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The Old Bank

Bruff, Limerick, V35 H744


Meet your host…

Miriam Sadler Barry

Miriam, her husband Pat and family restored this historic banking town house as a 4 star B&B. Previously a retail manager she decided that home was where the heart was and welcomed her first guests on the 17th June 2008. A full Irish Breakfast is provided each morning made fresh from local produce from her husbands Pats Butcher shop.Continuously earning a great reputation for the quality of both accommodation and service, Guests enjoy refreshments in the library on arrival by the open fire.

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V35 H744

Situated in the beautiful quaint village of Bruff, County Limerick, The Old Bank bed and breakfast is owned and managed by Miriam and family who have earned a great reputation for the quality of both accommodation and service. This restored historic banking townhouse offers accommodation in luxurious en-suite jacuzzi bedrooms each possessing its own individual style that blends period decoration with all of today’s modern services and luxuries. A grand lounge area with an open fire is available for guests use along with a large meeting room and a charming dining room where a delicious breakfast is served each morning.

How to get here

Check-in time is between 6 and 9 pm.  This home is unable to take earlier arrival 

From Limerick to Bruff - Take the R512 which takes approximately 15-20 minutes. From Cork to Bruff - Take N20 to Croom. Then take the R516 to Bruff. Approx 60 minutes drive. From Tipperary to Bruff - Take R515 to Emly. Outside Emly take the 2nd left turn right onto the R516. This will take you to Bruff via Hospital village in 25-30 minutes. SatNav settings are as follows: Latitude 52 .476275, N Longitude 8.548012W ,

Sat Nav: Lat (52.476275) - Long (-8.548012)

  • Adventure Seekers
  • Walkers


  • Cot Available
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Cycling
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing
  • No Smoking House
  • Private Car Park
  • Tea In Bedrooms
  • TV in Bedroom
  • Walking
  • Wi-Fi

Customer Reviews

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Overall Score



Clint VanDyne

25 Jun 2019 
Review Score: 9/10

My wife and I stayed here on our 10th anniversary trip and absolutely loved it! In fact, of the 4 B&B's we stayed in this was my wife's favorite by far! Bruff is a quaint little town with a couple restaurants and a couple attractions. We LOVED the breakfast and my wife and I BOTH said it was the best muffins we've ever had (and I'm a bit of a foodie so that's saying something!). They had the biggest breakfast menu of any place we stayed including some traditional Irish options. I recommend the blueberry/raspberry chocolate French toast, it was great! This was also the only place that had Netflix that you could log into which was nice because there weren't a ton of tv stations we noticed at many places. My wife loved using the jetted tub and when we got in our bed was decorated with rose petals and towels shaped like a heart. The ONLY reason I gave it 9 was the bed was a little hard and I have a bad back (my wife had no issue), as well as the 6-9pm check in time made it kinda tricky to plan with meals and the other sightseeing we were doing but I would easily recommend Old Bank to anyone staying anywhere near Limerick or Bruff! Also, if you have never seen a Hurling match there's a field nearby and it's really fun to watch!!

Host's Reply:
Thank you for your very detailed review. Im disappointed to get the 9 after such a glowing review which shows not just the investment in our home but all the extras we offer to our guests. Our check in time is 6 to 9pm and most days we take earlier arrivals from 5pm and late arrivals till 10pm. Our family is young and to run errands and leave the house with them we need our free time too which is only 1 to 5pm daily because once a guest checks into our home we have to be available at all times. Most guest appreciate our later arrival which is listed on our description and on the confirmation email we send to every guests as it gives our guests an additional 2 hours of sightseeing before arrival. There are 3 restaurants in bruff with last orders taken between 7.30 & 8.30 in two places and the latest sit down reservation been 10pm at the chinese Thank you Miriam & Family

Jane ward

26 Mar 2019 
Review Score: 9/10

Loved this place and the owner and family was awesome...Full of information to help us in our decisions of where to go...rooms were really clean and nice and the breakfast was good and hearty...would definitely go back and stay there again... only thing is I would really remember check in time is 6to9...forgot that little detail....

Host's Reply:
Thank you Jane & Family I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and our extensive breakfast menu. Our check in time is from 6-9pm and this is on our page information and also on the confirmation e-mail we send to all our guests but when we are home early from our kids activities we do take earlier arrivals to our home, which we did when you came at 5pm . Till next time, Fond Farewells Miriam & Family

Joe and Kelly Kakert

04 Feb 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

What a fabulous nights stay. I WISH WE STAYED 8 NIGHTS WITH Miriam at The Old Bank. We arrived a bit early, but it was nice to have a rest and then dinner next door. Miriam gave us suggestions as to what to see and where to visit as we departed the next day. Breakfast was incredible, and there were two gentlemen who stayed the same night as us that were great to talk to and find out they always drive out of their way for the very homey environment and incredible homemade muffins and pastries. We couldn't agree more!!!

Host's Reply:
Ah What a lovely review from two fabulous Guests.... Thank you Joe & Kelly. We are delighted you enjoyed our home and we are so lucky to welcome back regular guests who become part of our Extended family. Till Next Time, Fond Farewells Miriam & Family

Marianne Mitchell

28 Oct 2018 
Review Score: 9/10

We were a bit early for check-in but a kindly gentleman stopped to chat with us in front of The Old Bank B&B and told us about some of the local sights to visit and so we did. This turned out to be one of the high points of our Ireland trip! We walked from town about 1/2 mile or so to the ruins of an incredible extensive castle in the middle of a cow pasture. The owner of this property, and the dairy cows, drove up and was wonderfully friendly even though we were on his private property. We had a memorable 45 minute conversation with this lovely gentleman. And it was really nice to be up close and personal with the very happy dairy cows. Then on our walk back to town we met a few more friendly people and had some more great conversations. The Irish are so friendly! There was also a "stonehedge" type site to visit that was close by and quite interesting. We had it all to ourselves which we relished. The pubs in town were great and so friendly and we enjoyed a wonderful dinner just down the street. It's so nice to be able to walk to everything as Bruff is only a couple blocks long. We really loved this B&B and highly recommend it. The accommodations were great and breakfast was wonderful. Miriam had a full house of guests and with running a family too I don't know how she keeps up. Yet Miriam spent some time with us helping us decide the best places to visit on our trip. We really loved this B&B and it turned out to be the favorite of the seven B&B's we stayed at!

Host's Reply:
Thank you So Much Marianne for taking the time to review our home and our lovely little town. The people of this town are the friendliest you will meet and as a result Bruff was voted one of the top 20 friendliest places in Ireland last year and your review is a true reflection of this. We are delighted you enjoyed your trip Miriam & Family


06 Oct 2018 
Review Score: 8/10

A lovely place. Very convenient and deliberately chosen for our trip and plans. Easy to find, move in, have dinner at an excellent 'local.' The carpeting throughout made it seem a 'class act.' Just what we wanted.

Host's Reply:
Thank you Frazer for taking the time to review our home. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay. Till next time Fond Farewells Miriam & Family


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