Built in 1228 by the de Burgo family, just 45 minutes from the city of Galway, Ashford Castle was their main stronghold in Ireland. It passed through several hands over the next centuries, including Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness, part of the family who created the famous beer of the same name.Continue reading
By: Margaret Schroeder. Content Specialist
Travelers go on river cruises because it allows them to visit big cities and popular towns. However, it’s really the small towns and villages you have never heard of that make river cruises in Europe the experience of a lifetime. The Rhine and Moselle river cruise by Avalon Waterways highlights these small towns perfectly.
By: Donna Humble, Senior Travel Consultant
When I retired from teaching 14 ½ years ago, I went to Ireland with a group of friends. We rented a house outside of Galway for 2 weeks. I said then, that I hoped to return to Ireland someday, which I finally did this summer.
I took the trip called the Best of Ireland with Trafalgar. This trip is quite different from my first one because it was organized and fully escorted. You see more and learn more about the country on a fully escorted trip.