Entry is through the Visitors Centre. First you walk though a static display explaining about the castle's history, then a slide show and up to the second floor to hear a story and see some wooden carved figures (with cracks in them). Then onto a 5 min film where actors are placed in front of drawings and act out certain parts of the war against...more
Stay was very good - however our room faced a shipyard that was very noisy as some scrap was being...more
Naturally being the carnivore that I am :-) I think the Steak is great however the Tex-Mex food sereved in this restauraunt is excellent, the staff ae friendly and the decor not unplesent, the location is good if your having a meal before going out on the town and it's not that expensive. The Chicken Fijhitas are excellent.more
When visiting Foynes it immediately becomes obvious that all is not quite right about this town, the locals appear to consist solely of degenerate drunks, yahoos and scoundrels, often the younger more inebriated members of the town can be seen barley clothed, stumbling along the main street in the village on the way to a pub or in search of strangers and travellers to shock and lampoon, the majority of the town seem to spend most of their available time in these pubs and I would strongly advise that to visit one of these establishments is to put ones own health in dismal danger. An exception to this is The Shannon House which by all means is an island of civility and excellence in this idyllic yet godforsaken part of the country!
This Franciscan Friary was build around 1400 by the Desmond’s on the banks of the river Deel. There’s a nice way to see the abbey from the other side of the river. You just have to take the road above the swimming pool (which lies directly at the river, therefore you can’t walk directly at the left side of the river). You can continue over the...more
The castle was founded around 1200, on an island of the river Deel. If you want to visit it, you have to contact the little tourist information at the main street and someone will guide you through the castle. We only took a look from outside, as we didn’t know how much time we would need for our further way.more
its great craic. people are really friendly. owned by nuala mee whos a gas character. all the locals will make you feel welcome. hello to pat -our barman. and to chippy the most gorgeous lazy dog ive ever met. we went for christmas. x-mas eve was lovely in the pub. very lively but nice and quiet other times. just be dressedmore