Roma and I decided to treat ourselves to a night away in The Heritage Golf and Spa Resort in Killenard, Co Laois this weekend in honour of our up-coming 25th Wedding Anniversary. It's a lovely hotel, but perhaps not quite deserving the five stars that are displayed prominently throughout. We had lunch in the Slieve Bloom bar on arrival after which we set off for a round of golf. We came prepared for bad weather and we were expecting heavy showers and rain from about mid-afternoon. At least that's what Met Eireann predicted on Thursday evening's News - they got it wrong (again). Because rain was coming (or so we thought) we decided to have a go at the Par 3 course instead of the main course. Apart from one very brief shower - no more rain. We did get a nice rainbow after the shower...
We had dinner in the nearby Sols Orien's, which was delicious - but portions were way too big. We stopped for a quick jar in The Thatch pub where two guys called "Rough and Ready" were singing songs - they were good, but way too loud for me.
Overall - The Heritage, which belongs to NAMA, is a very comfortable place to stay. The food was delicious and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The Par 3 golf course could do with some signs (like pointing to where it is, and to where the first tee is!). Recommended.
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