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Ballinsheen House

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Galway Road, Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Mary was a wonderful host at the Ballinsheen House; she went out of her way to see that we were able to make the most of our short stay. The rooms are modern and immaculate; the common areas warm and inviting. It is the perfect place to stage our visit to the cliffs or the Burren and if it were... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

What a perfect week I just had with Mary and Michael at Ballinsheen House! I was a solo traveler/guest but did not for one minute feel alone. Mary was so welcoming and such a pleasure to interact with. And what a help her and Michael were in setting up walks & hikes, helping me with transportation, and giving suggestions for... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We found Ballinsheen House very clean and well appointed. The owner was very friendly and the breakfast in the morning was very tasty with homemade breads and lots of fresh fruit. I would certainly recommend this B and B to anybody travelling in this part of the world.

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Dublin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Four of us stayed at Ballinsheen House for a double anniversary celebration. I cannot speak highly enough of the welcome Mary gave us and this was consistent throughout our stay. We ate in the Roadside Inn one of the nights and Mary had rung ahead to alert them to the fact that it was a special occasion. My wife described... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed with Mary at the Ballinsheen for four nights in early July. We arrived mid-afternoon right from the airport. Mary quickly made tea and coffee, and provided us with muffins for a snack, then spent 20-45 minutes talking with us to recommend local things to see, places to eat and telling us about the area in general. The house... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A really warm welcome from Mary, after a long drive across from Dublin that day! Very comfortable room, lovely view on the edge of the village and delightful garden. Top tip on where to enjoy a traditional Irish pint of beer locally and a delicious breakfast to start our day.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

From the min you arrive you are greeted by Mary who is just as sweet as can be. A warm Irish welcome, in the perfect location along the Wild Atlantic Way. Mary was very accommodating to my Gluten Free needs and her food is to die for. There is something for everyone, she is an excellent cook and her support... More 

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Navan, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had a lovely two nights stay with Mary in Ballinsheen House. The breakfast was by far the best we had on our trip along the Wild Atlantic Way.She gave us some great suggestions on what to see and do in the area.Our room was lovely and looking onto their back gardens. We look forward to coming back here again

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The location of Ballinsheen House is perfect for The Cliffs of Moher and for hiking on the Burren which we came to do..Mary was an excellent host and gave us great tips on hikes the best places to visit and were to eat.The house was lovely and cosy with fantastic gardens and the breakfast was the best with a great... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Mary was a welcoming, helpful, fun host. Her beautiful home is a 5 minute walk from downtown. The rooms are spotless. Delicious breakfasts are served in a beautiful conservatory. The sitting rooms are both ideal settings for nightcapping. We found this to be an ideal locations for exploring the Burren. We look forward to staying again sometime.

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