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Baffled by Covid inconsistencies on a five-star tour of Ireland

Peter Vandermeersch


The pandemic has forced us all to adopt changes for the greater good, but some do it better than others, writes Peter Vandermeersch

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A general shot of Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa.

A general shot of Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa.

A general shot of Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa.

Staycation: I did not know the word until a couple of weeks ago, when my wife and I were obliged to cancel our trip abroad and we decided to spend a luxurious holiday on the west coast of Ireland.

We treated ourselves to a menu of three nights in each of three different five-star hotels; in Donegal, Galway and Kerry. The Irish weather might be terrible, but at least we'd be in great hotels. We could be sure these top-of-the-range establishments would respect meticulously the Covid-19 guidelines. Wouldn't they?

We soon realised Irish rules are interpreted in an Irish way by Irish hotels.


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