Ireland Journals

Irish interludes

A travel journal to Ireland by rufusni

Quote: Various bits and pieces of trips around Ireland

Waterfront Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Perfect view"

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This restaurant is on the right hand side as you drive out from Sligo to Rosses Point, it has been repainted a colour that is very distinctive. Below it there is plenty of parking space in a gravel car park just off the main road. The tables with parasols outside were all taken, so we had to go inside but we got a table in the front part of the bar with the window and could still enjoy the beautiful view across the bay and to Oyster Island. The bar was fairly recently redone, and it was pleasant and done in light colours. The staffing levels were not great, and no-one came near us for ages, and I went to hunt down a menu. We decided against the early bird special menu as we just weren't qu...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 15, 2013

Waterfront Restaurant
Rosses Point
Sligo
071 917 7122

Shells Cafe

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Restaurant | "seaside cafe"

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A blazing hot summer's day - actually it really was especially for Ireland as it was about 28degrees celsius, an unusual event. So I wanted to head out of Sligo town for a bit and decided Strandhill would be my choice for the afternoon. Now it was a Friday afternoon and the village was busy as it sits right on the beach, but we found a parking spot fairly quickly. Looking at Shells, which is at the car park at the seafront, it looked really busy as all the outside tables were full, but the main lunch must have been over as there were several tables inside, which was actually preferable as it cooler. It is really quite a funky little cafe with a seaside theme in a vintage kind of style, and despite bei...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 15, 2013

Shells Cafe
Seafront, Strandhill
Sligo

Blanchardstown Dublin Crowne Plaza

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Hotel | "overnight"

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I had to stay over for work in Dublin, and several factors played in the choice. First I had the car, and to be honest that ruled out the city centre as I really prefer not to pay for parking overnight. Secondly, I needed somewhere quiet, which ruled out much of the city centre on a Friday night. In the end as I got a good weekend rate I decided to stay out in Blanchardstown. I had stayed in the same hotel last year so I knew what to expect.My meetings actually finished early on Friday afternoon, so I arrived at the hotel at about 2.30pm. The above ground car park was full so I had to park in the underground car park beneath the hotel, which has a low light level but also motion sensor li...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 6, 2013

Blanchardstown Dublin Crowne Plaza
Blanchardstown Town Centre
Blanchardstown, Dublin
01 862 8804

Clarion Hotel Dublin Airport

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Hotel | "By the airport"

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I had caught a bus to the airport and needed somewhere to stay before my early morning flight. Because at Dublin a lot of the 'airport hotels' are at least 15 minutes away and as car parking was not an issue this time, I decided to book the Clarion. Although they have a shuttle bus from right outside the terminal (most hotels have to use the coach park) it was a nice evening and I had only a small rucksack I decided to walk. It is not the easiest place to find on foot, even for someone who flies in and out of Dublin quite often- they could do with some better signage at the back of the building for those of us who attempt a stroll.It does not look like the most exciting building from the e...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 1, 2013

Clarion Hotel Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport
Dublin, Ireland
01 808 0500