News for the Traveler (6)

Vacationers can now enjoy a unique Irish experience by renting private lodges and stately homes of Ireland's landed gentry. These special properties are available through the New York-based villa rental agency, At Home Abroad Inc., whose staff has just returned from an inspection trip.

The Irish listings can be rented for a stay of two weeks or longer, and the rental rates range from about $900 to $3,000. Arrangements can easily be made for staff services (some homes are fully staffed), pony trekking, tennis, sailing, golf, and above all superb fishing. The properties provide exceptional backdrops for touring the historic castles and famous gardens of Ireland. For further details, contact At Home Abroad Inc., 405 East 56th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022, (212) 421-9165.

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