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This was my first trip to Ireland, and I was traveling alone. Connor’s Retreat is about 15 minutes outside of Roscommen. My suggestion is to visit the Aldi store in Roscommen BEFORE Marion guides you to Connor’s Retreat. Aldi had everything I needed for my 1 night stay (in addition to the bread, jam, eggs, fruit, etc that Marion so generously provided). I went to Aldi for snacks, cookies, and other items (Irish Beer :)
Marion and her family have completely restored the old homestead into a eco-friendly WWOOF (Willing Workers On Organic Farms).
This is a “back to basics” lodging experience, which for me was perfect. I spent my time reading and stoking the Rayburn Stove/Heater with blocks of peat.
This visit would be especially nice for those who like to get back to “how things used to be” I would recommend it for those prepared to do a little work during their stay.
p.s. This WWOOF attracts “Willful Workers” every Spring and Summer. They come from all parts of the world to plant, tend and harvest the farm’s produce. In exchange, the workers receive food and lodging. Not a bad way to give back to learn about organic farming and promoting a “greener” future!
We had an incredible time enjoying the irish countryside at the peaceful retreat. We had fun reading the story of the house, playing some board games, and operating the Rayburn which works unbelievably well for cooking and heating the water. Marion and Andy are great hosts that made sure we were doing alright. Finally, we realized that civilization is not too far when we visited the Famine museum a mere 15 minutes away.
Beautiful place to enjoy the peace and solitude of the Irish countryside. Found at the end of a long winding lane, with livestock peeping over the hedgerows this house is the perfect retreat to wind down in front of the range with a good book or a sketchpad.