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Flashback Friday Travel Photo Memories 15 – Killarney

That’s the view from our suite at Aghadoe Heights, looking out over the lakes of Killarney.  We’re in Ireland, in County Kerry – look how green it is, incredible! We arrived in the dark, which wasn’t planned – more of that later!  The concierge that showed us to our room suggested we leave the curtains open, ready for morning!  He reassured we were not overlooked!  Had we arrived in the daylight we wouldn’t have got such a magical surprise in…

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3 days driving the coast of Donegal and Derry

It is just a short hop from Heathrow to Belfast – about 50minutes flying time.  It is an incredibly busy route and one that my husband and I have done a number of times for work commitments.  We did try to change our flight back home to an earlier one due to unplanned circumstances, but all flights that day were fully booked, and actually our own flight home was 12 over booked!!!  It is also the less obvious route for…

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Self catering luxury on the banks of Lough Swilly

I’m still congratulating myself on finding this property!  It really was perfect for what we wanted!  I am a big fan of fancy hotels and exemplary service, but the hotel offerings in the area didn’t seem right – certainly not as ‘local’ and rustic as they should be. And then we stumbled upon this lovely spot – right on the banks of Lough Swilly, just 15minutes from Letterkenny.  The property is owned by a renowned artist and we felt lucky to…

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