100 Best Places to Stay 2020

Archive - all the best places to eat, shop and stay in Ireland. A local guide to local places.

The genius of the Irish for offering a unique style of hospitality is the underlying catalyst of John and Sally McKenna’s annual bucket list to the 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland. The McKennas don’t care if the address is a castle or a wooden hut, because they know that what counts is not some idea of grandeur or comfort, but the ability of the hosts to charm, captivate and create a unique experience for their guest. Since its first appearance in 1992, the 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland has defined the summit of Irish hospitality, celebrating the very best hosts and their unique houses, offering readers a dream list of destinations, new and old. To find the magic of Irish hospitality, you must travel with the McKennas’ 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland.


Bagenalstown, County Carlow


Spanish Point, Miltown Malbay, Co Clare
Ballinsheen House
Lisdoonvarna, County Clare
Sheedys Hotel
Lisdoonvarna, County Clare.
Ballyvaughan, County Clare


Blindgate, Kinsale, Co Cork
Clonakilty, West Cork
Glengarriff Harbour, Glengarriff, Co Cork P75 AO72
MacCurtain Street, Cork
Lancaster Quay, Western Road, Cork, County Cork.
Inchydoney, Clonakilty, County Cork
Durrus, Nr Bantry, West Cork
Top of the Rock
Rockmount, Drimoleague, Co Cork
Gougane Barra Hotel
Gougane Barra, Macroom, County Cork
Seaview House Ballylickey
Ballylickey, Bantry, Co Cork
Garryvoe, East Cork P25 DR94
Durrus, County Cork
Rosscarbery, West Cork


Ramelton Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
McGrory's of Culdaff
Culdaff, Inishowen, County Donegal
Breac House
Horn Head, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal F92 &C56
The Mill, Dunfanaghy
Figart, Dunfanaghy
Rathmullan, Letterkenny, Co Donegal


31 Leeson Close, Dublin 2
90 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
Golden Lane, Dublin 8
Brooks Hotel
Drury Street, Dublin 2
Balbriggan Road, Skerries


Fergus O’Halloran, Barna Village, County Galway.
Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites
Inis Meain, Aran Islands, County Galway. H91 NX86
Lough Atalia Road, Galway, H91 CYN3
The Stop B&B Galway
38 Father Griffin Road, Galway
Mallmore Country House
Clifden, Connemara, County Galway
107-109 Upper Salthill, Galway
Renvyle House
Renvyle House Hotel, Letterfrack, Connemara, County Galway.
No 3 Waterside, Woodquay, Galway
Mulranny, Westport, Co Mayo
164 College Road, Galway, County Galway.
Sea Mist House
Clifden, Connemara, Galway, Co Galway.
Beach Road, Clifden, Connemara, Co Galway


Upper John Street, Dingle, Co Kerry
Muckross Road, Cahernane, Killarney, Co Kerry
Kenmare, County Kerry
3 Main Street, Cahersiveen, Ring of Kerry, County Kerry
Town Centre, Killarney
Waterville, Co Kerry


The Square, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny


Mountrath, County Laois


Ghan House, Carlingford
Carlingford, Co Louth


Castlebar Road, Westport, County Mayo
Blacksod, Belmullet, County Mayo
Mulranny Park Hotel
Mulranny, County Mayo.


Headfort Place, Kells, County Meath


Riverstown, County Sligo


Ballymacarbry, Co Waterford.


Derrynagarra, Colinstown, Co Westmeath.


Drinagh, Co Wexford, Y35 E1NC
Rosslare, County Wexford
The Still, Enniscorthy, County Wexford.
Duncannon, New Ross, Co.Wexford.


The Strawberry Tree Restaurant, Brook Lodge, Macreddin Village, Aughrim, Co Wicklow
Glenealy, Ashford, County Wicklow