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4.5
#2 of 2 B&Bs in Coolaney
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.1 of 5 bubbles
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JJ O'Grady is a family run bed and breakfast, pub and shop located in the village of Coolaney, Sligo. It has 4 ensuite bedrooms with tea/coffee making facilities in each bedroom. Coolaney is a ten minute drive from the train station in Collooney and a 20 minute drive to Sligo town. Coolaney is an award winning tidy towns village located in the ox mountains, an ideal base for walking or cycling.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
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Family rooms
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ChrisP1956 wrote a review Jul 2023
Bothell, Washington33 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really helpful and friendly staff! This was our local grocery store, we came here frequently for supplies and found the warmth and friendliness just wonderful. We did not use the B & B facilities. Their lunch time sandwiches were really tasty and affordable too
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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loftus-oconnell l wrote a review Mar 2017
Meath11 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at JJ O'Gradys over St Patrick's weekend as part of a walking weekend of the Sligo Way. Anne, her Mam and family could not have been more hospitable. We had fabulous breakfasts both mornings which set us up for the days trekking. There was unlimited access to a fridge, tea/coffee/snacks etc and even a tumbler drier for our wet walking gear. And believe me it was wet! We came back to the BandB on the evening of St. Patrick's Day absolutely dripping wet and very muddy, and Anne was there to greet us helping us to dry off for our next day's walking. She never once looked askew at us as we trailed through her house but helped us use her radiators, tumbler drier etc and even cleared out the hotpress so that we could dry out our boots etc. We ordered food from the local Chinese (being too tired to entertain the notion of heading out for something to eat) and Anne let us use her dining room, providing us with plates, cutlery etc. There was also a great pub and grocery shop attached which was perfect for stocking up on provisions for our lunches for next day. I was only sorry that I was too wrecked to engage in the festivities and the great singsong coming from the bar on St. Patrick's night. This is the ideal place to stay if you are thinking of walking any of the Sligo Way - fantastically located for that purpose and the facilities are ideally suited for recharging your batteries between walking days. Accompanied by a most authentic display of hospitality and warmth (despite the families obviously very busy lifestyle), I could not have asked for anything more. Staying here contributed in no small way to the success of what was a wonderful weekend walking the beautiful Sligo Way.
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Date of stay: March 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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A40commute wrote a review May 2011
Dublin, Ireland18 contributions19 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice authentic B&B in the middle of Coolaney. There is not much to Coolaney village, a few pubs, some shops and bizarrely tons of silly houses. O'Grady's is a throwback to a more authentic world. The room was perfectly clean and the shower and towels were fine. Jerry and his family are very welcoming. The pub and shop are part of th esame building as the b&b. It is a b&b, so don't go expecting Spa treatments, but if you want a warm welcome, good breakfast and the ability to have a pint before you go to bed, this is the spot.
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Date of stay: May 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Coolaney2013, Public Relations Manager at JJ O'Grady's
Responded 1 Sept 2013
Dear A40commute, Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the friendly atmosphere we offer. We look forward to welcoming you both back again in the future. Warmest regards, The O'Grady Family
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SligoTourism wrote a review Oct 2009
sligo1 contribution2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
brialliant. exellent staff shop was good listened to music at night time
drank wine and beer security cameras were there i saw them the food from the deli was very good service nice location i went for a walk in ox mountains lovely it was reasonbly clean nice town nice people and the church i heard was recently renovated
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Date of stay: March 2007
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sharlene K wrote a review Apr 2016
22 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This shop seems to have everything! Lovely staff & good value. Acts as Coolaney post office, sells gas and fire supplies as well as food and the usual corner shop merchandise. The only place I k ow that does Pringles for €2!!
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gerry M wrote a review Aug 2014
Derry, Galway, Ireland2 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I've just spent a wonderful weekend in the family run B&B of the O'Grady family in the very picturesque village of Coolaney, Co. Sligo. Jerry and Anne were great hosts who could not be more welcoming. The room was very comfortable and clean with a spacious double-bed and en suite shower. I enjoyed a few pints and good conversation in the bar which is attached to the B&B along with the family shop. Jerry and his mother provided great customer service tending the bar. Anne cooked up a delicious breakfast with a choice of cereal each morning and always greeted her guests at the table with a friendly word.

I found the peace and quiet of the village very conducive to a good night's sleep. It might perhaps be a little too far off the beaten track for some people and the bus service is somewhat irregular, but a very friendly local taxi-man called Paddy provided an excellent service to and from Sligo at a reasonable price. The town was the host of the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann(the world renowned celebration of Irish culture) for 2014 and I experienced this wonderful event over the course of Saturday and Sunday(August 16th and 17th). Overall I would recommend this B&B to anyone hoping to spend some holiday time in Co. Sligo without reservation.
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Date of stay: August 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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lifelovetravelfood1 wrote a review Apr 2012
Brisbane, Australia88 contributions67 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice, clean, spacious B&B. Lovely hosts and a great Irish breakfast, our last before we left Ireland so it was a great one to go out on! Even though there is a pub at the front of the B&B, we heard nothing so it was lovely and quiet. The town itself was very sweet, a handful of nice pubs but just be aware, nowhere to eat! Make sure you have dinner before you arrive! Very nice stay.
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Date of stay: April 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Coolaney2013, Public Relations Manager at JJ O'Grady's
Responded 1 Sept 2013
Dear Dan_and_Ben, We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks you very much for sharing your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to stay again. Warmest regards, The O'Grady Family
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socialchr wrote a review Oct 2007
Sonora, CA1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Actually it was 2002, not 2003 but this form only goes back to 2003. At the time O'Grady's had their own website and we located it while planning a month long driving trip in Ireland. The picture of Mrs. O'Grady "pulling a pint" probably sold us. We loved the place, Mr.s O'Grady, the town, the music across the street, the little park by the river, etc. etc.

We stayed there two nights and made Coolaney our headquarters while exploring Sligo and the lake country during the day.

One night Mrs. O'Grady offered to take my wife to mass while I stayed back and had a pint and watched "football" (soccer) on TV in the pub.

A delightful place in a delightful town populated by delightful people.

Jerry
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BravoNovember wrote a review Jul 2007
Halmstad, Sweden6 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is worth a visit - here you get all under the same roof, except dinner. But if you are willing to have a 1,5 mile walk, there is a nice restaurant at The Mountain Inn.

Under the roof of JJ o'Gradys you'll find a pub, a grocery store with off license - and a nice B&B. An if you're hungry at night and don't want to go elsewhere - of course they fix you a sandwich in the pub.

The B&B is rather comfortable, the room was spacious and the bed OK. There was no coffee making facilities in the room, and if I had been allergic to air fresheners, I'd probably feel attacked in this room... But those two were the only minuses.

The staff was friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was good. JJ is hereby recommended to others travelling in county Sligo!
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Date of stay: July 2007
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
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daddyinaus wrote a review Apr 2018
Redditch, United Kingdom28 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been travelling to Sligo for almost 40 years to visit family and have visited O'Grady's pub n many occasions but never stayed there. The B & B rooms are large, clean and value for money if a little basic. What is different about them though is the tremendous welcome you get and the generosity and friendliness of Jerry, Anne, Mrs. O'Grady and everyone else associated with the property. We had a wonderful weekend with a fabulous last night with Family & friends enjoying the hospitality that has always been the hallmark of O'Grady's Bar. Grat value for money - keep it up Jerry, we'll see you again soon!
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Date of stay: April 2018
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about JJ O'Grady's
Which popular attractions are close to JJ O'Grady's?
Nearby attractions include O'Donnell's Pub (7.2 km), Beltra Country Market (5.0 km), and Coolaney Mountain Bike Trails (4.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at JJ O'Grady's?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at JJ O'Grady's?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at JJ O'Grady's?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to JJ O'Grady's?
Conveniently located restaurants include Treanors Daybreak & Coffee Loft, Nook, and Bella & Brava Restaurant.
Is JJ O'Grady's located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Coolaney.
Are there any historical sites close to JJ O'Grady's?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sligo Abbey (13.7 km), Tobernalt Holy Well (12.8 km), and Knocknashee (13.1 km).