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Top 5 Bird Watching Sites Near Kinnitty

1. Wild life abounds in the gardens of Ardmore Country House. House Martins nesting in the eaves can be heard chirping merrily in the morning. Watch a thrush or blackbird having a morning dip in the bird bath.


2. After breakfast take a trip into Glendine in the Slievebloom Mountains where you might catch a glimpse of Hen Harriers Siskins or Buzzards.


3. Just 20 minutes drive away is Lough Boora Discovery Park where over 130 bird species have been recorded, including the endangered wild Grey Partridge, many of which can be seen from bird hides located throughout the complex.


4. Turraun wetlands are located near Cloghan and can be reached from Blueball-Cloghan Road or the R436 Clara-Ferbane Road,Turraun lies on the Offaly Way between Boora Church and the Grand Canal.Turraun is worth a visit at any time of the year where you can see Great-crested Grebe breeds on the lake, and Grasshopper Warbler, Cuckoo, Lesser Redpol, Woodcock, large flocks of Lesser Redpoll and the occasional Siskin in the woodland. In winter, Hen Harriers can regularly be seen around the reed beds, with a good variety of duck on the lake.The rough grassy areas near the lake shore are an excellent location for Jack Snipe.


5. The Shannon Callows  and Little Brosna Callows

The Little Brosna Callows are best viewed from roads running parallel to the Little Brosna River between New Bridge and Victoria Lock. Winter is the best time of year to view this site. Large flocks (1,000+) of Black-tailed Godwit and over 100 Whooper Swans and Greenland White-fronted Geese are regularly seen, as are thousands of Wigeon,Teal, Lapwing and Golden Plover and signficant flocks of Pintal and Shoveler.  Little Egret is increasingly regular and rarities such as Green-winged Teal have been recorded.


Customer Reviews

We are delighted to be ranked in the top 10{2c48f3b8c2e9cf1e05aa09b702d889203c78c40a5ca74ee46afbceda57737ce9} of hotels worldwide on Trip Advisor and receive the Traveller’s Choice Award 2020

  • star rating  Myself and 2 friends stayed 6 days in this lovely home. We were impressed the moment we arrived. Our room was roomy, even with 3 beds, lovely antiques, beds and... read more

    29 September 2019

    star rating  I had a wonderful stay here for a friend's wedding at nearby Kinnitty Castle. Chris made me feel very welcome and my room was super clean, comfortable and quiet. The... read more

    19 July 2022

    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  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  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  House was lovely. Very clean and beautifully restored. However, the host was a bit cranky. From our first interaction with unnecessary comments about the luggage to knocking on our door... read more

    16 July 2022
  • 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  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  We stayed but one night and wished we had had longer. Christina is the ultimate as a warm and welcoming hostess. From welcoming us upon our arrival with tea and... read more

    Dan E
    27 October 2019
  • star rating  The owner is helpful and kind. This is not the place to come if you expect luxury and a grand abbey or manor. The home is well kept, the food... read more

    12 July 2022

    star rating  We stayed here for two nights and wished we could have stayed longer. Chris was a fantastic host, offering us tea and homemade scones on arrival. She went above... read more

    Emer M
    7 June 2021

    star rating  From the start Chris was very welcoming and helpful. She made us tea and rang a local restaurant for us as it was near closing time. There was a sitting... read more

    12 June 2021
  • 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

    star rating  Arrived here completely wet, but it was nice and well-organised. Nice breakfast, also very pleasant and decent lady. The building itself is quite well-maintained, with a beautiful virginia creeper all... read more

    3 August 2020

    star rating  This was our fourth and final B & B and by far the best! Chris is the definition of a hostess. She welcomes you into her home and offers you... read more

    25 October 2019
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