Racket Hall Country House Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Roscrea
... 8220;down the country” by us Dubliners... Dublin gets it’s name from Baile Atha Cliath Dubh Linn – in English that’s “The town on the ford of the Black Pool”....as you’d expect the English couldn’t get there mouths around that so it became Dublin, so in English that’s Black Pool...it can be confusing when catching a bus to the city the name varies from “Dublin”, “Atha Cliath” or ...
... the Office of Public Works who look after these historic sites. They were friendly, helpful, pleasant, enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
Patrick, our guide at the castle and Damar house spent nearly an hour showing us around. The castle has been restored but they have a leak in the top floor so we couldn't go there. There is a main hall with a minstrel’s’ gallery, an oubliette, a portcullis and drawbridge and a ...
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 ...
Never ending story has nothing on us. We followed GPS as we do, and it took us down a very small and cow poo road. Laughing all the way that this did not seem right. Got to end and turned around and went back and down another road, and guess what, there was a camp site.
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... push boundaries too far before you know whether or not they will appreciate the help or find it insulting. I think that is why this is so difficult, all you want to do is jump up and help, but there is really nothing that you can do. I do feel lucky I have already had the flu during my contiki trip but still I was a little in edge about getting it again that's for sure! The weather here ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility