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B&Bs and Guesthouses in Ireland

Experience Ireland your own Way

Get even closer to the real Ireland by staying in a genuine Irish home.

For a small group on a self-drive tour of Ireland, there can be no better place to stay than in Ireland's many Bed and Breakfasts, guesthouses and farmstays. In all their various forms, and right across the Emerald Isle, B&Bs appeal to people who don't just want to see Ireland, but want to live it for themselves.

Friendly, flexible and totally true to the Irish tradition of extending a hundred thousand welcomes to all visitors, Ireland's guesthouses receive visitors from all walks of life, at all times of year. They are ideal for visitors who are here to play golf, to go walking or fishing; who would like to hear Irish gaelic spoken, or stay on a working farm; who want to taste authentic, homecooked Irish food; who would like to bring pets with them; or who would just like to go on a truly original adventure, off the beaten track.

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About B&Bs in Ireland

The name Bed and Breakfast is too often taken literally and equated with just a place to sleep while you visit a particular destination. A good B&B provider can offer you so much more than room and board. They can act as your local guide, recommending all the best local attractions based on their own local knowledge and experience.

Here to experience the great outdoors? Ask for tips on the best trails and summits. Here for a golf vacation? They will know the best regional golf courses, and might even be able to find someone to partner up with you. Want to get some fishing in while you're in Ireland? They'll know where to organise any equipment you might need, and will have suggestions for the very best places to fish.

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Keep in mind that off-season and mid-week prices will often be lower than weekends during the busy summer months. Standards and prices vary greatly but, for a private room with bathroom facilities, you should normally expect to pay €30-50 per person per night, depending on facilities and market level. Guesthouses (larger and slightly more upmarket) may cost a little more.

Getting About

Irish B&Bs can be found in city centres and rural settings alike, and transport can vary greatly between the two. But wherever you're staying, your B&B owner will be able to advise you on the best transport routes and, if you're nice to them, they may even drop you off.

Choosing your B&B

One of the most charming things about staying in Bed & Breakfast establishments is that they are all unique and have their own character. This makes it all the more important that you speak to your innkeeper before you book to check that theirs is the right B&B for you and your group.

Is their location convenient for your chosen excursions? Do their facilities suit the requirements of your group (disabled access, en suite facilities, child-friendly, pet-friendly and so on)? What payment methods do they accept? What are the check-in and check-out times? Do they have wifi?

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Bed and Breakfast Establishments in Ireland

B&Bs, Guesthouses, Farmstays and Boarding Houses

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B&Bs and Guesthouses in East Ireland

B&Bs and Guesthouses in West Ireland

Abbey Court, Westport

Abbey Court B&B in the west of Ireland
Westport, Co. Mayo

A central location makes this an ideal B&B for exploring Westport town. An easy walk from Westport's traditional pubs and acclaimed restaurants.

Bertra House B&B

Bertra House B&B in the west of Ireland
Westport, Co. Mayo

Between Westport and Louisburgh, Bertra House is ideally situated Croagh Patrick, Bertra beach and The Great Western Greenway.

Buttermilk Lodge

Buttermilk Lodge B&B in the west of Ireland
Clifden, Co. Galway

Buttermilk Lodge is warm and friendly, a traditional Irish home. Close to Clifden with restaurants, pubs and traditional Irish music.

Clifden Bay Lodge

Clifden Bay Lodge B&B in Galway
Clifden, Co. Galway

Situated on the scenic Lower Sky Road, Clifden Bay Lodge is just 3km from Clifden, the capital of Connemara. Open year-round.

Conerstones B&B

B&B in the west of Ireland
Moyard, Co. Galway

Cornerstones is a Four-Star Irish Tourist Board approved Bed and Breakfast, situated in the beautiful scenic village of Moyard.

Crag Shore B&B

B&B in the west of Ireland
Lahinch, Co. Clare

This traditional family B&B is quietly situated on a hill with beautiful views onto the Atlantic Ocean and its splendid coastline.

Creevagh Heights B&B

Creevagh Heights B&B in the west of Ireland
Creevagh, Co.Mayo

A beautiful family-run Bed and Breakfast in the most scenic part of north County Mayo - "a little piece of heaven".

Fough East B&B

B&B in the west of Ireland
Ougherard, Co. Galway

Nestled beside Lough Corrib and the Connemara mountain range, Fough East is just two minutes' walk from local pubs and restaurants.

Grovemount House

B&B in the west of Ireland
Ennistymon, Co. Clare

Family-run guesthouse on the outskirts of Ennistymon on your way to the Cliffs of Moher and the unforgettable Burren landscape.

Heron's Rest B&B

B&B in the west of Ireland
Galway, Co. Galway

On the banks of the river Corrib in the heart of Galway's Latin Quarter. A boutique interior with gourmet breakfasts and a welcoming feel.

Hillbrook Farm B&B

B&B near the Burren
Lahinch, Co. Clare

An elegant and traditional Irish B&B situated on a real Irish farm on the edge of the Burren National Park, near Lahinch in rural County Clare.

Kate's Place B&B

B&B in the west of Ireland
Doolin, Co. Clare

A homely and inviting B&B in Doolin. King, queen and double bedrooms all have their own private en-suite bathroom.

Linden Hall B&B

A B&B in Ireland
Westport, Co. Mayo

A warm and airy period-style townhouse in the heart of Westport town. Expect good humour and a relaxed atmosphere.

Lurgan House

Irish B&B bedroom
Westport, Co. Mayo

A warm and wecloming traditional family home just two minutes' walk from Westport town centre. The views will leave you speechless.

Railway Lodge

B&B west Ireland
Connemara, Co. Galway

Modern convenience with traditional Irish style. Each bedroom has modern en-suite facilities as well as orthopaedic beds.

Slieve Aughty Centre

B&B west Ireland
Loughrea, Co. Galway

Total immersion in nature and quality time with family. Go horseriding or walking through the forest, enjoy delicious organic food.

The Garden Gates

B&B in the west of Ireland
Westport, Co. Mayo

Five-star bed and breakfast between Westport and Castlebar. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you, personal attention is guaranteed.

Churchfield B&B

B&B in the west of Ireland
Doolin, Co. Clare

Located within a couple of hundred yards of Doolin's Traditional Music Pubs and within short walking distance of shops and restaurants.

B&Bs and Guesthouses in South-West Ireland

YNA Dingle Cottages

Dingle, Co. Kerry

A huge selection of guesthouse located in the picturesque fishing village of Dingle, Co. Kerry and it's surrounding areas.

Abbey Court, Kenmare

Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Luxury accommodation near the shore of Kenmare Bay, just a short walk from the town itself. Here, nothing is overlooked but the sea.

Ashfield B&B, Kenmare

Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Stunning mountain views and comfortable, spacious en suites set Ashfield B&B apart. Off the road parking and WiFi available.

Beachview B&B

Allihies, Co. Cork

Located in Allihies on the Beara Peninsula, Beachview is family-run and family-friendly. Immaculate rooms and very personal service.

Cashen Course House

Ballybunion, Co. Kerry

Perfect for the passionate golfer, Cashen Course House is ideally located for visitors to the Ballybunion Old Course and others nearby.

Cill Bhreac House

Dingle, Co. Kerry

A charming and friendly B&B, Cill Bhreac House boasts an enviable location with commanding views over Dingle Bay and the surrounding hills.

Kathleen's Guesthouse

Killarney, Co. Kerry

Charming and spacious guesthouse in an ideal location for walking in the National Park, catching a round of golf or exploring Killarney town.

Sallyport House

Sallyport House B&B in Kenmare, Ireland
Kemare, Co. Kerry

A charming Edwardian house on Kenmare Bay, surrounded by trees and parkland, and abutted by Reenagross Woodland Park.

The Smugglers Inn

Waterville, Co. Kerry

Thirteen well-appointed rooms, just yards from the globally-renowned Waterville Golf Course. Enjoy seas views or mountain vistas.

B&Bs and Guesthouses in Central & South-East Ireland

Dromana House

Dromana House, Cappoquin, Co.Waterford
Cappoquin, Co.Waterford

Set on a rocky outcrop overlooking the river Blackwater Dromana House is surrounded by 600 acre privately owned estate. There are garden and woodland walks a plenty. With a multitude of of activities available, from river fishing to boating and from croquet to boules there is something for all ages at Dromana House.

Kilcannon House

Kilcannon House B&B
Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

A relaxing stay in atraditional Irish B&B, nestled in the wonderful West Waterford countryside, surrounded by rolling hills. Free Wi-fi. Ample private parking. Dog kennels in the enclosed yard. Lock up for motorbikes and bicycles. 2 Complimentary bikes available for guest. Tea, coffee, herbal tea, decaf coffee. Telephone: +353 (0)58 68418 Mobile Phone: +353 (0)85 8631659

Rosquil House B&B

Rosquil House
Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny

Phil & Rhoda Nolan welcome you to Rosquil House, a guesthouse offering the ambience of a hotel with the best traditions of Irish hospitality. AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION WINNER - Guest Accommodation of the year 2010 Ireland Michele Erdvig's Emerald Award 2010 - Favourite New Guesthouse. phone +353-56-7721419 +353-56-7721419 fax +353-56-7750398

Augherea Guest House

augherea B&B
Longford, Co. Longford

A period residence and coach house just 1km from Longford Town, Augherea was built in 1775 and retains many of its original features.

Ashley Park House

Ashley Park House
Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

An 18th century country house offering the accommodation on the grandest scale and in a setting of unmatched tranquility and peace.

Dawn House B&B

Dawn House B&B
Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford

Enjoy a warm welcome at Dawn House in rural County Waterford with amazing scenery, beautiful green fields and forests.

Duncrone B&B

Duncrone B&B, South-East Ireland
Ardmore, Co. Waterford

Spaceous grounds make Duncrone especially family friendly, and the breathtaking views will make you want to stay forever.

Greese View House

Greesview B&B
Moone, Co. Kildare

A relaxing setting with extensive grounds and fanastic views from the spacious conservatory. The perfect place to unwind.

Marsh Mere Lodge

Marshmere Lodge B&B
Arthurstown, Co. Wexford

Enjoy good food, stunning views while sampling the local cuisine and authentic Irish hospitality. Beside Dunbrody Country House.

Newlands House

Newlands B&B
Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny

Newlands Country House offers true luxury in the charming Kilkenny countryside, just a short distance from the bustle of Kilkenny city.

Rivervalley Farmhouse

Rivervalley Farmhouse B&B
Wellingtonbridge, Co. Wexford

Traditional Irish hospitality in a beautiful rural area of Wexford, 30 minutes from Rosslare and just two hours from Dublin.

Springview Farm House

Spring View Guesthouse
Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny

A traditional Irish farm house to take you even closer to the authentic Irish experience. A charming 18th-century residence on a working farm.

Woodlands House

woodlands country house, Gorey, Ireland
Gorey, Co. Wexford

At Woodland Country House, relax in comfortable old-world charm in an idyllic Wexford setting. Well located for Gorey & Courtown Harbour.

Woodstock Arms

Woodstock Arms, Ireland
Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny

A comfortable and affordable family-run B&B and pub situated on the central square in the picturesque village of Inistioge, Kilkenny.

Inny Bay

Inny Bay, Ireland
Annagh, Co. Longford

A Bed and Breakfast and Self Catering accommodation located on the peaceful shores of Lough Ree, just 20 minute drive from Athlone.

Killurin Lodge

Killurin Lodge, Wexford
Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

A four star, family run B & B offering a hearty Irish Welcome in a modern, comfortable setting. Wexford town is only a 5 minute drive.

B&Bs and Guesthouses in Donegal and Sligo

B&Bs and Guesthouses in Northern Ireland and the Border Region

Skelly's B&B

B&B in Northern Ireland
Virginia, Co. Cavan

Recently opened, family-run B&B in a great location close to numerous services, activities, attractions, local landmarks and historic sites.

Teach an Cheoil

farmhouse B&B in Northern Ireland
Ballycastle, Co. Antrim

Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast in the stunning and picturesque Glens of Antrim close to Ballycastle, an easy drive from the Giant's Causeway.

J&J Guesthouse

Ballycastle , Co. Antrim

A traditional Irish family home ideal for touring nearby glens and the giants causeway. Short walk from beach, shops, pubs and restaurants.

Church View B&B

Belturbet , Co. Cavan

Church View is located in the heart of the Irish Lakelands in the heart of Cavan, and is the perfect getaway destination in Ireland.

Nutgrove House

Luxury B&B in Northern Ireland
Downpatrick, Co. Down

Historically Listed Luxury Bed and Breakfast in Downpatrick, County Down, rooms are fully en-suite with bath and shower facilities.

Arch House B&B

Arch House Bed and Breakfast in Northern Ireland
Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

Arch House B&B offers stunning views of Belmore, Benlaughlin and Cuilcagh mountains. Book direct to get the best possible value.

Arley House B&B

Dundrum , Co. Down

Offering spectacular views of the Mourne Mountains, Arley House provides an ideal location for visitors exploring Co. Down and the North.

Hollow Stream B&B

Kingscourt , Co. Cavan

Hollow Stream is located close to Cabra Castle, an ideal location for visitors travelling to the area, whether for business or pleasure.

North Coast Country

B&B in Northern Ireland
Ballintoy, Co. Antrim

Contemporary, high quality guest house in Ballintoy. The ideal location to explore the Causeway coastal route.

Rowanville B&B

Grange, Co. Sligo

Four-star accommodation and warm, friendly Irish hospitality with hotel-style bedrooms at B&B rates. All rooms en suite, wifi throughout.

The White Hill

Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan

Just a few yards from Lough Muckno, a spacious modern country house in a spectacular setting. Half a mile from Castleblayney centre.

Number Nine

Downpatrick, Co. Down

Located within walking distance of Downpatrick. Number Nine is surrounded by the many activities and natural beauty of the area.