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The Priory - Remarkable Home With Incredible Character

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Located only minutes from the town centre, just off Killarney's historic Muckross Road, The Priory is a truly one of a kind residence. Recently being totally renovated, it boasts all the amenities of a premium guest house. Amenities include a state of the art kitchen with custom cabinets and granite counters, large dining room, 2 living areas, 1 woodburning fireplace, 1 woodburing stove, spacious foyer with attached conservatory, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Sitting on 1.5 acres of private land, it is a truly amazing getaway.'

Keywords: Historic Home, Period Home, Vacation House Rental

More Details

Tim O'Donoghue
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

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 house in 2002

Why Tim O'Donoghue chose Woodlawn

Perfect for family reunions or couples visiting Ireland. We can help plan your week while your are here. You'll be made to feel very welcome.

What makes this house unique

We are in a key location, a 12 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 truly magnificent house to yourself where you can enjoy pure luxury. 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.

The Master Bath has a Jacuzzi and Steam Shower that will soothe the soul after a hectic day.

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.'


Woodlawn House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (6)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Killarney Brewing Co. is open. Located on the Muckross Road - 5 minute walk from town. Tours daily.


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The Priory - Remarkable Home With Incredible Character
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

Perfect house for our week stay in Killarney

  • 5 of 5

The rooms are bigger than the pictures show. High ceilings. Great kitchen. The O'Donoghue family could not have been more accommodating. The power strip of US outlets in the kitchen was a great touch. Great location as there are so many great things to see within a short drive. Great base for Southwest Ireland. Great house. We had 10 people from 7 to 91 and plenty or room to spare. Rent this houses if your going to spend time in this area.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property is one of a kind and the owners, Tim and Bernadette, were a pleasure to do business with. The house is as beautiful in person as the photos.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vacation with Friends

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Tim and family were very helpful with suggestions and help setting up excursions before and during our time at the Priory. We were really pleased with their suggestion to attend the Gaelic Football match. Easy walk to Killarney and easy stumble home.

Make sure you thoroughly explore Killarney, it is a great town with fun people. In addition to the Guinness make sure you enjoy a few pints for The Killarney Brewery. Don't miss the hike through the Gap of Dunloe and the return boat trip through the three lakes. It is an easy, flat 7 mile walk through the Gap.

Our entire group appreciated the no extra charge petting therapy available. Dog lovers know this means the family's dogs were very nice and enjoyed our attention.

Thanks again to Tim and family for helping make our Ireland trip one of our all time favorite vacations.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bakersfield CA

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We were based at The Priory for our recent reunion. It is an excellent facility with quietness and privacy. Tim and family are resourceful and very helpful. They respond to needs, but, do not hover and annoy guests. The Priory is near the lakes, Flesk River, Killarney town and the Killarney National Parks. These places are all within walking distance or walk one-way and get the jaunting car back. Killarney is close enough to all the best scenery of Ireland's Southwest that they can be visited in a day. We had about 30 residents at max including some kids. We used a tent to host a party of about 70. Everything worked to perfection. This was close to perfect for all our needs. I would highly recommend it. If we did another reunion in future and we want to stay in this area of the country, I would only consider The Priory. The combination of The Priory and Killarney cannot be equaled any other place in my opinion.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westfield, NJ

Amazing house--great for large or multiple families!

  • 5 of 5

We (4 adults and 4 teenagers) recently returned from our stay at the Priory. The house is amazing--spacious, comfortable, beautifully appointed and full of character. I should also mention that the wifi was great, which made the teenagers very happy. The Priory is well situated in Killarney, but at the same time it is private and removed from the hustle and bustle. We enjoyed exploring Killarney and the surrounding areas by day and returning to the Priory for rest and relaxation in the evening. Tim and Bernie are lovely people and were very helpful with recommendations on numerous fronts. From Dux for the Gap of Dunloe to Dave for the Ring of Kerry, not to mention excellent pub and restaurant options (you must eat at Bricin), their guidance was invaluable. I must also mention that Tim introduced us to the Killarney Brewing Company, of which he is part owner. The beers are really good and readily available in the local pubs in draught and/or bottle. KBC is a nice stop too if you like brewery tours and tastings.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exquisite yet comfortable property. Five stars!!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week with family (6 adults) at the Priory in mid-June 2016. Tim and Bernie made us feel extremely welcome (including cooking us breakfast on our first morning) and were available to answer questions, provided excellent recommendations, and assisted with arranging drivers/trips. Their insights into the local area ensured that we saw the non-traditional sights as well. The house is very well located between the Park and down town. Both were easily accessible on foot, but the property was also very private and quiet. We have already recommended this property to friends and family. Although we covered a lot of this area during our week, we would love to return regularly!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Traditional Farms at Muckross House
Killarney National Park
"We can supply you with a map and directions. Climbing Torc Mt. on a sunny day is a must!"
Ross Castle
Bricin Restaurant
"A fantastic local restaurant."
Muckross Abbey
"A 10 minute cycle from The Priory Courtyard Cottages."
Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farm
Killarney Golf and Fishing Club
Killarney Brewing Company
"Ask for Killarney Beer when in town! It is a 5 minute walk from the town center. Now servin..."
Torc Mountain, Killarney
"The best view of Muckross is from the top of Torc!"
Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres

Killarney Brewing Co. is open. It is a 7 minute walk on the Muckross Road from The Priory. Tours daily.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We you arrive you must enjoy yourselves! It is a requirement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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