We recently visited the Hollins Hall Country Club and Hotel near Leeds as a surprise 60th birthday present from my brother Jeff and sister-in-law Lisa, with two rounds of golf and dinner included.
Ok, so now I’ve corrected yesterday’s post (Day 7, not Day 6), it’s now our final day in Ireland and we are on a tight schedule… read on.
Friday morning; our time in Ireland is nearly at an end, and I must say we have thoroughly enjoyed our short tour around the country. It has left us eager to come back and sample more of the wonderful and diverse sights and sounds on offer.
For our last day, we will visit Galway, before heading back to Dublin, with an overnight stop in Athlone.
Continue reading “Irish Tour Day 7”
We are nearing the end of our week in Ireland. We’ve seen cities, towns, village, countryside, seaside, fields, mountains. And although it’s been fairly relaxed, when I planned the tour back in December 2018, I thought it would be prudent to take a break from the driving. So, no destination tonight, we’re stopping two nights on the shores of Lough Corrib, and touring the west side of the country.
Continue reading “Irish Tour Day 6”
So far we’ve circumnavigated the east and south coast of Ireland, and now we are heading north. After a short meander along the west coast we have headed back inland and we are now in Muckross, County Kerry. Today is our longest driving leg of the journey, some 220km to our next stop north of Galway.
I’m continuing our journey across Ireland with Sue and friends Joe and Renata from Czechia; today we are heading along the south coast before heading north towards our next destination of Muckross, just outside Killarney, a journey that is to prove a bit of a surprise to us all.
Continue reading “Irish Tour Day 4”
On the south coast of Ireland, sitting on the side of a hill overlooking the beautiful Glandore harbour and the fishing village of Union Hall, the Shearwater Country House bed and breakfast is a idyllic location for visiting Cork, Skibbereen and the South West of the country.
Continue reading “Review: Shearwater Country House”
We are already on day 3 of our whirlwind tour of Ireland, and today we are heading further west, ending up in a little place called Union Hall, a small dot on the coast but which promises some nice sea views from the B&B we’ve booked for the night.
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It’s the day before our flight comes, and it’s time to head to the hotel. This is going to be the big give away – we only ever stay in the Gatwick Holiday Inn for one reason.
So, continuing the story of the best kept secret in the history of the Minchin household.
You may recall in the first instalment that I had reluctantly decided to treat my beloved to her dream destination. And having secured the flights and hotel, it was time to book the all important Donny & Marie concert that was the whole point of the trip.
Continue reading “I could tell you, but then I’d have to…”