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Tim O'Donoghue

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Charming 1 Bedroom Cottage at The Priory Killarney

9 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Killarney Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Quaint & Cozy - Relax under exposed beam ceilings. An Tigin is one-level, 1 bedroom with a queen-size bed, 1 bathroom, an open plan cottage with an inviting sitting room/kitchen. Built brand new in 2007. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is also a washer/dryer. Perfect for a couple for a weeks get-a-way.

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: Cottage, self catering,

Suitability:
  • pets considered
Tim O'Donoghue (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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 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.'

Reviews

4.7
based on 9 traveler reviews

Charming 1 Bedroom Cottage at The Priory Killarney
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews
Elmhurst, Illinois
5

Perfect cottage for two!

  • 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.

This cottage was "home" for our parents/grandparents. The one level accommodations were perfect for them; and the ample yet cozy space was perfect for visits every day. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom is modern and has a great shower. The bedding was high quality and very comfortable. This cottage is private yet situated just off the courtyard so it was easy to visit the other cottages.

The overall 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!

Our hosts were knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, and more accommodating than we ever could have imagined. 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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Victoria BC Canada
5

Charming cottage and lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the cottage and our stay in Killarney. It was everything we expected and more. The bad weather did not even spoil it as we got to warm up in the evening by the stove burning turf, a whole new experience for us. Tim and Bernadette were wonderful hosts providing us with a wealth of information and recommendations. On our first night Tim lit up the fire for us, and the next morning he knocked at the door with a plate of crêpes and strawberries! We felt at home in the cottage beautifully built and appointed. It made our stay in Killarney much more authentic, personal and pleasurable, we could not have imagined staying in a hotel! We loved as well the setting: the courtyards, the garden, the flowers. We were amazed at the lushness of the vegetation non only around the house, but in the whole area. We enjoyed walks in the national park and the incredible drive around the ring of Kerry/Skellig. In short, we loved everything, many thanks to Tim and Bernadette for a very memorable stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Séjour Irlandais

  • 2 of 5

L'accueil a brillé par son absence (propriétaires en Allemagne). Nous avons reconnu le gîte réservé grâce à la photo du site internet. Clés sur les portes, gîte prêt.

Gîte charmant, bien équipé, méritant un meilleur entretien (fermeture fenêtre chambre cassée). Une documentation concernant les aspects pratiques du gîte ne serait pas superflue (emplacement des poubelles, numéros d'urgence...).

Situation idéale pour la visite du Kerry et l'accès à Killarney à pied.

Nous avons dit bonjour et au revoir en même temps à Tim le propriétaire lors du règlement, l'avant-veille du départ.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mankato, Minnesota
5

Mankato Minnesota Travelers

  • 5 of 5

We planned our vacation to Ireland around the only available week at the two person property at The Priory. After one week of traveling and staying at very charming B&B's throughout the country, it was a wonderful break to stay in one place for a week in such nice accomodations. Tim and Bernadette are the type of people who love Ireland and want all their guests to see and enjoy the best the area has to offer. We have been spreading the word about the friendly Irish, wonderfully fresh foods, and the joy of Guiness. This was the first time we had rented for a week in a foreign country directly with the owner and it convinced us, we'll do it again!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY
5

Loved the Priory and Killarney National Park

  • 5 of 5

The Priory is a really lovely place to stay in Killarney and more personal and quiet than a hotel as the downtown area in Killarney is a busy, lively place.

The Priory is also close to the Killarney National Park which is stunning and has lakes, beaches, some of the oldest forests in Ireland, Muckross House and lovely gardens. The Ross Castle tour and a ride in a jaunty where highlights too. We ate at Bricin, Treyvauds and Foley's and had lovely meals at each place.

Many thanks to Bernadette and Tim for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

lovely cottage and excellent hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the 1 bedroom cottage at the Priory in Killarney and had a lovely time. The cottage was comfortable and in a perfect position in Killarney to walk to town.

The hosts were both friendly and helpful, giving great advice of places to eat and places to visit.

We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Whitegates
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Cork
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Killarney Golf and Fishing Club
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Killarney
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Kilometres
N22
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Riverside
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Rossbeigh
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.

www.killarneybrewing.com

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

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Rates & Availability

Killarney Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$658
 
 
September
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$603
 
 
October
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$548
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$467
 
 
March
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$494
 
 
April
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$522
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Killarney Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • A very large shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • 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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