Bed and Breakfast Ireland - with over 1,600 B&Bs in cities such as Dublin, Galway, Belfast, Cork & Limerick - is not only a joy - but a totally new experience. Ireland takes you back to an age where people were friendlier - and time passed - would you believe it - more slowly! And - of course - America has an affinity with Ireland thanks to its considerable Irish-American population.
You can enjoy the hustle and bustle of Bed and Breakfast Ireland in towns such as Waterford, Killarney, Westport & Kilkenny if that pleases you - but why not visit the quiet rural towns of Mayo, Donegal, Tipperary & Sligo for that taste of times gone by. For the casual traveller with no fixed schedule or itinerary, Bed and Breakfast Ireland is readily available and easily accessed - an affordable flexibility to be enjoyed fully and with relish.
Farmhouse holidays are Bed and Breakfast Ireland at its best - a genuine rural experience with a fine reputation for hospitality and good eating. And most importantly, the interaction with the host family invariably opens doors to local contact and unique access to the countryside.
A BED AND BREAKFAST IRELAND FISHING HOLIDAY
Bed and Breakfast Ireland, for instance, opens a rich network of canals, loughs, rivers and sea, offering ample opportunities for coarse, game or sea angling. An angling holiday is not only a time to catch fish and learn about new waters, it is also an opportunity to learn new skills and refine existing ones with a number of angling and fly-fishing schools where a beginner can learn the rudiments of the sport and the experienced fly-dresser will benefit from the opportunity to tie traditional and modern Irish flies. Ireland spells adventure. Spend an afternoon along the shores of Lough Erne casting for grilse or silver trout while the light dances on the waves. Bring your sense of adventure to Lough Melvin trying for such strange-named fish as sonaghan, ferox and gillaroo.
A SLOWER AGE
But above all Bed and Breakfast Ireland offers a holiday - especially in older properties - where the charm is its age - where in rural locations the owners work long hours and where the sounds and scents are very different from those of big cities. It’s all part of living - for a time - in the country and accepting its culture.
THE BED AND BREAKFAST IRELAND PROMISE
But be assured - for all its differences in style - all Bed and Breakfast Ireland cottages and farmhouses are scrupulously clean and welcoming. And once you have tried a Bed and Breakfast Ireland holiday you will tell of its greenery - its myths of the little people - leprechauns - and of its quiet dignity and friendly folk at every dinner party you attend and to anyone who will listen.
Peter Sylvester is a seasoned UK journalist (NUJ 020267) who has worked with BBC Radios 4 and 5 Live, World Service, The Natural History Programme, Today, The Afternoon Shift, Farming Today, On This Day, and more. He produced "Class Five" for Sybil Ruscoe for three years.
As a journalist, Mr. Sylvester has covered such topics as: military events and characters, education, social problems, agriculture, cryptozoology, literary history, environment, drugs, jewelery, ferrets, and sports. But not ferret sports. Those are out.
Mr. Sylvester has written for such magazines as The Field, My Weekly, The Woodworker, and Radio Times. In previous successful careers, he has been an actor, teacher, and trader of gold, silver, and precious stones. He lives near Evesham in Cleeve Prior.