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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Just returned from another most enjoyable stay at the Harbour Master's House. Jim and Grainne looked after us with their usual warmest welcome and made their home ours. Breakfast was great and the craic across the road was mighty. Hopefully we will be back again next year to experience hospitality like no other.

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Londonderry
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Words cannot do justice to the Harbour Masters House and to the hospitality and kindness shown by Grainne. The setting is beautiful, the room we stayed in had wonderful views overlooking the canal to the front and the garden to the rear. The house is beautifully decorated and is elegant and wonderful but still very much a home. Breakfast could...

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Wisconsin
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Grainne, Thank you very much for such a great visit. The weather was great and you serve such a great breakfast and you always treat my friends like they are your best friends. Having a birthday cake for Tara was so great. Can't wait for return visit next year. I do strongly recommend if you are near Shannon Harbour that...

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blackpool
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a week stay at this special place. Some of our fellow guests had been staying there on a regular basis for fifteen years. The house is spotlessly clean and the owners Jim and Grainne put you at ease the minute you arrive, it was ok for us to use the kitchen to make up flasks etc and...

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Bend, Oregon
Reviewed 5 October 2013

We stayed two nights at the Harbour Masters B & B. We were quite disappointed, the directions were very hard to follow and we ended up asking 3 locals how to get there. The whole area is closed down for the winter, no pubs, groceries etc near by. Our room (for 2) was so small we had to leave our...

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Thank Anne A
Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 26 August 2013

We drove to Shannon Harbour without much trouble. It is located by a lovely canal lined with boats. We had a large room with lovely views in front and back. We slept like a baby! Grainne is wonderful and help us with every detail we needed. There is a place to eat McIntyres and wash your clothes nearby. It was...

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Lancashire
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Forgive me as I am about to repeat myself yet again with my review of the Harbour Masters!! This is now our 3rd year running staying here and as always Grainne & Jim went out of their way to make our stay fantastic. Nothing has changed, immaculate accommodation, fantastic breakfast and a huge welcome when we arrived. This year, we...

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Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Chose this b&b through trip advisor and was not disappointed at all. It is right outside the Grand Canal so perfect for fishing. The rooms were lovely, breakfast fantastic and Grainne was the best hotel owner I have ever met. She cannot do enough for you. Nothing is too much trouble. Hence she is always busy so book early. Would...

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Thank Mavis1948
UK
Reviewed 13 June 2013

We really enjoyed our 2-night stay here. The canal-side setting is very peaceful. Grainne (pronounced Gronya) is the perfect host. Our top floor room was lovely. It had windows to the front – looking out directly over the canal – and to the rear – with a view across the garden to farmland. A comfy bed, good shower, good food,...

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Thank BobHUk
Reviewed 26 May 2013

This really cute B&B was very comfortable and very beautiful. Breakfast was great. The town population is 34. Tis place is a little off the beaten path bot the local pub has very good food and a warm place for drinks. My wife and I will sty here again with our next visit to Ireland.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Additional Information about The Harbour Masters House

Address: Shannon Harbour, Birr, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Offaly > Birr
Price Range: $87 - $115 (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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“Front rooms over look the Grand Canal and boats, the back rooms beautiful garden.”
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“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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