County Kerry Heritage Town - Listowel Ireland
|Address||Cahirdown, 0000 Listowel, Ireland|
Derry Cottage is one completely separated half and is for your private, self-catering use.
It is also fully accessible for disabled guests and wheelchair user guests with, or without, their carers.
Please contact us for more information about our facilities.
Listowel is so well positioned as a base for day trips to attractions in County Clare, County Limerick, County Cork and our own lovely County Kerry.
You are also away from the more expensive tourist accommodation locations and yet still close to everything - making this the best place to be for your vacation.
There are three en-suite bedrooms.
Bedroom 1 - King size bed and ensuite
Bedroom 2 - King size bed plus a single bed and ensuite
Bedroom 3 - King size bed plus a single bed and an ensuite suitable for a wheelchair user or person with limited mobility.
Hair dryer in all bedrooms
Other facilities include washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, double oven and hob, iron and ironing board etc.
DAY TRIPS: Just a few suggestions -
*Limerick City - only 45miles from here
*Adare Village with it's quaint thatched houses.
*Bunratty Castle - outside Limerick - perhaps take in a Medieval Banquet show.
*Kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle and visit nearby Cork City (about a 2 hour drive).
*Titanic Experience - Cobh near Cork City,Cobh pronounced "Cove" and formerly called Queenstown, was the pick-up point for 123 passengers before the ship embarked on that fateful voyage to America. This year commemorates that tragic event 100 years ago.
*Tralee Town and it's Geraldine Museum and more.
*Killarney Town Muckross House, Killarney's Lakes and the surrounding area.
*Dingle Town - take a boat trip on the bay and meet Fungie the Dolphin
*Castlemaine is a town you may pass through - but wait - this was the birthplace of "The Wild Colonial Boy" - Jack Duggan was his name - famed in the Australian balled of the same name.
*The Ring of Kerry Drive - absolutely fabulous - and then back over Connor Pass
*Cross over the Shannon River into County Clare to visit the Cliffs of Moher and The Burren
*Crag Cave - 30 minutes away discovered in 1983 and thought to be over 1 million years old.
*Take the short trip to Asdee, a neat little village between Ballylongford and Ballybunion. Home of the wild west outlaw Jesse James. His father emigrated from here to Missouri where young Jesse was born on September 5th 1847.
*Ballybunion Golf Course - if it's good enough for Bill Clinton and Tiger Woods to play a round here......
*Ballybunion Surf School - With four miles of golden blue flagged beaches Ballybunion offers waves for beginners, intermediates and the wild Atlantic cliff break provides exhilarating surf for the seriously advanced.
*Dromin Equestrian Centre is just a few minutes from us.
*Salmon and Trout Fishing on the River Feale - the river meanders around the town of Listowel.
*Listowel Golf Course and a Pitch and Putt Course are a few minutes from here.
We sincerely hope this has given you an idea of how well positioned we are, here in Listowel, to enjoy many local amenities and wonderful day trips to fantastic scenic drives and cultural locations.
Return to your accommodation, relax and later. maybe stroll to the town for some "craic agus ceol" - fun and music.
Letting is from the 11th of July.
The map used is not 100% accurate so please view our own map image when we upload more photographs soon.
Derry House is actually 300 metres off the main Listowel to Tarbert road and in a quiet cul-de-sac.
The road has five other family homes along it, all professional people, and we are the end house.
Situated in County Kerry, Listowel is designated a Heritage Town and is twinned with Los Gatos, California, USA, with Listowel, Ontario, Canada, with Shawnee, Kansas, USA, Downpatrick in Northern Ireland and recently Michalowice in Poland
There are also Kerry links with Galicia in Spain.
Listowel – (Lios Tuathail - The Fort of Tuathail) was an earthen fort.
Listowel’s history goes back to the 12th century with the Listowel Castle and the Fitzmaurice family.
Listowel is a famous literary town and frequently called The Literary Capital of Ireland.
Annually, in May/June it hosts Writers’ Week, a literary festival overflowing with art, drama, poetry, film, music and story telling.
Local man, John B. Keane, wrote many well-known short stories and plays about Irish life.
One of his stories, "The Field", ended up on the big screen and starred Richard Harris, John Hurt and Sean Bean
A few miles from the town, a local man, Maurice Walsh, penned a book with a well known title - "The Quiet Man", which was adapted and turned into a Hollywood film starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.
A few miles up the road is the town of Foynes.
The same actress, Maureen O'Hara, is a patron of the Foynes Flying Boat Museum, largely due to the fact that her late husband, Capt Charlie Blair, was a flying boat pilot and flew the last scheduled flying boat out of Foynes to New York.
It was to Foynes that passengers made their way from the flying boats which used to land on the nearby River Shannon.
It was also here that our world famous Irish Coffee was invented!
*Irish Coffee Making Championships - will be held, in Foynes, from 1st - 3rd June 2012.
Visit the Flying Boat museum and perhaps sample a wee drop in a local hostelry.
The Listowel Racecourse hosts two horse-racing events each year and the race course is only a 3 minute drive from here.
In the first weekend of May, we have a fantastic Listowel Military Tattoo with vehicle and weapons displays, street battle with re-enactment groups and an ex-services parade.
One of Listowel’s treasures is The Garden of Europe, located in the Town Park.
It contains over 2,500 trees and shrubs from all over Europe.
It is only a short distance from us - right beside the golf course and down by the riverside.
If you need information on anything for your vacation with us, we will be happy to have it ready for you on, or before, arrival.
We wish to Thank You most sincerely for considering staying in Derry House, Listowel, County Kerry.
Every Good Wish
Betty and John
House rulesPlease respect the property and your neighbours. Nobody likes noise.
Your accommodation will be clean and tidy when you arrive.
We like to keep our prices low and not charge a cleaning fee, so help us maintain a low price, we ask that you leave the property clean and tidy when you leave.
Most accommodations in Ireland do not permit smoking so we ask that you do NOT smoke in the property.
|Weekly rate for up to 2 guests||$ 570 US|
|Price for > 2 guests||$ 30 US per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||3 PM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||11 AM|
Reviews of this property
We brachten 3 nachten door in deze fantastische accommodatie.Een heerlijk luxe, ruim en schoon huis. Het ontbrak aan niets. We troffen nog nooit zo'n mooi en compleet vakantiehuis. Betty en John zijn een enthousiast en hartelijk gastpaar, zij doen er alles voor om het de gasten naar de zin te maken.
Ze brachten zelfs een attentie voor mijn verjaardag.
Dit huis, van alle comfort voorzien kunnen we iedereen aanbevelen.
We bezochten vanuit dit huis The ring of Kerry en Dingle....hoogtepunten in Ierland.
Wow this was a very nice house. I would come every time back... nice room nice and warm welcome everything perfect!!!
Greetings and thank you very much
Trés belle maison: très spacieuse, très bien agencée, très bien meublée avec un électro-ménager "dernier cri" et une décoration soignée,située à proximité de larges routes (faciles à conduire malgré la conduite à gauche).
Très calme ( à l'écart de la route)
John et Betty sont des hôtes très agréables qui nous ont très bien accueillis avec de délicates attentions.
Je recommanderai leur adresse à ma famille et mes amis.
This place was absolutely incredible. The host was wonderful with us. And the apartment was spectacular: it has every type of detail; it was completely equipped. For us it was a marvellous experience and it was really a pity not to have more time to spend in the apartment. Thanks John for everything.
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