We stayed at Ashgrove House May 2-3 and 17, both at the beginning and end of our tour.
We can verify that everything the 5 star reviews said about Sheila, Frank and Ashgrove House is 100% accurate, though they might have put in a plug for Sydney, the official and adorable four-legged terrier greeter.
It is the absolute perfect location and experience for decompressing after a long flight from afar, and I would recommend staying there for a day or two of uninterrupted rest before embarking on your travels around Ireland. As noted above, we also decompressed there for a day after our two-weeks of touring and our schedule of "on the bus, off the bus" every few days.
Not only will you need the rest, but Sheila has a PhD in taking care of the tired and wrinkled. She will provide guidance in what to do in Ireland, and how to do it, if asked. She has and is a wealth of information on all aspects of the country, and is more than happy to hold forth on whatever you would like to know about it, particularly its history, past and present. It's like taking a university if not a graduate level class in the subject, with a huge break in the tuition, and no exams!
Great breakfasts, snacks, tea...
If desired, Sheila can arrange for a cab to pick you up at the airport (20 Euros) and take you back.
A perfect stay...comfortable rooms, heated mattresses, and the warmth of knowing you are well cared for.
There is only one Sheila and Ashgrove House, and you really don't want to miss out on the experience.
Richard Luros and Barbara Levin
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ashgrove House is a full-service B&B, close to Bunratty Castle and Limerick City, and a very short drive from Shannon Airport. The Famous Durty Nellie's Pub is right beside Bunratty Castle. This is a traditional county where music and culture abound. Bring your instrument and join in a seisiún with the local musicians playing fiddles, pipes, concertinas and accordions. Your room will be warm with good beds, tea and coffee making facilities, television, clock/radios, hairdryers, curling irons. A warm welcome awaits you, with maybe something to warm the cockles of your heart. We can also arrange a b&b reservation for your next stop. ... more less
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