Spring Sizzler

February 15, 2009

We wanted to let everyone who was looking for accommodation near Cloghan Castle for April 25 and April 26th, the Lady Gregory Hotel is offering a “spring sizzler” special on their website- “the longer you stay, the less you pay”. It is based on two people sharing and is 39 euro (per person sharing) on the first night and 29 euro (per person sharing) the second night you stay. For a couple sharing one room this would be $175 total (based on today’s exchange rate) for the two nights, including breakfast both mornings. Apparently you need to phone the hotel directly at 353 91 632 333 to get this deal. The Lady Gregory Hotel is located in Gort which is approximately  15 minutes or 11 miles from Cloghan Castle.

Ireland’s First School of Falconry

February 5, 2009

FalconryWe thought we’d add a few new posts on things people might be interested in doing or seeing while visiting Ireland. One of the things we are very excited about doing is visiting Ireland’s First School of Falconry which is located on the grounds of 13th century Ashford Castle in Cong, County Mayo. Here you can receive private lessons on handling and flying Harris hawks. The school also houses various other Birds of Prey which are flown free daily. They offer a 60 minute or 90 minute private Hawk Walk (there will not be any strangers on your walk) with a falconer around the wooded grounds of the castle. The cost (ranging from $155-$235 per couple) depends on the number of people in the group as well as the length of time of the session. The school is open year round and can often accommodate last minute bookings, though requests that you try to book 1-2 days in advance. Cong is located about 1 hour north of Galway city. We’ve added the location to our wedding map. Tel. 353 94 954 6820

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