Actually, our stay in this bed and breakfast was in 2002. The place was so good, however, that I feel I should comment on it. They have expanded to include a separate cabin, especially useful for families. The location is a bit out-of-the-way, but not far from the Shannon airport. When we arrived on Easter Sunday, we phoned the lodge to let them know we were "in country". The owner pointed out that most restaurants would be closed, but she suggested we drive in a direction away from the lodge to a tourist-friendly cafeteria that would be open that day. A useful service. When we arrived, she had tea and scones ready for us to sit around a warm, peat fire. We used the lodge as a base for exploring the Connemara for a couple days. A most pleasant stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Railway Lodge and Cottage are situated at the Gateway to Connemara, you may wish to self cater in the Railway Cootage or you may want to be pampered in the Railway Lodge, this is the ideal base to experience and discover the majestic Connemara. The Aran Islands are a short drive and ferry trip away, climb Diamond Hill in the National Park Letterfrack or explore Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Gardens. Enjoy culinary delights in the village of Oughterard after a day in Connemara. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Railway Hotel Country