My daughter and I spent two nights at Coolbeg Lodge at the end of our three-week Ireland/Scotland trip. This property is ideally located for travel in and out of Shannon Airport - an easy, 30-minute drive gets you country air, stone fences, enchanting gardens, and the chance to stay in an authentic Irish cottage that's been updated well for today's travelers.
Owners Pat and Maura have two rooms in their home for B & B rental, and two separate vacation rental units just next to the main house. We stayed in the Lodge, a roomy, two-bedroom with a comfortable living room/dining room, fully outfitted kitchen and updated bath (with a shower stall in which we could turn around! A first for us in Ireland or Scotland!). The views from the windows are as charming as the photos suggest - the gardens are truly lovely.
Just minutes from Adare village where you'll find groceries, restaurants (I highly recommend a place called Restaurant 1826 Adare by Chef Wade Murphy... more