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Bushmills

Travellers have been enjoying the traditional comforts of this coaching inn, along the Causeway Coastal Route, since the 17th Century, and still feel revived by its robust food, convivial bar, cosy nooks and spacious bedrooms.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • garden
  • historic
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • golf
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
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Coopershill

Coopershill

Riverstown

Simon and Christina O’Hara welcome guests to their Georgian ancestral home on a wooded estate with deer park, where guests sit down to a three-course dinner and awake to an Aga-cooked breakfast.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • historic
  • tennis
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • horse_riding
  • surfing
  • wildlife_watching
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • fishing
  • golf
  • electric_charging_point
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The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat

The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat

Ballyclare

Launched in summer 2021 after a multimillion-pound-makeover, this youthful hotel has a Balearics vibe, with outdoor spa, lakeside heated-sand beach, beach bar and sunken lounge.
  • boutique
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • outdoor_pool
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • spa
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • golf
  • good_value
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Pax House

Pax House

Dingle

‘A haven of peace’, John O’Farrell’s ‘terrific’ contemporary B&B sits on a hilltop with 180-degree views over the harbour and Dingle Peninsula.
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  • wifi
  • great_breakfast
  • garden
  • parking
  • boutique
  • dog_friendly
  • golf
  • guest_house
  • horse_riding
  • seaside
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
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Ard na Sidhe Country House Hotel

Ard na Sidhe Country House Hotel

Killorglin

In 32 wooded, landscaped acres on the shores of Lough Caragh, this gabled Edwardian manor house combines comfort and elegance, with an antique-filled lounge and candlelit restaurant.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • fishing
  • garden
  • golf
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • cycling
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • historic
  • horse_riding
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • honeymoon
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
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The Montenotte Hotel

The Montenotte Hotel

Cork

There is a sense of fun at this modern hotel in tiered gardens, with plushly furnished public spaces, brightly decorated bedrooms, an all-day menu of modern Irish dishes, a rooftop bar reached by a glass bridge, spa treatments and cinema screenings.
  • babyfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • foodie
  • garden
  • gym
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_dining
  • parking
  • spa
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • disabled_facilities
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • boutique
  • romantic
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • golf
  • walking
  • tennis
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Killiane Castle Country House and Farm

Killiane Castle Country House and Farm

Drinagh

Guests are welcomed with tea or coffee and home-baked biscuits at the Mernagh family’s farmhouse B&B beside a 15th-century fortified tower house.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • babyfriendly
  • garden
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • historic
  • walking
  • great_breakfast
  • parking
  • guest_house
  • good_value
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
  • veganfriendly
  • tennis
  • romantic
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • golf
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • electric_charging_point
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Ballymaloe House

Ballymaloe House

Shanagarry

Set on a 300-acre working farm, this legendary Irish country-house hotel has grown from being a restaurant with rooms that is passionate about locally sourced food into a thriving business, with cookery school, café and arts venue.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • wine
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • with_cooking_school
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • golf
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • for_winelovers
  • great_breakfast
  • foodie
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
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Castle Leslie Estate

Castle Leslie Estate

Glaslough

Gorgeous interiors and a friendly, informal ambience are a winning combination at Susan Stuart’s beautiful B&B, where every bedroom has a sea view, and breakfast is quite special.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • golf
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • horse_riding
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • babyfriendly
  • gourmet
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
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Temple House

Temple House

Ballymote

A private drive loops through native woodland and pastures to this classical mansion overlooking a ruined Knights Templar castle and teeming fishing lake in W B Yeats country.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • historic
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • golf
  • parking
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
  • romantic
  • electric_charging_point
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Ghan House

Ghan House

Carlingford

Beneath Slieve Foy Mountain, stepping distance from the sea and within walled gardens, the Carroll family’s Georgian house affords views at every turn.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • golf
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wifi
  • foodie
  • boutique
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Hunter’s

Hunter’s

Rathnew

Liza Minnelli, Peter Ustinov, Daniel Day-Lewis and Karl Gustav 16th of Sweden are among past guests who have fallen for the time-warp charms of Ireland’s oldest coaching inn.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • historic
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • bird_watching
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • golf
  • outdoor_dining
  • wildlife_watching
  • weddings
  • cycling
  • good_value
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The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

Ballingarry

Every painting, sculpture and piece of furniture feels cherished and chosen at John Edward Joyce’s Victorian country mansion in landscaped gardens.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • country_house
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • dog_friendly
  • cycling
  • horse_riding
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • foodie
  • historic
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Newforge House

Newforge House

Magheralin

There is a happy sense of continuity at this classic Georgian country house, where sixth-generation owners Louise and John Mathers have been welcoming guests since 2005.
  • weddings
  • garden
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • parking
  • horse_riding
  • golf
  • cycling
  • foodie
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Frewin

Frewin

Ramelton

Congenial hosts welcome you to this B&B in a Victorian rectory abounding in original features, tradition and charm, where breakfast is taken communally in a dining room overlooking wooded grounds.
  • romantic
  • wifi
  • parking
  • country_house
  • bird_watching
  • fishing
  • horse_riding
  • golf
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
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Currarevagh House

Currarevagh House

Oughterard

‘A winding drive through woodland takes you back in time’ to Henry and Lucy Hodgson’s Victorian country house on a 180-acre estate on the shores of Lough Corrib.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • mooring_available
  • parking
  • foodie
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Roundwood House

Roundwood House

Mountrath

Hannah and Paddy Flynn are warm hosts at their Palladian villa in native woodland, filled with heirloom antiques and auction finds, where singing chef Paddy cooks with brio, breakfast brings eggs from the ducks and hens, and a good time is had by all.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • country_house
  • view
  • bird_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • cycling
  • historic
  • horse_riding
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Ballyvolane House

Ballyvolane House

Fermoy

With breakfast served until noon, afternoon tea by the drawing room fire, shooting, fishing and communal dining, a house-party atmosphere prevails at this Georgian country house.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • activities
  • babyfriendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • foodie
  • historic
  • parking
  • boutique
  • golf
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
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Enniscoe House

Enniscoe House

Ballina

Solitary Nephin, Ireland’s highest stand-alone mountain, provides a dramatic backdrop to this classic, pink-washed Georgian country house in wooded grounds on Lough Conn.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • historic
  • country_house
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • golf
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
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Gregans Castle Hotel

Gregans Castle Hotel

Ballyvaughan

It may not be a castle but this rambling 18th-century manor house, wrapped in gardens and with views over the otherworldly karst landscape of the Burren, has its own romantic charm.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
  • foodie
  • seaside
  • dog_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • horse_riding
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Stella Maris

Stella Maris

Ballycastle

The sea is a powerful presence at this former coastguard’s HQ overlooking Bunatrahir Bay, with fascinating architectural features, of cosy public rooms, blazing fires, an ocean-view sunlounge, antique furniture and contemporary Irish cuisine.
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
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  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • parking
  • country_house
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • cycling
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Lorum Old Rectory

Lorum Old Rectory

Bagenalstown

Overlooking the River Barrow, this Victorian rectory B&B is a cherished home, with the style of a small country house, and welcoming hostesses who will cook dinner by arrangement.
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • golf
  • dog_friendly
  • adultsonly
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • country_house
  • historic
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Sheedy’s

Sheedy’s

Lisdoonvarna

The perfect base for exploring the Wild Atlantic Way and the Burren's dramatic karst landscape, the Sheedy family’s farmhouse has been welcoming guests since the 1930s.
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • ecofriendly
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • golf
  • foodie
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Rosleague Manor

Rosleague Manor

Letterfrack

There are wonderful views from this pink-washed manor house in gardens edged by Ballinakill Bay, with interiors full of antiques and curios, imaginative menus and personable third-generation owners.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • seaside
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • tennis
  • romantic
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Rathmullan House

Rathmullan House

Rathmullan

Pass the little gate lodge to drive up to this bay-fronted country house in wooded grounds edged by a beach on Lough Swilly.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • disabled
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • for_winelovers
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • weddings
  • outdoor_dining
  • surfing
  • horse_riding
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • good_value

High luxury or homely hospitality near Ireland’s best golf courses

The Emerald Isle is home to some of the best golf courses in the world, and as a result it has also attracted some of the greatest golfers in the world to play their.  Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Tom Watson, nick Also and Colin Montgomerie are just some of the names who have played professionally in Ireland and waxed lyrical about its quality.  Meanwhile, famous faces such as Bill Clinton, Dan Quayle, Michael Jordan have also enjoyed playing in the area.

With spectacular scenery and some of the purest golfing experiences in the world, the landscape is adorned by top resorts, hotels and courses.  Ireland has played host to many of the top tournaments in the world, including the Open Championship, the Ryder Cup and the Walker Cup, which all attest to its quality courses and high standards.

However, Ireland’s welcoming hospitality also extends to the greens and for holiday makers in the region, this too adds to its appeal for visiting golfers.  The country is home to two-thirds of the world’s total links courses which gives you an idea of scope, and perhaps too the type of game you can expect.  For families visiting with eager beginners there’s the opportunity to learn while on holiday here with plenty of clubs offering lessons and driving ranges for those looking to practice their swing.

Of course, a day on the golf course wouldn’t be complete without a hearty meal to return to at the end of the day, and while the club houses do an excellent job, it is the hotels and B&Bs that shine when it comes to hearty, local specialities at the end of a busy day.

Last updated: June 15, 2024