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Winter Travels to Ireland

So this is our first blog post and to be quite honest, it’s pretty much based on the conversations we have had with our guests that have stayed with us over the past few months, basically the winter months from November to March.

We are nearly all in agreement that’s its probably the best time to travel to Ireland especially for those choosing the self drive mode, yes the days are a little shorter, particularly in December, and you may find some attractions and restaurants closed but the benefits still out weight these slight draw backs.

  1. Quieter roads to drive on
  2. Cheaper flights and accommodation
  3. The Irish people have more time in their hands to talk to you and impart local knowledge and information.
  4. Finding great Irish country bars with turf fires and great music
  5. Seeing amazing Atlantic storms put an energy into the ocean that creates some spectacular waves and sea swells that are better than any photos that our summer snappers will ever capture
  6. Dingle in particular has much to offer all year round and a minimum of two days should be planned to explore this magnificent peninsula

So those of you now at your computers asking, but what is the weather like? Actually would you believe it’s not that bad. Is Ireland a place to come for the sun anyway, probably not, is your idea to come to Ireland to relax by the pool! probably not. Our winter days can be wet but so can our summer days the real advantage of the winter is that we get very little fog, which is the real enemy. And we can get a lot of that in the summer and spring when the winds calm down.

Also if it’s possible try and plan your trips around activities if you can for some extra special cultural high lights that are also on at this time e.g. the Traditional Music Festival Sceil Ceoil an Earrig and the Dingle Walking Festival in February, in December you have Other Voices, the Wrens Day and New Year’s Eve in Dingle…keep up to date with what’s on, on the peninsula,  or on our own website under what to do in the activities section, the one thing to be careful with is Christmas Day, if you here plan where you are staying carefully as Ireland closes down that day, apart from that you won’t have a care, it’s a great time to plan your trip.

If you want any advice about your trip to Ireland and how best to plan your time just drop us a line anytime, there is just so much to see and do!


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Our Location

We are ideally situated just a 5 minute walk from Dingle town centre. Take 2nd exit on roundabout when entering Dingle, then right at next junction and we are on the left. Click map below for more info.

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Guesthouse Facilities & Amenities

  • Concierge Service
  • Garden Hot Tub (April to Oct)
  • Two Guest Lounges
  • Free Wi- Fi
  • Bus Collection
  • Travel Planning
  • Nespresso Machine
  • Local Book Collection
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Snack Menu
  • Restaurant Advice
  • Honesty Bar
  • Laundry Service
  • Wine List


  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Panoramic Views
  • Hairdryers
  • Tourist Guides
  • Tea/Coffee & Biscuits
  • Open Fire
  • Free Parking
  • In-Room Fridges
  • Ice-machine
  • Extensive Art Collection
  • Electric Adaptors
  • Antique Furniture Collection
  • Shopping Advice