Strandhill Lodge and Suites

Strandhill Lodge and Suites, Co. Sligo

Hotel Review Location: Strandhill Lodge and Suites is located in the small seaside resort of Strandhill, five miles west of Sligo Town, Ireland.  The town is a popular place to visit when touring the Wild Atlantic Way and is renowned for being a surfer's paradise. Arrival and check-in: The accommodation is located on a quiet …

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Yeats Country Hotel, Sligo

Yeats Country Hotel, Rosses Point, Co. Sligo

Hotel Review Location: Yeats Country Hotel is located in the village of Rosses Point on the edge of Sligo Bay.  The hotel overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and is just 4 miles (7km) from the county town of Sligo. Arrival and check-in: The hotel commands an impressive location on an unspoilt headland with a large car …

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The Abbey Hotel, Donegal

The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town

Hotel Review Location: The Abbey Hotel is located in the charming small town of Donegal in north west Ireland on Donegal Bay.  It overlooks the pedestrianised Diamond (main square) surrounded by attractive small shops, cafes and pubs.  The hotel is also ideally positioned for guests arriving by public transport as Bus Eireann operate regular services to the …

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Day 9. Lough Erne & Castle Coole – Enniskillen, Northern Ireland

The final day of our road trip had come around much too quickly, a sure sign that we'd been enjoying every minute.  Going down for breakfast at Belmore Court & Motel was one of the best as we started with cereals, fresh fruit, cheese, pastries and yoghurt. If this wasn't enough we then moved onto …

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Enniskillen Castle

Day 8. The Fermanagh Lakelands, Northern Ireland

Staying overnight at the Yeats Country Hotel had been a good option for exploring the Sligo section of the Wild Atlantic Way.  Breakfast was served in the restaurant and seated at a window table we were able to take in the sea views whilst setting ourselves up for the day. After bidding our farewell to the …

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Strandhill Beach, Sligo

Day 7. Sligo Oyster Experience

Starting the day in Strandhill, Sligo we drew back the curtains to beautiful views across the bay and after enjoying a delicious breakfast buffet we checked out of Strandhill Lodge and Suites.  Leaving there, we took the car the short distance down to the beach where we were pleased to find free parking. It was …

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Day 6. The Slieve League Cliffs, Donegal

We slept soundly in our beautiful suite at the Abbey Hotel and feeling refreshed,  headed downstairs for breakfast in their Market House restaurant.  After being tempted with an array of hot and cold dishes we were ready for the day ahead and a morning stroll around the attractive small town of Donegal. Our walk took …

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Glenveagh National Park, Donegal

Day 5. Glenveagh National Park & Letterkenny, Donegal

After enjoying a traditional Irish breakfast at the Dillons Hotel in Letterkenny we explored the town.  The hotel is located along Main Street, reputed to be one of the longest in Ireland and is lined with a varied collection of shops, cafes and bars. In the market square we viewed four life size bronze sculptures entitled …

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Giant's Causeway

Day 4. Giant’s Causeway & Boat Tour, Northern Ireland

After staying overnight at The Causeway Hotel we started the day with a hearty breakfast in the hotel's elegant dining room to ready ourselves for an action packed day exploring the Giant's Causeway and surrounding coastline. After returning to our room and checking out we didn't have far to go as The Causeway Hotel is …

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Day 3. Hiking & Chocolate Making, Northern Ireland

We awoke refreshed at The Willows after sleeping on such comfortable mattresses in our delightful Aspen bedroom.  Drawing back the curtains we were dismayed to discover it was raining heavily, not a good sign for a planned hiking trip! To lift our spirits we wandered down to the dining room to be greeted by the cheerful …

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