We started our two week Ireland trip by staying at Rigney's for 2 nights and if I ever go back, I can guarantee we will stay for longer. We were met with tea and home baked bread that I'm still trying to determine how to replicate. There were five in our family and we stay in one room with a double and another with 3 twins so it was perfect. The Rigney's were so friendly and welcoming, we felt completely at ease. Their farm is beautiful and we loved learning a little about it. (I would love to learn more if I get to return to Ireland!) They recommended a nearby forest for a little walk and it was just beautiful. Rigney's is truly in the countryside. The day we were leaving, Caroline had to be at a Farmer's Market. We asked for directions so we could run by as it was on our route. When we arrived and stopped to say hello to her, we truly felt we were stopping to see an old friend, not someone we had just met. They are wonderful people and the B & B was my favorite of our trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are right beside the beautiful Curraghchase Forest Park. In the West of Ireland, we are only 45 minutes from Shannon International Airport. GPS: 52°36'16.5"N 8°52'41.7"W Decimal Degrees: 52.604582, -8.878252 Our farm is home to happy, pasture-fed, rare-breed animals who live the way nature intended. Experience an Irish pastoral tradition that goes back centuries. Handmade on our farm, from pasture-fed, free range animals and free of artificial additives, our range of products have won many significant awards. When you have collected a just-laid hen's egg, cuddled a baby piglet, fed a pony, visited happy pigs in the field, you have an experience to treasure forever - tactile, genuine, sustainable, enriching, unforgettable. ... more less