We stayed one night during the Puck Fair, in Aug. It was the only room we could find after searching a location between Cork and Limerick (we were travelling by car).
On arrival, all was well (fairly friendly people) and we paid as planned full price for the room we booked, until they showed us the actual room they allocated (which was advertised as a double, en-suite, with TV and tea/coffee facility). The room was tiny, did not have tea/coffee facility and no en-suite (toilet/shower was at the end of the corridor, sharing with another room).
It was in fact their daughter's bedroom, while she was away at Uni for the week, as they had no other room left (they never told us this until we arrived to their house!) The bed was wedged against the wardrobe so we could only put our suitcase right next to the bed and against the wall. The TV was not working so we had to go to the communal living room to watch TV (which I wanted to do to relax and -to be quite frank- to make a point). The owner then approached us to say that the tv was too loud and could we please turn it down as the day after would be the Puck Fair and they had to wake up early! (noise is subjective, but I still don't think the tv was excessively loud. More to the point, it was 9pm on a Friday night!)
Breakfast was ok -I don't remember it to be bad as such (the other guests had a long chat with the owners and seemed to be delighted to be there and were very much looking forward to choosing the goat!) ;-)
Sadly, our experience was so bad that all we wanted was to leave quickly. I love Ireland and the tour of the west by car we did for a week proved to be a charming experience, lovely landscapes and really friendly, unassuming people. This B&B was really horrible, but not usual for this otherwise lovely country.
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