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“truly unique experience”

Biddy's Cottage Dalkey
Ranked #4 of 10 things to do in Dalkey
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Living in Dalkey, I was recently introduced to Biddy's cottage experience, when we decided to take visitors from Canada. The entire evening was truly one of a kind. Biddy is a talented story teller, and managed to have us enthralled for the entire time. She welcomes questions, and always had an interesting tale to make the facts come alive. You quickly get the impression she has a LOT of stories. Time flew and the oatcakes are not only delicious, but have a very interesting story attached to them. We actually ran out of time, as I would have loved to talk to her more about her paintings, all of which, of course, have an interesting story behind them. Going to have to go again, and looking forward to our next set of visitors so I will have an excuse!!

1  Thank gec57
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We enjoyed bringing our visitors from the US for an evening of stories by the fireplace complimented with tea and oatcakes made using a 200 year old family recipe. Biddy warmly received us all and shared memories and anecdotes so vivid that we could imagine ourselves personally knowing the characters from Donegal she spoke so fondly of. We were fascinated to learn about the various ways people made a go of things, particularly interesting was the trout snare woven out of horse hair. Biddy is not a seanchi... these are authentic stories from her family and heritage. Well worth an evening out!

1  Thank Eric B
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Hospitality, home and hugs are just three of the words, that spring to mind, when I think of a most memorable and enjoyable evening filled with love and laughter at Biddy's Irish Cottage.
Biddy is truly unique!
She has a special gift for making you feel so welcome and for storytelling.
The stories Biddy told were both interesting and evoking of memories of times gone by with lots of interaction from her international guests.
The tea and oatcakes topped off a fantastic evening that should not be missed by locals or anyone on a visit to Dublin!
Book and you will be thrilled that you did!

2  Thank FinulaK
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Biddy is one in a million. Beautiful, strong, funny, warm, hypnotic, and charming. She is a one-woman Broadway show, who lets you in and weaves a magic spell of history that you will never forget... unforgettable.

3  Thank jrd327
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

a wonderful evening of story telling I would highly recommend it
biddys cottage very cosy and welcoming a blast from the past
a little gem in lovely dalkey

2  Thank Maryjoy46
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