Celtic warmth meets irish charme.
Céad Míle Fáilte in Ireland – or welcome to Ireland. So you are already greeted with celtic charme at the airport of Dublin.
Our location scout Anabelle went to the greenest island of Western Europe last week and has been received hospitably.
The welcome lunch was invited to the legendary hotel “K Club”. A 5 star hotel known for its first class food, its luxurious spa and two excellent golf courses.
After lunch, we went on to the “National Stud Kildare” – one of the few active stud farms to be visited as a guest and an exclusive view behind the scenes.
There are interesting tours for horsemen and less experienced people, followed by coffee in the Japanese garden.
After a drive through the picturesque landscape of Kilkennys with its herds of sheep, green fields and idyllic forest roads, Ireland’s leading country estate was reached early in the evening, and the most luxurious hotel in Kilkenny – the “Mount Juliet Hotel”.
It impresses with a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and only about 1 hour from Dublin! A falcon show on the green area in front of the hotel led the evening and catered for many for photoalarm!
The next day a mixture of sports, fun & culture awaited the participants ….
It went off stately. The “Kilkenny Castle” is a 12th-century castle, built in the Victorian era and surrounded by extensive grounds. The right place for a Galadinner! Afterwards the athletic abilities of all participants were demonstrated: one could immerse in the Irish culture.
“Hurling” is a 3000 year old Irish national sport with Celtic origin and is considered to be the fastest team sport in the world. It is played on twice 15 playing fields, sticks and a leather ball. A great fun for all parties!
After so much effort, strength and energy were needed. And what comes better than a visit to the “Guinnes Storehouse” – a must see for any stay in Dublin. At the original location of the Guinness factory former warehouses were converted into a gigantic museum. On 7 floors, a comprehensive insight into the history of the famous Guinnes is given. You will be rewarded on the last floor with the freshly drawn dark beer in the Gravity Bar, which has 360 degrees all around glazing. So you have a breathtaking view over Dublin, the mountains and the sea.
The last activity and thus the highlight of the trip was the motto „If YOU2 still haven’t found what you’re looking for“.
In the “Windmill Lane Studios” – Ireland’s most famous recording studio since 1978, not only U2 recorded their first hits, but also the current group was demanded in the beginning. On the headphones and off before the mics it was then.
The result was a slightly slanting but with a lot of heart blood and fun sung version of U2’s “One Love”.
Conclusion: a completely successful trip, with which you could take a lot of inspiration, good ideas & a lot of input. Thanks Ireland – a nice:-) Trip!