If you're looking for the best place to stay in the southwest of Ireland, it's Flemingstown House in Killmallock. We stayed at the cottage next to the main house and it was great. The cottage was beautiful and we had a wonderful view of the cows in the field and the mountains behind them. Imelda Sheedy, the proprietor, is a gem of a woman who definitely rates a "10" on the hostess scale. She is kind, caring and generous with her time. The amenities in the cottage were superb. I can't say enough about how this enhanced our vacation. She definitely represents all the wonderful people we met when we were there.