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staying in a castle

by /bio/enchantingireland »

stellabug,

When are you traveling?  You can get into something like Abbeyglen for $205/night in February ... but others will run you more per night.  Along your route is Kilkea (supposed to open this fall as a hotel if my info is correct), Waterford Castle... then Ballyseede above Killarney... or Cabra above Dublin.  4-star will allow you to dress "business casual" for dinner while 5-star will require jacket/tie so that gives you some indication of what it is like to stay there.  The meals are quite good -- we're foodies so that is one reason we try them.

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by /bio/stellabug »

we are going late June/early July but not until 2017.  Not sure we want to dress for dinner.

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RE: staying in a castle

by /bio/enchantingireland »

Wow, 2017... so that means prices will go up as tourism improves (we're already off to a great start) so $200 would be hard to find in two years.

If you stay in the castle, you don't have to eat there -- you can dress in jeans any other time, including breakfast.  But if you're putting out the money, you might want to really enjoy the dining -- it's worth it.  Ireland has GREAT cuisine.

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by /bio/stellabug »

We are in the very early stages of planning our first trip to Ireland.  We would love to spend at least one night in a castle.  We are tentatively going to Kilarney, Kilkenny and Dublin with a possble stop in Cork.  What is it like?  Can you recommend a castle to stay in?  I have no idea of the cost but we would like to keep it around $200 USD if at all possible.

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