Travel Expert and Radio Talk Show Host Stephanie Abrams
Traveling Feet - April 14, 2007 - Shownotes & Audio Archive

Barefoot Beachcomber, David Isby, travels with guest travel expert, Stephanie Abrams, visiting charming and historic hotels, Inns and an elegant hotel in Ireland!

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Topics Include:

Where to stay in the Midlands and West Coast of Ireland including County Longford, Carlow, Port Laoise, and close to Shannon Airport.

Insights into what you will find at the Museum of the Titanic.

Hotels include:
Viewmount House, County Longford - 1700's Manor House in a country park-like setting, centrally located between Dublin, New Grange and Boyne Valley and so is an ideal resting spot for those wishing to explore these popular desitnations!

Coolanowle House, between Carlow and Port Laoise Ireland is a working organic farm, that also sports sheep and Meggie their Border collie is a working dog responsible for the farm's sheephearding. It has about 10 guest rooms and wonderful public rooms that are all extremely charming. There are also 3 lovely detached self-contained stone cottages for guests requiring total privacy for their family. It is a great place to base yourself for touring and site-seeing around the region.

Carrygerry Country House, in Newmarket-on-Fergus, at Shannon Airport. This hotel is an member of Private Ireland which is a collection of family owned and operated country houses in Ireland. 8 minutes from Shannon Airport, yet far removed from the airport's flight pattern. Views from your room will include pastoral country settings including grazing horses and sweeping meadows. The dining room is housed in a glass conservatory where guests. Chef Niall Ennis takes special pride in using the finest organic local produce for all of his meals. It is also a member of the "Best Loved Hotels of the UK & Ireland". Carrygerry also draws dinner guests from the town to enjoy the ambiance of quality of its public rooms and cuisine. Carrygerry is within easy diving distance of Bunratty Villiage and Folk Park, the Town of Ennis (frequently named The Tidiest Town in Ireland), and the town of Limerick and King John's Castle.

The Merchant Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland. This hotel is located in downtown Belfast and was originally the Ulster Bank. It has classical Roman architectural very similar in look to the exterior of the US Federal Building in NYC's Financial District. Local attractions include the Titanic Museum and Shipyards, Belfast Botanical Gardens, Giant's Causeway, Down Cathedrial St. Patrick's Burial Place and the location of the Saint Patrick Centre, and Saul where Patrick built the first church in Ireland which continues to hold Sunday morning services at 10am.


Guests Include:

James Kearney, owner of the historic Viewmount House on the Dublin Road, County Longford.

Bernadine Mulhall, owner of the Coolanowle House.

Niall Ennis, owner and chef at the Carrygerry Country House in Newmarket-on-Fergus at Shannon Airport.

Fiona Ure, Belfast Visitors & Convention Bureau, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Petra Devitt, The Merchant Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Belfast Visitors & Convention Bureau.

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