The Holligan family offer comfortable B&B accommodation at their home near the market town of Tullow and, with Pamela Holligan's well known cookery school on site, good food is sure to be part of the experience.
Set on two acres and comfortably close to the capital for short breaks, the house dates back to 1869 and was extended in 2002 to provide all the modern comforts for guests. Log fires set a welcoming tone downstairs, and the individually decorated bedrooms have kingsize beds and power showers.
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There is plenty to do in the area including fishing in the River Slaney, golfing at the nearby championship course at Mount Wolseley Hotel, horse riding and visiting gardens, including Altamont, which is very close.
Pamela also produces baked goods and preserves and, in the pre-Christmas period, sells these in her on-site shop along with other local artisan products.