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 canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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!
Terrific all around!
We were a family of 4 and it felt like we were staying with relatives. Safe, quiet, charming, and well located. All positive!
Wonderful stay at the Priory
We loved our stay at the Priory. The location was perfect for exploring southwest Ireland. The property was very comfortable and had everything we needed for our family of 4. Bernadette and Tim were very welcoming and had great advice for us. We would stay here again if we return to Ireland.
Charming, cozy, and perfect.
The Coach House was absolutely fantastic - charming, comfortable, and had everything we needed. We especially loved the fireplace. Tim was very helpful when we needed something but not overbearing. Could not have asked for a better place to stay!
Killarney Brewing Co.is open a 7 minute walk away.