About this listing
"Corner Shop" existed in every almost town in Ireland for the last century, rapidly being replaced by Supermarkets, and the big discount stores. The family home attaching to the Corner Shop Belturbet has 3 bedrooms, living-room, kitchen and bathroom.
Situated along the N3 road going through the picturesque town of Belturbet, your bedroom will have a double bed (divan sofa bed), own wardrobe, dressing table with drawers. An armchair and stool complete the ambiance for a quiet stay. Centrally heated during winter.
Guests will have access to the main bathroom, with shower, towels being provided along with bed linen. Guests will have use of livingroom with tv, and tea, coffee making facilities in our kitchen. Light meals can be prepared there too, and cooking facilities can be provided by arrangement.
Interaction with Guests
Proprietor, lives on the premises, but attends to office or work duties everyday, however tries to come home nightly. Information will be provided on local facilities, bars, walks and eateries.
The town of about 1800 inhabitants has great character and history, and this is documented on designated town walks, with signage, etc. Turbet Island is a minute's walk away across the road, and its totally green foliage provides a quiet place for walking trips.
9 times daily return Bus Eireann (service 30) connection with Dublin Airport and Dublin Busaras (Central station); outdoor car parking facilities available. The town and local river can be explored on foot, however those with a hired car can undertake longer day trips to places of interest, like Sligo, Derry, Donegal, Omagh, Enniskillen or Belfast.
Other Things to Note
I have complied some general advice for anyone moving to live in Ireland for a long term period. Remember to take original items with you like Drivers Licence, Passport, Identity Card. Motor Insurance Certificates, Written Proof of "No-claims" from Insurance Company for up to five previous years, as this will be required to obtain maximum discount when obtaining motor insurance here. If possible have this translated into English and certified by the Insurance Company, not the broker or agent. Ideally, you should own the motor vehicle for at least 6 months before bringing it to Ireland, to avoid having to pay Import Tax. A Birth Certificate is required for many purposes in Ireland. Proof of address is often asked for, and a "service bill" like electricity or telephone bill stating your home address is useful. Health Documents are important too, and everyone should have the EU111 card to ensure some level of cover, if medical assistance is required whilst on holiday here.
Minimum rules, however appreciation of others sleeping arrangements and adherence to agreed hours of return from nights out on the town will be discussed.
Anthony was very supportive and cared in advance a lot. Several mails caused a good feeling, travelling into the "rural" part of Ireland. Bedroom heated, big bathroom with extra towels and a fireplace in the living room invited to feel at home and not homesick. His hints to find friendly people and have a chat at Belturbet were as useful as welcome. I asked for an adventure and got it, including a further glimpse to the way, the Irish are living... :-)
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About the Host, A. P. (Tony)
Proprietor has been involved in Tourism and Holiday Events since 1977, when original Secretary of The Belturbet Festival Committee; subsequently Chairman Cavan County Tourism Board for many years; Member and Director North West Regional Tourism Authority (phone number hidden). Member EU Committee of The Regions (Brussels) (phone number hidden). Leader of County Cavan Delegation at President Clinton's White House Conference for Investment in Norhern Ireland and The Border Counties 1995. Developed Erneside Self-Catering Townhouses in Belturbet in 1997 to cater for increasing numbers of Anglers and General Tourists to this area. Favourite destinations: Paris & Dammarie Les Lys, France; Cyprus; Malta, Bay Shore, Long Island New York; Malaga, Costa del Sol, and Canary Islands. Looking forward to welcoming you to Belturbet! The increasing number of Genealology researchers coming here every year is very welcome, and just a reminder to allow yourselves time to visit local sources of information - like the Genealogy centre in Cavan, the Registry of Deaths, Births and Marriages - as many of these offices close on Friday evenings, and re-open on Monday morning, guest arriving earlier in the week have a greater opportunity to do theur research before visiting areas of likely interest to find their ancestors.