Ireland 2014 travel blog

1 - Beech Hill Country House

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17 - Bill and Hillary Clinton stayed here

18 - Our suite

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23 - Extensive and historic hotel grounds

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54 - United States Marine base

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58 - Quonset huts

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60 - Church across the road from Beech Hill

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62 - The city of Londonderry

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66 - Peace Bridge

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70 - Unique pre-marital tradition

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72 - Walled city within Londonderry

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Londonderry is the second largest city in Northern Ireland made famous for the part it played during the “Troubles” and the peace process. President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary, visited this city several times during those years to assist with the peace process.

BEECH HILL COUNTRY HOUSE

Beech Hill Country House, located about 3 miles east of Londonderry, belongs to the Manor House Hotels of Ireland group. We stayed in many of these fine, family owned hotels during our one month trip. This hotel belongs to the Donnelly family whose several members work here on a daily basis and were most anxious to make our stay and pleasant and memorable one. Without a doubt, they accomplished their goal!

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Bill and Hillary Clinton stayed here

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Our suite

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The hotel has extensive grounds that make for a lovely walk

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During World War II the United States Marines had bases in Northern Ireland. One of the bases was at Beech Hill. Over 400 Quonset huts were constructed on this site.

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The church across the road from Beech Hill

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LONDONDERRY

We took a taxi into Londonderry and spent a delightful day walking around the city center and seeing all the sites.

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Peace Bridge

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A unique pre-marital tradition

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Right in the city center is a perfectly preserved and fully functioning walled city.

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A street festival inside the walled city

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