I had two nights in Dungarvan researching family history and earlier reviews highly recommended Cairbre house. (former 19th century Dungarvan hospital) Travelling by public transport all over Ireland, I like to stay in a place that is at least a few minutes walk from where I had my evening meal.
Cairbre house has a very polite and knowledgeable assistant by the name of Katarina when I was staying there.
The rooms were a little small however they are well appointed, mine had lovely views towards the nearby hills. I spent some time reading in the very homely lounge room one wet day.
Katarina does a good breakfast and don't forget to check out the very pretty surrounding gardens, and lovely summer house.
Not expensive and highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1819,this beautiful protected Georgian Period house is a multiple award 4*B&B. Award of Excellence Tripadvisor 5* Rating. Situated in a peaceful scenic setting with striking views, yet is located less than one km from the picturesque Dungarvan harbour and town centre with its excellent shops,hotels, restaurants, traditional music & entertainment. All rooms including the Guest Lounge & Breakfast Room are furnished and decorated in period style. Bedrooms are ensuite and in room facilities include TV, Wifi and tea /coffee making facilities. Car park in house grounds. Cairbre House is renowned for its gourmet home cooked breakfasts. All dishes(incl vegitarian options) feature home grown garden & quality local produce. The Comeragh Mountains provide the perfect backdrop to the outstanding one acre waterfront gardens containing many rare & unusual plants. The conservatory/sunroom & balcony overlooking the Colligan River provides the oportunity to view the many wetland,seashore & wildlife close at hand. Dungarvan is an ideal location from which to visit the historic cities of Waterford,Cork,Kilkenny and the heritage towns of Lismore & Ardmore. ... more less