Monday, March 29, 2010

A Short Stay In Paradise

Last week I had the great pleasure of spending a couple of days in Drum, a beautiful location just outside the town of Boyle, County Roscommon. It was my work on a short film which took me to this magic place, its haunting ambience providing the perfect setting for the film's storyline.

 My overnight stay was in the magnificent Abbey House (above) which is just a five minute stroll to Boyle Town Centre. A large Victorian house set in the grounds of the 12th century Boyle Abbey, this B/B has everything to offer its visitor. If you are a lover of old world charm then this is the place for you! From the moment you walk into the hallway with its antique furnishings and decor you feel you've entered a time past, which for me, is like coming home.

The view from my room was a balm for the senses, calming, reassuring and most inspiring. My gratitude goes to my hosts, a lovely lady and gentleman who made me feel very welcome and who, on the morning of my departure, provided me with my glass of warm water with lemon slice and also topped up my bottled water.

I'd also like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the family who provided us with lunch on both days and dinner on the first evening. We were many in number and the lady of the house seemed not in the least bit phased by her huge catering task. Many thanks to her and her family.

Top Image: Entrance to film location.
Centre Image: Abbey House B/B, Boyle, County Roscommon.
Bottom Image: View from my B/B room window.



  1. A place befitting to you Ann, I am sure the people were only too glad to be looking after you.
    Your stories are all to few.

  2. Thank you Donald, they were a lovely bunch of people, it was really a case of mixing work with pleasure and a little break into the bargain! Will try to post more often??? Cheers, Ann

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  4. Thank you Dangsulaeman for your nice comment. Unfortunately I don't speak your language but I did check out your blog. Cheers! Ann

  5. What a beautiful locale! Looks like a lovely place to escape for a few days.

  6. Thank you, yes indeed it certainly is one of those places where you can totally just relax. So peaceful! Cheers!