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The Priory - Remarkable Home With Incredible Character

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Woodlawn 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

Owner
Tim O'Donoghue
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

The Priory - Remarkable Home With Incredible Character
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
5

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: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bakersfield CA
5

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: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Westfield, NJ
5

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: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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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

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Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,800
 
 
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7 night minimum stay
$4,800
 

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Amenities

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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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