After over two years of hardship and uncertainty it was good to get back to some level of normality in 2022. Visitors started to return and it was wonderful to have some of our regulars back for the first time in three years. In 2021 we had a whole new group of guests – those who had settled in Ireland in recent years who were unable to return to their home country due to restrictions – this cohort was virtually absent in 2022 as clearly they all headed home to visit family – they will surely return again some time in the future. Oughterard remains a great get away for all with the splendour of the Connemara mountains and beaches just out the road and Lough Corrib just waiting to be explored. We even got out for a walk in Clare by the sea.