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1st Class Cottage Ideal Location - Teach Mor at The Priory Killarney

Tim O'Donoghue

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Speaks: english
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1st Class Cottage Ideal Location - Teach Mor at The Priory Killarney

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Killarney Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Cozy & Comfortable - Relax in the great room of vaulted ceilings and exposed beams ceilings. Teach Mor is a two-level, 3 bedroom with 2 queen-sized beds 2 bathrooms, and upstairs has 2 single beds, an open plan cottage with a large sitting room/kitchen. Built brand new in 2007. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is also a washer/dryer. Sleeps 6 (we can add a single bed to a bedroom if needed).

Set on the door step of Killarney National Park we have four Courtyard Stone Cottages all of various design and layout. The cottages are tucked into a very beautiful and quite walled courtyard setting.

We are just off the Muckross Road. A 12 minute stroll into the Killarney Town Centre. A bike path to Muckross House and Gardens is across the Flesk Bridge.

Just a 5 minute walk to the INEC - Gleneagle Hotel.

Please contact us by email or telephone and we will answer all your questions that you have.

Keywords: Vacation Home, Cottage, House, Self Catering, Vacation Rental, Bungalow, Ranch

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Tim O'Donoghue (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
May 9, 2015

About Tim O'Donoghue

Bernadette and Tim O’Donoghue met in The Windy City of Chicago a few years back. We acquired the property in 2002. We then returned from Chicago in 2004.

Bernadette was a paralegal secretary and is now a stay at home Mom and an excellent baker, I am an electrician by trade but got into construction during my 14 years in Chicago. I restored several old houses and classic vintage apartment buildings during my time there. I coupled this experience with Bernadette’s keen eye and interior design savvy to create some wonderful finishes and unusual touches. We began the colossal rehab project in 2004 to restore the Priory to its former glory , it was basically completed it in 2007 or is it ever complete I like to ask myself ?

We pride ourselves in welcoming you into our place.

Tim O'Donoghue purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Tim O'Donoghue chose Killarney

I grew up in Killarney, where my parents owned a camping site and I truly loved meeting visitors on a daily basis. We have 4 children and we wanted to raise them here in Ireland, so we said we would give it a shot and here we are.When this property became available we realized how unique it was and what a fantastic opportunity it would be to own The Priory.

What makes this cottage unique

We are in a key location, a ten minute walk from town but it feels like we are in the heart of the countryside where you cannot hear a sound by night.

You will get a quiet private house to yourself where you can come and go as you please. You can cook when you want and have the full use of the 1.5 acre property on private grounds. You can sit back and relax in the front of the open hearth fire sipping a nice Irish whiskey or reading a good book with the sweet smell of turf burning away. You will get the real feel of Irish living and live like we live ourselves while visiting in your home away from home.

We are on site owners who are here to help you in any way you require and assure a wonderful stay. We have invaluable knowledge about the local area from cultural information to hikes, local food joints to off the beaten track drives. We can organize in-house chef, or poetry recital or to a music session.

We like to tell our guests ''We are as near or as far as you wish.'

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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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1st Class Cottage Ideal Location - Teach Mor at The Priory Killarney
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Wonderful Familiy Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Teach Mor for 2 weeks with 5 for a family vacation. We had different ages and physical abilities and the cottage was set up well for all. The walk in shower is fabulous!The cottage is close to the Town Center but you would never know it. It was a good location for day trips in SW Ireland and Killarney National Park offered lots to do on the days you don't want to be driving. Walked every morning to town or in the Park. Tim and Bernadette were great hosts offering lots of information. Tim told us about Irish music right across the street, great night out and no driving. Some of the many highlights were, Dingle, Ring of Kerry, Muckross House and Abbey, Gap Of Dunloe (hike or jaunty ride), hike up Old Kenmare Rd., Kinsale, Kenmare. In town had great meals at the Sportsman, Robertinos and a fun night at Murphy's Pub. My daughter did 2 Mini-Marathons and I did one, great way to meet local people! Bernadette....thank you for the Scones delivered warm and delicious. I can't forget to mention Oscar and Massie your dogs. We all loved them, Oscar visited us daily and we had to bring him home from the pub one night! We are already talking about our next trip to Ireland. Thanks again. Shannon

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

A Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

We are a group of 4 women in our sixties visiting Ireland for the first time. I fell in love with this property when I found it on the vrbo site. I had booked properties with them previously and had nothing but great experiences.

We stayed in the cottage for 6 nights and we absolutely loved it. Tim greeted us; gave us a brief tour then gave us names of restaurants and pubs where we could find traditional music. The pictures accurately represent the cottage; it was clean and well stocked with towels. Tim lit a fire for us in the fireplace as it was evening when we checked in. The stove is very efficient and heated the entire building in no time. We found the beds very comfortable; and one of us used the sleeper sofa which was comfy as well. Washrooms are large with great showers.

Tim was very helpful arranging tours for us; we did not want to do the large coach tours so he contacted a taxi company .We did a tour of the Ring of Kerry which was about 8-9 hours in a very comfortable van that had room for more than our group of 4. The taxi driver was excellent ( driving skills and providing us with information and background of the area we were touring). Tim also arranged a taxi to take us to the departure point for a tour of the Gap of Dunloe. We were blessed to have a beautiful day for this.

On another topic Tim suggested that we attend the White Gates pub on Monday evening to watch the set dancing. This was one of the highlights of our week in Killarney.

Location was perfect for us as we like to walk. To get to the town center it could not be easier...leave the property and turn left.

We would not hesitate to recommend this property to others. Great location; quiet for sleeping at night yet close to town center.

The owners live on site and are very helpful with suggestions for food and activities.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Outstanding "home away from home"

  • 5 of 5

We have fallen in love with Ireland, especially the SW area. We rented Teach Mor for 7 nights and wanted to stay another 7. This cottage is exactly as described and pictured. It is exceptionally clean, has everything you might need for cooking; the queen size beds are very comfortable with crisp, white linens. The very large closets in each bedroom have many storage shelves as well as ample space to hang clothes. (There are 2 twin beds upstairs, but we had no need to use them.) The en suite bath has a large shower with a bench which was perfect for one in our group who has mobility problems. The main bath has a jacuzzi as well as a shower..lovely. The washer and dryer worked well and it was nice to do laundry mid-week. While you are close to the town of Killarney, you feel like you are in the countryside. It is so quiet. From the living room window you look out onto a pasture with the friendliest cows! Tim and Bernadette were gracious hosts, welcoming us, advising us where to eat, what to see. Tim made arrangements for a taxi to pick us up and drop us off at the cottage for one great day's adventure to the Gap of Dunloe. He provided very detailed maps and directions for " his" tour of the Ring of Kerry and also the Dingle Peninsula. Move over, Rick Steves--we saw more following Tim's itinerary! An added surprise was a basket of warm, delicious, homemade scones delivered by Tim one morning. Thank you, Bernadette. Parking is on the property, off street, well lighted, and very safe. We have rented apartments and cottages in Paris and the Cotswolds, but never have we had such a clean and inviting home as "Teach Mor". We would love to return.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Excellent cottage au calme

  • 5 of 5

Ce cottage est très bien aménagé, les pièces sont spacieuses, de nombreux équipements et rangements. La literie est très confortable (pour moi très important pour une location où dormir!). C'est au calme et très joli. Killarney permet de rayonner facilement dans la région. L'accueil et les conseils de Tim sont également très appréciables. Le seul très léger point à améliorer : il manque un peu de vaisselles pour 4 (les couverts), alors pour 6 cela doit être juste. Merci à Tim.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Murrieta, California USA

Family vacation in Ireland

  • 5 of 5

We loved our visit to Ireland and staying at the Priory was just perfect. We stayed at the Loft, which was very well maintained. It is quite spacious with 3 bedroom and 2 baths. We enjoyed the vaulted celiing and a great kitchen with everything you could possibly need. After a day of site seeing, coming back to the house and enjoying a nice warm fire in the family room was a great endhing to the day. Tim and Bernadette were very helpful in guiding us around the countryside and her scones are delicious! The courtyard is so charming and very well maintained. I would highly reccommend this as the place to stay. It is very convenient to many wonderful sites in Ireland, several in the immediate area. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Perfect Irish Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's first trip to Ireland and we decided to use Killarney as our home base for the week. The Priory was the perfect home! It is exactly what we needed, space for all kids to play, lounge, explore! The gardens are lovely, there is a soccer field, basketball hoop, and playground. Something for everyone. There are plenty of places to eat nearby so we walked everywhere. The walk into town is quite easy and our five year old was able to manage it daily. The owners couldn't have been any sweeter to our family. They genuinely wanted us to have whatever we needed, gave excellent advice as to where to eat and what adventures to add to my list of activities. The Loft is clean and has every amenity you would have in your own home. The charm of The Priory is something you can not get from a hotel. My children are already asking when we can go back to The Priory, the perfect Irish cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Killarney Golf and Fishing Club
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended

So if you are interested in hiking, biking, golfing, shopping or want to take a cooking class all this can be arranged. Killarney town centre is 1 km or a 10 minute stroll, in the opposite direction over the river you are immediately upon a pedestrian way snaking its way 2km into Killarney's 11,000 acre National Park, Muckross House & Gardens.

Killarney Brewing Co. is opening it's doors March 2015. It will be a 7 minute walk on the Muckross Road.


Rates & Availability

From €86 Per night

Killarney Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay

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Killarney Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) If required., Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play. There is also a sofa bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming

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