Fancy a drop of whiskey or perhaps Drambuie in your porridge? How does bread and butter pudding sound for breakfast? Pancakes? Spiced fruits?
When it comes to morning feasts, one of the very best in the country is at Castlewood House in Dingle, where Brian and Helen Heaton, who both trained at Ashford Castle, have devised a menu so delicious that you want to stay a week just to try everything on it. The rooms are completely luxurious – spacious, piled with extras – all overlooking Dingle Bay and within a seven minute walk of the town centre. This is an exemplary bed and breakfast; one that shows that the tradition of an Irish welcome on a very personal scale is alive and well.
We mention it as this year’s Other Voices series gets underway in Dingle next week, and because Castlewood’s two-night winter breaks sound very attractive to us: €85 for two people midweek; €99 at weekends. See castlewooddingle.com, tel: 066-9152788.