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From: TerryMoselat signaol.com
Date: 25 September 2007 01:02:25 Sep 2007
Subject: Whirlpool Star Party, John Mason's lecture tour

Hi all,

As already notified, the annual WSP is almost upon us!

1. The 2007 Whirlpool Star Party will be on 5-7 October, in Dooley's
Hotel, Birr, Co Offaly. It runs from Friday evening, with a reception in
the hotel + observing if clear, through to Sunday afternoon. Always the
highlight of the Irish amateur astronomy community, it's run by the
Shannonside Astronomy Club: see www.shannonsideastronomy.com for details
of the programme & speakers. One of the keynote speakers is Dr John
Mason - see below. Accommodation: Since there are often weddings on in
Birr or Kinnity that W/E, accommodation can be hard to find. I attach a
list of accommodation in the area. Some of it is much more up-to-date
than other bits, but it's a start! I have given approximate distances
from Birr as a guide. NB, some prices may be quite out of date - always
check before booking. I'm sending it as an RTF file, in case any of you
are worried about bugs or viruses. It should open just the same as a
Word doc.

2. Dr JOHN MASON's LECTURE TOUR: Well-know broadcaster, writer &
lecturer, Dr John Mason, will be one of the top guest speakers at the
WSP. He is combining his visit to Birr with a series of public lectures
at various astronomy clubs, as follow:

Wed 3 October: IAA, Belfast, QUB, as already notified.  www.irishastro.org 
Thurs 4 October, IAS/SDAS, Gonzaga College, Dublin.  see link 
Fri 5 - Sun 7 Oct: at the WSP: see www.shannonsideastronomy.com 
Mon 8 Oct: CAC, in UCC Cork.  see link 

Contact the individual clubs
for more details.    It was not possible for him to lecture to all the
clubs in Ireland, not even all the big ones, given his time constraints
and travel logistics, but most people should be able to get to hear him
at the WSP if he's not talking to your own local club.

(Apologies if some of you get this twice)

Clear skies,

Terry Moseley

Birr: Accommodation List, including Surrounding Area.


NB: NEW CODE FOR BIRR – 05791

From NI/UK dial: 00 353, then drop 1st 0 (including mobiles). Prices shown vary from Sept 2005 to June 2007 rates. All are in Co. Offaly, except where stated. Approximate estimated distances from Birr are given.

N.B. “Lorrha” is a townland between Birr & Portumna, and is variously listed as “Lorrha, Birr”, “Lorrha, Portumna”, or “Lorrha, Nenagh, Co Tipperary”! It’s about 8 miles from Birr: distances to each property will vary.

N.B. “Tullanisk”, Mrs Vaughan (Emmet Square) & Mrs Kelly (Main St) all in Birr, are now closed.


CONTENTS: First are listed all B&B’s & Guesthouses in & around Birr, alphabetically BY TOWN, sorted in order of increasing distance from Birr (approx). Then are listed HOTELS, and then HOSTELS.


B&B’s & Guest Houses in & close to Birr:


1.      The Maltings, Castle Street, Birr. Tel 05791 21345, Fax 22073. 10 rooms, all E/S. Breakfast, lunch & evening meals. From €35-37.5 pps. E: themaltingsbirrateircom.net URL: www.birrnet.com (08/05)


2.      The Stables Town House & Restaurant, Oxmantown Mall, Birr. Tel. 05791 20263 Fax 21677. 4 rooms, all E/S. From €40 pps (03/04) www.thestablesrestaurant.com, E: cboydatindigo.ie


3.      Mrs Hoctor, Walcott B&B, Rosse Row, Oxmantown Mall/Castle Street, Birr. Tel. 05791 20615, & 21247. Private parking. 5 rooms, all en suite. From €80 per double room (2004). walcotathotmail.com


4.      Spinners Townhouse & Bistro. Castle St. Birr. Tel & fax. 057 912 1673. www.spinnerstownhouse.com. From €40 pps, or €55 single (2006). All rooms E/S, with tea & coffee making & TV.


5.      Mary Kinsella, Aonach, Syngefield, Kinnity Road, Birr. (On LHS just before you reach Syngefield roundabout: about 1m). €30. Bungalow, 4 rooms, 3 ensuite. Tel. 05791 21333, Mob: 0868 792 096, E: oy9atfamilyhomes.ie


6.      Carmel Carroll, “The Ring”, Ballinree, Birr. (about 2m). Bungalow, 4 rooms, 3 E/S. Tel. 05791 20976, Mob: 087 228 3772. Take Kinnity Road, Turn Right at Syngefield Rdbt, then L at first junction (X-roads), then about 0.5km on Rt. €26 - 30 pps (08/05) www.irishfarmhouseholiday.com, E: carmelatirishfarmhouseholiday.com


7.      Townsend House B&B, Townsend St, Birr. 8 rooms, all E/S. €40-50 pps (08/05). Secure parking. Tel. 05791 21276, Fax 20547. www.birrnet.com, www.elyocarroll.com townsendhousebandbateircom.net


8.      Mrs Enright, Ormond House, Emmet Square, Birr. Tel. 05791 20291, Fax 20603. 1 Twin, 2 Double, 2 family rooms, all E/S. Beside Post Office. €30 pps. E: enrightauctioneersateircom.net, URL: www.birrnet.com


9.      Mrs Hunt, Moorpark Street, Birr, Tel 05791 20232. 1 Double, & 1 double + a single bed, all E/S. From €25 pps. Moorpark St is off Bridge St; go down O’Connell St, on through Main St, over the bridge, & turn 1st left.


10.  Quinn’s Townhouse, Emmet Square, Birr (opp Dooley’s): T. 05791 21607(?) 4 rooms, all E/S. From €?? pps.


11.  Mrs Pardy, Poulnagannie, Syngefield, Kinnity Road (Dublin Rd), Birr. (~ 1 mile) NOT E/S. T. 05791 20631.


12.  Maura Garahy, Glencor, Woodland Pk, Tullamore Rd, Birr. N edge of town. T. 05791 20234. €? pps, NOT E/S.


13.  Mrs Gertie Spain, Ardnagreagh, Hillside, Roscrea Road, Birr. (~2 miles) T 05791 20256. 3 twin Rms, NOT E/S?


14.  Mrs Mary Murray, Riverstown, Nenagh Road (N52), Birr. (~1.5 miles) 2 doubles, NOT E/S, but with private bath & shower in private corridor. €?? pps. Tel 05791 20462

15.  Ms Valerie Keleghan, GRACEFIELD HOUSE, Cornhill, Riverstown, Birr. ~ 2.5 m, on the N52 to Nenagh. €40-45 pps, E/S. E: infoatgracefieldhouse.com www.gracefieldhouse.com Tel. 057 912 3470.


16.  Mrs Therese King, Seffin, Roscrea Rd, Birr, Tel. 05791 20580. €30 pps (Not E/S?) About 1.5 miles from Birr. (Not now recommended?)


B&B / GH ACCOMMODATION WITHIN ~ 5 MILES OF BIRR: (alphabetically by town/village name)


17.  Ard Abhainn, Galway Road, Birr (GH).Mrs Maura Kerrigan, Tel. 05791 21257, or 20468


18.  Minnock’s, Clonkelly, Roscrea Road, Birr (~ 3 m from Birr). T. 05791 20591, 21684. Fax: 21684. 6 rooms, E/S. Direct dial phones. Recommended: 300 best B&Bs. Parking. www.minnocksfarmhouse.com . From €32 pps.


19.  Sleepy Hollow, Taylor’s Cross, Banagher. T 05791 51273. NOT E/S. ~ 4m from Birr, Banagher Rd. €23 pps.



B&B / GH ACCOMMODATION WITHIN ~ 10 MILES OF BIRR: (alphabetically by town/village


22.  Ashling, Cuba Avenue, Banagher. Tel. 05791 51228. Modern detached bungalow, quiet area, 200m off main street. Central heating, car park, garden. €35 pps E/S. (08/05) E; mahonbridieateircom.net ~ 8m from Birr.


23.  Charlottes Way, The Hill, Banagher, Co Offaly. Tel. 05791 53864. Mob. 087 246 7411. €35 pps E/S. About 8m from Birr. (Aug 06)


24.  Dun Cromain, Crank Rd, Banagher. 3 Rms, all E/S. 300m off Crank Road. Tel 05791 53966, Fax 53992. 087 760 1784 €35 - 40 pps E/S (08/05). About 8m from Birr. E: Mauraatduncromain.com, www.duncromain.com


25.  Hayes B&B, Main Street, Banagher. T. 05791 51360. ~ 8 miles from Birr. €?? pps en suite.


26.  Honey Lodge, Lusmagh, Banagher. Tel. 05791 51316. Central Heating, Private Car parking. About 8 miles from Birr. Rural location. €?? pps En Suite


27.  Inishee, Esker, Banagher. Tel. 0902 51456. About 10m from Birr. (Or Inisheer?)


28.  The Old Forge, West End, Banagher. T. 05791 51504. Old forge house, extended & modernised Central heating. Parking. Tea making. In village. E: kmduthie2ateircom.net €36 pps, all E/S. ~ 8m from Birr


29.  Forest View, Gloster, Brosna, Birr, T 0505 47262; Mob: 087 633 7642; E: ccordialateircom.net. 1 family E/S, 1 standard. From €28 pps. (‘06). On short stretch of ‘old’ Birr - Roscrea Rd, LHS going from Birr. ~ 7m from Birr.


30.  Thelma Whitten, Skehana House, Mossfield, Clareen, Birr. ~ 6 miles from Birr. Bungalow, 3 rooms, 1 E/S. On the R421 from Kinnity to Roscrea. T. 05791 31057.


31.  Mrs Finneran, The Gables: Castle Street, Cloghan. Tel. 090 645 7355. E: cfinneranateircom.net Two storey, four rooms ensuite, open turf fire, large garden, private lock-up car park. Town & Country Houses member. About 10 miles from Birr. On N62. €30 pps En Suite (08/05).


32.  Denan House, Birr Road, Cloghan. Tel. 090 645 7164. Modern house near Cloghan village on the N62. Central heating, private car park, garden, licensed to sell wine. 4 Rooms ensuite: 1 Family, 3 singles, 1 Double, 1 Twin. Town & Country Houses member. About 10 miles from Birr. €30 pps en suite.


33.  Parkmore Farmhouse, Fivealley, Birr. Tel. 05791 33014, Fax 33054. Mrs. Grennan. 2 Standard doubles sharing bathroom; I double E/S. Home produce, daily home cooking & baking a speciality. TV & Tea making in rooms. Wine License. A La Carte & Table d’hôte meals available. ~ 6 miles from Birr. €48 pps E/S. (Closed?)

34.  Whigsborough House, Fivealley, Birr. Tel. 05791 33318. E: whigsboroughateircom.net. Just west of Fivealley. Georgian Country House. 3 rooms, 1 with private bath, 1 four-poster. Price, Dble Room, €60 & €100, singles € 30 & €50. About 6m from Birr. Going from Birr, in Fivealley take L turn sign-posted Banagher, then left again.


35.  “Georgian Manor”, Main St, Kilcormac. Tel. 05791 35508. About 10 miles from Birr.


36.  Aaron House, Kinnity: Tel 05791 37040. Mob: 086 199 5555. E: bgrimesatoceanfree.net www.aaronhouse.ie 2-storey, just on Dublin side of Kinnity. About 10m from Birr. €32.50 pps. 7 rooms, all E/S. RAC & AA 4-diamond. (Aug 05)


37.  Avondale, Kinnity. Just on Dublin side of village on main road. All E/S. Just sold?


38.  Ashlawn, Kinnity, Birr. All rooms E/S. €30 pps, E/S (2003). Tel. 05791 37115, Mob: 086 321 2616. Email: liamaileengrimesatoceanfree.net About 10 miles from Birr.


39.  Christina Byrne, Ardmore House, The Walk, Kinnity. (10 miles) 4 rooms, 1 ensuite: €35pps E/S. T. 05791 37009. www.kinnity.net


40.  The Glendine (Restaurant with Rooms), Kinnity. Percy Clendennen. Tel. 05791 37076. Fax: 37975. €32 pps (08/05). About 10m from Birr. www.theglendinebistroatireland.com.


41.  Hilltop B&B, Lackaroe, Kinnity, Birr. Tel. 05791 37896. About 10 miles from Birr.


42.  Mrs Cora Flaherty, The Village, Kinnity Tel: 05791 37210, Rms E/S. (on RHS as you enter Kinnity from Birr)


43.  The Slieve Bloom Bar, Kinnity village. 6 rooms, some E/S. Bar + B&B. Tel. 05791 37010. About 10m from Birr


44.  Ms Grace Grennan, Rath, Fivealley/Kilcormac. T. 0505 33014. (about 6 m from Birr. Rath is SE of Fivealley. Go via Glebe St, which is off Townsend St, opposite Oxmantown Mall (opposite St Brendan's C of I Church)


46.  Mrs Lang, Ballycormac House, Aglish, Ballingarry, Roscrea, Co Tipperary. 300 y.o. farmhouse in rural setting, about 9 miles from Birr. Tel. 067 21129. Fax: 067 21200. From €45 - 60 pps, ensuite (03/04). Licensed to sell wine, Table d’hôte dinner available. www.ballycatindigo.ie, www.ballyc.com Email: ballycatindigo.ie


47. Shinrone House, Main St, Shinrone, Birr. Tel. 0505 47292, Fax 47419. E: shinroneatiol.ie. About 7m from Birr.


B&B / GH ACCOMMODATION WITHIN ~ 15 MILES OF BIRR: (alphabetically by town/village)


48.  Haygor House, Vera Hayden, Ballyboy, nr Kilcormac. T. 05791 35280. About 12 miles from Birr.


49.  Mr & Mrs Rodder, Dancer Cottage, Curraghmore, Borrisokane, Co Tipperary: T. /Fax 067 27414. 4 Rms, 4 ensuite. www.dancercottage.cjb.net. Email: dcrateircom.net €34 pps E/S (08/05). (2 miles West of Borrisokane, which is on the N52 from Birr to Nenagh: ~12 miles from Birr)


50.  Charlie Swan Equestrian Centre, Modreeny, Cloughjordan, Roscrea, Co Tipperary. Also does ordinary B&B (I think). Tel 0505 42221, Fax. 0505 42128. On the R490, Cloughjordan to Borrisokane Road. ~ 14m from Birr.


51.  Caslawn House GH, The Square, Eyrecourt Co Galway. T. 090 967 5469. €25.50 pps E/S. ~ 15m from Birr


52.  Lynch’s Farmhouse, Mayour, Eyrecourt, Co Galway. T. 090 967 5156. €25 pps NOT E/S. ~13m from Birr.


53.  Cnoc Ban, Gallen, Ferbane. (about 14 miles from Birr). 1 km from Ferbane on Athlone-Birr Rd. Two-storey house, Central Heating, Private Car Park. Table d’hôte meals available. Tel. 0902 54175.


54.  Daragh, Ballyclare, Ferbane. Bungalow, gardens front & rear. Lounge for visitors. Central Heating, Private Car Park, Garden for guests. ~ 14 miles from Birr. €25 pps en suite. Tel. 090 645 4196.


55.  Dealbhna Eathra, Gallen, Ferbane. Two-storey family home, walking distance to Ferbane. 2 Twin, I Family, 1 Double: Rooms E/S, with TV, Hair dryer. €25 pps. ~ 14 miles from Birr. T. 0902 54044.


56.  Beech Lodge, Beech Ave, Knockbarron, Kinnity. ~12m from Birr. T 05791 37952. 087 9428511. From Birr, turn L in Kinnity into “The Walk”, turn L at T-junction in ~ 2m. €25-30 pps E/S. www.bedandbreakfastireland.net


57.  High Pine Farm, Annaghmore, Kinnity. Tel. 05791 37029. 1 Dble standard, I family standard, 1 twin E/S. Modern dairy Farmhouse , 3km from Kinnity. At end of “The Walk”. E: mary_laloratyahoo.com. About 12 miles from Birr. €32 pps E/S.


58.  Mountain View House, Newtown, Kinnity, Tel. 05791 31053, Mob 086 1577 048. Catherine & Seamus Browne: E: mvhouseateircom.net www.mountainviewhouse.net 3 dbls ES €32.50 pps; family room/jacuzzi €40 pps. On minor road due S. to Roscrea from centre of Kinnity (NOT the R421). It’s about 5 miles along this road, on L.H.S. About 15m from Birr by this route. (NB: Not Newtown nr Banagher!)


59.  Oakpark Lodge, Portland, Lorrha, Portumna, Co Galway. Country home, on R489 Portumna – Birr Road. €30 pps E/S. About 12m from Birr.


60.  Mrs Evelyn Dooley, Cherryfield House, Boora, Parkland, Tullamore. On the R357 Cloghan to Tullamore Rd. (About 15 miles from Birr, via Kilcormac) 4 rooms, 3 ensuite. €26 pps. T 0506 45141, M: 087 2871960


61.  Mr & Mrs Dolan, Shannon Villa, Bridge Rd, Portumna, Co Galway. (~15 miles from Birr) 5 Rms, 4 ensuite. 05791 41269 €35 pps E/S.


62.  Fairyhill B&B, Bridge Road, Portumna, Co Galway. About 15m from Birr. T: 090 974 1324. 3 doubles E/S, 2 twin, 1 single. (Just on Birr side of Portumna, near river) E: fairyhillatoceanfree.net €25-30 pps.


63.  Greenwood Villa, Lower Dominic St, Portumna, Co Galway. Bungalow in gardens in quiet side street. Private parking, €30 pps E/S. Tel 090 974 1273. About 15m from Birr.


64.  Birch Cottage, Saint Joseph’s Road, Portumna, Co Galway. On Birr Road (R489) from Portumna. Tel. 090 974 1625. About 14m from Birr. €30 pps E/S.


65.  Deerpark B&B, St Joseph’s Road, Portumna. All rooms E/S. Tel. 090 9759 964, Fax 090 9759 965. About 15m.


66.  Mrs Ryan, Auvergne Lodge, Dominic Street, Portumna, Co Galway. ( About 15 miles) 05791 41338. €??.


67.  The Clonwyn, Brendan St, Portumna, Co Galway. Tel/Fax. 090 974 1351. Guest House, 2-star. €35 pps E/S. www.clonwynhouse.com About 15 miles from Birr


68.  Oak Lodge, Saint Brendan’s Road, Portumna, Co Galway. Tel. 090 974 1549. Close to Shannon Oak Hotel, near town centre. €30 pps E/S. About 15 miles from Birr.


69.  Clonvogue B&B, Goldengrove, off Birr Rd, Roscrea. Tel. 0505 23971, Mob: 086 150 6167, E: clonvogueathotmail.com. New, all E/S, tea & coffee & TV; www.roscreaonline.com About 11m from Birr.


70.  Mrs Mae Fallon, Cregganbell, Birr Rd, Roscrea, Co Tipp: (~12 miles) 4 Rms, 3 E/S. 0505 21421. £17-19.


71.  Slighe Dala / Sli Dala, Dublin Rd, Roscrea, Co Tipperary. T. 0505 23270. €30 - 35 pps (08/05), E/S. www.slidala.com www.slighedhala.com E: slidalaateircom.net ~ 12m.


72.  Monaincha House, Roscrea, Co Tipperary. T 0505 23181. €40 pps E/S. www.monainchahouse.com ~ 12m.


73.  Tower Guesthouse ***, Church St, Roscrea, Co Tipperary. 0505 21774, Fax 22425. 10 E/S rooms. E: thetowerateircom.net From €35 - 45 pps E/S (03/05): 12 m from Birr.


74.  Gleeson's, Shannon Harbour. T. 05791 51493. €25 pps.


75.  The Bungalow, River View, Shannon Harbour. About 11 m from Birr. Tel 090 967 4180. €30 pps E/S


76.  Old Rectory, Deer Park, Shannon Harbour. Tel. & Fax: 0902 57293. Central Heating, Private Car Park, Tennis Court, rural location. About 11 miles from Birr. Rooms En Suite.


77.  HarbourMasters House, Shannon Harbour. About 11 m from Birr. Tel 05791 51532. €35 pps E/S.


78.  Mrs Horan, Lakyle, Shannon Harbour, Cross, Banagher. (~12 m from Birr) 4 Rms, 3 E/S. 05791 51566. €30 pps


B&B / GH ACCOMMODATION WITHIN ~ 20 MILES OF BIRR: (alphabetically by town/village)


80.  Ballaghmore Manor House, Borris-in-Ossory, Co Laois. “Charming old historic manor house”. T. 0505 21453, Fax. 21195. www.castleballaghmore.com (no connection with 69). ~18m from Birr. E gracepymateircom.net


81.  Clair Moore, Highfield House, Rosfaraghan, Ferbane, 2km from Ferbane. Car park. 3 Rms: 1 twin E/S, 1 Double standard + private bathroom, 1 single standard. €27 pps for E/S. T. 090 645 4387. ~16m from Birr).


82.  Roundwood House, Mountrath, Co Laois. (G.H.) on R440 from Mountrath to Birr. Tel. 0502 32120. E: Roundwoodateircom.net (‘Historic House’, Listed in “Hidden Ireland” ) €70 pps, E/S. (~19 m from Birr)


83.  Coolnagatta, Kilgarvan Quay, Ballinderry, Nenagh, Co Tipperary. Tel. 067 22164. €27 pps E/S. ~ 18m from Birr. l.mcgeeneatie.packard.bell.org


84.  Cuan House, Newtown, Ballinderry, Nenagh, Co Tipperary. Tel 067 22221. About 18m from Birr?


85.  Ardcroney B&B, Ardcroney, Nenagh, Co Tipperary. Tel 067 38240. On the N52 about 4m N of Nenagh. About 18m from Birr. €27.50 pps E/S.


86.  Wilmount House, Portumna, Co Galway. Tel 090 974 1114. 1 double, 2 family with private bathrooms. Modernised Georgian F/H. North of Galway on R355. About 17m from Birr. €25 pps E/S.


87.  Ashview Meadow, Screggan, Birr Rd, Tullamore. Tel. 0506 29907, Mob: 086 897 4735. About 18 m from Birr.


88.  Derriebawn House, Screggan, Birr Rd, Tullamore. T. 0506 51122. M: 0877 564 756. New house, in new development, off Birr road. 3 Rms, all E/S; 1 Family, 2 Double. €30 pps, no single supp. About 18 m from Birr.


89.  Padraig Villa, Screggan, Tullamore, (Off Birr Road) Tel. 0506 55962. About 18 m from Birr.


90.  Pine Lodge, Ross Rd, Screggan, Tullamore, (Off Birr Rd). T 0506 51927. 4 Rooms, E/S. €50 pps, E/S (03/04). Indoor Pool. www.pinelodgecountryhome.com About 18 m from Birr.


91.  ‘Shepherd’s Wood’ Country House, Screggan, Birr Rd, Tullamore. 1940’s Country House. 5.5 km out Birr Rd, 0.5km off this road. Rooms E/S. T. 0506 21499. E: JGOTTatesatclear.ie About 18m from Birr.


92.  Ashbrook Farmhouse, Shannonbridge. 2km on the Cloghan-Tullamore Rd. T. 09096 74166. €30 pps. E: ashbrookfarmhouseateircom.net About 20m from Birr.


93.  Mrs Pat Corbett, Rachra House, Shannonbridge. 2 rooms, E/S. Tel 090 967 4249. €28.5 - 31 pps E/S (08/05). About 20m from Birr. E rachrahouseateircom.net . www.rachrahouse.Shannonbridge.net


94.  Ely House, Cloghan Road, Shannonbridge. T. 090 967 4205. E: elyhouseateircom.net www.elyhouse.Shannonbridge.net About 20m from Birr. €35 pps.


95.  Mrs Celine Grennan, River View, Shannonbridge. 6 rooms, 5 E/S. About 20m from Birr. Tel 0905 74180


96.  Mrs N Reynolds, Glenderham Ho, Cloghan Rd, Shannonbridge. 4 Rms, 1 E/S. ~20m from Birr. T. 0905 74205


97.  Mr & Mrs Darcy, Lake Land Lodge, Terryglass, Co Tipperary. Tudor style house, 3 Rms, 2 ensuite. Tel./Fax: 067 22069 €32 pps E/S. About 16 miles from Birr. (Terryglass is on the shore of L. Derg nearer to Birr)


98.  Seoidin, Terryglass, Nenagh, Co Tipperary. Tel. 067 22136, Fax 22278, €40 pps E/S.


99.  Annaly Lodge, Carrigahorig, Terryglass, Nenagh, Co Tipperary. €35 pps E/S. (Terryglass is on the shore of L. Derg nearer to Birr.) Tel. 090 9747141. About 15 miles from Birr.


100.    Mrs Moeran, Kylenoe House, Terryglass, Nenagh, Co Tipperary. About 16 miles from Birr. Tel. 067 22015. Fax 067 22275. Mob: 088 2756000. Award winning farmhouse, recc. by Good Hotel Guide. €50 pps, E/S.


Hotels in & near to Birr. (Hotels can be booked by Freephone (00) 800 3698 7412)


101.          County Arms Hotel ***, Railway Road, (Roscrea Road), Birr. Tel. 05791 20791 Fax, 21234. 24 Rooms, all E/S. Private car park. €75-95 pps en suite (03/04). www.countyarmshotel.com. E: countyarmshotelateircom.net


102.          Dooley’s Hotel ***, Emmet Square, Birr. Tel. 05791 20032 Fax: 05791 21332. 18 rooms, all ensuite. Parking in town. From €55 pps E/S (03/04). www.dooleyshotel.com, E: dooleyshotelatesatclear.ie


103.          Brosna Lodge Hotel **, Main St, Banagher: T 05791 51350, Fax 51521. €40 - 60 pps E/S. (8 miles from Birr) www.brosnalodge.com, E: dellaatiolfree.ie, infoatbrosnalodge.com


104.          The Royal Shannon Hotel( 2* - 3*?), West End, Banagher, Tel 05791 51306 Fax 51941. 12 new E/S rooms. €35 – 45 pps (03). www.royalshannonhotel.com


105.          Kinnity Castle ****, Kinnity: Very expensive, but in the grounds (across the road) is: “Moneyguyneen Country House: 12 beautifully decorated bedrooms. €65 pps 1/4 - 31/10; W/E breaks €150 & € 130 pps, incl. 1 dinner, 2 breakfasts.” ALL + 12.5% Service Charge kinnitycastleateircom.net or www.kinnitycastle.com


106.          Grant’s Hotel ***, Roscrea, Co Tipperary. (town centre) 0505 23300. 25 E/S rooms. www.grantshotel.com. E: grantshotelateircom.net €50-55 pps E/S. (12 m from Birr)


107.          Racket Hall Country House Hotel, Dublin Rd, Roscrea, Co Tipperary. 40 rooms. T 0505 21748, Fax 23701. www.rackethallhotel.com. E: rackethatiol.ie From €59.50 pps E/S (03/05) (~12 miles from Birr)


HOSTEL:


108.          Crank House, Main Street, Banagher. Tel/Fax: 05791 51458, Fax 51798. E: abguinanateircom.net. About 8 miles from Birr. Accommodation for 40, in double, twin, 4-, & 6-bed rooms; S/C kitchen, TV room, laundry.

NOTES: Further information: www.ireland.ie, www.eastcoastmidlands.ie, www.shannonregiontourism.ie, www.townandcountry.ie, www.bedandbreakfastireland.net, www.birrnet.com, www.irishbeds.com, www.ireland.travel.ie, www.ireland-bnb.net, www.irishbnb.com, www.familyhomes.ie, www.elyocarroll.com, www.offalylinks.com, www.offaly.ie, E: elyocarrollateircom.net , T. Ely O’Carroll info: 05791 20923.


This information is correct to the best of my knowledge, but no guarantee is given as to accuracy, and no recommendation is implied in any case. Always check current prices when booking. ERRORS & OMISSIONS: Please let me know of any!


Terry Moseley, 24/09/07. T 028 (048 from ROI) 9058 7658(H), or 028 9025 3637(W). E/m: terrymoselataol.com


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