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Ardmore Country House

Kinnitty, Offaly, R42 K681

In Kinnitty

Meet your host…

Christina Byrne

Hi I am Chris your host. I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing my home with guests from all over the world for many years. I love to cook. I bake Irish soda bread and scones daily as well as making preserves from the fruits of my garden.The Slieve Blooms and Lough Boora Parklands are excellent for walking and I know them very well as I get out there to explore the trails regularly.I play traditional Irish music on Wednesday nights in one of the local pubs and often take my guests along.

The Walk
R42 K681

Admire beautiful scenery and the charm of a cosy ivy-clad home at Ardmore Country House, County Offaly. A welcoming country residence, guests can indulge in authentic Irish hospitality and delicious home baking courtesy of host Christina Byrne. Nestled at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the idyllic village of Kinnitty, the house is on the scenic Slieve Bloom Way walking trail and is close to Birr Castle and its 50 hectares of gardens. Boasting luxurious bedrooms, antique furniture and cosy open fires, guests will easily unwind at the bed and breakfast. 

How to get here

From Dublin Airport: Take M50 southbound. At junction 9 take M7 for Limerick/Cork. Continue on M7 and take exit 15 for Mountmellick. Follow R422 to Mountmellick. Continue on R422 towards Birr to Kinnitty.

From Belfast: Take A1 to Dundalk, N52 to Birr, R440 to Kinnitty.


Sat Nav: Lat (53.0978183) - Long (-7.7188803)

  • Adventure Seekers
  • Ancestry
  • Pet Friendly
  • Walkers


  • Cot Available
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Cycling
  • Facilities for Pets
  • Golfing within 5kms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Horse Riding
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing
  • Light Meals Available
  • No Smoking House
  • Private Car Park
  • Walking
  • Wi-Fi

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Overall Score



Jim & Martha Parks

15 Jul 2019 
Review Score: 9/10

Wonderful stay. Christine had info ready for us on walking trails and places to eat. Breakfast was good, bed comfortable and shower had mega water pressure. The view was beautiful. Walked 20 minutes to Kinnitty Castle enjoyed pints in the Dungeon, Birr Equestrian does trail rides out of Kinnitty Castle too. Dinner at the Thatch in Birr is a must do if you stay here. Beautiful area not alot of tourists.

Mandy Thompson & Donna Lech

09 Apr 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

Chris is amazing. Has a beautiful home in the most peaceful setting. She is detailed, caring, and just wonderful. Laid back and easy going, a definite recommendation! Everything was lovely.

Host's Reply:
Hi Mandy, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your 3 days. Hope we will meet again. Chris

Deanna Reid

22 Oct 2018 
Review Score: 10/10

Christine at Ardmore \house was most welcoming. This was our first time ever at a B&B and she made us most welcome and is a warm host. Christine suggested Kinnitty Castle for dinner, just a very short drive, down the road and it was a great experience -not pricey. Breakfast was the full Irish and delicious. We were able to sit in the homey lounge at night and Christine put more peat logs on the fire. Rooms are very comfortable. Must be able to climb stairs.

Host's Reply:
Hi Deanna. Thank you for your lovely review and I am delighted you enjoyed your short stay here in Kinnitty at Ardmore. Hopefully we will see you on your next trip to Ireland.

Angela Miller

18 Oct 2018 
Review Score: 9/10

A wonderful home and Christine is a gracious hostess! This was our last two nights in Ireland and we feel like we experienced a true Irish lodging experience. This home and hostess welcomes you with a warm, relaxed atmosphere and enjoying a cup of tea in front of the peat fireplace is delightful. Dining at that Kinnity Castle is a must!

Gary Wilmott

12 Oct 2018 
Review Score: 9/10

My wife and I stayed at Ardmore House before heading back to Dublin Airport and our return to the US. We had just completed a 10 day drive of the north and west coast of Ireland and Ardmore House was a great place to unwind. Wonderful scenic location and a leisurely 2 hrs or less to Dublin for your "getaway day" drive. Accommodations very comfortable and wonderful breakfast. Christine was a great host and eager to give us advice as to what to do in the area. Highly recommend Ardmore House!