Over 100 years ago Penny Fitzpatrick's grandfather opened his bar in the village of Killeaney on the Aran Islands, little knowing then that the island's airport would be a few fields away.
This long property looks on to Teampall Beanann, dated 846 A.D. and reputedly the smallest church in Europe.
Penny extended and refurbished the house a few years ago, creating the luxurious rooms she now offers, all with tea/coffee making facilities, TV, direct line phones - and great views of sea, airport, and fields full of wild flowers and contented cows!
There's a comfortable sitting room in the house - and, although the bar has now been closed, the food is very good quality and probably the best value on the island.
Menus have a broad appeal - minute steak, Cajun chicken or chicken curry - but are most notable for fish, bought from a local fisherman, and a speciality Aran-style bouillabaisse.
Simple food, great cooking.