Cottage, 2 Bedroom and 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)
About Tim O'Donoghue
Bernadette and Tim O’Donoghue met in The Windy City of Chicago a few years back. We acquired the property in 2002. We then returned from Chicago in 2004. Bernadette was a paralegal secretary and is now a stay at home Mom and an excellent baker, I am an electrician by trade but got into construction during my 14 years in Chicago. I restored several old houses and classic vintage apartment buildings during my time there. I coupled this experience with Bernadette’s keen eye and interior design savvy to create some wonderful finishes and unusual touches. We began the colossal rehab project in 2004 to restore the Priory to its former glory ,it was basically completed it in 2007 or is it ever complete I like to ask myself ? We pride ourselves in welcoming you into our place.
Tim O'Donoghue purchased this Cottage in 2002
Why Tim O'Donoghue chose Killarney
I grew up in Killarney, where my parents owned a camping site and I truly loved meeting visitors on a daily basis. We have 4 children and we wanted to raise them here in Ireland, so we said we would give it a shot and here we are.When this property became available we realized how unique it was and what a fantastic opportunity it would be to own The Priory.
What makes this Cottage unique
We are in a key location, a ten minute walk from town but it feels like we are in the heart of the countryside where you cannot hear a sound by night. You will get a quiet private house to yourself where you can come and go as you please. You can cook when you want and have the full use of the 1.5 acre property on private grounds. You can sit back and relax in the front of the open hearth fire sipping a nice Irish whiskey or reading a good book with the sweet smell of turf burning away. This cottage has a Jacuzzi you can slip into and soothe the soul after a hectic day. You will get the real feel of Irish living and live like we live ourselves while visiting in your home away from home. We are on site owners who are here to help you in any way you require and assure a wonderful stay. We have invaluable knowledge about the local area from cultural information to hikes, local food joints to off the beaten track drives. We can organize in-house chef, or poetry recital or to a music session. We like to tell our guests ''We are as near or as far as you wish.'
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We recently had a stay for two nights which was lovely . Bernadette was a lovely host . The coach house was stylish, clean and very comfortable . Would highly recommend .
Short but sweet
We really enjoyed our stay in Killarney. The owners couldn’t have been a nicer family and made us feel very welcome at the Priory. They gave us some great recommendations for what to do while we were in Ireland. It really is a great central location for exploring the area. We went out on the Dingle Peninsula one day and drove the Ring of Kerry the next. Our only regret is that we didn’t have enough time to see everything. We will definitely have to return. We have 3 young children and there was a ton of space in the house for everyone. Heated floors and a peat-burning fireplace (which Tim showed me how to get going properly) were a great touch. There is also still and sparkling water on tap!
The Killarney Brewing Co. is a short walk from the property and has a great nitro stout on tap as well as delicious pizza.
Everything about the trip was great. We highly recommend the Priory as your home base if you decide to travel to Kerry.
Best Vacation Rental in Killarney!
The Priory is by far the best vacation home I have ever rented! Bernadette and Tim have done an outstanding job in renovating the Priory for luxurious vacation homes! Close to the town of Killarney, the National Park and Ross Castle. Additionally, the owners are very gracious and accommodating hosts. I will definitely stay here again on my next trip to the Killarney area!
This is by far the best VRBO we have ever stayed at. The children had room to run and 2 sweet puppies they could paly with. The owner is always available if needed. We would stay here over and over. You can not go wrong!
Fantastic property and location, location, location!
Priory Cottage House
Amazing experience! We stayed at the Priory Carriage House for five days in May and loved every minute of it! The beautifully renovated 1700's cottage is in a perfect location, both private and quaint, yet an easy stroll to pubs, restaurants and the Killarney Brewing Company (which we would highly recommend). Tim and his wife have created the perfect combination - retaining all the historical charm and beauty of the cottage while providing a beautiful, stylish and very comfortable interior. From the heated tile floors, to the peat burning fireplace insert, to the courtyard taps of filtered and sparkling water it is truly the perfect place to stay!
The owner, Tim, was great - providing good communication before our visit and very helpful information on the area. We had numerous enjoyable conversations with Tim both before our arrival and during our visit. We followed his printed out suggestions for driving the Ring of Kerry and the day could not have been better. His local insights meant we saw beautiful areas that we otherwise would have missed AND minimized the large tour bus traffic (we only say ONE bus at the very end of the day).
Our experience far exceeded our expectations in every way, providing the highlight of our three week trip to Ireland. I highly recommend staying at the Priory Carriage house!
Killarney Brewing Co.is open a 7 minute walk away.