As Irish people, we feel that Gerardine and Eugene are doing a great service to Seamus Heaney's birthplace in co. Derry by promoting his work and that of the Irish poets in the way they have represented the individual bedrooms. The house dates from the late 1800 's and is beautifully maintained yet with modern comforts. We enjoyed a leisurely Ulster breakfast with the best of food and service. The fresh fruit salad was particularly good. Gerardine and Eugene gave us a great welcome and were endlessly helpful.
Sean and Geraldine, Dublin
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Award-winning 4 STAR boutique family guesthouse located in Heaney Country, specializing in Irish/Ulster-Scots genealogy and Seamus Heaney Poetry & Tours. This Poetry Society landmark runs unique poetry weekends with poets such as Seamus Heaney making a guest appearance. Conveniently located with shops, restaurants, bars etc all within a few hundred yards. Recommended by all the best guide books including National Geographic, Good Hotel Guide and Georgina Campbell. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Laurel Villa Magherafelt, Northern Ireland