There is not much one needs to say other than - PERFECT! As a party of 4 (two couples) we somehow knew that this was going to be a treat and a location that would prove difficult to beat or even come close to over the ensuing 2 1/2 weeks left on our discovery tour. The web site is well done and the picture of the Old Convent was good, but nothing beats driving up to it and entering the gate to the property. We were instantly met at the front door by Christine (owner along with her husband Dermot, whom we met later). Christine is probably STILL astonished at the amount of luggage 2 couples can place into the boot of a Land Rover Discovery 4 - actually Land Rover would be equally astonished!! After a really warm welcome and checking into our rooms, we settled down to coffee, tea and cake in the drawing room, but not wanting to spoil the coming 8-course tasting dinner, we restrained ourselves. Upon entering the "Chapel" for dinner, we were silently screaming "YES" - one instantly knew that what we were about to experience would be nothing shy of spectacular - and it was! Dermot and his staff put on a display fine dining to the upper end, but yet not over the top - just 1st class in every way. The dining room staff and servers were among the best our group have ever experienced and each and every bite or sip was a pure joy. We would discover 10 days later in Clifden that one fine establishment had to stop serving dinners after Dermot had left to start his own new career - he IS that good!! Other than what has been said by me and others about The Old Convent and staff, one will also be given as much detail as one desires about what to do and see in the area. We made only one huge mistake associated with this 2-day stay - that we did not dine here for both days!! There is NO other option - nothing close. My wife & I will endeavor to return here one day - almost a singular reason to fly back to Ireland alone!! Well Done Christine & Dermot and your talented and lovely staff!!!!
- Also Known As:
- The Old Convent Hotel Clogheen
- Old Convent Clogheen
- Old Convent Hotel Clogheen
- The Old Convent Clogheen, Ireland - County Tipperary