland and its largest city. It is well-know for its many pubs and excellent shopping and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. In addition to its charming cities and towns, Ireland has beautiful green pastures, scenic coastlines and numerous medieval castles and historic sites for visitors and tourists to enjoy.
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My personal account of Ireland accommodations/lodging:
I recently visited Ireland and wanted to share with you my impressions of lodging and accommodations at the places I stayed. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to spend time in Irish guesthouses, an Irish B&B and several Irish hotels. Each was a different experience, but the warm Irish hospitality rang through in all.
Dublin. While in
Dublin, we spent two nights at the Pembroke Townhouse in Ballsbridge. This guesthouse was located in an old Georgian-style row house in the area of
Dublin known as Ballsbridge, which is about a ten minute walk from the city center. Our room was very quaint although a little small. We also were provided with breakfast for our nightly rate, which in and of itself was quite reasonable for
Dublin standards. The staff was very courteous. The location served as a good launching point for our daily excursions into Dublin city center and was a nice respite from the cacophony of downtown
Dublin. An Irish guesthouse is akin to a bed and breakfast with more rooms and is typically cozier than a hotel.
City. Our visit to
City was quite enjoyable. While there, we stayed in a unique hotel called the Montenotte. This hotel was quite comfortable with spacious rooms and the staff was very helpful. Breakfast was included as part of our nightly rate. The hotel itself is located on a hilltop adjacent to a road leading into
City . The view from the hotel bar (aptly named Vista Bar) into the city was quite nice. The walk into the city center is downhill and takes approximately 10-15 minutes. Walking back to the hotel from city center – an uphill jaunt-- is a great way to burn off the calories you have ingested from your dinner and/or pints of Guinness in the city center. The hotel also has an excellent fitness facility although we did not have a chance to use it given our schedule. Another interesting item of note is that the hotel played host to a U2 concert in 1980 and that event is commemorated in some interesting photographs in the hotel lobby.
Kenmare. We had the fortune of being able to stay at Davitt’s in Kenmare (
Kerry ) on the edge of the Ring of Kerry. Davitt’s is more of a guesthouse than a bed and breakfast as it has a more rooms than a typical B&B. The rooms are located above Davitt’s restaurant/pub but far enough away from the din of the restaurant/pub. The rooms were recently renovated and were quite spacious and well-furnished. As with our other accommodations, breakfast was included in our nightly rates. Davitt’s is located in the heart of Kenmare within an easy walk of all major points of interest. Our room in Davitt’s was very reasonably priced.
Tralee. Our stay in Tralee (
Kerry ) was pleasant – with one of the biggest highlights being our host at the Denton B&B – Eileen Doherty. This also was our first experience with a true B&B in . Eileen was as warm and welcoming as a host could be and made phenomenal full Irish breakfasts. Our room was very comfortable and immaculate. The Denton B&B is about a 10 minute walk from the
Tralee city center. The rates were also very reasonable.
Ennis. We splurged during our visit to Ennis (
Clare ) and stayed at the famous Old Ground Hotel. This hotel and its rooms are beautifully appointed and very comfortable. The hotel is in the heart of the city and an easy walk to key attractions. The hotel has a famous pub (the Poet’s Corner) and an excellent restaurant (the Town Hall). A hearty breakfast was included with our nightly rate. The hotel is adjacent to an old church in the heart of Ennis, which rings its church bells on the hour during the day, adding to the pleasant and historic ambience of the hotel.
City. While in Galway we spent two nights at the
Spanish Arch Hotel in the center of
Galway city. This hotel was smaller and the rooms were above the bar/restaurant. The hotel is located in a stone building in the heart of the cobblestoned medieval center of Galway, and is surrounded by restaurants, cafes, boutiques, hotels, B&Bs and street performers – and is a stone’s throw from
Galway ’s famous Stone Arch bridge. The hotel’s pub has nightly entertainment with superb musicians. Our room was quite comfortable and cozy and decorated with antique furnishings. The staff was very nice and accommodating. Breakfast was included with our nightly rate and was superb.
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