Oriel House Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
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... whiskey is roasted using a smokeless fuel (such as anthracite) whereas the Scottish use peat which gives off smoke and imparts a distinctive ‘peaty’ palate to the whisky (think of Laphroiag). Also Scotch whisky tends to undergo a double distillation, whereas Irish whiskey is triple-distilled. We also learnt how the whiskey is often stored in barrels that may have previously ...
... This was one contingency that I had not planned on. While waiting, I pulled out the laptop and emailed the owner of the farmhouse, Diane La****n, who was planning to meet us upon our arrival. Fortunately, we only had to wait about another 35 minute before a car became available. My blood pressure was finally going back down.
We had to take a van to the rental car parking area and we got our car, a 2009 Ford Focus with about 62,000 miles on it. I guess one reason ...
... on the other hand is more vibrant with the tourist flow and painted up shops and pubs. A little shopping was called for. Worth a stay over visit.
The history stop for the day was Beal Na Blath 30 mins west of Cork - at the ambush site where Michael Collins (an early leader post the 1916 uprising) was assassinated ...
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 ...
... to look forward to and these are the things I need to focus on, not all the time in between. I hope I adjust to the free time, to the different pace of life, and to being away from everyone I love very soon. I know I will always miss these things, and these people, but I know I am coming home, and it really isn't that long of a time (as long as I do not actively think about it!) and I look forward to trying to keep myself more busy tomorrow and Sunday than I have ...