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The Harbour Masters House

Shannon Harbour, Birr, Ireland
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Ranked #7 of 12 Birr B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Wisconsin
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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blackpool
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27 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
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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Lancashire
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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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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24 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We really enjoyed our 2-night stay here. The canal-side setting is very peaceful. Grainne (pronounced Gronya) is the perfect host. Our top floor room was lovely. It had windows to the front – looking out directly over the canal – and to the rear – with a view across the garden to farmland. A comfy bed, good shower, good food,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

This really cute B&B was very comfortable and very beautiful. Breakfast was great. The town population is 34. Tis place is a little off the beaten path bot the local pub has very good food and a warm place for drinks. My wife and I will sty here again with our next visit to Ireland.

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Wisconsin
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33 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

I have stayed at the Harbour Master House four times before and I will be returning this June. Grainne is such a great host. She also cooks one of best Irish breakfast I've everyhad. I found the place about six years ago and every chance I can I go back. It is beautiful along the canel and short walk down... More

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This was our first and perhaps best B&B experience during our 11-day trip. Grainne was very welcoming and each day began with a tasty and hardy breakfast. Our room was comfortable and we had views of the Shannon River and garden. For dinner, Grainne recommended Flynn's pub where we met local folks and enjoyed two good meals. We had trouble... More

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Address: Shannon Harbour, Birr, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Offaly > Birr
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