I first discovered Hill of Tara B&B, then called Seamrog B&B, in 2003, when on a winging it Ireland trip. It has been one of the best discoveries I've made in 9 trips. Joan Maguire is an amazing hostess and is now an amazing friend. Each trip you are welcomed with a cuppa and some kind of wonderful baked good, a big hug, then a great visit. The rooms are lovely, and the beds so very comfortable....Not to mention the delicious breakfast you are served. Now Joan has great help from her daughter Sinead and son in law Derek.
At the top of the hill in Maguire's you can get an amazing meal and some really great homemade baked goods. The owner Michael Maguire is so friendly and helpful that you feel very welcome for sure. He also has some really great offerings in his shop from books, to jewelry, and yes, things with shamrocks.
Tara is the perfect place to start any Ireland trip and is only about 25 miles from Dublin airport. In a nutshell, you feel at home, and the peace and serenity you feel in Tara is impossible to put into words. You have to experience it to understand. I would never consider a trip to Ireland without a stay at Hill of Tara B&B.