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Ireland’s Most Opulent Hotel

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After facing collapse in 2001, the newly restored Ballyfin, a 221-year-old manor set in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom mountains, triumphantly opens as Ireland’s most opulent hotel.

Rooms start at $1,065; County Laois; 353-5/7875-5866;


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