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100 Best Places to Stay 2020

All the best places to eat, shop and stay in Ireland. A local guide to local places.

The genius of the Irish for offering a unique style of hospitality is the underlying catalyst of John and Sally McKenna’s annual bucket list to the 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland. The McKennas don’t care if the address is a castle or a wooden hut, because they know that what counts is not some idea of grandeur or comfort, but the ability of the hosts to charm, captivate and create a unique experience for their guest. Since its first appearance in 1992, the 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland has defined the summit of Irish hospitality, celebrating the very best hosts and their unique houses, offering readers a dream list of destinations, new and old. To find the magic of Irish hospitality, you must travel with the McKennas’ 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland.


1-3 Great Victoria Street, Belfast
40a Church Lane, Belfast BT1 4QN


Magheralin, Co Armagh BT67 0QL


Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow.
Bagenalstown, County Carlow


Lisdoonvarna, County Clare
Ballyvaughan, County Clare
Spanish Point, Miltown Malbay, Co Clare
Lisdoonvarna, County Clare.
Kilkee, County Clare
Lahinch, County Clare
Kilnaboy, County Clare
Doolin, Co Clare


Rockmount, Drimoleague, Co Cork
Market Quay, Kinsale, Co Cork
Inchydoney, Clonakilty, County Cork
Western Road, Cork
Gurtyowen, Toormore, Goleen, County Cork
Montenotte, Cork City
Colla Road, Schull, Co. Cork
Garryvoe, East Cork P25 DR94
Rosscarbery, West Cork
Gougane Barra, Macroom, County Cork
MacCurtain Street, Cork
Ballylickey, Bantry, Co Cork
Clonakilty, West Cork
Durrus, County Cork
Glengarriff Harbour, Glengarriff, Co Cork P75 AO72
Lancaster Quay, Western Road, Cork, County Cork.
Long Quay, Kinsale, County Cork
Durrus, Nr Bantry, West Cork
Blindgate, Kinsale, Co Cork


24 Bishop Street, Derry-Londonderry, BT486PP


St John's Point, Dunkineely, Co Donegal
Ramelton Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
Figart, Dunfanaghy
Rathmullan, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
Horn Head, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal F92 &C56
Main Street, Moville, Co Donegal
Culdaff, Inishowen, County Donegal


90 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
Drury Street, Dublin 2
31 Leeson Close, Dublin 2
Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Golden Lane, Dublin 8
50-54 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4.
27 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
Balbriggan Road, Skerries


41 Letter Road, Aghnablaney, Enniskillen


Lough Atalia Road, Galway, H91 CYN3
Spanish Parade, Latin Quarter, Galway
38 Father Griffin Road, Galway
Mulranny, Westport, Co Mayo
No 3 Waterside, Woodquay, Galway
107-109 Upper Salthill, Galway
Fergus O’Halloran, Barna Village, County Galway.
Inis Meain, Aran Islands, County Galway.
Renvyle House Hotel, Letterfrack, Connemara, County Galway.
164 College Road, Galway, County Galway.
Clifden, Connemara, Galway, Co Galway.
Clifden, Connemara, County Galway
Main Street, Oranmore, Co Galway
Beach Road, Clifden, Connemara, Co Galway
Ballinafad, Recess, Connemara, Co Galway


Dingle, Co Kerry
Cametringane Point, Castletown Berehaven, Co Cork
Muckross Road, Cahernane, Killarney, Co Kerry
Town Centre, Killarney
Kenmare Place, Killarney
Waterville, Co Kerry
Kells Bay, Caherciveen, Co Kerry
Lakes of Killarney, Aghadoe, Killarney, Co Kerry
Upper John Street, Dingle, Co Kerry
3 Main Street, Cahersiveen, Ring of Kerry, County Kerry
Upper John Street, Dingle, Co Kerry
Kenmare, County Kerry


The Square, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny
1 Ormonde Street, Kilkenny
Ormonde Street, Kilkenny


Mountrath, County Laois


Ballingarry, Co Limerick
Ennis Road, Limerick
1 Pery Square, The Georgian Quarter, Limerick City, County Limerick.


Dublin Road, Longford, County Longford.


Carlingford, Co Louth


Keel, Achill Island, County Mayo
Castlebar Road, Westport, County Mayo
Ballina, Co Mayo
Blacksod, Belmullet, County Mayo
Mulranny, County Mayo.


Headfort Place, Kells, County Meath


Riverstown, County Sligo


Ballymacarbry, Co Waterford.


Derrynagarra, Colinstown, Co Westmeath.


Duncannon, New Ross, Co.Wexford.
Rosslare, County Wexford
Drinagh, Co Wexford, Y35 E1NC
The Still, Enniscorthy, County Wexford.


Glenealy, Ashford, County Wicklow
The Strawberry Tree Restaurant, Brook Lodge, Macreddin Village, Aughrim, Co Wicklow

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