McKennas Reveal 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland 2016

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McKennas Reveal 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland 2016

Just five 5-star hotels have made the McKennas' Guides list of their top 100 places to stay in Ireland in 2016.

John and Sally McKenna's STAY 2016 shows a number of new entrants on its list, including the likes of the Cork International Hotel and The Conrad in Dublin.

"Star ratings and deep-pile carpets mean little or nothing in Irish hospitality," say the McKennas, as reported by the Irish Independent, adding that "corporate-run hotels squeeze the spontaneity out of conviviality".

"What determines whether you have a great time is the ability of the owners to make you feel welcome, to cook you a delicious breakfast of Irish foods, and to offer you sound and sage advice on what you need to know and where you need to go to get the best from travelling through Ireland."

Here's the full McKennas' STAY 2016 list:

Co. Carlow

Kilgraney Country House, Bagenalstown

Lorum Old Rectory, Kilgraney (new entry)

Co. Cavan

MacNean Townhouse, Blacklion

The Olde Post Inn, Cloverhill, Butler’s Bridge

Co. Clare

Glencarrig Farmhouse B&B, Carrigaholt

Gregan’s Castle, Ballyvaughan

Hotel Doolin, Doolin

Moy House, Lahinch

Sheedy’s, Lisdoonvarna

Stella Maris, O’Connell Street, Kilkee

Vaughan Lodge Hotel, Lahinch

Wild Honey Inn, Kincora Road, Lisdoonvarna

Co. Cork

Ballinterry House, Rathcormac, Fermoy

Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry

Ballyvolane House, Castlelyons, Fermoy

Blindgate House,  Kinsale

Bridge House, Skibbereen

Fortview House, Goleen

Gallán Mór, Durrus

Garnish House, Cork City

The Glen, Kilbrittain

Gort na nain Farm Vegetarian Guesthouse, Nohoval

Gougane Barra Hotel, Macroom

Grove House, Schull

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, Clonakilty

Knockeven, Cobh

Lancaster Lodge, Cork City

Lis-Ardagh Lodge, Union Hall

Rolf’s Country House, Baltimore Hill, Baltimore

River Lee Hotel, Cork

Sea View House Hotel, Ballylickey

Co. Donegal

Castle Murray House Hotel, Dunkineely

The Glen House, Clonmany

The Mill Restaurant, Dunfanaghy

Rathmullan House, Rathmullan

Co. Dublin

Aberdeen Lodge, Ballsbridge

Ariel House, Lansdowne Road

Brooks Hotel, Drury Street

The Conrad, Earlsfort Terrace (new)

Kelly’s Hotel, South Great George’s Street

Number 31, Lower Leeson Street

Pembroke Town House, Ballsbridge

The White Cottages, Skerries

Co. Galway

Angler’s Return, Roundstone

Ballynahinch Castle, Connemara

Bog Bean, Roundstone, Connemara (new) 

Connemara Coast Hotel, Furbo

Dolphin Beach, Clifden

The Heron’s Rest, Galway

The House Hotel, Galway

The Huntsman Inn, Galway

Inis Meáin Suites, Inis Meáin, Aran Islands

Kilmurvey House, Inis Mór, Aran Islands

Lough Inagh Lodge, Recess

The Quay House, Clifden

Renvyle House, Connemara

Sea Mist House, Clifden

The Stop B&B, Galway

The Twelve Hotel, Barna (PICTURED)

Co. Kerry

Ard na Sidhe, Killorglin

Brook Lane Hotel, Kenmare

Castlewood House, Dingle

Heaton’s House & Restaurant, Dingle

Hotel Europe, Fossa, Killarney

The Killarney Park Hotel, Killarney

Milltown House, Dingle

QC’S, Cahersiveen, Ring of Kerry

The Ross, Town Centre, Killarney

Shelburne Lodge, Kenmare

Co. Laois

Ivyleigh House, Portlaoise

Roundwood House, Mountrath

Co. Limerick

The Mustard Seed, Echo Lodge, Ballingarry

Number One Pery Square, Limerick

Co. Longford

Viewmount House, Longford

Co. Louth

Ghan House, Carlingford

Co. Mayo

Bervie, Keel,  Achill Island

Knockranny House, Westport

Léim Siar, Blacksod, Belmullet

Mulranny Park Hotel, Mulranny, Westport

Stella Maris Country House Hotel, Ballycastle

Co. Meath

The Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells (new)

Co. Sligo

Coopershill House, Riverstown

Co. Tipperary

Inch House, Thurles

The Old Convent, Clogheen

Co. Waterford

Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore

Glasha Farmhouse, Ballymacarbry

Richmond House, Cappoquin

The Tannery Restaurant, Dungarvan

Co. Westmeath

Lough Bishop House, Colinstown

Wineport Lodge, Glassan, Athlone

Co. Wexford

Kelly’s Resort Hotel, Rosslare

Monart, Enniscorthy

Co. Wicklow

Ballyknocken House, Ashford

The Brook Lodge, Macreddin Village, Aughrim

Beech Hill House Hotel, Derry

The Carriage House, Dundrum

Dufferin Coaching Inn, Killyleagh

Marlagh Lodge, Ballymena

Newforge House, Armagh