The Mills Inn

N22, Baile Bhuirne, Co. Kerry, Ireland

If you wince at tour-bus crowds, consider heading to the Irish-speaking village of Ballyvourney, where this historic coaching inn beside the rapid-flowing River Sullane has old castle ruins, a stable yard, and gardens on its grounds. The bar, established in 1755, is popular with Irish-speaking locals and has top-class traditional Irish music from Thursday to Sunday nights. Rooms are well insulated from bar and traffic noise and have mahogany four-poster beds (which take up almost the whole floor). The restaurant and bar serve generous portions of local meat and seafood—it's quieter in the restaurant, with a fancier menu, but you may need to reserve. Typical daily specials include Dingle Bay scampi or twice-cooked pork belly on braised red cabbage.

PROS

  • lively local trade in bar
  • village location with peaceful country walks

CONS

  • 15-minute drive to Killarney
  • on busy main road (but quiet at night)

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Casual
Countryside
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 026-45237

HOTEL DETAILS

14 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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