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Marlfield House

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Gorey

In woodland and extensive formal gardens, the Bowe family’s ‘beautiful’ Regency-style mansion has been providing ‘prompt and attentive service’ for more than 35 years.
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Rosleague Manor

Rosleague Manor

Letterfrack

‘Supremely comfortable in that unique Irish country house way’, this pink-washed Regency manor house on the shores of Ballinakill Bay continues to please, say Guide readers this year.
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Currarevagh House

Currarevagh House

Oughterard

‘The wonderful views of Lough Corrib, combined with warm, easy-going hospitality, make this a place in which we could stay for ages.’
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Rathmullan House

Rathmullan House

Rathmullan

On the shores of Lough Swilly, give in to the ‘old-fashioned demeanour’ of the Wheeler family’s hotel, as did guests this year, who found it – and its collection of lough-facing sitting rooms – ‘endearing’.
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Hilton Park

Hilton Park

Clones

At the end of a mile-long drive through ‘an estate of great tranquillity and beauty’ stands Fred and Joanna Madden’s Italianate mansion.
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The Old Presbytery

The Old Presbytery

Kinsale

Jolly flower baskets flank the bright red front door of this personable B&B on a quiet street in the centre of a historic port and fishing town.
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The Quay House

The Quay House

Clifden

‘Delightful hosts’ Julia and Paddy Foyle run their harbourside B&B with ‘generosity of spirit and a genuine interest in seeing guests happy’, Guide inspectors say.
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Inch House

Inch House

Thurles

‘Warm and charming in its small-scale grandeur’, the Egan family’s Georgian mansion sits amid a cereals farm in Tipperary countryside.
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The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

Ballingarry

‘The Mustard Seed, with its great tradition of Irish hospitality, is in safe hands,’ says a Guide reader this year of a return visit to John Edward Joyce’s ‘lovely, charming’ restaurant-with-rooms.
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Viewmount House

Viewmount House

Longford

In ‘cleverly designed, well-maintained gardens’ on the outskirts of town, Beryl and James Kearney’s Georgian mansion has ‘uninterrupted views’ of the surrounding land, and a ‘cheerful ambience’ within.
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Brook Lane Hotel

Brook Lane Hotel

Kenmare

‘Stylish, comfortable and attractively priced’, Una and Dermot Brennan’s family-run boutique hotel puts the emphasis on a ‘warm, friendly’ Kerry welcome.
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Killiane Castle

Killiane Castle

Drinagh

Drive through green countryside to come to this peaceful, family-run B&B steeped in centuries-old history.
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Roundwood House

Roundwood House

Mountrath

The vista stretches over open pastures from Paddy and Hannah Flynn’s Georgian mansion, standing in extensive grounds below the Slieve Bloom mountains.
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Crocnaraw Country House

Crocnaraw Country House

Moyard

The ‘terrific hospitality’ stands out at Lucy Fretwell’s Georgian guest house close to Ballinakill bay.
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Newport House

Newport House

Newport

A traditional Irish country house atmosphere fills this creeper-clad Georgian mansion overlooking the quay of a heritage town on the shores of Clew bay.
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Sheen Falls Lodge

Sheen Falls Lodge

Kenmare

Cast your sights across the suspension bridge from the heritage town, towards this much refurbished 17th-century fishing lodge.
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Frewin

Frewin

Ramelton

Regina Gibson and Thomas Coyle’s creeper-covered Victorian house is a warm and welcoming place on the outskirts of a heritage town at the mouth of the River Lennon.
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Lough Inagh Lodge

Lough Inagh Lodge

Recess

A ‘lovely, peaceful spot’ embraced on all sides by spectacular mountains, the lake here offers unhurried respite – as fishing enthusiasts have known since the 1880s.
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Ghan House

Ghan House

Carlingford

In large gardens, behind lovely old stone walls, this pretty Georgian house – with its family photographs, squashy sofas, antique French beds and claw-footed baths – is steps from medieval Carlingford’s old town gate.
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Gregans Castle Hotel

Gregans Castle Hotel

Ballyvaughan

In the otherworldly limestone landscape of the Burren, with distant views across valley and mountain to Galway Bay, husband-and-wife team Simon Haden and Frederieke McMurray run their 18th-century manor house as an ‘absolutely top-rate hotel’.
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Stella Maris

Stella Maris

Ballycastle

‘It is dramatically beautiful here, and totally tranquil.’
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Ard na Breatha

Ard na Breatha

Donegal Town

Cosy, unpretentious and welcoming, Theresa and Albert Morrow’s traditional guest house is on the working family farm between Lough Esk and the town.
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Butler Arms

Butler Arms

Waterville

In a village on the Wild Atlantic Way, this ‘friendly, well-run’ Victorian hotel has been owned by the Huggard family since 1915.
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Harvey’s Point

Harvey’s Point

Donegal Town

Between Lough Eske and the foothills of the Blue Stack mountains, Deirdre McGlone and Marc Gysling’s traditional hotel is run with heart.
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Foxmount Country House

Foxmount Country House

Waterford

Fall into the relaxed pace of country life here: green fields on the horizon, Margaret and David Kent’s ivy-clad Georgian house stands amid large, well-kept gardens on the owners’ working dairy farm.
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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.