An appealing vista

How does an Irish billionaire live? At Denis O’Brien’s Ballynahinch Castle in Connemara, you can experience it for yourself

15th January, 2015

Late summer, and we are winding our way through the rugged moonscape of Connemara. It’s difficult to picture it now, in the dead earth of winter, but travelling in August, the landscape is punctuated by wild rhododendrons, creating a blaze of hot pink against gray rock and dip-dyed skies.

Over the years, I’ve become lazy in relation to Galway, hitting the county on weekend breaks that are only ever about city craic, not...

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