Ever heard of Finn McCool?
How about the Salmon of Knowledge?
Neither had I — until I went to Ireland to ride the Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland’s only luxury train.
The train’s gleaming blue and silver carriages, delightful staff and cozy interiors offer the perfect “magic carpet” ride through a fantastical land.
The excursions off the train are no less touched by fantasy.
When we arrived in Cork, for example, our guide greeted us with a cheerful “hallo,” and then launched into an evocative tale about the aforesaid Messrs. McCool and Salmon (of Knowledge).
“Kindred Spirits,” the memorial to the Choctaw in County Cork. Photo by Gavin Sheridan. (no changes were made…
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