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Accommodation

A vital component of Vagabond is the effort we put in to finding our tours accommodation that is just right. Instead or large impersonal hotels, we overnight in locally-owned establishments (in some cases for generations) where the welcome really is genuine.

Plus, our small group sizes allow us to choose from a wider variety of high quality establishments in some of the most untouched places in the country.

A hot shower, a pint, a fire in the evening or heading down to the pub; what we can assure you is that wherever you stay, you’ll love it. Below are a few of the places we stay while on tour:

The Gougane Barra Hotel

Gougane Barra Hotel Ireland
A unique place, nestled in the hills of West Cork, Gougane Barra is a totally secluded family-run hotel. The stunning location is equally matched with the friendly and professional service supplied by your hosts, The Lucey family, and their staff. The restaurant is renowned for its fresh produce, and the evenings can be spent walking in the forest park or rowing on the lake. Website: www.gouganebarrahotel.com

The Moorings Guesthouse, Portmagee

The Mooring Guesthouse Ireland
One of Ireland’s best Guesthouses, The Moorings is always a favourite with Vagabond passengers and staff. Situated directly on the harbour front of the tiny, picturesque fishing village of Portmagee (out on the western tip of the Iveragh Peninsula), the Moorings also has its own award-winning restaurant and bar. Gerard and Patricia Kennedy’s warm and genuine welcome is a great way to end a good day’s adventuring. Website: www.moorings.ie

The Dingle Bay Hotel, Dingle

The Dingle Bay Hotel
Dingle is a buzzing little town and right in the heart of it all is the Dingle Bay Hotel. This small, locally-owned hotel is a mix of local charm and modern comfort. Just downstairs is Paudie’s Bar, with some of the best bar food to be found in any of Dingle’s 50+ pubs, and on most nights there is live traditional Irish music in the bar too.  Website: www.dinglebayhotel.com

Waterfront House, Enniscrone

the Waterfront House Tours Accommodation
Waterfront House is a huge favourite for our passengers. Run by the legendary Martina Tuffy and situated on the water’s edge overlooking Killala Bay, you can often hear the waves crashing on the shore as you drop off to sleep. And during dinner you can enjoy spectacular uninterrupted views of the bay, the 5km of golden sandy beaches and Enniscrone’s famous sunsets. An amazing location, and it’s only yards from a rejuvenating hot seaweed bath. Website: www.waterfronthouse.ie

The Londonderry Arms, Carnlough

The Londonderry Arms, Carnlough
Once owned by Sir Winston Churchill’s family, The Londonderry Arms is always a favourite on the northern tour. It oozes old world charm and character, and is located right on the harbour of picturesque Carnlough in Antrim. A great overnight stop on the first night of the tour. Website: www.glensofantrim.com

Strand House, Northern Ireland

Strand House, Northern Ireland Tours Accommodation
Strand House is a luxurious family-run bed and breakfast on the Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland.  This award-winning guest house is owned and operated by Tom and Ernestine McKeever and it has quickly become a favourite for the Vagabond passengers, not least for its breakfast, which might just be one of the best in Ireland. Website: www.strandguesthouse.com

The Brass Lantern Guesthouse and Coachmans Inn, Kenmare

Coachmans Inn, Kenmare
Kenmare is a buzzing little community and we have two excellent establishments in the heart of the town, both owned and operated by Padraig and Siobhan Jones – The Brass Lantern Guesthouse and the Coachman’s Inn. Whichever you stay in, you will enjoy a genuinely warm welcome, spacious comfortable rooms, and an excellent breakfast. On most nights there is live Irish music in the bar of the Coachman’s Inn. It’s a superb way to round off the day. Website: www.thecoachmans.com

Castle Hotels

Castle Hotels Tours Ireland Accommodation
We are delighted to announce that our 12 day Giant Irish Adventures, 8 day Wild Irish Rover Tours and 7 day North by Northwest tours now include a night in an Irish castle as a standard overnight. Please see our stay in a castle page for more details
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