The Maltings

Castle St., Birr, County Offaly, Ireland | Hotel
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A travel blog entry by tomodea


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We drove to Nenagh (pronounced Nina) and spent an hour there – again driven by the time we could park on the street. Here we visited the local Museum which is in what was the Governor’s house, surrounded by the old gaol. The museum is typical of those in smallish country towns. We were fortunate to be shown over the remaining gaol cells by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff member. We even saw where 17 men were ...


A travel blog entry by tomodea


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 ...

Coach potato

A travel blog entry by katlaw87


... syrup together once melted add bicarbonate soda, mix and add to dry ingredients mix together until the mixture holds together when you pinch it and is not too wet (if too dry or wet just add some more flour or the butter mixture), roll into small balls the size of golf balls put onto a baking tray and cook in a 160 degree fan forced oven for approximately 10-15 minutes. Just look at then they will spread slightly and turn golden brown. Remove from oven and cool. ...


A travel blog entry by katlaw87


... to decipher what the hell everyone was saying. I did notice that people do speak as if they are telling you a story when they drink it really is funny when they are trying to tell you such a basic thing as if it is the most amazing story ever! Definitely a fun and interesting night out! I will admit I will have to go back to Birr soon even in the dark the architecture and the castles and churches were just amazing. I will want some photos ...

Cliffs of Moher

A travel blog entry by jkloewen

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... a tour has been more expensive than just straight transportation to a place. So, naturally Jess looked for bus fares first. Since it was raining, we didn't want to restrict our schedule and book a tour. It turns out the tour fee was a bit cheaper then our direct bus, and with the tour, you got to stop at a couple other places along the way. Oh well, live and learn.

We still got to see one of the most spectacular sights in Ireland though. The Cliffs of Moher! ...

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This hotel, located on Castle St., Birr, is near Birr Castle Demesne and Birr Golf Club.
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