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Tim O'Donoghue

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

The Priory - Remarkable Home With Incredible Character

39 Reviews
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Killarney House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 11)

Located only 5 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, 2 woodburning fireplaces, 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

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Tim O'Donoghue (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

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 Killarney

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.

What makes this house 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 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.

You will live like a King on a Vacation that you will never forget.

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

Reviews

5
based on 39 traveler reviews

The Priory - Remarkable Home With Incredible Character
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews
5

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: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elmhurst, Illinois
5

Most amazing place EVER! Perfect for any size group...

  • 5 of 5

Our family stumbled upon the O'Donohue's Priory property when we booked lodging for 4 in fall of '14 to scout for our planned August '15 family reunion - what we found was the PERFECT location for our group of 25 - and now we have memories for a lifetime! Last week at the Priory was a dream come true...

There are several "cottages" around a picturesque courtyard all located on a quiet, private property. Each cottage affords ample privacy for independent travelers...but in our case...it provided the IDEAL location for all of us to be together. This was the trip of a lifetime for our family and we would HIGHLY recommend the Priory to groups of any size.

The Priory itself is a large house that we chose to be the hub of our stay due to our large group. The kitchen is AMAZING and provided all we needed for big family meals. We had ample seating plus space for games, quiet time etc. The bedrooms are spacious with quality mattresses and the bathrooms are modern and clean with GREAT water pressure in the beautifully tiled showers. Laundry, WiFi plus a few 110V outlets were added bonuses.

The location is perfect...close (easy walk) to town but quiet and secluded. There is ample parking on site and cabbies arrive within minutes for adventures farther away. We arranged for 2 all-days bus trips to the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula; explored the National Forest; biked the lake; hiked up Torc mountain; and walked all over town! Our grand finale was a night at the Killarney Brewing Company - complete with supper, GREAT beer (what I wouldn't give for a Devil's Helles Lager right now) and two balladeers that entertained us for hours. Be sure to visit KBC!

The only downside to our trip was leaving that special place...but that makes room for YOU! Please give the Tim, Bernadette and all of the O'Donohues (including Mazie and Oscar!) our best when you get there!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect spot for our family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Tim and Bernadette, everyone in our group, from my 5-year-old daughter to my 87-year-old father, had a wonderful stay at the Priory and the 1-bedroom cottage. The Priory was a perfect base for our explorations of Killarney and the surroundings, with all the comforts of home. Our group included 8 adults and 5 children, and we all loved it! The location is perfect - close to everything, yet quiet and secluded. Tim and Bernadette were so welcoming and answered our many questions. They helped to arrange tours, offered valuable advice, and cooked up an amazing welcome breakfast! We all enjoyed our magical stay, and would recommend the Priory in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA, USA
5

The Priory is perfection!!!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a better place to make our home base for our vacation to Ireland! We are family of 16 (ranging in age from 6 months to 73 years and everything in between) and The Priory and Killarney provided us with the vacation of a lifetime! The home is spectacular and fit all of us comfortably (we also rented the Loft for overflow sleeping), Killarney is a wonderful, family friendly town and the Priory owners and their children (and dog) could not have been nicer! Almost immediately we felt right at home! The house was immaculate and provided all of the comforts of home and then some! We enjoyed strolls into town, hikes and bike rides through Muckross House and the national park, and day tours to Dingle and the Ring of Kerry (organized by the owner of the Priory and led by his friend and his 18 passenger bus!). The breakfast that the owners made for us the first day started our vacation off on a high note, and the multi-generational soccer games on the front lawn left us with great stories to tell our friends and family back home! Thank you for sharing your amazing home and equally wonderful family with us! We will never forget our time at the Priory!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newton, MA
5

Irish Magic!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 16 spent an amazing 10 days in the glorious Priory. Every last detail was sheer perfection - to the welcome Irish breakfast, to the luxurious flowery grounds and ample soccer field, the evening peat fires, the rain shower heads, the scrumptious bedding, the fantastic kitchen for morning coffee and gathering. Most of all what will forever stand is the warmth shared by their family with ours We most definitely felt more like old friends catching up than borders at a hotel. The owner tips for what to see were spot on, and we took them up on every one of them. Their connections within the Killarney community proved most helpful in renting a bus to see Dingle and Ring of Kerry, hiring a caterer to come to the house and cook an amazing Irish meal, and arranging for us to march in the first annual Killarney 4th of July parade. You made our trip magical and for that we are forever grateful!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful setup for large groups

  • 5 of 5

Great, authentic large house and property. Innkeepers were wonderful, friendly, accomodating. Their kids even joined in our soccer games out in the large front yard. Great location, walk to everything in downtown Killarney.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Map

Killarney National Park
"We can supply you with a map and directions. Climbing Torc Mt. on a sunny day is a must!"
Traditional Farms at Muckross House
Lord Kenmares at Murphy's of Killarney
"Great music and food!"
Bricin Restaurant
"A fantastic local restaurant."
Killarney Golf and Fishing Club
Torc Waterfall
Killarney Brewing Company
"Ask for Killarney Beer when in town! Take a daily tour - it is a 5 minute walk from the tow..."
Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Whitegates
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Killarney
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Kilometres
N22
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Riverside
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Rossbeigh

www.killarneybrewing.com

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

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Rates & Availability

Killarney House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,026
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

20% deposit made via PayPal.

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Amenities

Killarney House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5)
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
The Killarney Brewing Co. is open. Located on the Muckross Road - 5 minute walk from town. Tours daily.

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