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 Bed and breakfast accommodation midway between Dublin and Galway.

Ardmore Country House bed and breakfast accommodation  Kinnitty is  midway between Dublin and Galway, Belfast and cork is the nearest accommodation to the Slieve Bloom Way, the Slieve Bloom Mountain bike trails and Kinnitty Castle Hotel. This is the ideal base to tour Ireland as it is less than 2 hours drive to most major tourist sites- Cliffs Of Moher, Blarney Castle, Killarney National Park, Waterford Glass, Connemara.


We are Less 90 minutes from Dublin or Shannon Airport.


We are located 2 minutes drive from Kinnitty Castle Hotel which is famous for Irish Castle weddings and just 6 miles from Ireland’s most haunted Castle Leap Castle.

Ardmore Country House B&B The Walk Kinnitty Co Offaly R42 K681

AA directions and Sat Nav from Dublin will take you on a longer route and narrower road through Mountrath and over the top of the Slieve Bloom Mountains which is only advisable on a clear day. See below for best directions.


GPS Latitude – (53.097967)
Longitude – (-7.719526)

Ardmore Country House Location
Google Map Location Ardmore Country House B and B

Directions Dublin Airport to Kinnitty

From Dublin Airport follow the signs for the M50 heading south towards the City centre. Exit at junction 7 signed for Sligo, Westport, Galway. Continue on N4 which becomes the M4. Where M4 and M6 divide keep left onto M6 towards Galway.  At Junction 5 exit onto the N52 towards Kilbeggan and Tullamore

At the roundabout take the second exit on to N52 for Tullamore. Follow signs for N52 towards Birr through next 4 roundabouts.

At the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto R421 to Kinnitty(signposted)

Stay on this road until you meet a T junction (about 10k). Turn right to stay on R421/R420.Continue through Cadamstown to Kinnitty. Ardmore Country House B&B is on the right as you enter the village. M50 tole can be paid on line.  You will need €2.90 for M4 tole ot you can get change at the correct lane in the tole booth.


Shannon Airport to Kinnitty

On Leaving Shannon Airport take the N18 towards Limerick following signs for M7 towards Dublin.

Take M7as far as Exit 22 for Roscrea. Turn left for Roscrea.
At Roscrea take a left off the Roundabout for Roscrea town centre. Drive straight through second roundabout into town centre. Follow signs for Kinnitty R421. Ardmore Bed and Breakfast Kinnitty Co Offaly R42 K681 Ireland is on the right past village green and Community Centre.


From Belfast to Kinnitty 

Take A1 for Dublin as far as Dundalk
Take N52 for Ardee, Mullingar, Kilbeggan
Turn right at roundabout in Kilbeggan for Tullamore, still on the N52.
Take by pass around Tullamore towards Birr. At last roundabout take first exit for Kinnitty {you will see a sign for Kinnitty here}. Continue on that road until you reach a T junction {for approximately 10 miles} Turn right. Pass through village of Cadamstown to Kinnitty. Ardmore Country House  R42K682 is on right as you enter the village of Kinnitty just past a junction to the left for Mountrath.


Public Transport

Bus to Birr from Dublin or Galway. Birr which is the nearest stopping point.

Train from  Hueston station Dublin or Galway to Tullamore which is the nearest stopping

Individual taxis can be arranged from the following airports
(at client’s expense)
Single Return
Dublin Airport to Kinnitty €250
Shannon airport to Kinnitty €250
Birr Bus station to Kinnitty €25
Tullamore bus/train station to Kinnitty €40

Customer Reviews

We are delighted to be ranked in the top 3 bed and breakfasts in Ireland on the reader Travel Awards 2022 and in the top 10 of hotels worldwide on Trip Advisor and receive the Traveller’s Choice Award 2020

  • star rating  Hi we had a fabulous stay with Chris in her beautiful B&B .
    The lovely gardens and rooms made our stay very enjoyable, Chris couldn't do enough for us... read more

    30 August 2021

    star rating  I think like a lot of people in Ireland we had forgotten about the charm of bed and breakfasts for breaks in Ireland. After a very disappointing stay in a... read more

    5 September 2021

    star rating  Just returned to the UK after 4 great nights at Ardmore Court House. The house is beautifully decorated with great rooms and an amazing garden. Chris is a fabulous host... read more

    11 August 2019
  • star rating  Had a wonderful stay with some friends in Ardmore Country House. The house and grounds are fabulous! Comfy beds, great showers. Breakfast was delightful, way better than... read more

    2 October 2022

    star rating  Beautiful house with all the facilities required for a one-night stay. Christine was such a lovely host and provided great recommendations. Also provided us with tea and cake on arrival.... read more

    3 August 2022

    star rating  Fabulous spot in the heart of Kinnitty. Loved our bright spacious and comfortable bedroom. Chris is a first class host with lots of tips and info on walks and sights... read more

    25 July 2021
  • star rating  Ardmore house is a beautiful old country house. Chris, the landlady was an excellent host. Lovely fresh cooked breakfast. A stones throw from the pubs and cafes in Kinnity village.... read more

    31 October 2021

    star rating  With 4 friends we stayed 4 nights while walking the Slieve Blooom Way. Even before we arrived Chris ensured our stay would be trouble-free, giving us information... read more

    Anne H
    23 July 2022

    star rating  Ardmore House is an absolutely fantastic place to stay in a great location along the Slieve Bloom Mountain Trail. The price was really affordable and great value for money. ... read more

    19 July 2022
  • star rating  Our trip in Kinnitty was very fantastic. Chris welcomed us during two weeks. The room was really clean and beautiful. It’s a great opportunity to try mountain bike available in... read more

    5 August 2019

    star rating  Recently stayed with Chris in her beautiful b&b while attending a nearby wedding. So friendly & accommodating. House and rooms were beautiful, bed very comfortable and water pressure in shower... read more

    1 August 2022

    star rating  This place is magic! Chris is amazing, knowledgeable and fun. We were only here for one night and wish we had stayed for more. It was clean,... read more

    23 October 2019
  • star rating  I stayed here overnight for an adventure race in the village. I had a warm Irish welcome on arrival with a cup of tea and a wee cake. ... read more

    Liam F
    20 August 2019

    star rating  This place is magic! Chris is amazing, knowledgeable and fun. We were only here for one night and wish we had stayed for more. It was clean,... read more

    23 October 2019

    star rating  Location was good for the event we were attending at the Castle; room was large and spacious. Water pressure in the shower is great! However: cleanliness in parts was not... read more

    7 August 2022
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