Rare Magazine Autumn 2019 Emerald Isle

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Ireland’s

Luxury

Castle Hotels Written By: Daniella Schoeman

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s a child, I often dreamed of living in a castle—wandering

There are literally thousands of castles and manor homes regally placed

the many halls, admiring the vast rooms, finding secret

throughout the lush green countryside of the Emerald Isle. And, luckily for

passages, and exploring the beautiful gardens or

us, some of these spectacular estates have been converted into magical,

surrounding forests. Stories from the Brothers Grimm and

luxury hotels. If you’re ready for the royal treatment, let’s head inside

other fantasy tales seemed to come alive as my parents and I visited castles during our memorable holidays in Europe. Nowhere is the history and preservation of castles more entwined with a country’s culture than in Ireland.

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