Al and Marsha's Journal




During our travels in Ireland and England inevitably we compared the places we had been, the hotels we had stayed in, the restaurants we had eaten at, and the activities we had done. From this discussion evolved a set of favourites. We thought it might be useful for a future traveler to these areas to hear about these, so for what they are worth, here they are:


Favourite Town


Ireland - Westport, County Mayo

England - Durham, Northumberland


Favourite Restaurant


Ireland - The Yellow Pepper, Letterkenny, County Donegal

England - A three way tie -

                Indian Food - The Valley - Hexham, Northumberland

                Italian Food - Hebtons Pizzeria - Hebton Bridge, West Yorkshire

                English - Rules - Covent Garden, London


Favourite Hotel


Ireland - Knockranny Hotel, Westport, County Mayo

England - Marriott (yes, yes, I know!!), Durham, Northumberland


Favourite Activity


Ireland - Sheep Sheering Contest, Darby's Bar, County Mayo

England - Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre, London


Favourite People Place


Ireland - Grafton Street, Dublin

England - Covent Gardens, London

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