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Carraig Rua B&B

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Dublin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It was the first B&B we sighted on arrival. We were wellcomed by Luna, lovingly joyfull lady, who happily helped us with information and instructions of where to go and where to find a nice restorant. Room was very nice and clean and breakfast was a delight. Highly recommended.

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was a very nice B & B. The owner was extremely friendly and it was our closest walk to the city. 5 minutes and you were almost in the center of downtown. The breakfast was great and you could chose pancakes with fresh fruit or the full Irish breakfast. One suggestion: Add coffee makers in the room, or even... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband and I stayed in Kilkenny one night. We booked Carraig Rua before visiting Ireland but were not disappointed by the hospitality, cleanliness of the room, and close walking proximity to Kilkenny Castle, Smithwicks, and local night life. The full Irish breakfast was delicious and the sunroom provided a picturesque backdrop during the meal. Our room was situated near... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This Bed and Breakfast, run by Host Oonagh, was the perfect way for my husband and I to start our honeymoon. Location, Location, LOCATION! You are just 2 blocks from the 'main street' through Kilkenny. The main street is about 1 mile long (with several branches shooting off from it), and at the end of the 1 mile of pubs,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This B&B could not have a nicer location. It is within walking distance to Kilkenny and has private parking. What more could you want. The home is warm friendly and has wonderful morning breakfast. our hostess realized that we did not have reservations for our next night which was Saturday and she suggested that she make phone calls for us... More 

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Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This very accommodating and helpful host only made our stay at this wonderful b&b all the better. The bedroom was very clean and shows pride of ownership. The breakfast nook was bright, roomy and welcoming. This was our last stay before one more nite in Dublin before heading home. It was booked for us by the agent for Royal Irish... More 

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Frauenfeld, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I had a nice stay there.I have found the place trough a pedestrian who told me that there's a B&B. It's close to the train station and offers beautiful rooms with delicious breakfast with a beautiful view trough glass to a beaufiful garden.i loved the feeling of the house with it's decorations.thanks for the night

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Oonaugh was a great hostess- very accommodating and good at anticipating what would make our stay most pleasant. This was our first B&B in Ireland (1st of 5) and a hard act to follow. Convenient location near walking distance of city center.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Had a nice one night stay, the B&B is in quite a convenient location to Kilkenny Main Street. The hosts were lovely and the bedroom very comfortable, beds were also comfy.. We had no hot water in the bathroom which was a shame. Breakfast was very tasty, there were even scones on offer!! Would stay again, as long as the... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Oonagh was very warm and welcoming. Our room was comfortable, bathroom a little small but we had one. Breakfast was wonderful especially in the sunroom. Location was within walking distance to town. This was our first time in country and driving and we found it difficult finding the B&B with no street address or coordinates on the website to plug... More 

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