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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 ...
... the sink is out in the main dorm area, where it is lined with carpet. The internet here, while reaching our dorm rooms, is slow! The common room is great though, there is a piano and musical instruments, I managed to belt out the Crows club song after a few missed notes. It is here in Galway that I discovered the lesser known, well lesser know in Australia, variations of Guinness, Extra Stout and Foreign Extra. The Extra Stout is a bit stoutier than Guinness Draft, ...
Galway We were planning on catching a bus from the Cleggan pier to Galway but Dave's aunt and uncle kindly offered to drop us there as they were passing through anyway. We made a slight detour past Dave's mum's house for lunch which made the lift even better!! They are all such lovely people and we had a great afternoon chatting with everyone. We arrived at our hostel in Galway around 4.30pm on a beautiful Irish summers afternoon....yes the sun was shining and it wasn't ...
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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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