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TravelPod Member ReviewsBanner Lodge Ennis
First night in Ireland. We arrived wet and tired. Had a little trouble finding someone to check us in, but once we did they were very casual and friendly. Nice enough hotel, nothing fancy.
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Wet and tired we found his hotel in town at reasonable prices. It had a warm bed and hot shower.
... we are back at the hostel to fuel up for surfing.
Derek picks us up in the Clare Surf Safari van to drive us the 30 minutes or so to the beach at Lahinch. I enjoy the drive through the countryside and the towns without having to watch the road. A nice bit of a break for me! We hit the town with the turn off for the Cliffs of Moher and Lahinch... of course a bus is having trouble turning the tight corner. Derek explains to us that there was a controversy about wanting ...
We were on the first bus to the Bunratty Castle banquet but we smelt diesel fumes – the bus was leaking diesel. So we were shifted to other buses to continue our journey and all arrived safely.
The O’Dea Clan had booked out the banquet. It’s always a fun night, with plenty to eat and drink. We collapsed into bed a bit before 01:00 am, again having declined to kick on at John O’Dea’s ...
... treacherous the cliffs are. We didn't spend enough time out there but more reason to come back again. A short drive took us to a small town called Doolin. We met a Doolin donkey and had Angelito's sift serve ice cream here. We found out later that Angelito's is the Irish version of Dairy Queen. We loaded back on the bus and went to the Burren, one of Ireland's most interesting landscapes. Vegetation is poor around ...
... but she declined and deferred to me! So I helped demonstrate how to make Irish Coffee the correct way! Apparently, Irish Coffee was invented at Foynes when due to heavy fog, airboat flights were cancelled. The barman invented a coffee drink with Irish whiskey to warm up the stranded travelers while they waited. It was said that one of the ladies asked 'Is this Brazilian coffee?'. To which the bartender answered, 'No ...