John and Anne Curran are the proprietors, though John takes care of most of the b&b work. They raised 11 kids. John is a gem: hospitable, thoughtful. Don't be put off when you first enter the place. The decor is decidedly different: geegaws everywhere. He has an addiction to collecting trinkets, perhaps from carnivals and fairs, I didn't ask. But they're EVERYWHERE. At first you think they're way overdone. Then you start to appreciate them. It's different, and god bless different. The place is clean, comfortable, recently renovated. It has a small but delightful lounge: heavy furniture crammed into it, a huge television that you likely won't bother with, and a turf fire. Most cozy. In apron and houseslippers, John cooks up a great breakfast. You won't need lunch. What truly won me over, however, was the hot water bottle, tucked into a flannel bag, that I discovered when I pulled back the covers at bedtime. Nobody does that sort of thing anymore. It was a wonderful touch. In his room my brother slept with it on his chest: he had a bad cough. A cousin slept with hers on her back, to ease a pain. It was a funny, restful experience on the Dingle Peninsula. Broigin might be hard to find, but it's worth looking for. Don't stay in some impersonal townside place. There were four of us staying there, and we all agreed it was a great stop.
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