AS the boat gently nudged out of the harbour, the isolated island emerged slowly through the mist. I felt a rising sense of anticipation as we set off into the unknown. I knew exactly where we were going, but had no idea what to expect. Just before arrival, a voice came over the tannoy: “Alcatraz, so much more than just a prison.”
TO be truthful, a trip to Roscommon for a short break wouldn’t have been something I would have thought a lot about in the past.
But after TWO recent visits to the county it’s now top of my priority list. Specifically, the wonderful Kilronan Castle Estate and Spa. It’s magical, but also affordable.