Oriel House Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ballincollig
For the last few days I've been staying with my friend, Gemma. I think I've become way too used to this way too quickly, the whole being with people I know. It's like I don't want to leave but I know I'll have to. This weather sucks. Cold, grey and raining all the time. I even slept with a hot water bottle last night! It's summer here and God should ban this sort of weather at this time of the year. I looked online and it's ...
... was only over the road. Actually only the place we stayed at the pub and a commerical premises were the only buildings there we have found that at all the places named on the map as well as all the ones we have come across that are not on the map have at least one pub in it.
On Tuesday the first thing we did was to go to a larger town so Diane could buy a dress and all the other things that you need to go to a wedding ...
Our wonderful, generous hosts for our stay from 12-16 Jan are David & Betty Condon, my daughter's new parents-in-law. David & Betty have welcomed us with open arms, filled our bellies with delicious Irish home cooking, and enough alcohol to wreck several sailors!
They are the most generous people. Our Daughter Angela has married into a wonderful family that are similar ...
... my overwhelming impression from my visit is a strong sense of 'otherness' amongst the Irish. Maybe it's from living on the edge of the Atlantic in an often unforgiving terrain. Maybe it's the hardships that they have experienced from the potato famines through to the troubles. Maybe it's just easy to create an identity of otherness when bossy big brother England is perched on the other side of the Irish Sea, still claiming the six counties of the North ...
Another cool and wet day. As we didn't know where we would be going plus it was too wet to stand out waiting for buses, we drove into Cork and parked in a central car park close to the Tourist information Centre. There we picked up a brochure outlining the 10 best things to see in Cork and chose what interested us.
Our first stop was to the English Market which still had signs up welcoming the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility