We've just returned from our fifth holiday at Eonish Lodge and every time it just seems to get better. Sitting outside the cottage, looking over the lake, watching the swans and grebes swimming past, saying 'hello' to the donkeys in the field - could there be a more relaxing and idyllic setting? Even at night the beautiful sunsets, the moon shining on the water and the complete quiet stay in the memory. If you like to get out and about, as we do, there are lots of beautiful walks, with the forest park being just the other side of the lake. You can fish or go out in the boat. There is also a canoe centre just up the road. We have thoroughly enjoyed exploring this part of Ireland over the years. There is a wealth of places to visit - castles, gardens, charming towns and villages, Neolithic sites - within an hour or so's drive. If this seems a long way, there are a lot of roads where you'll not see another car for 15 minutes or more! This year we visited Tullynally Castle for the first time and were given a personal introduction to all the donkeys at the Sayia Sith donkey sanctuary in Sligo by the charming owner (we were the only people there!). Another plus for us is the number of great cafes in most places you visit, usually serving huge pieces of cake! Without doubt the thing that makes staying at Eonish Lodge special is the care shown by Geraldine and Sean. They really are the loveliest people you could wish to meet and will do their very best to make sure you enjoy your stay. Just sitting and talking to them is a pleasure and Sean has a wicked sense of humour! One of the highlights of our holiday was when their very talented grandchildren came round to treat us to some traditional Irish music. If you're puzzled why I've waited until our fifth visit to write a review, it's just because sometimes there are places so wonderful that you want to keep them to yourselves a little bit longer!…
Stayed there 2 nights while on a quest for my Irish grandparents roots. I wasn't the first to have done so. After asking me their names, Geraldine put me in contact with a friend who knew about my grandfather's family and that led to seeing the house he was raised in. Over the top Irish hospitality. The lodge is located on a one lane road a few miles from town on the shores of a lake looking across at a forest. Absolutely idyllic setting. The entire place was well appointed and spotlessly clean. Very comfy bed. A really full Irish breakfast - she even had Tabasco sauce!! Outstanding in every respect.
After 2 great nights in Dublin, Eonish Lodge was a complete contrast for the next four nights. Clean and comfortable, set in idyllic surroundings, excellent selection of breakfasts - those alone would warrant an excellent review. Add to that the wonderful welcome from Geraldine and Sean, and you have all the ingredients for a perfect stay. We saw their farm, and learnt of the history from Sean - utterly fascinating. Ireland is a beautiful country, Eonish Lodge is the crown, and Geraldine and Sean are the jewels in the crown. We will include Eonish Lodge in our memories of the best of our Irish holiday.
Firstly, thank you to Geraldine & Shaun for making our stay so memorable. Their attentiveness and natural friendliness complimented a lovely en-suite room and superb breakfast. My co-travellers and I would have loved to stay longer with such wonderful hosts. Eonish Lodge will live long in our memories as a place we would love to return to.
We stayed at Eonish self catering lodge for 2 weeks. It was very spacious and comfortable with well equipped kitchen. We also had our small dog with us, the view from the cottage is gorgeous. It was a great relaxing holiday. My husband was fishing a lot, it was great to have the lake so close, we hired out the boat. It is truly fisherman's paradise, they caught so many fish. Geraldine and Sean were very welcoming and helpful. Will definitely return!