Bordeaux’s Irish flavour

Ger Gilroy found peace, tranquillity and good wine at a chateau with an Irish connection in Bordeaux

14th May, 2011

Sometimes you wonder whether travel is worth the hassle.

There’s the packing, the inane chatter with the taxi driver en route to the airport, the queuing at the bag drop desk, the queuing at the security screening, the bit where they swab your bag because it’s too empty, and the queuing to pay €8 for a semi-stale muffin and paint thinner coffee.

And that’s before you’ve swapped germs with rheumatic passengers...

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