Tinakilly Country House
Tinakilly Country House is a 4 * boutique hotel in the village of Wicklow. It is located in the county of the same name in the Irish Republic, around 50 kilometers south of Dublin on the coast of the Irish Sea. The national road N 11 runs through Wicklow. Around 10,000 people live in the town and in the neighboring villages.
Tinakilly Country House is on the edge of the Wicklow Mountains and offers sweeping panoramic views of the Irish Sea. The Victorian country house from the 1870s belongs to the global hotel alliance ‘The leading Hotels of the World’ under the brand name ‘small luxury hotels of the world’. Small luxury hotels include traditional country hotels and country houses, family businesses and boutique hotels. The Tinakilly Country House offers its guests four dozen rooms and suites. The 16 square meter rooms can be occupied by one or two people. The junior suites are 10 square meters larger; the comfortable living area offers an unobstructed view of the spacious garden and the sea. Rooms and suites are almost identically equipped and furnished. The standard includes TV, radio, free WiFi, hot drink preparation, bathrobe and hairdryer. The traditional Irish breakfast is included in the room rate, both here and there.
The Tinakilly Country House welcomes its guests with a pleasantly quiet, rural ambience. Afternoon tea is served in the well-tended lounge, and hotel guests can relax in the reading room before changing to an à la carte dinner in the ground floor restaurant in the two-story building. The hotel bar is the meeting point for entertaining evenings. The fitness room can be used daily. A nearby bicycle rental is arranged by the reception, as is the green fee for the nearby golf course.
The Tinakilly Country House can be booked for one night or more. In the junior suites, an additional bed for children up to 12 years can be placed free of charge. Arrival and departure are possible every day. There is free car parking at Tinakilly Country House, and hotel transfers to and from Dublin Airport, 60 kilometers away, can be arranged upon request.
The elegant, modern country house is the ideal place for recreation and activities in the Wicklow Mountains directly on the Irish Sea.
Old Bushmills Distillery
Irish whiskey from my own experience
The Old Bushmills Distillery in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, has a tradition going back over 400 years. A tasting while traveling is not only worthwhile in terms of taste, it also offers impressive object lessons that make study trips anything but dry. On site you can visualize the conditions that still exist today for the production of whiskey and have changed a lot compared to earlier times. Not only fans get their money’s worth here, but also those interested in the history of the hotly contested region. Attacks are of course less to be feared, at most on the sense of looking straight ahead.
After a tour you will know exactly how the famous national drink of the Irish is made. King James gave his blessing as early as 1608, the scent of the American oak and the sherry barrels from Spain awaken the foretaste of a freshly bottled sip that has been stored for a long time. Accompanied by recognized experts, even knowledgeable questions are answered in detail and with attention to detail. They are familiar with history and know about the serious differences that the smallest nuances can make in the aromatic composition. In addition, typical Irish dishes are offered after the tour, which give a lively impression of how people eat in this country.
On the trail of enjoyment
The sprawling complex offers an edifying mix of stone-made factory buildings and cottages of the more modest kind. They are radiantly whitewashed, while the park-like surroundings are well-kept, such as the subdivision with fences made of forged iron. The Old Bushmills Distillery offers one of the few opportunities to peek inside whiskey making and explore its secrets as far as they can be revealed. Then you will be richer by some experience and will appreciate the enjoyment of the unique, traditional and legendary drink even more.
Ring of Kerry
A 179 km long panoramic coastal road runs through the southwest of Ireland, which leads around one of the most famous sights of the “Green Island”, the Ring of Kerry. This is located on the Irish peninsula Iveragh and it offers tourists, study travelers and locals a landscape that remains unforgettable for most and which has ensured many successful master’s theses.
The “Ring” is worth a trip at any time of the year
Ireland is said to be so green because it rains constantly and it is very windy. But anyone who has been there before knows that this is not really true. But no matter what the weather conditions are when you visit the Ring of Kerry, you will definitely be compensated for even the worst weather. The journey in the bus or in the car leads past rugged stretches of coastline and lonely bays and you get an impression of why Ireland has been nicknamed the “Green Island”.
Sights as far as the eye and the peninsula can see
It is not only the landscape and the natural sights that attract thousands and thousands of holidaymakers to the round trip over the Ring of Kerry year after year. The villages inside and outside the ring are also worth more than one visit. Killarney, for example, is the starting point for a day tour for many. There are various museums and the St. Mary’s Cathedral to admire and to enjoy the hospitality that is usual all over the island. In the middle of the Ring of Kerry is the town of Cathersiveen, where the birthplace of the Irish freedom fighter Daniel O’Connell is and is a crowd puller, also for study travelers. Staigue Stone Fort is a prehistoric ring fortress that is over 3,000 years old and is still very impressive today, as are the other attractions of the Ring of Kerry.