Ballynahinch Castle is a resort hotel tucked away beneath Binn Leitri one of the twelve bens in the Connemara district on the western coast of Ireland. The history of the castle dates back to 1646 and is a rich story in its own right. The hotel deserves every one of its four stars for the service, food and accommodations. The rooms are quiet and spacious. The food is excellent. The staff is friendly and attentive, exactly what you would expect and wish for in a quiet retreat.
There are plenty of hiking trails along the Ballynahinch River which runs as clear as hooch and is said to offer some of the best fishing in the district. If you like to fish and then tell stories, The Angler's Pub offers a warm fire and the libations that make any story believable. Tell them Paolo sent you and they will give you a free shot of Jameson with every keg of Guinness that you drink in an evening. One shot per customer, please.
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