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Youghal (pronounced “you all” with an American southern drawl), a workaday fishing port, is beginning to flaunt its historic past: drab, gray buildings are being restored, empty shopfronts are coming to life. Standing amongst them, Aherne’s old-world pub exterior is decked out i... more

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John and Ann are particularly gregarious hosts, perhaps influenced by their close proximity to the Blarney stone, said to confer the “gift of the gab.” John would have you believe that you can tour the entire south of Ireland from their guesthouse. While this is somewhat o... more

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Ballymaloe House is a rambling, 17th-century manor house built onto an old Norman keep surrounded by lawns, a small golf course, and 400 acres of farmland. Run by members of the extended Allen family, Ballymaloe has established a reputation for outstanding hospitality and superb food,... more

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Fishing the River Blackhawk, Ballyvolane

Ballyvolane is a great Irish country house. Set a few miles from Fermoy it’s a perfect place for sightseeing between Waterford and Kinsale, Cashel to Lismore. It is beautiful at night when the long mahogany table is set with flickering candles and you enjoy drinks by the fire in the... more

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Berry Lodge, Miltown Malbay, Ireland - Facdae

Amongst the scattered modern holiday cottages surrounding the village of Miltown Malbay, a popular Irish holiday destination; you find a traditional Irish farmhouse that is now a welcoming guesthouse, restaurant, and cookery school operated by Rita Meade. Rita offers cookery courses f... more

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Coolclogher House Hotel

You would never dream that Killarney town is just down the road when you look out of Coolclogher House to the rolling parkland and distant hills of Killarney. Mary and Maurice Harnett have restored the house to perfection, furnished it with splendid antiques and lovely paintings, and ... more

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With The Burren sheltering its back and a panoramic view of Ballyvaughan Bay to the towering cliffs of Black Head in front, Drumcreehy House commands an location just outside the picturesque village of Ballyvaughan. Drumcreehy Country House is located along the "Wild Atlantic Way" whi... more

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Dunraven Arm, Adare, Ireland - Dining Room

The Dunraven Arms stands on the broad main street of this attractive town. With its sharply dressed staff, check-in desk, and lovely bedrooms it is has more the feel of a country house than a hostelry. Smartly decorated throughout, its attractive antique furniture adds to the old-worl... more

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Killarney is a pleasant town, best to explore after the crowds of daytime visitors have departed. Staying at Earls Court gives you the opportunity to go sightseeing out of town during the day, return in the evening for a cup of tea, and then walk into town for dinner. Emer and Ray bui... more

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In 2012 Fergus View celebrated its 50th year as a guesthouse.   Special prices on two or three night stays can be had by asking at the time of booking.  Mary and Declan Kelleher like nothing more than to share their love of the Burren with visitors. They have gone so far as to comp... more

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Foxmount Country House

Foxmount is the sort of house that feels like home from the moment you walk in the front door. David and Margaret have been taking guests on their family farm for over forty years, and they very much enjoy welcoming guests from all parts of the world to enjoy the homely comforts and e... more

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Tir Na Fi

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Gaultier Lodge
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Olive and Paddy O’Gorman have a relaxed, easygoing attitude to life. They welcome guests to the wing of their commodious farmhouse nestled in the pretty Nire Valley, an area of Ireland off the beaten tourist path and noted for its beautiful scenery. Knowing that you deserve the best... more

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An impressive tree lined gravel drive leads to The Glen Country House and its gardens, surrounded by three hundred acres of farmland and with sweeping views down to Courtmacsherry Bay and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. Ten generations of the Scott family have farmed the land since the mid... more

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We visited Gorman’s at the insistence of Peter Haden, of Gregans Castle. We completely agree with everything he stated in his email to us: "…(This property) has a spectacular location out on the remotest part of the Dingle Peninsula overlooking Smerwick Harbour and out to the Atla... more

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Mary and John Curran are locals who built Greenmount House as a home for themselves and their small children then later cleverly expanded their bungalow adding a large sitting room, additional family accommodation, and large top-of-the-line guestrooms. Seven face the harbor and six ha... more

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Sadhbh McElveen

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Eoin’s great-great-grandfather came to the Nire Valley to build the church. He married a local girl Hanora and together they lived in a little cottage adjacent to the church nestled beside the tumbling River Nire in this delightfully wild and isolated spot on the edge of the Comerag... more

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Heaton’s, a purpose-built guesthouse, commands an enviable position at the head of Dingle Bay, with spectacular views across the water to Burnham Headlands. The mouth of the sheltered harbor is just a five-minute walk from the heart of this lively town. While the style outside i... more

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The O’Donnell family’s picturesque farmhouse has great appeal. It is over 200 years old and has received a sensitive restoration. There’s a snug little lounge with a low thick stone arch that was one of the original doors in the house attesting to the fact that folks must have b... more

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Set high above the river surrounded by over three acres of grounds this grand 1840s Victorian commands an impressive position in Cobh—but the main point of interest is the fabulous interior as Pam and John spared no expense in revamping their longtime home into luxury guest accommod... more

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The Irish name for Kenmare, An Neidin, means “the little nest” which is a good description of this attractive town nestling beside the River Kenmare at the foot of some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery. On the Cork road, out of the main bustle of town, The Lodge (purpose-bu... more

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Longueville House, Mallow, Ireland - Lobby

The sheer size of Longueville House takes your breath away. Set on a hill overlooking the River Blackwater, this wonderful country house offers you the very best of Irish hospitality. It was built by Richard Longfield, who was spurred on to grander things by a sum of money he received... more

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On the next bay down the coast from the Cliffs of Moher Moy House, a lovely hotel caressed by wispy breezes rising off the sea, has waves lapping at the bottom of the garden. Built as a stylish holiday home in the early 1800s, the property has undergone a complete transformation with ... more

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The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge - Exterior

A stay at Echo Lodge is all about eating fabulous food in the Mustard Seed Restaurant. Head chef Antgel Pirev’s four-course table d’hote menu leaves you spoilt for choice. Owner Dan Mullane is usually on hand to explain your choices in delicious detail. Much of the produce is home... more

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The Old Presbytery, Kinsale, Ireland - Entrance

Beyond the yacht-filled harbor, the narrow streets of Kinsale terrace upwards to high ground. Here you find The Old Presbytery, the home of Noreen and Philip McEvoy who offer a choice of bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom self-catering ... more

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The Park Hotel has come a long way since it began life in 1897 as the Great Southern Hotel Kenmare to provide a convenient overnight stop for railway travelers en route to or from the Ring of Kerry. Guests are greeted by a blazing coal fire, which casts its glow towards the cozy bar a... more

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Laura and Andrew Corcoran have given a new lease of life to this grandiose Victorian edifice overlooking the harbor in Kinsale. Previous owners have all implemented their particular visions of grandeur and it is a tribute to the Corcorans’ skills that they have consolidated all of t... more

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Paul’s parents bought this huge home when he was a child and quickly discovered that it was far too large to maintain as a family home without an army of staff, so they opened it up to guests. His mum, Jean, while claiming to be retired still enthusiastically advises guests on where... more

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Walk through the front door and you realize the pink façade of the 100 year old building is concealing something different. The lobby, white paneled ceiling, black marble floor, brushed stainless steel trim and luminescent green lighting speaks of a contemporary style more usually fo... more

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Sallyport House, Ireland

Kenmare is one of my favorite Irish towns, and how appropriate that several of my favorite bed and breakfasts are located here, amongst them Sallyport House. Janie Arthur returned home after working for 15 years in California to help her brother, John, convert the family home into a l... more

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Dining with a view at Sea Shore

Sea Shore Farm, run by Mary and Owen O’Sullivan, is a particularly peaceful place to stay, no more than a five minutes’ drive from Kenmare or a fifteen minute walk to town by a quiet side road. On arrival you are welcomed with a cup of tea or coffee “to settle you in” and giv... more

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Seaview House Hotel, Ballylickey, Ireland - Facade

This tall, bright-white Victorian house set amidst lush gardens rimming the shores of Bantry Bay is a most hospitable welcoming hotel. Run by Kathleen O’Sullivan and her gracious long time staff the atmosphere is friendly and informal, which accounts, I am sure, for the large number... more

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We continue to receive rave reviews on Shelburne Lodge praising not only the high quality of the decor, but also the delicious breakfasts. The building, a Georgian farmhouse, is lovely and the grounds with their lawns, herb garden, and tennis court are very attractive, but it is the i... more

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