My wife and I toured Ireland by car for two weeks and spent two nights here with Margaret Carey, our hostess at Emohruo House. The accomodations are simple, not fancy but our room was large, clean and comfortable. There is a pay phone in the foyer which may not seem like a big thing but since our global cell phone wouldn't work anywhere in Ireland it was very convenient to have a phone with which we could use our calling card.
Emohruo House is located about half way between Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher, a very popular and "must see" site in this part of Ireland. Doolin is a great little town with excellent pubs, very good pub food, music every night. There are B&B's directly in Doolin but the small town can be overrun with tourists in the season. It was busy enough in early May. We found Emohruo House a few minutes drive away to be a great location, quiet yet nearby.
The best part of staying here was Margaret, our hostess and the owner. Her family has a long history in this part of Ireland and Margaret is a wealth of information about living in Ireland in the country, the life of an Irish farm family, the traditions of Ireland and so on. She could even provide some books in which her family history figures prominently which made for excellent reading. Much of her family history is archived in the national library in Dublin.
We had only one day in Ireland in two weeks in which the weather prevented us doing what we planned and we spent the better part of that day in Margaret's sitting room with a warm peat fire, tea and scones, good reading and conversation with Margaret while the wind howled and sheets of rain blew across the fields outside. It is one of our fondest memories of Ireland. By the way, Margaret makes great scones, get to breakfast early and get'em while their hot.
I highly recommend Emohruo house if traveling near Doolin.