Our Kitchen ....pancakes .....Ballinskelligs Bay

16 guests

7 rooms

14 beds

7 baths

16 guests

7 rooms

14 beds

7 baths

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About this listing

Guided walks to Bolus Head & Emlough beach (Loop)
Free CarPark (Off Road )
Tourist Board Approved
Evening meals available
7 bedrooms with private bathroom & one large family room
Great stories & travel tips
Complimentary tea & coffee


Extra people: $35 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 5%


The space

The Old School House B&B welcomes you to beautiful unspoiled Ballinskelligs recently awarded the gold star for dark skies and a popular with star gazers also on the wild Atlantic way route. It nestles between two sandy blue flag beaches and stunning mountains. The old school house is a beautiful restored school house with a lot of history and even has some of the old school records dating back to the famine years and takes you back in time with great stories a tast of times past.We have up dated our rooms and they are bright and airy while the downstairs still has a few original features ,like the blackboard and fireplace .We have our own hens so your pancakes and bread are made fresh and delicious made with our own free-range eggs and local Valencia milk .You can choose from scrambled eggs with Irish smoked salmon or fluffy pancakes with berries and cream,not forgetting the traditional Irish fried breakfast,and scones. We can arrange your boat trip to Skellig Michael (Weather Permitting) or help you plan your day with maps and directions there are many historic sites on the Skellig ring and the nearby world famous Ring of Kerry is pure eye candy.You will love our house if you are a teacher or have an interest in history or you are looking for the real Irish experience . We aim to make your stay as comfortable and memorable as we can ,on dry days we have a garden and on cold days a warm fire for you to relax and read or just warm your toes.

Guest access

The Garden and BBQ area

Interaction with guests

Singing is part of our home if play or sing you will feel right at home '
We love to help you plan your day so ask us about the local attractions .
The lounge is yours to use .

The neighborhood

We are in an idyllic location to explore this amazing area which is renowned for its miles of golden beaches and turquoise water. There are beautiful walking and hiking trails, two world class golf courses, some of the best salmon and sea trout angling in Europe.

Getting around

Getting around
How to get there.
Flights to Kerry Airport and Cork Airport twice daily. Distance to us from Kerry Airport 1 hour, from Cork Airport 2.5 hours
Trains from Dublin or Cork to Killarney or Tralee. BusEirann to Caherciveen, twice daily. By car from Killarney or Tralee to Killorglin and on the N70, Ring of Kerry, to Caherciveen. we can pick you up from there

Other things to note

we are not in Dingle !

Guided walks to Bolus Head & Emlough beach (Loop)
Free CarPark (Off Road )

Evening meals available
4 bedrooms with private bathroom & one large family room
Great stories & travel tips
Complimentary tea & coffee in our dining room

All rooms with power showers
free WiFi access in all rooms - rooms with TV on req
children under 7 stay free sharing room

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 4PM - 7PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

What we expect our guests to do while in our home is just to enjoy their time out and feel like part of the family,we are very chilled out people and enjoy the simple life ,if you are looking for an irish experience you will not be disappointed we will gladly entertain you with stories and songs even an irish jig ,so come in to the parlour theres a welcome here for you .We do have one rule and its for the good of all our guests ,please no eating food in the room you are welcome to use our lounge and we provide plates and utensils just ask.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and other pet(s) lives in the house



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

52 Reviews

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Juan Pedro User Profile
April 2017
Lillian was really nice and communicative. Everything was perfect. You will enjoy a lot. Thanks!!!

Colleen User Profile
January 2017
Amazing B&B in a beautiful setting. We could not have been happier with our stay, and only wish we could have spent more time in this beautiful converted school house! Lillian and Dominick were fantastic hosts.
Lillian User Profile
Response from Lillian:
Thanks so much Colleen you were a delight to host and great company on a cold winter evening .
January 2017

Sharon User Profile
September 2016
We quite enjoyed our visit at The Old School House. Lillian and Dominick greeted us warmly with a pot of tea and a had a lovely fire going in the lounge fireplace. They are a laid-back and genuinely charming couple. Their B&B is cozy and rustic with good facilities and rooms. We had delightful and interesting conversations with them, delicious and filling breakfasts (which included Lillian's pancakes on request), and Dominick blessed us with his guitar playing and songs. Thank you, Lillian and Dominick, for a truly priceless visit!

Michelle User Profile
September 2016
The schoolhouse is so charming. Amazing location near the Ring of Kerry. A quick drive will get you to Portmagee where you can take a boat to Skellig Michael. We drove to Dingle and back in a day. It's wonderful to come back to a warm fire and a cup of tea. It was great to get to know you all.

Colm User Profile
August 2016
Had a very enjoyable and all too brief stay at Lillian's B&B in Ballinskelligs last weekend. Our hosts were fantastic and made us feel very welcome. The kids really enjoyed the experience too and are still talking about the dogs and ducks !, We will be back hopefully sooner than later, Regards, Colm

Kavin User Profile
August 2016
We had a lovely stay at the old school house. Accommodation was simple and clean. The host couple were friendly and charming. The evening music and session was special. we also enjoyed the stories that Dominic shared with us
Lillian User Profile
Response from Lillian:
we too enjoy the music and it is the highlight of our seson . God Bless And thank God for the talent of the young ladies it was very beautiful
August 2016

Ryan User Profile
August 2016
We had a great stay in the Old School House. Lillian and Dominic were welcoming and kind, and gave us lots of useful tips for exploring the local area. Our rooms were comfortable and well-maintained, and breakfast was both delicious and plentiful. If we're in the area again we'll come back!

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Ballinskelligs, Ireland · Joined in June 2011
Lillian User Profile

Very Happy and easy going ,always willing to help and make sure I do everything to ensure you have a pleasant stay with us.
I really love traveling and try to do a camino in Spain every year at the end of the season.walking is my passion as well as cooking and singing .

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