https://etias.com/etias-application Takes effect “sometime in 2024” according to online sources. Oh wait, now they say 2025. I will believe it when I see it. Your travel agent who books your flights will inform you, or, ask me for the latest update on this many times delayed program.
With Sam, Judy, Colleen and Don at Connor Pass, near Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland. Photo taken by a tourist on Sept 21, 2023.
Repeat guests Sam, Judy, Colleen and Don enjoyed a night at Dromoland Castle in County Clare at the tail end of their recent tour in Ireland, Sept 13 – 23, 2023. This was Don’s sixth tour with European Focus, Colleen’s seventh, Sam and Judy’s fourth.
Dromoland should be called “Dreamland,” because it’s so… yes. The estate was owned by the O’Brien family, and it was not burned during the Irish Revolution of the early 1900s because the family had good relations with the locals, whom they treated with respect. The estate has an 18-hole golf course, extensive woodlands, wonderful paths for walking, a large lake with free rowboats and a gorgeous, peaceful walled garden. Inside, at least three large fireplaces are kept going all day long, adding to the warm atmosphere punctuated by reds, browns and blues. Lush doesn’t begin to describe Dromoland.
I look forward to bringing many more guests to this special place in the future.
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