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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived after attending the game fair at Birr Castle which was a 15-20min drive. The lovely host Grainne greeted us and knew us by name, she was so friendly and polite, giving us information about the surrounding area. There is a good wifi connection. The bedrooms where beautifully set up with fab attention to detail. The bedroom was a good... More 

Thank Em_mcc1994
1 review
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight on a trip to the west. Lovely and comfortable and the owner Grainne was very welcoming and friendly. Nice quiet village with nice walks along the canal. Local pub McIntyres is just perfect for a quiet drink and chat. Will definitely make a return visit.

Thank Noel S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Just Got Back From My First Visit To Ireland. Drove to the harbour house from Dublin airport 1 h 20 mins wanted to stay somewhere quieter than dublin and that's what I got . Peace n quite. The village of shannon harbour has a population of 31 . Bumped into 6 of them in the local pub, very friendly and... More 

Thank stuuuuuuucunnnny
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Deirdre and Jim are lovely hosts. The room was lovely and spotlessly clean. Bed was the comfiest I've ever slept in! Breakfast was delicious! Our room had a lovely view of the harbour and despite there being a lot of boats docked it was very quiet and peaceful. Local pub was great craic with music... More 

Thank Joann H
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Lovely place great breakfast and really warm host Grainne, I would definitely stay there again. Had a lovely walk down the canal paths. Local bar not great for food would recommend getting food in Banagher.

Thank Galwaygirl40
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40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Just returned from a 5 night stay. As a return visitors, the hubby and I cannot recommend this B&B enough. Hospitality, as always, was second to none. Grainne & Jim are lovely hosts who never fail to help make our stay really special. The food was as beautiful as ever and i defy anyone to eat all that is on... More 

Thank hevans215
Holywell, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely relaxing break recently at the Harbour Masters House, we joined some friends who had stayed several times before. We were made very welcome by Grainne and Jim, nothing was too much trouble, they are great hosts. The house is kept spotlessly clean, the beds are the comfiest ever slept in and all this is topped off with... More 

Thank MTNesters71
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely b&b! Beautiful little village, lovely, clean, comfortable Inn! The owner is lovely and very nice. The pub in town is a great local spot! Highly recommend!!! We stayed in a room with 2 twin beds and a double bed. Tons of room, comfortable and peaceful! !

Thank stacspr
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119 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We came along this place on our way back from the North of Ireland. It is really an amazing place. Neither a 'Must' not even a 'Should' but I wouldn't want to miss it out. It is an extremely nice place to be, the old Harbour Maters House at Shannon Harbour. The open fireplace in your bedroom is only one... More 

Thank HSmetan
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119 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

When you arrive Grainne, you host always greats you with a smile. She brings outs some glasses of Wine or Tea and cake for everyone. The B&B was the Shannon Harbour Master's House. He would collect taxes on those using the Grand Canal before it entered the Shannon River. Grainne has great morning breakfast which is included with room.

Thank paulterrysireland

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about The Harbour Masters House

Address: Shannon Harbour, Birr, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Offaly > Birr
Price Range: $88 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Harbour Masters House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Front rooms over look the Grand Canal and boats, the back rooms beautiful garden.”
 of 5 bubbles paulterrysireland, 9 May 2016 | Read review
“Choose a canal facing room”
 of 5 bubbles arnie75_11, 22 Sep 2015 | Read review
“you'll have to be prepared to travel to get more choice of food”
 of 5 bubbles 102JulieW, 28 Aug 2015 | Read review
“front has stunning views of harbour and back of the beautiful green gardens”
 of 5 bubbles mythen, 23 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Front rooms see boats on Grand Canal, Back rooms beautiful garden”
 of 5 bubbles paulterrysireland, 2 Jul 2015 | Read review
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