This post will not do this lovely stay justice. At all. But I just wanted to share a teeny slice of some of my favorite details of a place I’ve been visiting for 8 years for teas and dinners, but this time I stayed for a few peaceful nights as well. For me, it was heaven.
This was quite literally a slice of heaven for me. For 23 years I have wondered what staying here would be like. And it was exactly what I had hoped. Quiet. Beautiful. Special.
I had no agenda- except what I had booked ahead of time; 2 dinners, an afternoon tea, and a guided walk. I napped. I sat in the garden and just stared at those Burren hills. I tried to make friends with the cats. I wandered the gardens a few times. I browsed the books in the drawing room. I spied on the birds nesting in the ivy. I stared at the orchid watercolors in the drawing room. and I enjoyed some of the very best food of the Burren.
The whole atmosphere just takes me back in time to my own memories of when I spent the fall of ‘99 up the road at the art college, BCA. And of a time gone by but that is still kept alive by the beautiful, thoughtful, and intentional hospitality of Gregan’s Castle Hotel.