Sheedy’s

Come back to Martina and John Sheedy’s small hotel, after a windswept walk in ‘wonderful’ Burren countryside, to enjoy a quiet drink by the fire or in the sunroom overlooking the rose garden – it’s the small touches that make the place. More

Contact details

Sheedy’s
Lisdoonvarna
Co. Clare
Ireland
00 353 65 707 4026

Hotel information

Bedrooms

11. Some on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

Easter–Sept, closed Mon/Tues in Apr, restaurant closed Sun evening July–Sept.

Facilities

sitting room/library, sun lounge, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ½-acre garden (rose garden).

Background music

‘easy listening’ at breakfast, light jazz at dinner.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B €120–€180, D,B&B €220–€280. À la carte €48. 1-night bookings refused weekends in Sept.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Come back to Martina and John Sheedy’s small hotel, after a windswept walk in ‘wonderful’ Burren countryside, to enjoy a quiet drink by the fire or in the sunroom overlooking the rose garden – it’s the small touches that make the place. The hotel has been in the family for four generations; today, ‘the combination of Martina’s warm welcome and John’s cooking is formidable’. Large, traditionally furnished bedrooms in the 18th-century country house are supplied with fine toiletries, up-to-date magazines and home-made cookies. For extra space, book a junior suite with a generous sitting area. No newcomer to sustainable food, the chef/patron has been using local suppliers in his kitchen for more than 30 years. Among his Irish dishes grounded in classical French techniques: pork belly, cauliflower purée, apple coulis; seared scallops, lentils. At a buffet-free breakfast, ‘the hosts offer something a little different (although if you want a traditional Irish fried breakfast, you won’t find a better one)’. There are pancakes, bagels with St Tola goat’s cheese, organic porridge with Baileys; jams, marmalade and breads are all home made. More reports, please.

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Sheedy’s
Lisdoonvarna
Co. Clare

Guest comments

'Still an excellent hotel. The combination of Martina’s welcome and John’s cooking is formidable. We like the tea and home-made biscuits offered on checking in; the spacious bedroom; the feeling of well-being that descends as you sit in the conservatory with a pre-dinner drink; the magic John works with quality ingredients; the attempt to offer something a little different at the buffet-free breakfast. Portions are generous. ' - Andrew Wardrop - July, 2014
'The welcome was warm and genuine. Our room was pleasant but lighting was poor. The food was wonderfully cooked at dinner. Wines reasonably priced. Breakfast is also excellent ' - Esler Crawford - September, 2013
'An excellent small hotel, with a very warm welcome, in a wonderful location. ' - Florence and Russell Birch - April, 2012

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Tourist attractions

  • Cliffs of Moher

    A stunning series of cliffs on the Atlantic coast.

  • The Burren

    A national park, with diverse flora and fauna, along with celtic crosses and ring forts.

  • Aran Islands

    Day trips available to a Gaelic-speaking, traditional area off the west coast of Ireland.