This year we traveled to Ireland and one of the places we stayed at was Ballynahinch Castle. A place steeped with history. This castle has had three very famous residents.
The first and probably the most famous was Grace O’Malley, the pirate queen of Connaught. The second was Richard Martin (Humanity Dick), the founder of The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The third was Shri Sir Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, the Prince of Cricketers.
This area of Ireland is known for it’s great fishing. So much so that Ballynahinch Castle is considered one of the best places in the world to go fishing.
There are many fishing stations located through out the property as well as walking trails to just enjoy the countryside.
Some say that the property is haunted. However, when we were there we never encountered any ghostly sprits. We did encounter another type of sprit. We spent our evenings at the tap room which has been at the castle since it became a fishing lodge. It was here that we were introduced to local craft Gins of Ireland and to adding an Orange wedge into our Gin and Tonics instead of a Lime. As well as we tried a unique Tonic Water with Elderflower. It certainly changes the flavor of a G&T.
So… we never encountered any ghost as when we went to bed after enjoying the G&T spirts we would sleep very soundly.