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Emlagh House

At a Glance


  • spacious, romantic rooms
  • waterside location


  • expensive for a B&B

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Emlagh House Review

Although many accommodations in An Daingean are cottagelike, the Kavanagh family chose the grander Georgian style, setting a tone of quiet, unostentatious luxury in this spacious, yellow, mansard-roof home on the water's edge. There are more than 185 pieces of original Irish art in the house from the family's private collection. Relax on the goose-down-filled velvet sofas in front of the drawing room's open fire while sipping a drink from the honor bar. Guest rooms are large, with sitting areas in the bay windows. Each one is color-themed to a local wildflower, with plush carpets, Regency-stripe drapes, and Victorian antiques. Power showers, sunken baths, and speakers in the bathroom encourage indulgence. It's a short, water's-edge walk into town to sample Dingle's famous seafood.

    Hotel Details

  • 10 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Nov.–mid-Mar.
Updated: 02-26-2013

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    Emlagh House Review

    Without a doubt, this was our favorite place to stay on our trip...and we wish we'd stayed longer. The house looks Georgian but it's new with huge, modern bathrooms. They've made it incredibly homey with antiques throughout and wonderful little touches like muslin lined amoires, fresh fruit and bottled water in the exceptionally large rooms. The family running the house are truly charming and make the effort to make each guest feel welcome and cared for. They keep a crackling fire in the hall and have a lovely sitting room and conservatory filled with magazines, books, comfy chairs, an honor bar and gratis wireless internet. Breakfast was a treat (go for the cream eggs and ham). We will definitely return!

    by Jamisonsd, 10/23/10

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