Lonely planet has recently listed Ireland’s Skellig Michael region as one of the top ten places to visit in the world…..and we agree!
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Conde Nast has been rating luxury hotels for a long time now and are universally recognized as the experts in such things. Well here in Ireland we are not surprised, but certainly delighted to be unique in the world as having three fantastic hotels listed in the latest top ten list, with number one going to the fabulous 5* Ballyfinn Demesne in Co. Laois, Ireland.
What did we love about our trip down the west coast of Ireland? Am I allowed to say “everything”? I can’t possibly narrow down our two weeks of adventure, driving from Belfast to Kerry, when every day was filled with unexpected discoveries, sweeping beauty, engaging history and surprising luxury.
Ireland is home to the fastest ball game in the world and to most who have had the privilege of playing or even just watching it will agree. It is called hurling, an amateur sport played and trained as a professional sport watched by a full stadium of 80,000 people but without the outrages amounts of money flying around.