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An Riasc Bed and Breakfast

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An Riasc Bed and Breakfast is a 4-star certified guesthouse, located in the heart of the West Kerry Gaeltacht (Gaelic-speaking area)and set amid breathtaking scenery. This charming stone farmhouse offers luxurious bed & breakfast accommodation and fine home grown and freshly cooked food in a warm, welcoming and entertaining environment.At An Riasc, we aim to provide to you, our guest, with the very best standards of accommodation and hospitality. Our location along the Dingle Way walking trail and the Wild Atlantic Way (longest coastal route in the world) is ideal for hikers and sea lovers alike. We offer 4-course dinner to all of our guests on request. Advanced booking is advised. Packed lunch and luggage transfer also available. Homemade chocolates and fresh water from our well are some of the treats which you can expect in your room. Complimentary tea/coffee and homemade biscuits on arrival. Cead Mile Failte (one hundred thousand welcomes) to An Riasc. Irish is the first language of the house but we do speak in English too:)
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Special diet menus
Walking tours
Massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Ironing service
Street parking
Wifi
Wine / champagne
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
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Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Lia Russell wrote a review Jun 2023
Baltimore, Maryland8 contributions1 helpful vote
This was another one of my favorites on our Dingle Way walk. Denise was a very warm and gracious host, and offered us weary travelers tea almost the moment we arrived. The b&b itself is a bit out of the way, but she gave us a ride to and from a local pub for dinner. The location is great, and overlooks a field and a school where kids across the country come to learn Gaelic. Denise is a former teacher and was only too happy to educate us about the Gaeltacht.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: You need a car to get to any of the nearby pubs. Denise will drive you for €20 if you don't have...
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Response from Denise Uí Bheaglaoi, Owner at An Riasc Bed and Breakfast
Responded 16 Jun 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on your experience of An Riasc. I am very happy you enjoyed your stay😁. I feel it is important that people understand that our location is not “a bit out of the way” for hikers as we are located directly on the Dingle Way. Unfortunately for services such as dinner, the only option (unless hikers would like to walk after a long day’s hiking) is to be transported to the pub , 3 miles away.. In recent years, our 2 local restaurants, the local shop, the post office and the local pub have closed - alas circumstances totally outside of our control have impacted not just my business but all of those in the neighbourhood. Consequently we have had to be creative in our thinking to ensure our hikers have an option of dinner in the evening. Of course it isn’t ideal but at least walkers can chose to avail of the transportation, thus ensuring an evening meal after a long day’s hike. I completely understand why you felt we were “a bit out of the way” but for me we are located in the centre of the universe - Dingle town is only 10 minutes drive east while America is only 5 hours west! All the best! Denise
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HoleWeete wrote a review Jun 2023
Los Angeles, California17 contributions10 helpful votes
Five friends and I walked the Dingle Way in mid-May and An Riasc, without a doubt, was the absolute highlight of our trip. Denise and Dearmond run a beautiful home with just insanely delicious breakfasts and snacks. They also help provide car service to a nearby pub that has fantastic food. We were all large men and slept comfortably in three bedrooms. Cannot recommend this place high enough!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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randomfact73 wrote a review May 2023
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Lovely stay - I walked the Dingle Way and this was the only place I was served tea upon arrival! Staying here makes for a shorter approach to Mt. Brandon, which is a plus. The breakfast and packed lunch were delicious. I recommend walkers bring their evening meal; dinner service is no longer offered and the taxi/meal nearby was the most expensive night of my trip (the food was ... lots of gravy)! This would be a nice place to stay two nights - to rest before hiking Mt. Brandon. Denise, the host, can secure bikes or a massage. I would ask if there was a sitting room/tv. I didn't see one, but I was tuckered out and stayed in my room. I hope to return someday.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Bring dinner - the pub nearby is closed
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Response from Denise Uí Bheaglaoi, Owner at An Riasc Bed and Breakfast
Responded 12 May 2023
Thank you for your review. We do have a living room with satellite TV for our guests for sure. Apologies if I overlooked to mention it. Unfortunately the only option for dinner is the pub which is too far to walk after a long day’s hike. Therefore a taxi is the only option or as you say to bring some food with you - the problem is there are very few options of places to purchase food between Dunquin and Feothanach! We would love to see you again some time and yes we do recommend a stay of at least 2 nights.
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Courtney M wrote a review Mar 2023
Murfreesboro, Tennessee7 contributions4 helpful votes
Very lovely home. Very comfortable beds. Delightful $ friendly hostess with knowledge of the area. Delicious breakfasts. The town of Dingle was very fun as well and not a bad drive from this B&B. We celebrated St Pattys in Dingle and it was a blast!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Very close to slea head drive.
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Neil Haran wrote a review Jul 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
My partner and I spent two nights in the wonderful care and hospitality of Denise and family. Set in the shadow of Mount Brandon and with wonderful views from all sides, An Riasc is a charming guest house in a delightful and tranquil location. Denise is the perfect host who goes out of her way to make all her guests welcome. The rooms are spacious, extremely comfortable and spotlessly clean. Breakfasts are delicious. An Riasc is in a wonderful location in the heart of the Gaeltacht, along the Wild Atlantic Way and in close proximity to all of the attractions on the Dingle Peninsula. We look forward to a return visit.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Denise Uí Bheaglaoi, Owner at An Riasc Bed and Breakfast
Responded 29 Jul 2022
Míle Buíochas! We look forward to welcoming you back😁Happy customers, happy is😁😁😁
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Blanca S wrote a review Jul 2022
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Wonderful little B&B in a romantic spot between the mountain and the ocean. Plenty of lovely walks around. The house is spotless, very cosy and tidy. Denise is a great host, gave us great advice. Also she makes the most delicious breakfast !!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Denise Uí Bheaglaoi, Owner at An Riasc Bed and Breakfast
Responded 29 Jul 2022
Thank you Blanca and Lionel for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to write a review on your experience here. It is much appreciated 😁🙏
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Hughie O wrote a review Jul 2022
Dublin, Ireland9 contributions11 helpful votes
Great place to stay, very nicely done instead and very scenic surrounding. Right along the Dingle Way. Room was very tidy. Denise and co very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was absolutely smashing. 5 star!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Deborah G wrote a review Jun 2022
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We recently returned from hiking the Dingle Way and want to let other travelers know how much we enjoyed our stay at An Riasc Bed and Breakfast. Denise and Dearmond were delightful and helpful hosts who shared about themselves and local area life. The cheese board and salads made a great dinner. Plus the bottle of wine we shared was the best red of our trip. The rural farm area is beautiful.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 12 Jun 2022
Thank you for then lovely review! So happy to read you enjoyed your stay with us 😁
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Brittney A wrote a review Mar 2022
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We booked very last minute & every thing was ready as soon as we walked through the door. Bright & comfortable room. Lovely breakfast options. Sweet & easy to talk to hosts. Great hiking spots close by. We loved our stay, definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michelle wrote a review Sept 2021
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I first discovered this gem in August 2020 when myself and my daughter took a road trip once Covid-19 restrictions allowed...we stayed at An Riasc for one night and it was just gorgeous. Denise welcomed us in and was a fountain of knowledge on things to do in the area and dinner recommendations. The view of the Three Sisters from our bedroom window was so lovely and the breakfast we were served was the cherry on top! So when it came to planning some trips around Ireland this year I had to include a return trip to Dingle. This time I brought himself and we stayed for two nights! Again, Denise was so warm and welcoming upon our arrival. We had planned on getting a taxi into town for dinner and drinks on our first night but Denise and her husband offered to drop us as they were headed that direction. Their hospitality even extended to getting in touch to see if we wanted a lift home when they were finished!! Such a lovely touch. The location for some may seem a little too far out of town..if you consider 10 minutes drive too far out of town...but we loved being totally immersed in the landscape. The cleanliness, comfort, location and service are second to none. The decor is beautiful and the breakfast is as good if not better than any top hotel. Denise's homemade treats are another bonus. I am already looking for an excuse to book a third visit!! Do yourself a favour and stay at An Riasc!!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Denise Uí Bheaglaoi, Owner at An Riasc Bed and Breakfast
Responded 12 Sept 2021
Michelle you have brought me to tears🤣🤣🤣🤣I am So humbled and delighted all at once...knowing we create that positive experience for you and all of our guests is to us the definition of success and fulfilment😁. So happy 😁🙏
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€159 - €189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryDingle PeninsulaBallydavid
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about An Riasc Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to An Riasc Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Dingle Crystal (7.7 km), Kilmalkedar Church (7.7 km), and Mount Brandon (3.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at An Riasc Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and baggage storage.
Is parking available at An Riasc Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to An Riasc Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tigh Ui Mhurchu - Murphy's Pub, Tig Bhric & West Kerry Brewery, and An Bothar Pub and Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at An Riasc Bed and Breakfast?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to An Riasc Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilmalkedar Church (7.7 km), Riasc (6.1 km), and Dunbeg Fort (5.9 km).
Does An Riasc Bed and Breakfast have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.