Fodor's Expert Review Keenan's Boutique Hotel

On main N5, Tarmonbarry, Co. Longford, Ireland

Barry Keenan is the fifth generation of his family since 1838 to run this first-rate hotel overlooking the Shannon, with a quality restaurant perfectly capable of challenging the Purple Onion next door for culinary polish and panache. The bar is a mini museum filled with memorabilia and a "Wall of Fame" featuring some well-known celebrity visitors over the years. Bedrooms are painted in calming beige and cream, with black curtains, and dark-wood furnishings, and were given a makeover in 2019. Ask for a room where you can watch sunrise over the Shannon from your small flower-filled balcony—an ideal spot to gaze at the river and listen to birdsong.

PROS

  • hospitable family-run operation
  • great tree-lined walks along the riverbank
  • good bar and restaurant

CONS

  • Tarmonbarry is best for just one night on your way east or west
  • a long way from the bright lights
  • rooms are on the small side

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Countryside
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 043-332–6052

HOTEL DETAILS

12 rooms

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