County Arms Hotel & Leisure Club

Moorpark, Birr, County Offaly, Ireland | 4 star hotel
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A travel blog entry by tomodea


Our last full day before the Clan Gathering. This starts on Friday but there is a Committee meeting tomorrow evening, followed by dinner.

Ruth was up early and was delighted to see two swans with about 6 half-grown cygnets on the lake in front of the house. Unfortunately they soon moved on so Tom did not see, and photograph, them.

First we explored some of the grounds around Ashley Park House. We did not venture off the paths as ...


A travel blog entry by tomodea


After a Full Irish breakfast we drove to the Folk Museum at Cashel. Its write-up described three museums; Famine, 1916 Easter Rising and War of Independence, plus more. We thought it could take all day to explore. Not so. We spent less than 2 hours there. Some of the displays were interesting but the place needs a lot more TLC, including cleaning and the garden weeding. Also it has a Tipperary-centric view of ...

The wheels are turning

A travel blog entry by katlaw87


... as to whether I would get to Clonmacnoise or not! My sense of direction is not that great and I proved that a couple times when I kept turning around thinking I had missed the turn off! Pretty sure the locals think i am crazy lol but still the drive was fun and I finally arrived at Clonmacnoise on the edge of the Shannon River which is quite amazing just to see ruins that close to an beautiful river. So again compliments of Wikipedia some history: ...

Birr via Dublin transiting in Istanbul

A travel blog entry by borntorun

We travelled from HK to Dublin with Turkish airlines via a 2 hour layover in Istanbul. What impressed us with Turkish Airlines was the food and the wifi access during the plane trip. Hopefully other airlines will follow suit. In Istanbul airport, I ran into PJ Cleary, an old school mate of my brother's who was connecting from Shanghai. He's a qualified civil engineer whose an English teacher out there. On ...

The Farm

A travel blog entry by doshaughnessy

... of Ireland in general. The rolling hills covered in stone fences, cows and sheep, and peat bogs are all so nice to look at. Also, I discovered the best smell in the world: burning peat. They use the peat or turf from the bogs to heat their houses and it smells better than anything.

That night we went to the local pub Broderick's. And by local pub, I really mean a ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Moorpark, Birr, is near Birr Castle Demesne and Birr Golf Club.
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