Friday, October 26, 2012

Home Away from Home



We are staying at a Bewley's Hotel in the area of Ballsbridge. The hotel is in a great location and is a short bus ride to the city center. We noticed it was an older building which had been beautifully repurposed, and after investigating, found it had been a female orphan school built by the Masonic Order in the 1800s. The grounds and the hotel are really beautiful. The prior hall is now being used as a wedding venue. For more about the history, see http://www.bewleyshotels.com/ballsbridge/history.  It has a great restaurant, friendly staff, free wi-fi, and we will forever be grateful that they found us a room at 9:00 am when check in time is much later! Bewley's is a chain with six hotels in the U.K.




Beautiful colors of fall in Ireland!

9 comments:

Lee Hoagland said...

Sounds like you two are off to a great start on your trip--what a wonderful time for you!!

Susan Santoli said...

We are having a wonderful time!

Erika said...

When I traveled to Ireland in March of 2010, we stayed at Bewley's Hotel in Leopardstown! It was a wonderful hotel. We enjoyed sitting around and drinking tea every afternoon after a long day in the city. We would take the light rail train into the city. Reading your posts bring back so many great memories!

Susan Santoli said...

This is a great hotel as well and I've been drinking lots of their great tea!

Brittany Leavitt said...

Hello! My name is Brittany Leavitt, and I am a student in Dr. Strange's EDM310 class. I enjoyed reading this post about the beautiful hotel that you are visiting! I can only hope to make a trip like this one day and learn about the place in which I am staying. As a history major, I am happy to see that you learned about the previous uses for the hotel. So interesting! I hope you enjoy your trip, and thank you so much for sharing your journey with all of us!

Ashaunte Gaillard said...

Hello My name is Ashaunte Gaillard and I am a Student at the University of South Alabama. I have really enjoyed reading your blog, especially since Ireland is on my list of places to see in the world. From the looks of the website, the hotel looks like a lovely place to stay while visiting Ireland. The pictures that you posted were also beautiful! I hope you have a blast on your trip and stay safe!
-Ashaunte

corey waldon said...

Hey, I am a student at the University of South Alabama. I think you had a great blog post. One day i plan to travel around the world and if im ever in Ireland I hope to see this great hotel you talked about. I think it is a nice hotel and a nice place to visit. I'm glad you had a great time.

TIna Behel said...

Hello! I am a college student at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. I have never been to Ireland, but it looks beautiful. Historic buildings add a wonderful charm in any area. Your pictures are gorgeous and it makes me want to visit. Thanks for your hotel information.

Thanks,
Tina Behel

Jasmine Stevens said...

Hello! Taking a vacation to Ireland has never been a thought in my head. I dream of visiting so many different places, but never Ireland. After reading these great posts I think I just might be persuaded to take a trip there! Everything looks so nice and peaceful. The hotel that you all had the chance to stay at even looks very comfy. Thanks for great information!
Jasmine Stevens