Ashbourne House Hotel

Address: Glounthaune, County Cork, Province of Munster, Ireland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Glounthaune

We made it... But our bags did not.

A travel blog entry by allison.wolf on Aug 12, 2015

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... At the same time, our rental car was delivered. It was a bit chaotic, but made us feel welcome. We are very comfortable here with all of the arrangements made for us. We were all in need of a shower and fresh clothes so we decided to drive to a mall in Cork. Chad did a good job of driving us there on some very narrow roads. We picked ...

Last day in Ireland

A travel blog entry by amy.cosgrove on Jun 19, 2015

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... side of town and went to the brazen head, Ireland's oldest pub. There was traditional music and pretty much standing room only. I had a pint and then headed back to my hostel for a good sleep before I set off to Glasgow the next day. I was woken by my bunk mate snoring like a sleeping lion. Rather scary! I've had a great time in Ireland and I wish I could stay for longer. I will definitely have to come back sometime! In the meantime, onwards to ...


A travel blog entry by jukes on Oct 07, 2014

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... up as Roman Catholics as a result of Ne Temere. Parish priest Fr. Stafford told Sheila Cloney she had to raise her children as Catholics. Sheila refused, leading to her leaving the town with her daughters. The parish priest organised a boycott of the local Protestant population which was endorsed by Bishop Michael Brown. Sheila Cloney went first to Northern Ireland, then Orkney. Eventually Sean traced her to Orkney, they were reconciled and their daughters were taught at ...

Cows, Castles & Dancers

A travel blog entry by efrohoff on Aug 19, 2014

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... s chagrin. This trip turned out to be much less time than expected so, why not another outing?

Rumley's Open Farm is a working farm that's open to the public and not far from Ballincollig. Since the boys seem totally enraptured by sheep and cows, why not? Well, Rumely's Open Farm is more of a glorified zoo, but with farm animals and a few not so farm animals, like ostrich and emus. Nevertheless the boys love it. There are play areas, a petting zoo ...

Day Out in Cork

A travel blog entry by efrohoff on Jul 16, 2014

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This morning we get going a bit later. Elizabeth narrows down the brochures and picks three options the boys can choose from. They opt for Blackrock Castle Observatory and Science Centre. It's close to Chris's work so we try to coordinate lunch but he's got a lunch meeting.

The Castle was rebuilt in 2005, and originates from the 16th century as a defensible fort at the mouth of the River Lee protecting the important port city ...