The Kildare Hotel, Spa & Country Club
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2 beautiful courses, and an incredible hotel.
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... scheme of things and discover a resting place for my soul and my heart.
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When we wound up after two long days of talking, laughing, reminiscing, strategising, discovering and dreaming I realised that I had been smiling all weekend. It is so important for anyone who has worked in the developing world, be it for two weeks or two years, to take the time ...
... commentary of history, important buildings and irrelevant meandering stories from our drivers past in his sweet Irish accent. It was awesome! In between listening to him chatter we visited the Cong abbey and gazed upon the Ashford castle with a few other stops along the way to take in the wonderful views of the Connemara countryside. We split ways with our driver and a few day trippers in the town of Galway where we met up with our new tour family in the middle of a 6 ...
... then finally spits out my dough. I run back into the bus and I
swear he would have left if Briony and our bags weren’t still on there and he
can’t give me change for the 50. So he does his best and slowly drip feeds me
change as we go on our way. I’m not complaining about that of course I was just
glad we were on. We eventually picked up half of Dublin on the way to the
airport and only when the bus was almost bottoming ...
... bought coffee since all of us are running on minutes worth of sleep and proceeded to search for a Tesco for a SIM card. For lunch, we ate at the ironic Temple Bar and I had their signature baked ham with grainy mustard sauce sandwich. It was good and much needed after the terrible airline food. After lunch, we went on the Hop On Hop Off bus and toured the Guinness Storehouse! Nick and I did the tasting room, pouring room, and the gravity bar while Bryan studied..... ...
... and the Half Blood Prince and also the Princess Bride. Also saw Bunratty Castle and the Burren - well worth the early start.
Had an hour to wait on the last train from Dublin to Belfast - it left about 8.00pm and got into Belfast about 11.00pm. Needless to say am seriously tired as was up from 6.00am to make it to Paddy Palace for 7.00am - got my breakfast to take away as the hotel served breakfast from ...