My mother and I arrived in Shannon, Ireland a few hours ago and have checked into the 5-star Dromoland Castle with the rest of our tour group. We have already taken a nap (didn’t get much sleep on the 6-hour flight from JFK Airport to Shannon), but we have started exploring the grounds of the castle and have scheduled spa services for 4:30 tomorrow afternoon.
I have taken some beautiful photos of the castle and will hopefully download those soon. The weather has been sunny, but a little chilly, in the 40s and 50s.
We will be attending a reception at 6 pm to meet all of the other 32 people on the tour, although we have met some already. We also ran into 2 people not associated with our tour from Asheville who are at the end of their trip and they gave us some fun advice. Some of the others on our tour are from SC, NC, OH, and TX. I look forward to seeing where else everyone is from.
Our day tomorrow starts at 7:30 am and we will be going out to the Cliffs of Mohr and then will have the afternoon free for our spa services. I hope to go out for a run around the property since it is large enough and it also has a golf course. I can probably follow the golf course and don’t think I’ll get lost. The terrain seems relatively flat (at least compared to Asheville) with some gently rolling hills. Beautiful nonetheless and I’m looking forward to the run.
Will post more as our trip progresses.