Travel Blogs from Cong
We woke up early on Tuesday morning, excited to begin our journey into the Republic of Ireland and to our lodging at Ashford Castle. The night's stay at the 13th century castle was Bridget's birthday present and she was exceptionally excited.
First stop on the 3-hour road trip to Cong was the village of Islandeady. Bridget …
We awoke early to a fabulous Irish breakfast at Ariel House. After packing the car, we set off for a final Dublin attraction....the Kilmainham Gaol. We joined an interesting tour by an enthusiastic guide as we learned about the potato famine, that "being annoying" could lead to incarceration, and that children would also spend time here for petty …
Today was our day to head back to Dublin. Our original plan was to do the 6 day Ireland tour, returning to Dublin, then take the train to Belfast the next day. Half of us on the bus were signed up for a 9 day tour, which continued on to --you guessed it--Belfast. So basically, if we had known, we would have just booked the 9 day tour and gone all the way up to Belfast ...
... room, an 8 bed dorm room. The hostel was very cozy and extremely clean. Karl the owner was very nice, helpful and obviously loved his job and loved Doolin. We asked where we could get food in the small town and directed us and told us to hurry as she closed whenever she felt like it. We booked it and learned it was closed by 4:30. We decided to just have our pasta we had without any sauce and explore Doolin. Karl drew us a map of a hike he suggested to take with the time we ...
... After that I went to campus for another thrilling Poverty, Crime, and Gender in Europe lecture—actually, it was pretty interesting today. I still don’t really want to take the class but am going to keep up with it until registration is FINALIZED and I know I did not get blocked out of any of my classes (if I do, you may see a news clip about the American girl gone a screaming rampage throughout Ireland).
Sarah, Mette, and I went to zumba ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAshford Castle Cong
No service, no food, no drink is ever served to you expecting anything in return. They truly are happy to have you as a guest and you feel it everywhere you go on these 300 acres! It is wonderful, regal and just plain fantastic!
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