Stayed at St. John's Wood for one night followed by a day-long work-related workshop. The owners Richard and Liz are very welcoming and very knowledgable of the heritage and history of the area. French press coffee and homemade cake and biscuits greeted me on arrival. Breakfast consisted of locally sourced ingredients and eggs from their own chickens, and homemade soda and sourdough bread. Lunch the next day - which was part of our workshop - was excellent with home made elderflower fizz, delicious soup, followed by Irish cheese sourced from Sheridans in Galway.
The house, a handsome 19th century farmhouse, situated on the shores of Lough Ree, and beside the ancient deserted walled town of Rindoon - is very pleasant. I was blown away by the deeply rich heritage of this area - something I'll never forget. Waking up to a view of swan, ducks and water hens pottering around on the shores of the lake was a brilliant way to start the day!
We did part of the Rinn Duin Walk which begins outside the house, bringing you to the archaeological sites and to the safe harbor on the shores of the lake.
Verdict: A very memorable 24 hours. Im looking forward to staying again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bed and Breakfast in a Georgian House on the shore of Lough Ree in the centre of Ireland. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- St Johns House B&B Lecarrow, Ireland - County Roscommon