The Gateway Hotel
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
TripAdvisor Reviews The Gateway Hotel Swinford
Travel Blogs from Swinford
... that sound any good. One of them is just a open paddock, which did not sound very inviting. No recreation room, nothing. So the house it is.
I arrive and am greeted by Robert and Anne and their 3 dogs. It is a very nice house and my room for the next 2 nights is very good. We sit for a few hours chatting away over afternoon tea.
They are both out tonight, so i am left looking after the dogs.
Robert tells me he is lucky to be alive after needing a ...
... Donegal Castle, did a bit of retail therapy (sometimes just to get out of the showers) and walked back to the hotel at about 4pm. Light tea of tapas and shared pizza filled us back up and we rolled off to bed. Quirky fact of the day: if the menu says satay sauce that is Irish for peanut paste. Title explanation: in Ireland they call it a soft day when the day is mild, showery and with little or no ...
Up to the sun shining, yes! Breakfast with some of our group, just oats with blueberries and cream. We are off to Northern Ireland. We stopped at a small church where Yeats is buried, had a cup of tea and then off to the coast and the Beleek factory. One of the master pottery weavers is a Duggan. We had an interesting typical lunch, potato patty, cooked cabbage, ham and trifle for dessert. On the road again and out to the coast, really beautiful, windy ...
... quietly against the shore. For B road twists and climbs you really can't get better than this. We have seen Ireland from Scotland and hoped to reverse the view from Malin Head, but the sea fog (or heat haze) meant that wasn't to be. We wound down the east side of the peninsula passing the finish line just north of Derry.
The ride is great. There is plenty of variety in surfaces, with most being very good. Tight, twisty roads that aren't that good for high ...
... over to Scotland in order to battle another giant. Apparently there are similar rock formations on the Scottish isle of Staffa which many believe to be the “proof” required to spread such a legend. The real explanation for the formations (made of Basalt) is much less magical…simply the result of lava cooling and contracting to form the cracks which cause the hexagonal pillars to form. The surrounding area at ...