We were travelling with our son-in-law and three young grandchildren to meet our daughter, who was sailing into Dublin. We stayed for a few days with Eileen Murphy.
She is an excellent hostess and definitely went 'out of her way' to help us. Our hired car broke down at the end of a long journey, luckily only a short distance from 'The Orchard'. Five of us walked from the car to be met by Eileen, with coffee and delicious home-made cake. On hearing our story, she immediately got her car out to fetch our bags and then took me into town to pick up a meal for everyone.
From the very start she and her family made us feel extremely welcome. It was the children's first stay at a B&B, they loved the breakfasts and we were all well set up for a good day out.
We met our daughter in Dublin and plan to return to Ireland and The Orchard in the future.
Peter and Sandra Sleeman, Launceston, Cornwall.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our home is 100 years old and when you stay at The Orchard Bed and Breakfast, you will be stayaing with The Murphy Family. We have only 5 guest bedrooms. All of them are ensuite and towels are supplied. There is a cot available on request. I am a short distance from the centre of Newcastle West. (distance: 1.5 Km.) Parking is free. On arrival, there is complimentary tea/coffee and some of my homemade Guinness Cake. Try it and I am sure you will like it. My speciality is home baking. There is always some cake in the cake tin for the guest's use. For breakfast, I serve cereals, juice, fruit and yogurt. Then, would you like bacon, sausage and eggs? Or bacon and scrambled eggs? Maybe scrambled egg and smoked salmon? Or my French customers like my pancakes! I always have homemade Soda Bread and sometimes griddle Bread. If you stay a few nights and use Newcastle West as a centre to visit Kerry, Cork, Tipperary, Limerick City and Clare, I will have time to show you how to make my Guinness Cake or scones. Did I say that my husband is a farmer so would you like hen eggs or DUCK eggs? Just asking! You don't have to make your mind up now!As Newcastle West is not a tourist "hot spot" you will find the people very welcoming.In the local area there are many historical sites to see. Check out the Desmond Castle in the town centre, or the monastic ruins at Askeaton. Why not visit the Donkey Sanctuary in Liscaroll or Adare Heritage centre. Our local Pet Farm at Stonehall now has Zoo Status. The third in Ireland and the only one in Limerick.The Orchard Bed and Breakfast in only 1 hour from Killarney/Tralee and 2 hours from Dingle. Going north, I am just an hour and a half from the famous Cliffs of Moher and the Burren and an hour from Bunratty Castle. A trip to Blarney Castle and then onto the Rock of Cashel and home by the Glen of Aherlow is a must.To get to me is is very easy. I am on the N21. Coming from Limerick, I am on the right hand side of the road, just 200m after the 60 km/hr sign post. If you reach the roundabout you will have passed me by so just turn around and come back to me and I will have that tea or coffee and Guinness Cake ready for you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Orchard Newcastle West, Ireland - County Limerick