About this listing
Stay in the centre of historic Kinsale and create your very own Irish pub experience. O'Herlihys was established in 1864 and has been in the same family since, this generation wishes to meld the traditional features with contemporary comfort.
The space is ultimately unique! The old public house established in 1864 is where you can dine or dance, the bar is still there (minus the beer taps!), this maintains the authentic ambiance of the Irish pub. Contemporary and retro items collide with the traditional features and the house is fully equipped with all modern conveniences, (a stones throw from the local supermarket too!)
Guests have 3 bedrooms, kitchen, dining space and bar(!). The house also has a comfortable parlour in which guests can relax and watch television or listen to music.
Interaction with Guests
I look forward to meeting and introducing guests to the sights, sounds and tastes of Kinsale, then promptly leaving them to their own devices until we say our goodbyes!
Kinsale is a historic and fiercely picturesque town with a reputation for good food and outdoor pursuits, from golf to sailing to permaculture. The Glen, where O'Herlihys is situated was once a waterway, indeed an old lighthouse was once behind where the house now stands on the 'back Glen'.
You are on the 'flat of the town' (as locals like to say). This means despite the beautiful hilliness and undulating narrow streets of Kinsale you are not out of breath getting back to your bed!
Other Things to Note
The townhouse can sleep 9 at a maximum though ideally no more than 7 adults, smaller beings take less space so children and families are encouraged.
At the times of the year when 3 night minimum bookings are fewer O'Herlihys will operate as a guesthouse doing bed and breakfast. Rates for this may vary. Do contact to find out!
Strictly no smoking (smoking area in the yard of the house).
No additional guests can be facilitated for.
About the Host, Sarah
I am the fifth generation of the O'Herlihy family, its still a family affair with my input being the meeting/greeting and coordinating our online bookings while my mom, Elizabeth (4th generation!), is the one who calls the shots(!) (and knows every nook and cranny!). We all love meeting new people and the house has been welcoming new people all it's existence.
I'm a visual artist and an art educator and I love chatting about such things!