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Insider guide to Waterford, South East Ireland.

Isabel Conway enjoys a royal tour of Ireland’s oldest city in her inside guide to Waterford

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Ardtara Country House

Ardtara Country House, Northern Ireland

Isabel Conway visits Ardtara Country House, a hotel whose story reaches back to the origins of the glory days of Northern Ireland’s linen industry.

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Ferrycarrig Hotel, Co Wexford

After four months of coronavirus lockdown restrictions we were almost giddy with excitement and anticipation, at last, to head off for a quick break at Ferrycarrig Hotel, Co Wexford

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Tulfarris Hotel, County Wicklow

Ireland is good at doing genuine warmth and Caoimhe the receptionist doles it out in large amounts as we check-in and assigned a room upgrade

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Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney, Co Kerry

I almost expect Downton Abbey’s Lady Violet Crawley, 8th Dowager Countess of Grantham to sweep past in her carriage as we turn into the long avenue, shaded by a stately canopy of trees on our approach to the imposing stately Victorian Manor, Cahernane House Hotel.

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Sandymount Hotel, Dublin 

There’s no better spot to begin a gentle stroll passing Georgian-era Dublin than from the Sandymount Hotel situated in the gracious leafy district of Dublin 4.

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