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The Castle Country House B&B
Ranked #2 of 6 Thurles B&B and Inns
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“Unbelievable bed and breakfast !!”
Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

This bed and breakfast experience was fantastic . Our host Pierce was very informative and he made everyone fell very comfortable The house is beautiful and the accommodations superb . Do not miss this experience if traveling near Cashel and plan to stay at least 2 nights so you can enjoy this place a little longer than we could

  • Stayed June 2013
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We recently traveled around Ireland for 2 weeks with Grandma, teenager, pre-teenager, and Mom and Dad. We stayed here for 2 nights and wished it were more. This got top marks from ALL of us! It is in a great location (especially to Rock of Cashel), but yet not in the middle of a larger city, which was really nice. The rooms are large...make that HUGE...and the entire house is beautiful!! The food, accommodation, breakfast, hosts were perfect. We stopped and talked with the girls coming in to clean the rooms one day and they were absolutely charming. Very unlike any American lodging where your lucky they will look you in the eye, let alone stand and chat for awhile. I truly couldn't come up with something I'd change even if I tried. We hope to get back to Ireland and will absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

A family of 7 (ranging in age from 18 to 83), we recently spent 4 days at the Castle while exploring our family's Tipperary roots. Everything was perfect: the rooms, the food and the hosts. Pierce was our official weatherman, and under his guidance, we successfully adapted our schedule to the weather to minimize any inconvenience from rain. He and Joan were also advisers on Irish and local history, restaurants, running trails and basically any information we needed. It was a great time and we would love to go back!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Spent four cold February nights in the warm and elegant Castle County House. The room was impeccible, the breakfast - bountiful. Loads of antiques. Unending assistance from Pierce and Joan, your hosts. I was here on an Aer Lingus package which provides vouchers for 3 star b&bs throughout Ireland, indicating that if a facility was above 3 stars, an additional fee could be negotiated. This was a 5 star facility. As a single, 4E/night additional was requested and gladly paid (although Joan took 10E total when I left). Thurles (which I found charming) is a 10 minute drive away. Happened to be here for the first significant snowfall in 30 years. Got some nice pix.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

We stayed here for a few days after Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our stay. The Hosts were wonderful: friendly, welcoming and thoughtful. Our room (2) was massive but very comfortable and the breakfasts a joy - the highest quality of everything, made us realise what we miss about Ireland. If you are planning a trip to Tipp, long or short, this is the place for you. Fantastic; the other reviews are not wrong...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Having frequent business in the Thurles area, I stayed at The Castle on and off for the last eleven years - until I retired. I liked everything about the Castle and the Duggan family, all of whom were unfailingly helpful, accommodating and friendly throughout that period. Let's face it: eleven years is a good robust test.
In particular I liked the spaciousness of the rooms and the hospitality, and I still miss the breakfasts.
As other reviewers have mentioned, Pierce is a mine of information on the area and its history and always willing to share his knowledge. He's also a huge support to Joan. My family having been in the B&B business for a few years, my experience is that it's almost always the woman of the house who's the real engine of the business, and that's certainly the case at the Castle. Congratulations Joan.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

We had the absolute pleasure of staying with Pierce and Joan Duggan at The Castle in September. It was so much more than we expected. We had booked a "Trace Your Roots" package which included 3 nights B & B, fabulous breakfasts, an amazing 5 star dinner cooked by Joan, and heaps of genealogical advice from Pierce for searching for my long lost Tipperary ancestors. It was the first B & B we have ever stayed in and the Duggans certainly set the bar very high. On arrival, we were shown to a family room when we had booked a double room as Pierce thought we might like to spread out a bit since we were there for 3 nights. We were spoilt with a huge room, a view of their very own Tower House and luxurious furnishings. You certainly feel as if you are in a castle. To top it off, the hospitality is 10 star! Pierce and Joan are so friendly and so interesting to talk to. We felt very spoilt staying in The Castle and have left with special memories we will never forget.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Castle Country House B&B
Address: | Two Mile Borris, Thurles, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Tipperary > Thurles
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Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Thurles
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Hotel Class:5 star — The Castle Country House B&B 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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