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Dooly's Hotel

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  • Huge rooms with space for moving around in
  • A handy Midlands stopover, if you're on your way to the west coast


  • The weekend disco in the nightclub goes on until the early hours, so bring your earplugs
  • Stairs can be difficult for the disabled or elderly

Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

Originally a coach house, this unpretentious country hotel began life 275 years ago and has retained its old-style homeliness. Floral patterns, open fires, and a relaxed welcome invite you in. It's in Birr's central square, and a five-minute walk from the castle. The bustling bar and coffee shop are popular with locals and serve lunches. For a more formal dining experience, you could try the Emmet Room restaurant, where fish dishes such as medallions of monkfish or grilled salmon fillet with garlic potato are specialties alongside a selection of Italian offerings.

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Emmet Sq., O'Connell St., Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland

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Hotel Details:

  • 17 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 08/11/2015

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