Mary Gibbons was great on the Newgrange/Hill of Tara trip and the whole trip went off nicely. The train to Belfast was a bit of a tester for these rookie travelers, but no problem and everyone was quite helpful; besides, Linda has always loved trains and this was fun.
All the B&B people were nice, though by the end of each day, we didn’t engage too much. Breakfasts were very good and right on time. The castle at Eske was fantastic. In terms of accommodations, the most disappointing was Jury’s in Belfast; it was certainly adequate and no doubt my perspective was influenced by my balky shoulder on mattresses that were too firm.