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The Harbour Masters House B&B

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Shannon Harbour, Birr Ireland
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#6 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Birr
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Jörg R wrote a review Jul 2022
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We were warmly welcomed by Darren and absolutely enjoyed our stay. The B&B is located at the river Shannon and has really nice view. Nice rooms and excellent individual breakfast with views on the Wonderfull garden. Scenic pub just some 100 m away.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Chris Issott wrote a review Jun 2022
Haworth, United Kingdom29 contributions11 helpful votes
We had an excellent experience at the Harbour Master’s House in Shannon Harbour. Breakfast was individually cooked to order, and was a very relaxing affair. The breakfast room overlooked a fantastic garden - apparently the lockdown project of the new owners. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Charlotte M wrote a review Oct 2017
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Me an my partner stayed here before doing the canal walk. It was perfectly located for us to do the walk. We got a bus to Birr and a taxi to drop us to the B&B. Room was warm and comfortable and we had our own en-suite bathroom, the bed was very squeaky. Breakfast was very good with a good selection available.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Graeme K wrote a review Aug 2017
Sant Pere de Ribes, Spain4 contributions4 helpful votes
Friendly, welcoming host in her old family home. Fantastic location off the beaten track but still a great base for touring the area. Easy drive from Dublin Airport. Nice pub in village which serves food, a short walk away. Plenty of other options for dining in nearby towns too. Excellent breakfast.
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Date of stay: August 2017
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traveling-family36 wrote a review Jul 2017
North Carolina81 contributions73 helpful votes
This is a wonderful, quiet place to stay, especially after the hustle and bustle of Dublin. It's beautiful, overlooking the water. Grainne is a gracious hostess. Our room was huge and we truly felt like a guest in her home. You'll enjoy staying in a village and feeling a bit like a local. Grainne will give you wonderful suggestions for dinner and prepares a bountiful, delicious breakfast. We hated to say good-bye and hope to return again some day. Very convenient to Birr Castle.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Em_mcc1994 wrote a review Sep 2016
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom60 contributions26 helpful votes
Arrived after attending the game fair at Birr Castle which was a 15-20min drive. The lovely host Grainne greeted us and knew us by name, she was so friendly and polite, giving us information about the surrounding area. There is a good wifi connection. The bedrooms where beautifully set up with fab attention to detail. The bedroom was a good size and a folder was provided naming local pubs and restaurants. The bed was very comfortable and huge it even fitted my partner who is 6ft 7 which was a suprise. The breakfast the next morning was amazing, fresh fruit, tea, coffee, selection of cereals, bread with toasters at each table so you could make it how you like and of course the very tasty home made fry which was made to order. Grainne also offered us the apples from the farm to take on our journey. Will definetly come back again, better than most hotels.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Noel S wrote a review Sep 2016
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Stayed overnight on a trip to the west. Lovely and comfortable and the owner Grainne was very welcoming and friendly. Nice quiet village with nice walks along the canal. Local pub McIntyres is just perfect for a quiet drink and chat. Will definitely make a return visit.
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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stuuuuuuucunnnny wrote a review Sep 2016
Manchester, United Kingdom59 contributions17 helpful votes
Just Got Back From My First Visit To Ireland. Drove to the harbour house from Dublin airport 1 h 20 mins wanted to stay somewhere quieter than dublin and that's what I got . Peace n quite. The village of shannon harbour has a population of 31 . Bumped into 6 of them in the local pub, very friendly and understand what visitors bring to the area. Arrived at 1.00am but no problem checking in as I had already emailed the owners and a key was left for me. Shannon harbour is a great base to explore Ireland, very central. Was pleased to find the free wifi worked good at the hotel and a plug socket next to the bed head so u can charge ur phone n surf. Also the butter knife is actually a butter knife not a smaller knife, and the butter easy to spread not frozen. These small attention to details ( and many more) make all the difference and make the harbour master so much more than just somewhere to stay . Lots of castles and history all around you, quite roads aswell, easy driving. Lots of recommended cycle paths and walks aswell. Big folder full of things to do and recommended restaurants aswell in the front room. Enjoyed my stay !!!
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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Joann H wrote a review Aug 2016
7 contributions10 helpful votes
Stayed here for 2 nights. Deirdre and Jim are lovely hosts. The room was lovely and spotlessly clean. Bed was the comfiest I've ever slept in! Breakfast was delicious! Our room had a lovely view of the harbour and despite there being a lot of boats docked it was very quiet and peaceful. Local pub was great craic with music at the weekend. Ate there one night. Menu was basic but food was delicious. Plenty of choice in surrounding areas for food also. A great place to stay if your looking for peace and quiet but within easy travel distance to other bigger towns. I will be back again 😀
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Galwaygirl40 wrote a review Aug 2016
galway28 contributions22 helpful votes
Lovely place great breakfast and really warm host Grainne, I would definitely stay there again. Had a lovely walk down the canal paths. Local bar not great for food would recommend getting food in Banagher.
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Date of stay: June 2016
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US$121 - US$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty OffalyBirr
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Harbour Masters House B&B
Which popular attractions are close to The Harbour Masters House B&B?
Nearby attractions include J.J. Hough's Singing Pub (4.1 km), McIntyre's Pub (0.1 km), and St. Brendan's Clonfert Cathedral (6.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Harbour Masters House B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Harbour Masters House B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Harbour Masters House B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Harbour Masters House B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crank Rd Restaurant & Cafe, Flynn's Bar & restaurant, and Spudfeast Food Truck.
Are there any historical sites close to The Harbour Masters House B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Clonmacnoise (11.8 km), Redwood Castle (13.6 km), and Clonmacnoise (11.8 km).