I referred in another review to the persona formerly referred to in Irish as the 'bean a' tí' or 'the woman of the house' to describe the owner of lodgings of another era. I used the expression as part of an accolade to the Guest House that I had stayed at in Westport.
Here, three months later, I am a guest at Sandy Hills B&B in North County Dublin. Rush is one of a number of interlinked towns and villages that stretch along the coast northwards from Dublin City and are convenient to the airport. This is Mary Buckley's home and her business at which she and her young son work very hard.
This is the former family home which has been extended to create a sizeable Guest House. The rooms are modern, large, bright and airy and are well appointed. The dining room is at the front of the house and is a nice comfortable place to dine. The breakfast is given an individual touch with home baked bread, scones and jam as well as the more familiar breakfast fayre. For me the tea cosy to keep my teapot warm was a delightful charm from another era.
As previous reviewers have extolled Mary's personality so too will I. She is a nice chatty lady that has her guest's needs at the heart of her business. Her modern four oven Aga is at the core of her kitchen and she quite justifiably is proud of the food she produces from it. She is one of the nicest 'bean a' tí' that I have met in my travels. Go mbheannaig Dé a stócaí cadáise !!
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