I found this little Gem by accident (via a business contact); in July this year (2014), I had to travel to the Co. Mayo area of Ireland to view property, to do this, I needed a handy B&B and it had to be well positioned geographically to enable me to return after a days driving round the countryside and be able to unwind, have a good meal and a finally get a comfortable good night's rest. The Courthouse is only 15-minutes from Knock Airport which is very handy. The Courthouse did EVERYTHING I needed, on arrival I was met by the managing owner (Trish), given a truly warm welcome and keys to very well presented sleeping accommodation, the room (en-suite), was very well decorated and clean to a very high standard to include crisp linen on the bed.
The atmosphere at the Courthouse can only be described as old-world charm but modern in approach, the décor is very appealing, very clean and you feel home-from-home, the staff are VERY attentive, the food is also to an extremely high standard and has a very good menu range for all tastes, indeed they cater for personal likes and dislikes when ordering a meal. The breakfasts start around 08 A.M and you are not kept waiting long for your meal, I chose the all-in full-Irish breakfast which I so looked forward to each morning, there are T.V monitors all round the bar and seating area but NOT too intrusive, Wi-Fi is FREE, so there is much to aid you to relaxation.
I would without reservation recommend The Courthouse, I have to return again before the end of this year and I will be going there again.
Just three noted items to mention, Car Parking can be difficult as the Town is very busy, but O.K after 19:00hrs, there are only Car Parking places in Ballyhaunis High Street, Car Parks are available, but are not places to leave a Car unattended for long periods, the only other items to mention are Wi-Fi is NOT possible in the Bedrooms (no signal), and the T.V (FREE), only seems to get one channel.