AddressEmmet Square BirrSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
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.
Description provided by property
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.
Services & facilities
- Non-smoking throughout
- Non-smoking rooms
- Family rooms
- Children's playground
- Breakfast in the room
- Free WiFi
- Internet services
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