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Old Post Office Cottage
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Old Post Office Cottage
Living room
living dining room
kitchen
bathroom
bathroom
bathroom
master bedroom
master bedroom
twin bedroom
twin bedroom
Main entrance
300 Year Old Cottage
Garden flowers
Picnic area
sheep by the Shannon river
swans on the Shannon river
Portumna abbey
boat on lough derg
garden roses
old water pump
Castle gates
Portumna bridge at night
Portumna forest park
One happy family of hens in the orchard
Cliffs Of Moher No 1 attraction in Ireland
Burren Region
Portumna Golf Course
Cottage Sign
Work House in Portumna
Large catch of fish caught while on holiday .
Catch of the day
nice window box
Old Post Office Sign
nice view from kitchen window
Garden in full bloom
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Portumna, County Galway, Western Ireland

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Evelyne L
Cherbourg-Octeville, France
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very lovely cottage”
Reviewed December 19, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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Very lovely cottage in a quiet countryside at only ten minutes from Portumna.
A lovely guest, Lena, always ready to help you and to do all what she can for you to enjoy your journey. We’re impatient to come back !…

Date of stay: October 2015
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Liked best: Accueil et installations pmr (personne à mobilité réduite)
Liked least: No wifi
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pauline H
Rochester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Welcome Return”
Reviewed September 14, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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person found this review helpful

We have stayed with Lena many times and every time she is helpful and friendly, she can't do enough for us. If we ever had any queries she was always happy to help but we never felt as though she intruded on our holiday. As usual, the house was immaculate. Having a burner in the cottage made the house feel warm and cosy, we lit it nearly every night just because it made the house feel homely. We love the peace and quiet of the countryside and the local shop is only a short walk away on country lanes. We visited Portumna and Killimor for something to eat and were impressed with the quality of food. We had our annual trip to Turoe Pet Farm in Bullaun with some cousins and it only cost 75 Euros for 2 adults and 6 children. We spent all day there, until it closed at 7pm, so we definitely had our moneys worth. The food is delicious and very reasonably priced, well worth a visit! We also had a couple of trips into Galway which we thoroughly enjoyed. We will be back again because we love staying in the Old Post Office and Lena makes our stay problem free - a perfect hostess!

Date of stay: August 2015
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Liked best: The peace and quiet.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Nitya I
Vancouver, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic and unique step back in time”
Reviewed July 31, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

I happened upon a photo of the Old Post Office cottage when looking for something near the Galway coast and I am so glad to have found it. the cottage was immaculate and Lena was such a wonderful host. She supplied us with breakfast provisions on the spot when she discovered we had not made it to the store, and gave great recommendations about routes, restaurants and sights. The cottage itself was immaculate, and a wonderful step back in time. We loved the chickens! We also really enjoyed Portumna's castle and workhouse, and live music in Terryglass.

Date of stay: July 2015
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Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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580kathle...
Covington, Louisiana
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cute, cozy, quaint, quiet country cottage.”
Reviewed June 25, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

A great place to relax or to use as a day-trip base from which to vacation. Lena is a warm, welcoming hostess with lots of great advice regarding nearby sights and restaurants. The location is very quiet, the beds are comfy and the wood/peat stove adds lots of warmth and charm. The location may be country, but its only about a 10 minute drive to Portumna for shopping, restaurants, pubs, and sight-seeing. We really loved staying here!

Date of stay: June 2015
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Liked best: Good central location and great value.
Liked least: All was good.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Geornet
France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage”
Reviewed August 16, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
3
people found this review helpful

We have been spending a week in the Old Post Office. When we arrived, a good fire was waiting for us. That was Lena's touch, the owner of the cottage. It was a really nice house for 4 people where everything we needed was here. It was exactly as we saw it on the pictures, an old and lovely cottage.
Lena was always here if we needed some help, some advice to visit the country. She prepared a very good dinner for us when we arrived late at night and also our first breakfast as we have had no time to buy something.
We will have good memories of the Old Post Office.

Date of stay: August 2014
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Liked best: The atmosphere of the cottage
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Angela M
Donegal Township, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The house was lovely in a nice quiet place”
Reviewed August 7, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Central location, owner very nice and very helpful. we had a great tine in Galway. we travelled around the area went to Turoe farm which was great

Date of stay: July 2014
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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Judy J
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A true taste of Ireland”
Reviewed June 24, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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people found this review helpful

If you want to experience the real Ireland, I highly recommend you book a stay at the Old Post Office in Ballycrissane, County Galway, near Portumna. It is a charming 2 bedroom cottage with a full kitchen and modern bath. The kitchen is equipped with all you need to make your own meals if desired, or you can dine at one of several fine restaurants in nearby Portumna. It is centrally located on the Shannon River near the border of Galway and Tipperary Counties, making day trips to many of Ireland's most interesting attractions just an easy drive away. I have stayed at both the Old Post Office and Shannon Breeze Cottages, and when I go to Ireland, this is the only place I will stay. It is a lovely, lovely place, a real gem. I can't recommend it highly enough.

Date of stay: June 2014
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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: No complaints whatsoever.
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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