arrival at the hotel we were greeted by the Manager Patrick and Chairperson of the Western Region Deirdre Hogan followed by Tea Coffee and Scones .As we were familiar with the hotel since last year we weren't long settling in,meeting friends from other A.R.A.s The hotel itself had many activities laid on for us over the three days such as Aqua-aerobics, Social Dancing Card Games etc.
Our day Trips were to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park ,and Shopping Trip to Ennis .Many choose to take advantage of the trips while others stayed at the hotel and take part in the activities ,others went to Lisdoonvarna by car or bus . On our final evening we had a Gala Dinner Dance and Raffle .Entertainment was provided by the Dillion Family ,Local Musicians and Dancers .The Hotel Staff were friendly ,kind and caring .The Food was excellent .We would like to thank the Organising Committee of the Western Region and B.A.R.A. Social Committee for organising another wonderful Break Away . Regards Anne Duffy