When we travel to advise our overseas clients we always like to stop for a few weeks in southern Ireland, and we are especially fond of An Rinn (“the ring”, pronounced “on reen”), a real Waterford Gaeltacht.
We love the Irish Gaeltacht’s because they reject the customs and language of their British oppressors and they proudly speak Gaelic and adhere to ancient Irish customs.
The TV news and weather is also spoken in Irish. If you have never heard native Gaelic on TV, click this video:
The southern Irish are the friendliest people you would ever want to meet, just like the folks in NC. . .
An Rinn is also one of the most beautiful place in Ireland, only 6 miles south west of the fishing town, Dungarvan.
When we visit we stayed at An Carn (in Irish “The Hill”, pronounced “On Cairn”), a wonderful house on the hill, with a jaw dropping 360 degree view of the Irish coastline.
The Irish Coastline is breathtaking
Buy your own Irish B&B!
We were surprised to see that An Carn is for sale! I can personally attest that this is a great house, richly appointed with oak floors:
Priced at €795,000, it won’t last long, and it’s our hope that whoever gets her will turn An Carn back into a B&B! To buy An Carn, see:
Sherry FitzGerald Reynolds,Bridge Street, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford
Tel: 058 23444
In the meantime, we need to find a new place to house our growing entourage.
Jen wants to rent the BlackWater Castle, a fully-restored 12th century castle priced at 8500 € per week . . .
Rent a real Irish castle for only $10k/week!