Anam Cara Tours LLC – Ireland – Best of the Southwest – April 2018
TREACY’S OAKWOOD HOTEL, Shannon https://www.theoakwoodhotel.com/
First night – Thursday, April 12 + Last night – Sunday, April 22
Set in a cozy redbrick building on a leafy property, The Oakwood is a newly refurbished, non-smoking hotel. It’s just minutes from Shannon Airport by taxi and a 5 minute walk to a shopping mall. Contemporary rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and USB charging ports, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. There’s also an airy breakfast restaurant, and the polished Sophie’s Bar & Bistro offers a fireplace. The 2017 tour group got moved to this hotel at the last minute. All travelers, Kathleen included, raved about The Oakwood.
Clonakilty is located in the picturesque area of West Cork on the Wild Atlantic Way. It is home to colorful shop fronts, great food and is a melting pot for music. All rooms are beautifully designed & furnished with your every requirement in mind. Each of the en suite rooms have flat screen TV and are equipped with hairdryers & tea/coffee making facilities. The Copper Pot restaurant and bar is open 12 hours every day, serving the very best of local fresh food.
DINGLE SKELLIG HOTEL & PENINSULA SPA http://www.dingleskellig.com/index.html
Three nights – April 16, 17, 18
The Dingle Skellig Hotel is situated on the most westerly peninsula in Europe, just 650 feet from Dingle Bay. Regarded as one of the finest hotels in County Kerry, Skellig was built in 1969 and has a reputation for excellent comfort, hospitality and service. Besides the breathtaking views, Skellig offers three pools, a gym, and both restaurant and pub. The spa offers beauty treatments and massages, plus a sauna, steam room and sun shower. It’s a short walk into Dingle town where you can shop, dine & listen to music.
DUNROMAN HOUSE, Doolin http://www.doolinbedandbreakfast.com/
Three nights – April 19, 20, 21
Martina O’Brien, our hostess, exudes endless charm and positive energy, and this is reflected in her home and its warm atmosphere. A native of Doolin, Martina has made Dunroman House a landmark in Doolin accommodation, and in terms of its location, it really is. Doolin is made up of two villages – Fisher Street and Roadford. Dunroman House is perched between the two villages and so enjoys the advantages of both. There are quaint pubs and great local restaurants within short walking distance. All rooms are en-suite with TV and wireless Internet access. Doolin is well known across Europe as a hot spot for traditional Irish music sessions.