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... in Dublin where their first was born Michael Joseph was born (@1911).
The text from the local church newsletter (Parish Priest of Kilshanny:Father Killeen) says:
A cetain Mrs Davis was evicted from her home and had nowhere to go. On the following Sunday Father Killeen pathertically described her position with an apt quoatation from the ...
... We were welcomed to the banquet and told a funny story about saying grace. One night the King of the castle was saying grace, and saying that someone more worthy deserved this food. Nearby an Earl struggling to survive was praying for food. Then at the castle, the food magically rose from the table, then flew out the windows and over to the Earl’s.
· Our first course was a small salad with strips of yummy salmon.
· Our ...
... had told me what an awesome place Galway was but when we got there it seemed like an American big city. Tim told us to be patient and we would understand. Boy did we! When we got to the heart of the town, it was like Irish Leavenworth on sterioids. I didn't think Ireland could be any more magical but Galway absolutely was magical. We walked the streets for hours in a fine mist that is similiar to home and certainly what would be expected ...
... quirky group.
The band, of course, were on the opposite end of the sleep cycle from Deana. She became rather familiarized with a whole new group of British slang terms, while at the same time was only too eager to indoctrinate them to them Amercian equivalent. I wasn't there, of course, blissfully revelling in my catch up sleep, but I would have loved to have seen a video of the whole thing.
We eventually got up and made our way out of town, headed for ...
... St. Patrick climbed) today! While it was not raining (whew!) the last third of the hike was inside a cloud so we were soaked once we got to the top. Not to mention I accidently sat in a gigantic puddle during one of our breaks….
Croagh Patrick is very steep at the end, to the point where you can literally put your hand straight out and touch where you are supposed to take your next step. Lots of loose rocks that like to slide out when you step ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Falls Hotel Ennistymon
Well, I stayed here with my partner at the beginning of May after a long drive from Dublin we were greeted by a receptionist that knew nothing about our booking except that we were booked in, the last thing I wanted to do was to stand there and argue about the price that we had paid for the deal and go through the internet to get my confirmation of book - I though the reference number would have been sufficient..
If you are looking for a good base to do the West coast (Cliffs of Moher, Galway etc) then the Falls Hotel is a nice enough location, but the details ruined the inital impression.
Ok as a base
As a place to lay your head in the evenings this will do fine. Also couldn't fault the breakfast. Basically as long as you don't eat in the "the cascade restaurant" it's ok.
Rooms are def. a bit dated but the new pool and leisure centre is very nice and modern so maybe the rooms are next to be done up.
If in the area you should def book a meal in teh Holywell restaurant which is a vegetarian italian restaurant. Food was very nice and reasonable(and I'm not a vegetarian)
Best option if you're in the area
We stumbled on this hotel and decided to give it a go. We only paid 50 euros pppn so it wasn't too bad value. The rooms are very old fashioned but clean and have everything you need. It took a long time for the hot water to run through the pipes we got there in the end. We headed into town for some food but all the restaurants were closed and there was only the kebab/fried chicken shop open so we headed back to the hotel for a bar meal. It wasn't bad (better than nothing!) and we got a good nights sleep which is all we needed.
I stayed at the falls hotel on a two night weekend break. This hotel really is value for money. There is a beautiful drive up to the hotel which is located in the centre of the small town of ennistymon. When we arrived we were greeted with more than helpful staff on reception, our room was bigger than your average 3 star hotel with a stunning view of the waterfalls. The bar was very impressive, with huge glass windows overlooking the river, with a very warm and inviting atmosphere. We ate in the bistro, the food was exceptional and portions where plentyful. The thing that impressed me most was the Leisure Centre and the Swimming pool, this is certainly a place I will be returning to in summer.
Nice hotel but not very friendly
Average hotel room. The outside looks nice, but our room (number 310) felt like it was in the basement. There was just no charm to our room...just plain and a clean bathroom. The dining room was empty and dull. The restaurant presents you with a fixed priced menu that's very expensive, but we asked for a la carte, and they gave us the option to order just a steak and potatoes. Food was average. The front desk receptionist was not friendly which turned me off a bit.
Dinner was awful
We booked this hotel at a special rate... 2 nights, breakfast and one dinner for 99 euro each night. It's a great location and a beautiful looking hotel, but the room lacked charm. It was too big and didn't have enough furniture to fill it.
We were sadly dissapointed in the meals though. The breakfast was just okay and dinner was dreadful. The food was more cafeteria quality than anything else. The view while dining was greath though. I think they were more qualified in handling the large bus tour groups that were there than small intimate groups.
I have recently returned home after spending a few days at The Falls Hotel.
Could do better
Hotel is situated in a nice location overlooking the waterfalls. Nice reception area and the bar food was good. Very shabby rooms with no character at all. Could do much better.
If you like old-fashioned hotels, huge marble lobbies, with high ceilings and long carpeted hallways, elegant Hollywood like stairways you'll love the Falls. The rooms are a throw back to Victorian times, with all the modern conveniences. You will experience old style furniture,friendly staff, a great bar adjoining the bright and clean restaurant. The glass-walled restaurant, and several of the rooms have a view of the local waterfall which runs through the middle of the old town. (Hence, the name)