Emmet House

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Emmet Square BirrSee nearby area


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This handsome historic building stands on the corner of Emmet Sq at the entrance to town. Rooms are simple and elegant with dark wood and cream paintwork; one has a four-poster bed (request when booking).

Our independent authors have visited Emmet House and selected this as one of our recommended accommodation in Birr.

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Emmet House is a small boutique B&B located in Emmet Square, Birr, County Offaly. It offers rooms with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and home-cooked food. Birr Leisure Centre is a 5-minute walk away.

The rooms at Emmet House feature seating areas and work desks. They also include hairdryers, ironing facilities and tea/coffee-makers. Some rooms have a 4-poster bed.

Traditional Irish breakfasts are served in the dining room, which has polished wooden floors, a chandelier and views out across the square. Emmet Restaurant is situated opposite the guest house.

Birr Castle is just a 5-minute walk away, and is famous for the Leviathan of Parsonstown telescope. There are plenty of countryside walking routes in the area and the shores of Lough Derg are a 10-minute drive away.

The house is situated near historic Clonmacnoise, Shannon Harbour, and Shannon Bridge. Roscrea Monastery, Kinnitty Castle, and Birr Equestrian Centre are also located nearby.

Featuring free WiFi and a barbecue, Emmet House offers accommodation in Birr.

Rooms have a flat-screen TV. Some rooms have a seating area for your convenience. You will find a kettle in the room. For your comfort, you will find slippers, free toiletries and a hair dryer. A TV is provided.

You will find babysitting service at the property.

Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including golfing, horse riding and cycling. Birr Castle is 600 metres from Emmet House, while Birr Outdoor Education Centre is 2.9 km away. Shannon Airport is 81 km from the property.

Services & facilities

  • Non-smoking
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family
    • Family rooms
  • Kids club
    • Children's playground
  • Breakfast
    • Breakfast in the room
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Free WiFi
    • WiFi
    • Internet services
  • Recreation
    • Cycling
  • Parking
    • Available
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