Ireland

G Hotel Galway

Mad Max meeting Royal Ascot with a light dusting of Vegas stardust comes to mind entering the G Hotel Galway wandering from a glitzy silver grey grand salon hung with two hundred enormous glass ball light installations into a lipstick pink lounge displaying Andy Warhol print fabric covered chairs.

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Going back to County Clare

It’s easy to become nostalgic and here I am 40 plus years later going back to County Clare on a return journey re-exploring those childhood landmarks

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Kilkenny. Friendliest city in the world?

Kilkenny, only 90 minutes south of Dublin has been voted one of the friendliest cities in the world. It was also Ireland’s tidiest town in 2014. No wonder. Locals talked to us nonstop about nothing and everything and I never saw a stray ice cream wrapper or a crumpled greasy chip bag during my stay in this beautiful medieval masterpiece along the ‘Ancient East’ route.

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Powerscourt Hotel. County Wicklow

Imagine a building that looks as if it was put there just to pay homage to one of Ireland’s most spectacular landscapes? Five star Powerscourt Hotel on the edge of ancient deer forests in a historic estate sprawling over 1,000 acres in the” Garden of Ireland” is like that.

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Kinsale. Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

The start or end of Ireland’s 2,500 km Wild Atlantic Way –a route tipped as one of the world’s great road trips – is in Kinsale, County Cork, depending on which way you are holding the map.

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Dublin. Never more than twenty paces from a pint and history

The Vikings definitely knew a thing or two about travel. They also had pretty good taste when it came to looking for a place to live when they found Dublin. Let’s face it,  if you were going to settle somewhere many miles from home you’d want a few of your creature comforts wouldn’t you.

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