Trim Castle Hotel
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... 7th century Life of Patrick, Lˇegaire is described as "a great king, fierce and pagan, emperor of the barbarians". After a number of attempts by Lˇegaire and others to kill Patrick, Lˇegaire is warned by the saint that he must accept the faith or die. Having taken the counsel of his people, he submits and is baptised. St Erc was believed to be a pagan druid converted by Patrick and appointed first Bishop of Slane. Erc is believed to have trained St Brendan the Navigator at ...
... a bit more. The tour was of outstanding quality, led by an incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, and covered the major people and points leading up to and during the rising. The aftermath and its effect on Ireland was also well covered. I wound up buying his book so I could learn a little more -- there was a lot to take in over just 3 hours. And it did finally get me north of the Liffey to see the GPO and the statues (although we didn't see the Joyce statue).
... at each bar, a free pint of Guinness and cheap(ish) drinks inside. What a night! I'd recommend it if you are ever in the area! Stumbling out of bed Sunday morning, we went to a walking tour of the sights where we met some pretty great people from all over the world and some close to home. It was a very relaxed and informative way to see Dublin and learn a bit of its history. In the afternoon we hung out in a pub listening to live music and just relaxed before parting ways for ...
... coming up and turns out we were staying at the gorgeous house. Our host Ann was very helpful and even let us use her phone to call the airline it ask about luggage restrictions. Turns out we are going to send that box of clothes home. Dinner tonight is at the Castle Arch hotel on the other side of Trim, was nice but nothing flash for our last night in Ireland, suppose it's not easy to find somewhere flash on a Monday ...
... t had much luck at all by the looks of things.
I'm currently on a bus to belfast then i'll make my way around this glorious country. I'm looking forward to heading back to dublin before I fly to britain. I especially want to see 'bog man' who is a 2000 year mystery man who was dug up in a farmers paddock. He has manicured nails, a red haired mohawk and was apparently stabbed about 20 times. Sounds like a ...
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We only stayed here for one night but for the life of me, I can't figure out why the Irish Hotel Assoc. gives this property four stars. The rooms are nice, the people helpful but the amenities are few. No pool, jacuzzi, gym, business center, practical gift shop or spa facilities are either on site or available. While we were there, the nice restaurant, Jules, was not open. The Baileys Bar was sufficient for pub grub and drinks but that was about all. The Barista Bar was great for lunch, surprisingly tasty and good food.
The front desk computer was terribly slow, so much that it couldn't print out directions to the Dublin Airport. Our receipt for expenses paid was completely unreadable on the right hand side due to printer malfunctions. And don't even try to use the pay by the second internet connection in the lobby, it is slower than a 240 baud modem! That particular annoyance cost me 6 euro just to print out our boarding passes!
You can get a voucher for wi-fi in your room or use of a leisure club down the street a bit. The breakfast was something we never got to try because we had to leave the hotel at a very early hour but they did prepare a small continental breakfast for us (at 4:00 am) to eat in the lobby lounge. They were also very good with the 3:30 am wake up call.
I was completely satisfied with what we had but was underwhelmed with the offerings available.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.