Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams catches up with Paul Doran, Lord of the Manor at Belleek Castle in Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland. Ballina, ancestral home of President Joe Biden's paternal relatives, provides a great location for visiting the region from hilltops to lakeside to the Wild Atlantic Way and is a wonderful city with a charming shopping area that offers boutique stores in a village-like setting complete with department store options as well. But, best of all, is the opportunity to have a drink in the drawing room, lite fare in their cafe, dinner in their fine dining restaurant and, most of all, being a guest and having the opportunity to overnight in Belleek Castle where you'll find all of the mystery and romance of a castle coupled with warm Irish hospitality and the incredible with and sense of humor of Belleek Castle's owner, the Baron of Salt, Paul Doran whom travel expert Stephanie Abrams notes, "You just have to love this critter who has an infectious sense of humor that adds magic to a visit to the castle and whose family history is woven into the castle's offering to guests, which includes an armory of historic weapons and authentic armor for knights and horses(!) that rivals the collections of the finest museums in the world right there in the castle for guests' enjoyment and enlightenment!"
Guest: Paul Doran, Baron of Salt, owner of Belleek Castle, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland. www.BelleekCastle.com
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