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Devlin Hotel – uber trendy in Ranelagh

On the spur of the moment today I ventured forth to Ranelagh, an old stomping ground of mine from my youth.  It was always a buzzy place and in recent years has become one of Dublin’s best [...]

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A New You! November Spa/Wellness Interludes

Yes, it’s time to mention the dreaded ‘C’ word – Christmas! As soon as Halloween (sometimes even before!) is finished the world and his wife are in Christmas mode.  [...]

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Playing golf at Balbriggan Golf Club during Ryder Cup

Last Saturday on the second day of an amazing Ryder Cup competition I had the pleasure of playing golf on the understated Balbriggan parkland golf course in north Co. Dublin.  It is quite close [...]

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Cellar Bar Lunch: Merrion Hotel

It had been a while since I had visited the Merrion Hotel and being Saturday and a last minute decision it couldn’t have been a better choice.  It was as if it had been planned for weeks [...]

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Autumn – Conker Season!

We have had an exceptional summer and so far (with the exception of today) we are still enjoying some fabulous summery skies and weather warm enough so as not to need a sweater or jacket.  [...]

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Limerick – Best buzz in Ireland and home to hurling legends

Did a little analysis this morning in relation to: Where would one find the best buzz in the country? Where would you find the most smiles on faces? Which is the happiest county in Ireland? Where [...]

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Gleesons Townhouse in Booterstown opens its doors today

The word August, according to the dictionary, means ‘impressive’ or ‘high ranking’.  It is fitting then that Dublin’s newest townhouse hotel, Gleesons Townhouse, on [...]

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High Summer Jinks – Renvyle House Hotel

With all this summer sun and Ireland now boasting a new shade of wheat instead of the usual green it’s time to play outside.  Where better to head off to than Renvyle House Hotel, one of my [...]

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Wineport Lodge: Fresh & Feelgood Menu

Today was the hottest day of the year (so far!).  I was traversing the country to the wilds of Connemara and back to Dublin – all in one day!  On my return journey I was beginning to [...]

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A Wild Atlantic Sun Tan! Mount Falcon Castle

We have had lots of blue skies and heat over the past few weeks – and got very used to it.  We have basked and bathed ourselves in the sun so you can give the pals, who went abroad for [...]