Tullamore Court Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Tullamore
When we arrived back at the hotel, the bar therein was closing. However, the night porter was more than happy to continue serving us pints in the lobby. As always, the Guinness and Smithwick's tasted delicious. The night porter was very nice and ended up chatting with us for a long time.
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... nicely dressed. After checking in we headed into town which is just darling. The roads remind all of us of Italy rather than Ireland, with narrow winding roads and many hills. A little history on Athlone...it was developed on the River Shannon (longest river in Ireland and UK) in 1210 AD, a castle was erected for King John of England and the town expanded on either side of the Shannon. In 1690, it was the site of the Seiges ...
Well Derry, what a volatile history. We started off here with a city walking tour with our local guide Martin. We all had tears in our eyes with humbling talks of what living here was like past and present. He thanked us as tourist for being game to come and see his home town. So glad all the troubles here have been settled and hope they stay that way. Derry is a beautiful town, we walked around the town walls still with cannons ...
... B&B, I came upon a magnificent Gothic cathedral that I wanted to stop and check out. An old man walked up and I asked him if he knew where to find Sean Costello Street, which is where my lodging was located. He said he didn't know the area, but was visiting from Cork. I mentioned that I learned from Mom and Aunt Mary that many of my relatives came from there, as Cork and Kerry are evidently where all Sullivans originate, and introduced myself. Shocking as it was, his name ...
... for the 3 hour drove up to Sligo on the west coast of Ireland. All we can basically say is that everyone should come here at least once in their life and see what an amazing country this really is. Such beautiful countryside. Rolling hills, livestock in the fields and snow capped mountains. Breathtaking.
We did have one incident on the way up here. We turned off at one view point and got some pretty good pictures and decided to stop off at the next ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center