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What was your favorite Irish place to stay?

Oct 31st, 2000, 04:37 PM
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Edmond O`Flaherty
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I live in Dublin and like to travel to different parts of Ireland.My favourite hotel is Sheen Falls Lodge in Kenmare,Co. Kerry.Their web site is www.sheenfallslodge.ie.It has just been chosen as the third best hotel in Europe by Conde Nast magazine.I like to have dinner there -classical French cuisine with a piano in the background.Very expensive but very special.Sometimes I log on to their website and look at the hotel while pleasant music is played in the background.In my mind`s eye I am away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a few moments.
 
Nov 5th, 2000, 12:10 PM
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We stayed at Earl's Court Guesthouse in Killarney and I highly recommend it. The owner collects antiques and the room was exquisite. The price wasn't bad at all and everyone was very friendly and helpful. They served the best breakfast we had during our stay. I can't recommend the place highly enough!
 
Nov 5th, 2000, 05:20 PM
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Ballinalacken Castle, near The Burren. The B&B/Hotel is an old building in the grounds of a ruined castle, which you can explore (at your own risk!). Typical 'old' style accommodation, where the hot water goes off at 10pm (my poor sister had to have a cold bath) and there was a big room with an open fire where we could sit and talk to other guests, read or write postcards/diary. The woman that ran the place (back in the late 80s) was quite a character. We couldn't stop looking at her glasses, which were held together by a bandaid and sticky tape. She kept telling us that we "must see The Burren" - about 20 times over and over.
Would have loved to have stayed at Bantry House accommodation, but it was only just being set up to take guests back in October 1988.
 
Nov 9th, 2000, 10:01 AM
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don
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You could try Kilkea Castle, Castledermot in County Kildare. Supposedly haunted. Nice rooms and great food. Stayed there last Tuesday evenning (Halloween eve).
 
Dec 7th, 2000, 02:51 AM
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DROMOLAND CASTLE without a doubt! I could not rave about it enough. The staff, the rooms, the food, the facilities etc. etc.
 
Dec 29th, 2000, 06:16 PM
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Serena Mahoney
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Cregg Castle looks really interesting!
The correct web site spelling is:
indigo.ie/~creggcas
 
Dec 30th, 2000, 07:04 PM
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Katherine Murphy Mistilis
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Has anyone stayed at Castle Leslie in county Monaghan ? We would like to stay 2 days at the end of our Northern Ireland trip before flying out of Dublin.

Katherine Mistilis
 
Jan 10th, 2001, 07:20 AM
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Mary
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Dromoland Castle for sure!
 
Jan 10th, 2001, 09:36 AM
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Perhaps Cregg Castle has improved since I stayed there in the fall of 1996, but at the time it was decidedly not worth the money. Our room contained a nice old bedstead on which there was. . . an old waterbed mattress (not what I typically expect from a b&b). Smoke from the downstairs fireplace seeped into our room through the closed off fireplace and made it thoroughly unpleasant to relax in the room. Finally, the place wasn't nearly as clean as the other b&bs we stayed in. We left early and stayed a night in Hylands Hotel, a small family-run hotel with views of the Burren, which was wonderful, instead.
 
Jan 10th, 2001, 10:19 AM
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Ted
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Doolin.
 
Jan 10th, 2001, 01:19 PM
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Seamus
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Ballymaloe house if at all possible - book as soon as you can! It's the Irish equivalent of what Martha Stewart would like to be. Not cheap, but truly memorable.
Also, the Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge was delightful one of ireland's best restaurants along with great rooms and grounds.
Glenlo Abbey (Galway) is a converted monestary - again. not the cheapest but alovely experience.
 
Jan 10th, 2001, 02:42 PM
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Dublin - Anglesea Town House (B&B). You have to be prepared to go with the flow. Unconventional. Old fashioned. Remarkable (and long) breakfast (ask about kedgeree when booking - I'm not sure they still do it).

My favourite room has a bath IN the bedroom (too small for a separate bathroom). You may get the general idea from that - it's a love it or absolutely hate it place. About 50 a head I think.

Otherwise Raglan Lodge is good, and Number 31 (maybe 21? on Leeson St anyway) also.

Ballymaloe - very good cooking on a surprisingly domestic scale, although they are perfectly capable of pyrotechnics. And you can have seconds. Quite a business - shop, cookery school etc. Rooms were about 100.

Sheen Falls and Dromoland are well over double that, as I recall.
 
Jan 22nd, 2001, 11:36 PM
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Kate
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Dromoland - no doubt in my mind!
 
Jan 24th, 2001, 12:13 AM
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eleanor
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The self catering holiday suites at Harvey's Dock in Youghal Co.Cork on http://harveys.foundmark.com
They are locatedon the water centre of town and it is a lovely setting .
 
Jan 27th, 2001, 05:40 PM
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My sisters and I stayed at a wonderful small 16 room guest house/hotel that was called Sea View House in Ballickey. We stayed in one of the cottages and had a great time. The rooms were nice and the food waw fabulous!!! Cost was very reasonable too. Information about the place can be found in Karen Brown's Book. Enjoy!
 
Feb 1st, 2001, 06:12 AM
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Living in Ireland now and have been to quite a few places over the years...I think Rathsallagh House, in Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow would also be a great, relaxing place to stay. It's located a little over an hour from Dublin airport. Their website is:
www.rathsallagh.com

Enjoy.
 
Feb 5th, 2001, 03:58 PM
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My vote is for the Caragh Lodge in Glenbeigh, Co Kerry, near the Ring of Kerry. It was once a fishing lodge & is on a lake, if you're going in the spring or summer it has the most gorgeous flowers on the beautiful grounds & some of the best meals I've ever had. Definitely don't miss the restaurant.
 
Apr 23rd, 2001, 07:29 AM
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pat
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look up www.joyces-waterloo.com for a special stay.
 
Apr 23rd, 2001, 10:49 AM
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Joyce
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Pat,
Nice plug for your own place - see the thread How do you pronounce this word in irish where Pat leaves her/his real email address which surprise surprise is @ joyces-waterloo.com.

Joyce
 
Apr 23rd, 2001, 10:58 AM
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Tim
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Cathy--
Is Mitchelles in Laragh by any chance a tudory-looking B&B on the edge of town, where you get a menu at breakfast? I stayed in the above described B&B a couple of years ago, and loved it, but somehow have forgotten the name.
 

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