We had a reservation for staying at Fortfield Farm on 3/31/13-4/1/13. After a long international flight, this was our first overnight reservation. We had driven a long way from Shannon, via Cliffs of Moher way to arrive at Fortfield around 5pm. We were excited to locate the property, and it's set in an idyllic countryside. We parked the rental car and rang the doorbell. We noticed a few cars in the parking lot, and when the door opened, we could hear happy chatter and movement. The woman answering the door closed it behind her and stepped on to the porch. She told us she had to cancel our reservation because her mother who runs the bed and breakfast was ill, and she wouldn't want us to catch it. I'm sure you can imagine our disappointment at this moment where we were already exhausted. The woman recommended Hillcrest View Bed & Breakfast, and said she had called to make sure there was availability. We are grateful for this kindness, and hope her mother felt better soon after.