The highlight of my fall was a whirlwind educational trip to Ireland. 🍀 When given the opportunity to join a group of colleagues on a journey hosted by my favorite onsite partner in this part of the world, I jumped at the chance to go!
What did surprise me (pleasantly!) about Ireland was the food. Despite common misconception, Ireland is much more than a country in love with potatoes (although I will say they’re served at most meals in some yummy form or fashion!). The Irish are truly in the middle of a major food renaissance. “Foraging, farm to table, sourced from within 50 miles of us, etc.” are phrases I heard regularly when dining. I didn’t have anything less than an outstanding meal during my entire trip. And did I mention the cheese???
For as varied as the hotels are, so are the options for touring and activities. I experienced quite a few fun tours and activities with many more on my wish list for a return trip. Highlights for me were falconry at Ashford Castle, archery at Ballyfin, a sheepherding demonstration in the countryside, a yummy food tour in Galwa,y and VIP private visit to view the Book of Kells in Dublin.