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The Harbour Masters House

Shannon Harbour, Birr, Ireland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mackay, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This perfect little B & B was just what the doctor ordered after 3 and 1/2 weeks touring Ireland. The warm welcome from Grainne and the local ladies in the pub was much appreciated. Our room was lovely with views over the canal and breakfast was great. Shannon Harbour was very quiet but we found plenty to do in the... More

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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Brilliant hosts, warm welcome, great accomadation and fantastic breakfasts. Grainne and Jim are the most warm and sincere people i have ever met and they went well out of their way to ensure that we had a perfect holiday. The surrounding area is both interseting and senic with some wonderful walks and fishing spots, you are literally right beside the... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 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 August 16, 2014

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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29 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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27 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Address: Shannon Harbour, Birr, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Offaly > Birr
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Number of rooms: 5
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