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The Old Bank Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 2 Bruff B&B and Inns
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Norwalk
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“You're among friends”
Reviewed 19 April 2012

Last minute change of plans sent us to meet Mariam and her lovely B&B in Bruff. As a host and guide, Mariam is flawless. Spent my first three nights in 4 star castles, but had my first god nights sleep in Bruff! The next day we received some excellent advice and hit the road to Cobh, which was delightful. I can highly recommend the Old Bank B&B, and have a pint or cup of tea with Betty Howard down the road.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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brufflady, Owner at The Old Bank Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 11 June 2012
Thank you Roseanne

Im still surprised that you forfitted a night in a castle to come stay with us! I think thats a unique selling tool that our beds were more confortable than a 5 star castle and a wonderful compliment! Well you cetainly were among friends here, I love it when we get people to stay and they settle in - as we say " you dont stay with strangers- you stay with Family"
Mary Howard in the pub will love the references too ! I may have to start calling her betty.... ha ha

Till your next trip to our shores.

Fond farewells

Miriam & Family
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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

My husband and I and our best friends were traveling around Ireland for our 25th Anniversaries. We had chosen this B&B because of the comments. I can tell you that every wonderful comment made is true. Miriam greeted us with coffee, tea and chocolate cake. She pointed out a local pub and it was truly the flavor of a local pub. We loved the fact that it's off the beaten path. Breakfast was Grand! I'm not sure where Miriam gets her energy from but with 3 kids and another almost here she treated us like family. The rooms were spacious and super clean. I would encourage anyone traveling near here to make the effort to stay here. It is truly a hidden gem!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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brufflady, Owner at The Old Bank Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 10 April 2012
Hi Linda

Thank you so much for such a lovely review, i enjoyed have your all and helping to celebrate both your 25th anniversary...... you can tell the boys that as long as they know us women have the last say... I'll see you again for the 50th...... every moment you were here was so enjoyable, it was like meeting old friends..... certainly a laugh a minute....

Till then all out love & best wishes for the next 25

Miriam & Family
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Woodbridge
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

We did not expect such a great stay at a small village B&B, but we were not disappointed. Miriam and her family were great, from the tea and cake on our arrival, to the loaner of plates and forks for our take away. Such a great visit on our last night.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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brufflady, Owner at The Old Bank Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 11 June 2012
Hi V

This is my second time responding to this message, I delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we enjoyed having you here also. thank you so much for taking the time to write a review.

till we meet again

Fond farwells

Miriam & Family
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Oak Forest, Illinois
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

My wife and I and another couple stayed at this B&B during our visit to Ireland for 2 nights. You couldn't ask for a more comfy place to stay. The rooms were better than most B&B's we've visited. The food was absolutely terrific, you could chose from a typical "Irish " breakfast or just have a scone and coffee, Besides the very comfortable rooms and excellent food, you were taken care of by Miriam. She made you feel at home the moment you walked in the door. Miriam was warm and friendly, outgoing and was also an excellent tour guide. Miriam recommended places to visit, great restaurants and she shared with us about Irelands history years ago and today. Our memory will be eating breakfast in the dining area and Miriams children peeking in to see who was there as they got ready for school. Don't miss this B&B.
John and Judy

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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brufflady, Owner at The Old Bank Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 12 November 2011
Thank you John & Judy for what is a most heart felt review. Im delighted you enjoyed your stay with us & we equally enjoyed haveing your party to stay with us also. As for the peek-aboo...... our site say's you dont stay with strangers, you stay with Family and this is a true Irish home.

Till we meet again

All our found wishes

Miriam & Family
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Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

"This is yet another Jewel just outside of Limerick. The moment One arrives a Vibrant Miriam greets and welcomes You to this Lovingly restored Bank of Ireland and the Wealth that She & Her Husband infused is the Value contained in Heart & attention to detail. She whisks One away to a Romantic time through the Ambience that is there & yet all the conveniences are attended to as well. Spacious, Sweet and quiet with Phenomenal close proximity to "The Grange Stone Circle" and Megalithic Grave Sites. As Our Irish Odyssey was Our 1rst and as We were "Winging It" ...Rob & I both searched the day before for Our next B&B experience & Individually, We both were drawn to "The Old Bank Bed And Breakfast." Absolutely trusting synchronistic events...We immediately booked! The Breakfast was Fantastic & even a special request for hot chocolate was Honored & given in plentiful amounts. Miriam is a Wealth of information as well for the Traveller & always open to anything One desires. We would return in a heartbeat. Thank You so very much, Miriam, You & Your Family are a very Special Group! Blessings for Eternity in all that You do!
Love Always & Forever,
L.A.A.F.
Pat Timmermans...Purveyor of "Endless Possibilities!"

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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brufflady, Owner at The Old Bank Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 9 November 2011
Thank you Rob & Patricia (PAT) for what is a most gracoius review.

Im extremely blessed that we get to welcome such lovely guests such as your selfs, & I truly love what I do here, the social aspect is most the most rewarding part of this. I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay on our fair isle and as I say the "spirit of the Irish is to be found in its country side and people"

Till we meet again, may I return the compliment with a Irish blessing

"May the road rise to meet you, the sun shine on your face and the wind be at your back" & theres always a place at our table.

Miriam & Family
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Bridgewater
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

A little off the beaten path, The Old Bank was an absolutely wonderful stop and we highly, highly recommend it! The B&B is beautiful, and the rooms are spacious and comfortable (and offer a whirlpool bath!). Breakfast was absolutely wonderful, as the meat was provided by Miriam’s (the proprietor’s) husband who is a butcher (best rashers and black/white pudding we had the pleasure of eating!). Miriam was wonderful to talk with and very knowledgeable about the area and sights within Ireland – we wish we had more time to spend there!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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brufflady, Owner at The Old Bank Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 20 October 2011
"Awesome" Kim & Matt, ........ Pat and I have swelled heads reading this review.... We're delighted you enjoyed our breakfasts and our home, Appoligies to Matt for making him try our pudding but as least we converted him!!

Till we meet again Fond farewells

All our love Miriam, Pat & Family
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Oakland, TN
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Reviewed 26 September 2011

We stayed at The Old Bank while touring southern Ireland with four other couples. Even though we arrived rather late, Miriam talked with the owner of a pub down the street who offered to stay open for us to get a bite to eat. The Old Bank has a warm and cozy feel about it and our accommodations were wonderful - our room overlooked Main Street. I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone staying in the Limerick area. Thank you Miriam for a lovely visit, the wonderful hot, homemade scones and for allowing us to meet your sweet children.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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brufflady, Owner at The Old Bank Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 20 October 2011
Thank you Phyliss for that lovely review, I enjoyed having your group to stay and Im delighted you enjoyed our home! As for the hot scones, there ready and waiting for you for next visit with us.... till we meet again fond farewells Miriam & Family xx
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Property: The Old Bank Bed and Breakfast
Address: Main Street. Bruff. | Co Limerick. Limerick, Bruff 061, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Limerick > Bruff
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Bruff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Bank Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 4* banking town house offers accommodation in 8 luxurious ensuite jacuzzi rooms, ranging from family interconnecting rooms to the serene intimacy of four poster bedrooms over looking peaceful courtyard gardens. Each room possesses its very own distinct individual style that blend period decoration with all of today's modern services and luxuries. Miriam & family have earned a great reputation for the quality of both accommodation and service, and breakfast is a treat - an impressive selection of home baking is served next to a extensive menu in a dining room that is set up like a restaurant. For golfers & cycling entunacity the house is ideally located among 5 golf courses and with in short distances of Europe’s largest mountain bike park and is on many road cyling routes. The house is a excellent touring base for historic Lough Gur, Adare with day trips to Cliffs of Moher, Rock of cashel, ring of Kerry and Cork. ... more   less 
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