Where we stayed 2000

Last modified: July 7th 2001

"A business card is like a seed! You plant it and hope it'll grow." (Anne Conolly, Ballygoran Lodge, Maynooth, 2000)

Typical rural cottage and front view of Russborough House.

Well, I got Anne's hint, and I guess it is absolutely legitimate to think and say so. This is me planting a seed.

On our first few nights in Ireland we chickened out! We made reservations from home and spent three nights in a hotel in Dublin. I knew my wife had never stayed in a B&B and, I guess, I was also somewhat sceptical. I wouldn't have needed to be. Of course we may just have been lucky but, not having expected a Ritz, we were never unduly disappointed. Into some of the places we would have moved for good without second thought.

In the rating three stars mean the stay was OK (rooms clean, allowing for a good night's sleep, etc.), four mean more homely rooms, more friendly, enthusiastic people. I'll grant five stars to places with all that and also people going out of their way to help more than I'd take for granted.
When I'm rating the individual premises this is absolutely just our personal experience and point of view. Perhaps things might have looked quite differently on another day for the one or the other B&B (for good or bad) but this is how those things go. And as much as I'll be looking forward to comments on this page, I don't want to get mails complaining about low ratings!

White Villa Bed & Breakfast.   Lis Na Gun View Bed & Breakfast.

Peter & Eileen Blundell
"White Villa"
Mantle Hill, Golden, Cashel
Co. Tipperary

Phone: +353 (0)62 72323
Fax: +353 (0)62 72041

Comments: Nice, coffee machine in room.


Mary Reilly
"Lis-Na-Gun View"
Lackanalooha, Clonalkilty
Co. Cork

Phone: +353 (0)23 34436

Comments: Thanks to Mary we got to see the Courtmacsherry Storytelling Festival.

Lisheen Lodge Bed & Breakfast.   Bay View House Bed & Breakfast.

Ann Kingston
"Lisheen Lodge"
Lisheens, Kealkil, Bantry
Co. Cork

Phone: +353 (0)27 66376

Comments: This was a recommendation (and relation) of Mary Reilly and justified. Gougane Barra Forest Park is well worth seeing.


Mary Barrett
"Bay View House"
Ballybowler, Dingle
Co. Kerry

Phone: +353 (0)66 9151704
Fax: +353 (0)66 9151704

Comments: Some way up the hills, good start for walks. Nice view during breakfast.

Bridge House Bed & Breakfast.   Corner Stones Bed & Breakfast.

Jo Clarke
"Bridge House"
Gortaclob, Doolin
Co. Clare

Phone: +353 (0)65 7074534

Comments: Not exactly lushly sized room, but good atmosphere, good breakfast, and peat fire.


Sean & Eithna Horan
"Corner Stones B&B"
Crocnaraw, Moynard
Co. Galway

Phone: +353 (0)95 41364
Fax: +353 (0)95 21031

Comments: Justly won the Prize for Best B&B in 1999, their fist season. Very nice and helpful people.

Carrigdún Bed & Breakfast.   Ballygoran Lodge Bed & Breakfast.

Liz & Mick McGrath
Portnason, Ballyshannon
Co. Donegal

Phone: +353 (0)72 51417

Comments: Unimpressive but alright.


Anne Conolly
"Ballygoran Lodge"
Old Celbridge Road, Maynooth
Co. Kildare

Phone: +353 (0)1 6291860
Fax: +353 (0)1 6291860

Comments: Room alright, friedly, enthusiastic people.

Cúl Aoibhinn Bed & Breakfast.    

Sharon & Lorcan Radford
"Cúl Aoibhinn"
18 Seamount View, Malahide Road, Swords
Co. Dublin

Phone: +353 (0)1 8405933
Fax: +353 (0)1 8405933

Comments: Unimpressive, very well connected.


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