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The Mills Inn

At a Glance

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

The Mills Inn Review

If you wince at tour-bus crowds, consider this coaching inn in Ballyvourney, an Irish-speaking village 15 minutes outside Killarney and on the main Cork–Killarney road. The inn is beside the rapid-flowing River Sullane, and its grounds have old castle ruins as well as a stable yard and gardens. Its bar, established in 1755, is popular with Irish-speaking locals and has traditional Irish music every night from Thursday to Sunday. Rooms are well insulated from bar and traffic noise and have mahogany four-poster beds (which take up almost the whole floor) and a cream-and-gold color scheme. The restaurant and bar serve generous portions of local meat and seafood from the same kitchen (it's quieter in the restaurant, with a fancier menu, but you may need to reserve). Typical daily specials include panfried John Dory fillet on sautéed leek, or slow-braised local lamb shank with rosemary and red-currant jus.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Ballyvourney, Macroom, Co. Cork
  • Phone: 026/45237
  • Website:
  • Location: Killarney

    Hotel Details

  • 14 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 04-10-2013

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