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Clonmacnoise in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands

The ancient monastic site of Clonmacnoise in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands near Shannonbridge in Co Offaly was founded by St Ciaran circa 550 at the point where the great ridge called the Eiscir Riada meets the river Shannnon. The site which includes ruins of a cathedral, seven churches, 2 high crosses and the most extensive collection of early Christian grave slabs in western Europe still tells a tale in stone from the land of Saints and Scholars. This early Christian site is the final resting place of Rory O Connor the last High King of Ireland.

 

Ardmore Country House is just 15 miles (24K) drive from Clonmacnoise. Images courtesy of the OPW

 

Customer Reviews

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

  • 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

    RODBurystEdmunds
    11 August 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

    galofmanycities
    12 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

    sloopjohnb65
    5 September 2021
  • 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

    trstravels1217
    16 July 2022

    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  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

    el_hayward
    19 July 2022
  • star rating  My husband and I loved our stay at the Ardmore. Chris was an amazing hostess! She greeted us warmly and had a fire waiting for us in the sitting room.... read more

    T4087YVlaurenw
    7 April 2022

    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

    retiredfa68
    29 September 2019

    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

    HelenTravelBug
    25 July 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

    michellearty
    12 June 2021

    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

    1018heathero
    26 October 2019

    star rating  First of all, Chris our hostess was awesome!
    She steered us in the right direction for sights we would be interested in and not too far away. The breakfasts are... read more

    Ms_Jamie_Sz
    3 October 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

    skelly111111
    1 August 2022

    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

    1018heathero
    25 October 2019

    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

    johnoP4244OQ
    31 October 2021
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