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Rural village retreat

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Self-catering house to the rear of an old world pub and Award Winning Restaurant

Situated in the lake county, (good fishing area) an hour from Dublin, this is the ideal spot to relax or use as a base to travel from. Golf is big, with 5 golf courses within half an hour travelling distance. The house, once a barn, is to the rear of an Old World Pub, in a quite village. Our restaurant open's Wed-Sat 12.30 -8.30pm & Sunday, 1-8pm. The house is decorated quite modernly and we will do our best to help you enjoy your holiday.

We have just received a Bridgestone Award 'Best in Ireland 2017' so we are delighted with that.

'While too many bars serve peanuts and Sky Sports, this rural pub does fine food instead' writes TOM DOORLEY - IRISH TIMES

'not serving rare and exquisite dainties, it's serving the sort of food that most of us eat on a daily basis, but it's doing it very well. If we've arrived at a point where wholesome, well-made food can be found in pubs in small villages and towns around the country, then we have a reason to celebrate. IRISH INDEPENDENT

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Una Weir
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Una Weir

The house is in the family since sometime in the 1800's, and until about 60 years ago it was a bakery for the local townspeople. The picture is us, the family with Johnny Depp, he came for lunch in November 2013. This was major excitement for us and the national media also. He said he'll be back because he thoroughly enjoyed his lunch and the relaxed atmosphere. When you sample a little of our life and ways you will understand the attraction to our village and our house.

Una Weir purchased this house in 1850

Why Una Weir chose Mullingar

Originally the house was a bakery but when we came to live here, the house was a store for the beers for the bar. It took three refurbishments to make it what it is today. It is cosy, yet spacious, and decorated in a contemporary style but has some of the features of the old building. The view out the back window is the yard and gardens. There are old stone barns with red painted doors.

What makes this house unique

The house is at the back of the restaurant and bar, so you don't have to leave the property to get to bed after your dinner or spending time with the locals in the bar. The atmosphere in the bar is unpredictable in the sense that it might be quiet with just the turf fire to keep you company or there could be stories from one of the locals to entertain you. On Friday night (most weeks) there is music in the bar, where you are welcome to join in if you wish. It is a mix of sing-a-long, country, blues, pop and some Irish folk songs also.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mullingar in Westmeath

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , cot is available but needs to be booked
  • Maximum of 4 - the fourth being the baby in the cot.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Our restaurant is open from 12.30pm to 8.30pm Wednesday to Saturday and on Sunday our last orders are at 8pm sample menu: Starters Homemade Soup of the Day served with Una's Brown Bread €4.50 Crispy Potato Skins with Smoked Irish Bacon and Aioli €5.00 Chilli and Garlic King Prawn salad €6.95 Spicy Chicken Wings Small €4.95, Large €11.50 Potato & Chorizo Cake, with dressed Mixed Salad Leaves €5.50 Weirs Home Smoked Mackerel Salad €6.00 Killybegs Fresh Fish Chowder Rich and Creamy served with Una's Brown Bread €6.96 Main Courses Marinated Chicken with Lowfat Coleslaw and baby Roasties €12.95 Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Cous Cous or Basmati Rice €12.95 Tempura of Fresh Cod, Served with Salad and Home Cut Chips with Tartar sauce €12.95 Prime Irish Beef Burger with Crispy Bacon , Hand Cut Chips and Salad €12.95 Half Roast CHicken, Traditional Stuffing served with Potato, Veg. and gravy €12.95 more on


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Rural village retreat
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

Perfect holiday retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in Una and Pat Weir's delightful modern cottage which looks out on Una's beautiful gardens. The comfort and warmth provided by the cottage, the Weirs themselves and the delightful village of Multyfarnham is a holiday in itself. The location also served as a great base for touring all corners of Ireland which we did on both our visits. In addition we feasted on delicious dinners at Weir's restaurant and managed to lift a few pints in the pub!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again, in Multyfarnham, in the not too distant future. Keep watching Pats video for the local news. Take care. Una.
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I expected our stay to be wonderful. I WAY underestimated HOW wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The lodging was wonderful. The restaurant and pub are WAY wonderful. Pat & Una are beyond wonderful. If you want to relax in the country and meet great folks, in the context of a small village, this is the place to be. I can't recommend it highly enough

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brilliant place to stay...

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights in the beautiful cottage behind the Weirs Bar & Restaurant. What a treat to have a great Pub and Restaurant within walking distance from our accommodation. Speaking of accommodation it was perfect in every way. Great shower, great bed and so clean and quiet.

There is off street parking and the area is very safe.

If you decide not to eat at the award winning restaurant then the kitchen is fully equipped for cooking. We used this accommodation as our base to go into Dublin and the many attractions in the nearby area.

The hosts Pat and Una were a great help with plenty of good ideas to fill in our days in this unique area of Ireland.

Do yourself a big favour and stay with Pat and Una you won’t be disappointed.

Tony and Lee. Blue Mts Australia.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a find

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at your unique property located behind your historic and great restaurant and bar. Una and Pat were great hosts. The one bedroom house was roomy and very functional. plenty of of room for both us. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the town of Multyfarnham, visiting the historic Franciscan Abby and having fun with your excellent staff at your restaurant. Having a Catholic church across the street was very nice. Wish we could have stayed longer.

We also had fun playing golf at Mount Temple golf course, our favorite of the 3 courses we played on our trip.

We hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ellsworth, Maine

Wonderful hosts! So happy and pleased with my choice!

  • 5 of 5

The Weirs were stupendous hosts! They gave us plenty of detailed information that helped tremendously with our holiday. The food at the restaurant was bar none! I will recommend this location over and over if anyone I know is visiting Ireland. The cottage we stayed in felt like home away from home. It had all the important amenities and then some! Una was so gracious and dropped everything to meet our needs or answer our questions and Pat was so much fun to hang out with at the bar! They are, hands down, the best people I have ever met on holiday! Thank you so much for the wonderful memories! I will be back again someday!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great week with wonderful people

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Weirs in Multyfarnum, Una and Pat spent a long time with us describing where to go and what to see. The accommodation was just great. The food in the restaurant was excellent, we could not have expected more from our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
97.67 Kilometres
Dublin Airport
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Dublin - Dun Laoghaire
Nearest Golf
16 Kilometres
Mullingar Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
97 Kilometres
Bettystown Beach
Car: recommended

Multyfarnham is a quaint rural village, set in the lake county of Ireland. From Dublin heading west, you take the M4 west, then the N4 west. You pass the exits for Mullingar and you see Lough Owel on your left. A mile past there, you will see the sign post for Multyfarnham. There is a right hand turn, (at the Covert Pub), take it and keep left at the little round about. Less than 2 miles from there is Multyfarnham. When you enter the Village, Weirs Pub is in front of you. Our bordering counties are Meath, Cavan, Longford, Roscommon, Offaly and Kildare.

The area is very scenic and has plenty to offer. In our village there is a Franscian Friary dating back to the 11th century, the oldest working Franscian Friary in the world. Wheather you want to relax or have historical interests, want to go fishing or golfing, this area is ideally situated. Dublin is an hour away, where you can shop till you drop, go to the theatre or visit the many attractions our Capital City has to offer..

Other Activities: Bowling


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Normally I ask for half of the total rental as a deposit, you pay the remainder of the booking when you arrive.

if you have a special request or I have not given clear details, please email me to ask …..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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