Living Like a Lord (or Lady) - At least on vacation in Ireland.....

by Liz May. 09, 2009 8062 views

I was delighted and amused to learn that it is possible to rent your very own castle for your vacation! Ok, I admit, we actually rented the Coach House, because one person in our group wasn't comfortable with old circular stone stairs, but both the castle and coach house were very cleverly and comfortably modernized, and charmingly furnished. This is Ballyhannon Castle and Coach House in Quin, County Clare, Ireland. They are self-catering accomodations, and make an awesome alternative to staying in a hotel.

I was fortunate enough to spend 16 days in May vacationing in Ireland, Scotand, and London, which are some of my favorite places in the world. Stay tuned for more vacation photos - you're warned! ;)

BTW - If you'd like to vacation in your very own castle, check out Ballyhannon Castle [].

Right this way…

Your faithful subjects will greet you….

Come on in!

Now that's a castle! You'll be quite safe….

Now how's that for a security door!

This is the Coach House, where we stayed. It's just across the yard from the castle, which was the view from my bedroom window. Now that's my idea of a vacation! ;)

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Tomie Poodle 8 years, 1 month ago

great set! so many casttles in Ireland!!

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Mohd Shahid Adnan 8 years, 1 month ago

impressive. #7 is excellent. Nice sky tone too

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Conceptuellab 8 years, 2 months ago

#2 and #10 are my Favourite .

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 8 years, 2 months ago

Just awesome.

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Lynda 8 years, 2 months ago

What an intriguing vacation. My favorite??the second photo. Beautiful set.

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David Cardona 8 years, 2 months ago


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Neil Rosenberger 8 years, 2 months ago

Great shots Liz, looks like a neat place to visit ! cd

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Jannie 8 years, 2 months ago

Very cool! I love the cow shot, and the castle door. Great set, looking forward to seeing more!

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**Wendy** 8 years, 3 months ago

This set is very nice. I like the composition in #6 & 8. Really glad you enjoyed you trip and look forward to seeing more!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Laura 8 years, 3 months ago

The lighting is great! Beautiful shots!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Beth 8 years, 3 months ago

Very cool!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Lynn 8 years, 3 months ago

WOW!!! These are beautiful...I have never seen a castle. Fantastic work :))

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Gillian 8 years, 3 months ago

A wonderful set, particularly the door in no 8 - how did you get those cows to stand in line for you?!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Finbarr 8 years, 3 months ago

nice shots !! i visit this castle many years ago !!l hope you had nice holiday in lreland, may be next time you can visit me in lreland !!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Tom 8 years, 3 months ago

Wow so cool, thats would be cool to rent a castle haha Fantastic shots, looks like alot of fun

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Arun Dasgupta 8 years, 3 months ago

Amazing! 16 days in a castle! That must be wonderful experience!

8 years, 3 months ago Edited
Pennywyatt 8 years, 3 months ago

Sweet !!!!

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