My bride and I are currently in Western Ireland at Ballynahinch Castle celebrating our 41st anniversary. The beauty of this place is mesmerizing. I swear there are anxiety-sucking magnets everywhere. It has been the most relaxing environment I have been to. I found this recluse in 2007 when I was invited to Ireland by Erwin McManus to speak to men gathered in Belfast. I came a week early to tour Ireland and stayed in castles each evening before joining up with two men from Heart of a Warrior and traveling north.
We have visited Clifden, Roundstone, Westport, and Cong (where the movie Quiet Man with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara was filmed). We toured Ashford Castle but found that the estate of Ballynahinch is our favorite place--fires in every room, meals to die for, and grounds to explore. Please take the time to look at the pictures we have included in two albums entitled "Ireland - 2010" found to the right of this blog.
God has given us a welcome retreat we sorely needed. If you want to get an idea of what the castle is like check out the following URl (Ballynahinch Castle).
By the way, my book entitled "A Rattling of Sabers: Preparing Your Heart for Life's Battles" should be coming out in April.
It has been so enjoyable watching salmon jump in the river and taking long walks together.
Check out the photo albums to the right.