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The Harbour Masters House
Ranked #4 of 14 Birr B&B and Inns
UK
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great B&B - lovely house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2007

We stayed here for 1 night - what a wonderful house with lovely views. Shannon Harbour is interesting and there are some nice walks down the canal and the shannon. It is a very quiet location and there is a pub/shop within walking distance. Grainne Kirwan is the proprietor. She is very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. This B&B is home from home and the breakfast is first class. We hope to return again.

  • Liked — Peaceful location
  • Disliked — N/A - everything great
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2006

The Harbour Master's House B&B in Birr, on Shannon Harbour, County Offaly, Ireland was an unexpected treat for my daughter and I when we traveled to Ireland last week. It is perfectly suited for families with children with two connecting bedrooms, both with private bathrooms. It is also very comfortable for singles and couples. All bedrooms have private bathrooms in the room. Grainne Kirwan, the hostess, goes out of her way to be accommodating to guests and she can arrange fishing (there is a drying room on premises and equipment for bank fishing), horseback riding, golf, hiking, Shannon cruises - all kinds of activities. The Harbour has mostly houseboats permanently parked on the shore and it is very quiet. Across the street there is a traditional Irish pub/grocery store. The pub has regular traditional Irish music entertainment and pub meals. The beds are comfortable, the breakfasts are outstanding, the site is lovely and relaxing and the historic Clonmacnois monastic site which has some of the best examples of Celtic crosses in Ireland is just a few miles down the road. I'm a seasoned traveler from the U.S. to Ireland and this Bed and Breakfast is truly outstanding.

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Property: The Harbour Masters House
Address: Shannon Harbour, Birr, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Offaly > Birr
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Ranked #4 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Birr
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Harbour Masters House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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