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Category: Bed & Breakfasts, Inns and Guest Houses

Crannmor Country Guest House

Crannmor Country Guest House
Dunderry Rd, Trim, County Meath, Ireland

I spent my first night in Ireland at Crannmor Country Guest House, a Georgian house that was built in 1825.
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Greenacres Bed and Breakfast

Greenacres Bed & Breakfast
Kilteel Road, Rathcoole, County Dublin, Ireland

Greenacres Bed & Breakfast was a very comfortable inn in Rathcoole, one of the little villages around Dublin. It is convenient to Dublin, Leixlip, Castletown and some other places I was hoping to explore.
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Maple Leaf Guest House

Maple Leaf Guest House
Cork Road, Windgap, Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland

Maple Leaf Bed and Breakfast is on the Cork Road in an area near Dungarvan called Windgap. Windgap overlooks the estuary of the River Brickey, the Cunnigar, a 2 mile sandbar at the mouth of Dungarvan Bay, across to the lighthouse on Ballinacourty Point.
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Hollymount House

Hollymount House
Upper Cahir Abbey, Cahir, County Tipperary, Ireland

Hollymount House was the most modern place I stayed in Ireland. It was very comfortable. Breakfast was huge and spectacular. And available earlier than many other places. The shower was superhot, once I learned how to heat the water.
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Craggy Island B&B

Craggy Island B&B
Ardeamush, Doolin, County Clare, Ireland

I had a wonderful surprise in the morning at Craggy Island Bed and Breakfast!

After a day around the Cliffs of Moher, I had a beautiful drive along the sea to Craggy Island Bed and Breakfast. Everything was new. Breakfast was delicious. Bev O’Connor was so very hospitable. Her husband, Adrian O’Connor is a local musician. It was an excellent choice to explore Doolin’s traditional Irish music pubs and the Burren. Doolin Cave is also nearby.
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The Harbour Masters House

The Harbour Masters House
Shannon Harbour, Birr, County Offaly, Ireland

The Harbour Master’s House was built in 1806; just five years after the Kingdom of Ireland and the Kingdom of Great Britain were merged in the Acts of Union. It was built to house the Shannon Harbour Master  and his family. Shannon Harbour  was purpose built to support shipping on the Grand Canal which joined Dublin to the Atlantic, crossing Ireland to the Shannon River. If you descend from Irish Immigrants, your family likely passed through Shannon Harbour.
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Ardaghmore Guest House

Ardaghmore Bed and Breakfast Guest House
35 North Street, Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

The Ardaghmore Guest House was built as a private home in the late 1800s. It is extremely comfortable and clean. The location is on the Causeway Coastal Route, ideal for visiting Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Dunluce Castle.
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Arch House Tullyhona

Arch House Tullyhona
59 Marble Arch Road, Florencecourt,  Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland

When I got to Arch House there was some kind of mix up. There was no room. Rosemary Armstrong said not to worry. She called around while I had a good dinner.
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Hillview House

Hillview House
Ballaghstown, Lusk, County Dublin, Ireland

I spent the last night at Hillview House B&B. I did not get there until late and I didn’t get any photos. The room was comfortable and very convenient to the airport.
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