Happy Easter - Checking Into the Lough Eske Castle Hotel
Our B&B decorated for Easter and we each received a small chocolate egg, so we enjoyed that homey Easter atmosphere. However, we did miss our family a bit.
After a nice breakfast, we quickly packed up and left St. Judes for our next adventure. The drive to Lough Eske Castle was one of the longest of this trip – approximately three hours. While it rained considerably, the trip went quickly and well.
The hotel is housed in a restored 17th-century castle on the shores of Lough Eske close to Donegal. We were escorted to a Courtyard Room that looked more like a small apartment, very plush and modern. It is impossible to believe that this was originally the castle's horse stables
The five star hotel offered numerous activities, but Paul and I took the opportunity to hike around the castle grounds. As you can see from the photos below it is beautiful here.
We ate both lunch and dinner at the castle bar. The Gallery Bar also offers a classic list of cocktails, aperitifs, after-dinner drinks, Irish coffees, European wines, and a collection of over 90 fine whiskies. At lunch I splurged and bought a shot of Midleton Very Rare – what a joy.
We were honored to chat with locals, mother and daughter, at dinner. They recommended that we go to the Bushmill Distillery – the oldest distillery in Ireland. They also suggested we check out the Giant Causeway. Paul and I love following the recommendations from locals.
The topic turned towards politics and both ladies were horrified at the possibility of Trump as the next American president.
- Our Ireland Adventure Day 14
- Our Ireland Adventure Day 13
- Our Ireland Adventure Day 12
- Our Ireland Adventure Day 11
- Our Ireland Adventure Day 10
- Our Ireland Adventure Day 9
- Our Ireland Adventure Day 8
- Our Ireland Adventure Day 7
- Our Ireland Adventure Day 6
- Our Ireland Adventure Day 5
- Our Ireland Adventure Day 4
- Our Ireland Adventure Day 3
- Our Ireland Adventure Day 2
- Our Ireland Adventure Day 1