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The Harbour Masters House

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Shannon Harbour, Birr, Ireland
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Ranked #6 of 12 Birr B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed today
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Derry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is one of the most average B&B I have ever stayed in. It does not live up to the photos nor indeed the rave reviews (you people must never get out!). The decor is very twee and dated...tiny beds in tiny rooms...mabye I need a diet but when I bent down in the 'en suite' to brush teeth my... More

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Limavady, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you don't know to aim for Shannon harbour then you might have trouble locating this beautiful B&B. It is set beside the canal a couple of miles out of Banagher. I can best of describe it as the quietest night I have ever had set well away from traffic with a view of the canal to the front and... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just returned from another most enjoyable stay at the Harbour Master's House. Jim and Grainne looked after us with their usual warmest welcome and made their home ours. Breakfast was great and the craic across the road was mighty. Hopefully we will be back again next year to experience hospitality like no other.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Words cannot do justice to the Harbour Masters House and to the hospitality and kindness shown by Grainne. The setting is beautiful, the room we stayed in had wonderful views overlooking the canal to the front and the garden to the rear. The house is beautifully decorated and is elegant and wonderful but still very much a home. Breakfast could... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Grainne, Thank you very much for such a great visit. The weather was great and you serve such a great breakfast and you always treat my friends like they are your best friends. Having a birthday cake for Tara was so great. Can't wait for return visit next year. I do strongly recommend if you are near Shannon Harbour that... More

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27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Just returned from a week stay at this special place. Some of our fellow guests had been staying there on a regular basis for fifteen years. The house is spotlessly clean and the owners Jim and Grainne put you at ease the minute you arrive, it was ok for us to use the kitchen to make up flasks etc and... More

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Bend, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stayed two nights at the Harbour Masters B & B. We were quite disappointed, the directions were very hard to follow and we ended up asking 3 locals how to get there. The whole area is closed down for the winter, no pubs, groceries etc near by. Our room (for 2) was so small we had to leave our... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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27 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We drove to Shannon Harbour without much trouble. It is located by a lovely canal lined with boats. We had a large room with lovely views in front and back. We slept like a baby! Grainne is wonderful and help us with every detail we needed. There is a place to eat McIntyres and wash your clothes nearby. It was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Forgive me as I am about to repeat myself yet again with my review of the Harbour Masters!! This is now our 3rd year running staying here and as always Grainne & Jim went out of their way to make our stay fantastic. Nothing has changed, immaculate accommodation, fantastic breakfast and a huge welcome when we arrived. This year, we... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Chose this b&b through trip advisor and was not disappointed at all. It is right outside the Grand Canal so perfect for fishing. The rooms were lovely, breakfast fantastic and Grainne was the best hotel owner I have ever met. She cannot do enough for you. Nothing is too much trouble. Hence she is always busy so book early. Would... More

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Address: Shannon Harbour, Birr, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Offaly > Birr
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Harbour Masters House 3*
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