Restaurants and Dining

Best Things to See and Do in Dublin, Ireland

We recently visited Ireland for the first time. We flew from San Francisco to Dublin for several reasons; flights were affordable, there was cheap and easy transportation available from Dublin International Airport to downtown and we had heard many wonderful things about this compact and colorful city. Are you visiting Dublin for the first time? […]

May 12th, 2017|Food, Ireland, Restaurants and Dining|

Castle Leslie Review, Monaghan, Ireland

Whether you are looking for horseback riding through Ireland’s ancient woodlands, walking next to sparkling lakes or simply wish (like me) to stay overnight in a castle, your vacation dreams will become reality at Castle Leslie. The family owned estate can trace its Irish roots back to the 16th century when the Leslie family purchased […]

May 5th, 2017|Ireland, Lodging, Restaurants and Dining|

Review: Ice House Hotel & Spa, Mayo, Ireland

Pulling our rental car into the street side parking in Ballina, I was struck at the marked contrast of this modern boutique hotel from our prior castle and manor house stays. The Ice House Hotel & Chill Spa is another one of Ireland’s Blue Book properties, but it is unique in that it seamlessly blends […]

April 28th, 2017|Ireland, Lodging, Restaurants and Dining, Spa|