Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle

Fall/Winter 2015

Dreamscapes Travel & Lifestyle Magazine

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FALL/ WINTER 2015 DREAMSCAPES 15 HEAVENLY HOSPITALITY In nearby Howth, Declan and Sue extended a warm greeting at the King Sitric Hotel. They showed me a comfy room with views of Balscadden Bay and pampered me with seafood chowder, crab claws and prawns. The high cliffs of Howth are ideal for hiking, and the views of the harbour and Ireland's Eye—the small island just off the coast—are captivating. Róisín, my guide from Fabulous Food Trails, introduced me to Howth's culinary scene. At the House Restaurant we sam- pled crab with chili and grapefruit. At Nicky's Plaice, we indulged in freshly- smoked, scrumptious pieces of mackerel and bass. And at Beshoffs we slurped native oysters garnished with just a pinch of black pepper and lemon. So Good! Dublin and its neighbours allow visi- tors to connect with the energy of the country. The merger of history, mystery, culture, art, food and nature, combined with the engaging personalities of the Irish, makes Dublin's neighbourhoods an irresistible draw, year-round. OPPOSITE: Dun Laoghaire Harbour is one of the largest in Ireland. Brian Morrison/Tourism Ireland FROM TOP TO BOTTOM: Held at the end of January, the annual Temple Bar TradFest features traditional and folk music. Steve Gillick Newgrange is the best-known Irish passage tomb and dates back to 3200 BC. Brian Morrison/Tourism Ireland The Marker is Dublin's newest, luxury design hotel located on Grand Canal Square in the heart of Dublin. Tara Morgan/Tourism Ireland Native oysters ( flats) are served at Beshoffs Kitchen Market in Howth. Steve Gillick T R A V E L P L A N N E R Air Canada (aircanada.com) and Aer Lingus (aerlingus.com) offer regularly scheduled flights from Canadian cities to Dublin. For more information on Dublin and the neighbouring area, visit: Tourism Ireland: tourismireland.com Visit Dublin: visitdublin.com Bicycle Tour of Dublin: seedublinbybike.ie Culinary Tour of Howth: fabfoodtrails.ie Dublin Bus Tours: dublinsightseeing.ie Glendalough Visitor Centre: glendalough.ie Horse Trekking in the Wicklow Mountains: glendaloughhouse.ie/glendalough-house-equestrian Jameson Distillery Tours: jamesonwhisky.com Kayaking on the Liffey: citykayaking.com King Sitric Hotel, Howth: kingsitric.ie Malahide Castle and Gardens: malahidecastleandgardens.ie The Marker Hotel Dublin: themarkerhoteldublin.com Tinakilly Country House Hotel, Wicklow: tinakilly.ie Tour Dublin: tourdublin.ie TradFest Temple Bar 2016, Dublin: templebartrad.com DS

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