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The Harbour Masters House

Shannon Harbour, Birr, Ireland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're looking for peace and calm, this has to be it! Absolutely fabulous, situated on the Grand Canal, no through traffic only the river boats, just perfect for switching off. Grainne was lovely and helpful, gave us details of where we might like to eat or go for a walk and allowed us space to just relax. Our room... More 

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Lancashire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

After missing out on last years visit to Shannon Harbour, the hubby and I returned this year to spend 5 nights at The Harbour Master's (23rd-28th July). Since staying here for the first time in 2011 we have been hooked. This B&B is a real gem and a huge credit to Grainne and Jim. I can't impress enough, the genuine... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

just home from a short stay in the harbour masters house,Grainne is a lovely woman and made us feel very welcome,the house is beautiful inside and out with lovely views of the harbour at the front and gardens at the back.the breakfast was one of the best we have had with eggs from her own farm and homemade breads and... More 

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Wisconsin
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I have made it yearly visit bringing friends to see Shannon Harbour and being such a unique place. 1 B&B and 1 pub where the Shannon River meets the Grand Canal. We are met by great host Grainne. We sit around in lounge and she gets to meet the friends that I have brought over this year. The house was... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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Londonderry
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74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 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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