A holiday in Ardmore Country House is a wonderful way to meet the real Irish and learn more about Irish culture and heritage. The location in the picturesque village of Kinnitty midway between Dublin and Galway makes it the ideal destination for touring Ireland. We are less than 2 hours from many of Ireland's best visitor attractions. When you arrive we will tell you about our favourite places to eat, things to do and what to see.
The facilities at Ardmore are exceptional with beautiful well-maintained bedrooms, antique furniture throughout, open turf fire in the sitting room, free Wi Fi. The stone house is set in large landscaped gardens with free private off road parking.
Breakfast is in keeping with all things good in the region, local produce, freshly baked Irish Soda bread, preserves made on the premises with fruit culled from the garden and hedgerows.
For walkers The Slieve Bloom Mountains provide many different levels of walking, looped walks from 1 to 4 hours, Long Distance Slieve Bloom Way, day treks from village to village, horse trekking in the slieve Bloom Mountains. Popular nearby attractions are Haunted Leap Castle,Lough Boora Discovery Park, Birr Castle Gardens, Clonmacnoise Heritage site, Tullamore Dew Heritage Centre.
Guests are invited to use the sitting room to relax. The open turf fire is lit if the evening is cold, There is a TV, a great range of books, free Wi Fi. For walkers I can provide free walking maps, packed lunch, flasks of tea/coffee and the use of walking poles. A drying room is available for walkers, lock up store for bicycles and motor bikes. A BBQ is available for guest use in garden.
Interaction with guests
I enjoy chatting to guests and telling them about the area. If I am going to an Irish music session on Wednesday nights I often take guests with me.
Other things to note
Failte Ireland 4 star registered B&B
House is non smoking.
Tea/Coffee making facilities available in sitting room any time of day.
BBQ available for guest use.
Drying room available for guest use
The house is non smoking. Pets are allowed. There are heated indoor kennels in an enclosed yard at the year of the house. Dogs not allowed in the house.
Outgoing, sociable, love to meet people. Have been running a bed and breakfast in my home for 20 years, and still enjoying it. I play traditional Irish music on the fiddle and often take guests with me to the local Wednesday night session. I am a regular walker and know the Slieve Bloom Mountains very well. Love to travel, been to Cuba, South American and many more places.