Yesterday morning i returned to Ashford to collect Chuck and Gerry who had spent their previous night here in this wonderful location. This hotel is renowned for its history, and its location, and for the fantastic service it has provided to the thousands of people who have had the good fortune to pass through its doors down through the years.
Now it has entered a new stage in its long life, and, now, under new ownership, they have embarked on a mission to restore this castle to its former glory, and are already hard at work at this.
We have many special treasures here in Ireland, and this is one of them, and we are fortunate now be able to say that Ashford is in the hands of somebody who will restore it to its rightful place at the top of our star Irish attractions, which is indeed comforting.
This cathedral is a magnificent building, and well worth a visit if you get to Galway. All are welcome here.
As this was our final day together, Chuck and Gerry invited my wife Sue to join them for a meal in the famous Moran's of the Weir restaurant in Kilcolgan in the renowned Oyster country, close to Galway Bay, in the Clarinbridge and Kilcolgan area. Here we have Sue, Chuck and Gerry, pictured outside Moran's.
They are at home now as i write. What a small world we live in. Small enough for you to be here in a matter of a few hours. All you have to do is make up your mind.
Let me know if you do.
And a belated, happy St Patrick's day to all my firends, old and new.