Renvyle House Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- High-speed internet in room
- Conference facilities
- Room service
- Hot tub
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We were up early and had a nice breakfast at our hotel before heading out to see the Connemara region. It was a little rainy when we set out and the forecast called for rain all morning and likely in the afternoon as well. The clouds made the landscape look really nice, but it didn't photograph well. It's such a different area from the rest of Ireland. It was very rocky and there were little lakes and ponds everywhere. We had a nice drive up ...
This weekend may be our last chance to take a big trip in Ireland. The tourism really dies down in November and doesn't pick up again until March, so places are starting to shut down for the offseason and the days are definitely getting short. We have wanted to see more of County Galway, so we decided to visit it this weekend. It took 4.5 hours to drive here from Kinsale. Luckily we ...
... as a full rainbow appeared in the sky. From there we stopped by Ballintoy Harbour, which was also featured in "Game of Thrones" as Pyke Harbour in Theon Greyjoy's home, the Iron Islands. We continued on the Coastal Highway to Dunluce Castle. It was also ruins, but much more intact than the first castle. Again, stunning views.
We then decided it was best to head toward our next destination, Ashford Castle in ...
James and I spent the weekend time-traveling. Or so it felt. We decided to head to the west coast in search of my great-grandmother's homestead. My 95-year-old grandmother told us to head to Galway then take the main road west. Cross three bridges and we'd find the post office. She told us the gentleman there would know how to find the Flaherty homestead. Being used to the detailed directions of Google maps, I found these ones a bit vague but Grandma ...
The last two days have been wonderful with the weather being kind to us. We have had cool mornings but warm and sunny afternoons. Yesterday our day was spent on Ishinbofin Island. We caught the ferry at 11:30 am and returned at 5:15pm. After a light lunch at the pub we walked 2 1/2 hours on the island. There were only 15 other visitors with us. In summer the island is packed with tourists so we were fortunate to have the place to our selves. ...