My wife and I return to Ireland every June, and our main priority is to visit with Liam, Patricia, and their son’s Brendon and David at Tinsley House. If you want to feel at home when in Ireland, this is the place to stay!
Patricia is just a delight. She is one of the sweetest ladies I know in Ireland. Liam himself, (a grand name!), will bend over backwards to make your stay brilliant. Tea, sandwiches and cookies are always available in the sitting room, and he can give you information on what to visit when staying there, and beyond. Liam lights up when you ask about the history of the area, and has taken us on private tours off the beaten path to brilliant places around Cahir that you would never find on your own, or you would not be able to have access without him along. And he is full of wonderful stories. We have been out with the two of them to one of their out of the way locals for a pint, often meeting up with other family members, for an evening of a non touristy Irish evening. Just the real thing! Every time a surprise awaits us, as we never know what will happen.
If for no other reason, we come because of them. And the town house is just as lovely as they are for a place to stay. The rooms are lovely, and the showers are always hot. The breakfast is wonderful and will last with you well into the afternoon. And the sitting room is a grand place to just sit and unwind. It is just why you would stay at a B&B. You fill like you are at home. We have brought our son’s, (in their mid 20’s), and a group including older adults up in their 70’s, and Liam and Patricia, and Tinsley House, has been one of their favorite memoires as well.
Located on the square, you are walking distance to everything. Cahir Castle is one of the few castles in Ireland that is still standing complete. A grand tour awaits you there. And the walk along the river to the Swiss Cottage is delightful, and well worth the visit. The village is small, and the people are real.
From Cahir, you are 20 minutes from Cashel, (a must see), and just about an hours drive or so to Cork, Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny, and an hour and a half from Shannon airport. It’s a central spot for visiting the south of Ireland.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 19th Century town house called after Wm. Tinsley who planed the town of Cahir in the 1800's for the Earl of Glengall. Tinsley House is a former antique shop with bedrooms upstairs, en-suite bedrooms with separate lounge/sitting room for guests with tea coffee making facilities. Period decor, Failte Ireland approved. Great location for Heritage, hill walking, fishing. A family run home by Liam & Patricia Roche, close to shops pubs and restaurants, bus and rail stations near by 300 meters to Cahir Castle 20 minutes walk from Swiss Cottage. ... more less
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