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Inns in the South of Ireland

The South of Ireland is famous for its glorious countryside, award winning restaurants, world renowned spas and wonderfully clean air. From the cities of Cork and Kerry to the craggy Beara Pensinsula, the south of Ireland has something for urbanites and ruralites alike! This page features inns and historic hotels in the counties of Wexford, Cork, Kerry and Carlow.

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Windsor Inn, Cork

Windsor Inn, Cork

The Windor Inn, located in the heart of Cork, offers affordable rooms, a dining room serving a range of traditional Irish dishes with a modern twist, a traditional pub and free Wi-Fi.
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Riverbank House Hotel, Wexford

Riverbank House Hotel, Wexford

Situated close to the sandy beaches of Wexford as well enjoying views of the River Slaney, the Riverbank Hotel offers stylish rooms with luxury fabrics, grand furniture and free Wi-Fi.
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BALLINABOOLA    The Horse and Hound Inn

The Horse and Hound Inn Situated in the pretty village of Ballinaboola, the Horse and Hound Inn is a family run hotel featuring 2 bars and a restaurant serving fresh Irish produce, specializing in fish and beer dishes. The bedrooms at The Horse and Hound Inn Hotel feature satellite TV, hairdryers, work desks and tea/coffee facilities. A full cooked breakfast is provided. Offering warm, friendly service, The Horse More Informationand Hound Inn is an ideal stopover.




Mills Inn On the banks of the River Sullane, The Mills Inn is situated at the foot of the Derrynasaggart Mountains. It offers luxurious rooms with antique furniture and delicious home-cooked food. Bedrooms are individually styled and feature a satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and tea/coffee-making facilities. The elegant Piséog's Restaurant serves delicious European cuisine, using fresh, local produce. With exposed wooden beams and polished wood furniture, the traditional bar More Informationhas offers pub favourites and local ales.



KINSALE    Trident Hotel

Trident HotelSpectacularly located on the waterfront in the historic town of Kinsale. The hotel is privately owned with a friendly, yet professional atmosphere. Kinsale is one of Ireland's most picturesque towns; it is steeped in history and has a charming old world atmosphere. Golf, deep sea fishing, horseback-riding and More Informationsailing are just some of the many activities available locally.




YOUGHAL    The Old Imperial Hotel

The Old Imperial Hotel Situated in historic central Youghal, The Old Imperial Hotel offers secure parking and a modern Irish restaurant just 35 minutes from Cork. The on-site Coachouse Restaurant serves a wide range of dishes, and guests have a choice of 2 bars for light meals and beverages. The Old Imperial also offers full room service and traditional Irish breakfasts. The historic building is a converted coaching inn, and features a small beer garden. All rooms are en-suite and include a vanity area and workstation.



KINSALE    The White House

The White HouseIn the center of Kinsale, this stylishly refurbished Georgian building is a family-run guesthouse offering boutique-style rooms. There is free Wi-Fi, a bar/bistro and an AA Rosette award-winning restaurant. Fully refurbished in March 2009, the White House combines traditional charm and historic character with contemporary comforts and modern facilities. The Restaurant d'Antibes boasts an AA Rosette for its cuisine. It offers mouth-watering steaks and fresh More Informationseafood dishes.



CLONAKILTY    Emmet Hotel

Emmet Hotel The family-run Emmet Hotel sits in an attractive Georgian square and combines the traditional with the lively, offering a bistro, bar and weekend nightclub. In the bustling town of Clonakilty, Emmet Hotel has en suite rooms and free Wi-Fi in Reception, the residents' lounge and the bar. Enjoy a relaxed meal in the bistro overlooking the beer garden and its Mediterranean-style More Informationplants.




KENMARE    O'Donnabhain's

O'Donnabhain'sIn the center of Kenmare, O’Donnabhains offers en-suite bedrooms with TVs and free Wi-Fi. O’Donnabhain’s B&B has free parking, live music and a gastro bar serving traditional cuisine. Spacious bedrooms are unaffected by noise as they are from the street and bar area. Rooms feature telephones, hair dryers and tea/coffee making facilities. Fine food includes fresh fish caught from Castletownbere and Kenmare Mussels. Cooked More Informationbreakfasts are served daily.




DINGLE    Dingle Benners Hotel

Dingle Benners HotelAs Dingle's oldest hotel, Benners reflects the history and uniqueness of the town and peninsula, providing a wonderful base from which to explore the wild beauty of Kerry. The hotel offers traditional, spacious rooms and Irish cuisine, on the shores of the Dingle peninsula. Benners is a classic hotel with old world charm and ambiance. Full of character, the rooms at Dingle Benners Hotel feature antique-style furniture and large en-suite bathrooms. Each room has satellite TV and tea/coffee facilities. Mrs. Benners Bar offers a bar food menu featuring fresh, local produce. With traditional, welcoming surroundings, More Informationthe bar has a cozy log fire.


KENMARE    Coachmans Townhouse Hotel

Coachmans Townhouse HotelIn the center of Kenmare, Coachman's Townhouse offers spacious and modern rooms, a restaurant serving wholesome food, and a bar. It is about 20 miles from Killarney. The bar at Coachman’s Townhouse Hotel is known for its evening entertainment and courtyard area. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. The comfortable bedrooms come with a plasma TV, underfloor heating and a power shower. Each room has air conditioning and a king-size More Informationbed.




Old Ship InnDating back to 1881, the 4-star Old Ship Inn is a charming guesthouse and restaurant in the heart of Castlegregory Village. The luxury bedrooms each have an en-suite bathroom, free Wi-Fi access, telephone, hairdryer, heated towel rails and tea/coffee. The restaurant at the Old Ship Inn serves seafood, meat More Informationand vegetarian dishes.




KENMARE    Lansdowne Arms Hotel

Lansdowne Arms HotelThe Lansdowne Arms Hotel is a warm and friendly hotel situated in the heart of Kenmare, making it the perfect base for touring the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara. Set in a historic building, the newly refurbished hotel is family owned, and features a 24-hour front desk and a traditional restaurant, offering a variety of meals and snacks. The Lansdowne Arms Bar is popular with guests and locals alike. Enjoy the lively atmosphere where you can dance or sing along to More Informationsome of Kerry's best traditional music.



KILLARNEY    Murphys of Killarney

Murphys of KillarneyMurphy's of Killarney offers spacious rooms with en-suite bathrooms and 2 cozy bars all in the heart of Killarney, close to train and bus services and shopping areas. The newly refurbished Murphy's is also home to Lord Kenmare's Restaurant, which serves modern Irish cuisine and a good wine list. Murphy's Bar serves good food all day, and offers traditional lively music. Squires Bar More Informationhas a modern yet cozy atmosphere.



KILLARNEY    Arbutus Hotel

Arbutus HotelIn the center of Killarney, Arbutus Hotel has the relaxed atmosphere of a quiet country manor with friendly and experienced staff. The Arbutus is one of Killarney's original hotels, operated by the Buckley family, who have an unmistakable approach to hospitality. It is a 5-minute stroll from the train and bus station, and only a mile from the Killarney National Park. Enjoy a pint of beer in the award-winning Buckley's Bar, which also serves home-cooked meals made from traditional Irish recipes. Each room has its own distinctive More Informationdécor.


KILKENNY    Kilford Arms

Kilford ArmsIn the heart of Kilkenny, The Kilford Arms Hotel offers free parking and comfortable rooms with en-suite bathrooms and satellite TVs. Kilford’s White Oak restaurant serves high quality local produce. Most rooms have bathtubs and all provide tea/coffee making facilities as well as hairdryers, creating a home away from home atmosphere. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. The White Oak restaurant serves traditional Irish food. O’Faolain’s pub is set over 3 levels and features stunning architecture which incorporate the ruins of More Informationa 16th century church.


KILKENNY    The 'Rafter' Dempsey's

The 'Rafter' Dempsey'sIn the center of Kilkenny, Rafter Dempsey’s is a 5-minute walk from Kilkenny Church. It has rooms with free Wi-Fi, an award-winning bar, a rooftop terrace and a restaurant. Rooms at Rafter Dempsey’s have shower rooms, TVs and ironing equipment. They also include hairdryers and tea/coffee making facilities. The Rafter Dempsey’s serves traditional Irish breakfasts and has a lunchtime menu. In the evening there is a dining menu which uses the finest of local produce. The bar has a traditional Irish welcome and a cozy log fires. Ithas an extensive range of drinks and has live music every More InformationSaturday.



KILKENNY    Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel

Kilkenny Hibernian HotelIn the center of Kilkenny, the award-winning Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel offers luxury accommodations, the new City Bar & Grill Restaurant and 2 leading bars. In the shadow of Kilkenny Castle, the Hibernian Hotel is in the heart of Kilkenny city. Originally the Hibernian Bank, this building overlooks the Parade, popular because it's close to Kilkenny Castle and the Kilkenny Design Centre.
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