Spa Holidays

A Huge Influx since the Galway Races

In Lisdoonvarna

Since the week of Galway Races, there has been a huge influx

The ever-popular Spa is crowded just now.  The season opened very quietly, and up to a few weeks ago the crowds were decidedly thin.  But since the week of Galway Races, there has been a huge influx.  Now even beds are made up in bathrooms and visitors who do not take the precaution of booking in advance stand but a small chance of securing rooms when they get there.

An index to the wealth of the country folks is perhaps to be found in the number of prosperous-looking people of the farming class who are at present enjoying a holiday in Lisdoonvarna.  They are all exceptionally well dressed.  We fondly hope the war will not destroy the prosperity it has made.  The tenant farmers of Ireland have lived in poverty long enough.  It is a welcome sign of the times- incidentally, it is a tribute to the much abused Irish Party- that these highly important members of the community should at last have achieved independence, and the wherewithal to give them a brief holiday period once a year.

Most Rev. Dr. Higgins left the Queen’s Hotel on Tuesday after a short holiday.  Most Rev. Dr. Hoare, Bishop of Ardagh and Most Rev. Dr. McHugh, Bishop of Derry, are at present staying at the Queen’s, as are a large number of well-known clerics from the western dioceses.

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