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Welcome to the Family Homes of Ireland - Ireland's favourite Bed & Breakfast listing and now incorporating a Self Catering section. Our Self Catering consists of individual properties, none of the holiday village which are a blight on Ireland.
As the name implies, you now have the opportunity to enjoy the experience of staying in a friendly bed and breakfast where you can enjoy a quality of service and hospitality that will linger in your memory long after you return home.
Our B&Bs are spread throughout Ireland - from Donegal to Wicklow, Antrim to Cork and always including the ever favoured Galway, Kerry, Dublin and least mentioned Louth. So regardless of whether you're looking for B&B in the vicinity of the lakes of Killarney in Kerry, the Rock of Cashel in Tipperary, Blarney Castle in Cork, Powerscourt Gardens in Wicklow or Bunratty Castle in Co. Clare - we have Bed & Breakfast establishments close by. So if it is Sligo, Limerick, Kildare, Kilkenny, Mayo,Offaly or Wexford, we can accommodate you.
A Family Homes of Ireland B&B operator is a special type of person; dedicated to your needs and proud to welcome you to their individual home, where you can experience personal interaction that cannot be matched in hotels or guesthouses. Bed & Breakfast is an unique Irish product and never more essential than when visitors on holiday in Ireland want to meet the real Irish in a real Irish family home.
As Bed & Breakfast implies, your accommodation and breakfast are provided and the rates quoted in the Family Homes of Ireland B&B Guide are on a per person sharing basis. Breakfast consists of a Full/Cooked Irish Breakfast - bacon, sausages, eggs, tomato, etc., however, your vacation does not have to consist of routinely the same fare - many of our B&B operators substitute the Irish breakfast with a substantial varied menu that has interesting options. Many offer choices suitable for vegetarians and special dietary conditions. Do check out if your selected B&B offers an evening meal: in many houses you will be pleasantly surprised by the standard of cuisine and of course, our world-renowned home-baking and delectable seafood.
Because the B&B experience is so personal, and because our Bed and Breakfast homes and their operators are so individual, we know that each stay-over is different. To acknowledge the individuality and success of any of our homes, Family Homes of Ireland initiated The Best Family Home Awards whereby the visitors nominate the home which in their opinion best epitomizes the essence of B&B in an Irish family home. Why don't you nominate your favourite home by email after your vacation.
And there's lots to do to keep yourself busy while on holiday: the country is suffused in history and there's a wealth of megalithic tombs and archeological sites, not to mention crannogs and cairns stretching back over 5000 years. Holidaymakers can enjoy superb walking trails in differing terrain - with spectacular mountain, lake, sea and pastoral views. Ireland is recognised for her wonderful golf courses, but there's no shortage other activities too: from sea and shore angling, dolphin and bird watching, boat and barge hire on our intricate waterway network; horse riding and turf racing for which we are justifiably proud; nor of lively pubs, traditional music and Irish craft, which Ireland is deservedly famous.
We think you should book your holiday now and see it all for yourself. Bed & Breakfast is just a great way to go!
Edmond J. Hickey