Tag Archives: Ireland

Donegal – how green is their valley

What a lovely place Ireland is, not just its physical beauty but also its beautiful people. Here’s my story published in Fairfax Media Traveller in May, 2017 on Donegal.   You can read it online at Traveller.com.au here: http://www.traveller.com.au/walk-ireland-donegals-bewildering-beauty-gw6h4e   … Continue reading

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Ireland – enchanting otherworld road trip

Ireland and Northern Ireland, I must admit, are two of my favourite countries. What bliss therefore, to get in a car and drive for seven days the 1100-road trip from Dublin up around the Northern Ireland coast down to Galway. … Continue reading

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The Luxe of the Irish – Belmond’s new Grand Hibernian train

Belmond has added another exquisite train to its portfolio of luxury trains, which include the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Eastern & Oriental Express, Edinburgh’s Royal Scotsman, Britain’s Northern Belle and British Pullman. My story about travelling on the Grand Hibernian is the cover story in … Continue reading

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Ballyfin House, Ireland – Conde Nast 2016 Best Hotel in the World

It’s not every day you stay in the best hotel in the world. Unplanned. A few days before my arrival, Conde Nast announced this readers’ choice award, so … Serendipity! With only 20 rooms, it will be harder to get … Continue reading

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