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City Center House Hotel is Steps Away from the Cultural Heart of Galway

Jun 22, 2017  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Multi-colored glass ornaments hanging above the reception desk, and a branch on an adjacent wall, decorated with pink and purple ribbons and baubles, create a festive-like atmosphere in the lobby of the House Hotel.

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Ashford Castle: 800 Years of History Transformed into an Irish Hotel

Jun 21, 2017  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Time travel is easily achieved at Ireland’s stunning 5-star Ashford Castle - within an easy five-minute stroll visitors traverse 8

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Irelandís Glenlo Abbey Hotel Offers Everything From Falconry to Dining in a Vintage Pullman

Jun 12, 2017  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Picture this unique dining environment: Sinatra's dulcet tones and a golden sunset over picturesque western Ireland offering the backdrop to an epicurean experience in a vintage Pullman carriage. This romantic scenario is just one of the delights at Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Golf Course outside Galway city.

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A Tour of Irelandís Two Most Beautiful Distilleries with Iconic Jameson Irish Whiskey

Apr 21, 2017  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Irish whiskey has long been held in lesser regard that the much more varied and better promoted spirit from neighboring Scotland.

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Croke Park Hotel: Enjoying Irelandís National Stadium and Dublinís Downtown in One Stay

Mar 10, 2017  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Sometimes titles tell all and that's the case with the contemporary Croke Park Hotel located immediately across from Ireland's pre-eminent sports stadium close to the center of Dublin.

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7 Private Cinemas Hidden Inside Luxury Hotels

Nov 2, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sure, when you’re on vacation, going to see a movie may not sound like your ideal activity. But when the theater is located inside your hotel, that’s a whole different story. Across the globe, luxury properties are offering guests some pretty unique amenities, and among them are private screening rooms. 

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From Once to Brigadoon: 5 European Itineraries Inspired by Musicals

May 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s hard not to love visiting Europe, especially since country hopping is extremely easy. For jet-setters who frequent the continent, it's always great to find new ways to enjoy some of your favorite cities. So this year, instead of making the typical stops, consider having a theme for your travels. Many of today's most well-loved musical productions have been based on locations around the continent, making it easy to live out these productions in real life.

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5 of Ireland's Best Castles-Turned-Hotels

Mar 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s pretty safe to assume that as a child you had dreams of one day living in and owning your own castle (thanks, Disney). Although we may have grown out of our illusions of being royalty ourselves, there’s still a level of intrigue that comes with sleeping inside a place with so much history. 

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The Irish Leap Day Tradition That Single Women Should Know About...

Feb 4, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Irish Legend has it that St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was asked by St. Brigid of Kildare (a fifth-century nun) if he’d give women permission to propose to men who might be too shy to do it otherwise. Initially he agreed on the condition that it was done only once every seven years. But St. Brigid pushed the matter and he acquiesced, allowing women to propose on Leap Day, every four years.

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4 of Dublinís Best Restaurants From Local Favorites to Michelin-Starred Experiences

Dec 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Ivan Dimitrijevic

Dublin’s gourmet dining scene is ever expanding, with old and new coming together to offer locals and visitors a wide variety of culinary options. Whether you’re a carnivore or an all-natural vegetarian, this iconic city can provide. The below four restaurants bring some much-needed experimentation to local tradition, offering special menus, romantic settings, chef interactions and gorgeous scenery.

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Award-Winning Chef Dylan McGrath Makes Eating Healthy Effortless at Dublin's Rustic Stone

Nov 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

The perfect location can make or break a restaurant, but that isn’t an issue for Rustic Stone in downtown Dublin. Just a short stroll from Trinity College where literary luminaries such as Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett developed their penmanship, Rustic Stone sits across from one of Dublin’s trendiest areas, Temple Bar. 

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Wexford: The Seaside Town in Ireland That You're Not Visiting But Should Be

Aug 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Often overlooked on tours of Ireland is Wexford, the sunny south-east city that is the nation’s oldest Viking town, just a two-hour drive from Dublin. Situated in the heart of this cozy coastal town, is the 157-room, four-star White’s Hotel that has enjoyed a colorful history dating back more than 300 years.

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President Obama is Just One of the Prestigious Guests to Have Experienced Lough Erne Resort

Aug 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Straddling a tract of undulating wooded countryside, the 120-room, five-star Lough Erne Resort lies nestled on a 600-acre peninsula. Within a two-hour drive of Dublin, Belfast, Sligo and Derry airports, the hotel has five helipads, with St. Angelo, a private airport, also nearby. Alternatively, guests coming by water can arrive by seaplane on Castle Hume Lough, which the resort directly overlooks. 

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5 Dublin Restaurants to Check Out For a Thoroughly Irish Experience

Mar 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Dublin is full of great dining options, but sometimes something a little quieter and quainter is in order, making it necessary to branch out. But how do you narrow down the options? Well, we look for the five C's—classic, casual, Celtic, chic and country—and these fine restaurants happen to encapsulate them all. 

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Conrad Dublin: A Mix of Friendly Service, a Central Location and Craft Beers

Dec 31, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Conrad Dublin displays a contemporary setting with a speckled marble lobby opening onto the Alex Cocktail Bar where clusters of people gather on soft, blue armchairs and creamy-colored leather sofas next to the baby piano at one end.

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