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Lorum Old Rectory

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Bobbie and Rebecca’s grand rectory is one of the classic Irish country houses.

Staying at Bobbie and Rebecca Smith’s handsome 19th-century Lorum Old Rectory, you enjoy the “natural warmth that makes one feel instantly that you are visiting the grand home of a favourite relative”. That’s the delightful and poetic expression which McKennas’ Guide editor Eamon Barrett employed to summarise the unique charm of this fine house, and its gracious hostesses. Bobbie and Rebecca both exude a natural, caring hospitality, which means that whilst the Rectory is indeed grand, it quickly feels like your favourite place to be, especially when enjoying a superb breakfast in the dining room, with a blazing fire warming your soul. Every tiny detail of design, cooking and comfort in the house is attended to with painstaking deliberation by these formidable women, and it makes for one of the great, classic Irish country houses.


Bobbie and Rebecca Smith
Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow.
+353 59 977 5282

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