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A stay at Northern Ireland's Lough Erne Resort, site of the G8 Summit

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — “Pity about this weather you’re having,” the police officer joked, as she halted me at a checkpoint along Belleek Road. It was amid cloud-blotted skies and mercurial flashes of sun that I was en route to County Fermanagh’s Lough Erne Resort; my first visit to Northern Ireland’s remotest county coinciding with its staging of the 39th G8 Summit. “At least it’s indicative of what it’s usually like,” she added, scanning the contents of my car before yielding me on toward the country’s tightest security hot spot.

President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and the leaders of Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and Russia will meet here June 17-18.

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