Having found the Conyngham Arms in Slane to be rather over budget, we followed the Rough Guide’s advice and found The Failte B&B a few 100m away. On the door of the B&B was a scrappy sign saying ring next door for assistance, so we did. A young lad appeared and showed us a room. However, he was very unsure of himself, didn’t know the price of the room, or the key to the wireless network. The room was small but clean so we took the chance. We were given a key to the room, but not the front door, which remained unlocked all the time.
Having eaten well at said Conyngham Arms – for a very normal price – we returned to find another lad who did know the network key – and it worked.
After a good night’s sleep we turned up next morning in the main house at the agreed time for breakfast. However, we were asked to wait a few minutes as our hostess, whom we now met for the first time, was getting her 11month old grandchild ready. Once she appeared, a decent (full Irish) breakfast was then produced in what was obviously the family dining room/lounge. Having served us she then joined us in the room with baby to eat her breakfast, and feed the youngster.
At only €60 it was an OK if rather unusual B&B experience.