Bartra House Hotel

Pearse Street, Ballina, County Mayo, Western Ireland, Ireland | Hotel
 

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Episode 8

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear

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... that is well worth a visit. Outside there is a large walled garden covering a few acres, but it’s not being fully utilized. We were just a bit early to catch the roses in bloom though one climbing one was a mass of pale cream and the perfume filled the air, according to L that is.

The rain and storms of the past few days are continuing and we even drove through some hail today. I must say that it seems to be looking very wet outside the ...

Something about a Quiet Man

A travel blog entry by sbbwebsters

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Today we left our big hotel rooms and headed on the road to go to Westport, Ireland. We went to Cong. We went to quiet man's bridge, where a famous movie called The Quiet Man. We tooted around and had lunch. Then we finally arrived at our B and B and got set up. We headed to the town and went shopping for a little and had a nice dinner. We went into a pub owned by Matt Molley who plays flute in the band called The ...

Episode 5

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear

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... Construction started on the castle soon after the Normans landed in Ireland in the late 1100’s. It is one of about 1200 they constructed here and it took around 30 years to build. It’s situated right on the bank of the River Meigue. The river is tidal at this point but the water is fresh being some 10 miles inland.

Very little of what we can see is the original castle, like most castles it was continually altered and added to by each owner ...

Episode 4

A travel blog entry by bennybeanbear

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... are very much a pest now as there are very invasive and taking over the bushland to the detriment of many native species. Also along the roadside in many places are banks of tiny wildflowers, the pink ones she thinks is are native chive. At this time of year the hawthorn is flowering too, so in places these white flowering small trees line the road

Now we are travelling around the ‘Ring of Kerry’, and this weekend the tour busses seem to ...

A day of contrasts

A travel blog entry by janet_and_ron

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We completed our first stay in an Irish B&B - very different to the only other B&B we've ever stayed in, the Belvedere in Winton. The Irish B&Bs seem almost like a motel. We had our own bathroom and a basic bedroom. It felt a bit odd to be locking the bedroom door, but as we were given a key, we did. The outside door of the house remained unlocked, but we had a key to the internal door (just like Coro). The ...

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This hotel, located on Pearse Street, Ballina, is near Rosserk Friary, Ballina Dolmen, Ballina Arts Events Centre, and The Humbert Memorial.
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