Certificate of Excellence 2014 - Tripadvisor
Irish Independent - Weekend magazine
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This feature in the Weekend supplement of the Irish Independent in March 2012 was written by Christopher Somerville following his stay at Kilmaneen Farmhouse, with his wife Jane, in February 2012.
Click on the photo to read what Christopher has to say about their stay with us and the wonderful day that they had on the Liam Lynch Loop
Georgina Campbell's Farmhouse of the Year 2005
'....It’s an old house, but well restored to combine old furniture with modern comforts; the bedrooms are not especially big, but they are thoughtfully furnished and, like the rest of the house, immaculate.
There’s a great welcome and guests feel at home immediately - especially once they get tucked into Ber’s delicious dinners.
Genuinely hospitable hosts, homely comforts - including a log fire to relax beside after dinner and a large, well-maintained garden, where guests can enjoy the peaceful setting - all add up to a real country break.......'
'This sweetly decorated, relaxing farmhouse B&B is a real find. Set amid a beautiful mountainous terrain, it's run with aplomb by Kevin and Ber O'Donnell.
Those who love fishing love Kilmaneen, as you can cast for trout here, into either the Suir or the Tar, without any permit required. You will be provided with a fisherman's hut for tying flies, storing equipment, and waders. Kevin is trained in mountaineering and leads trekking and walking tours into the nearby Knockmealdowns, Comeraghs, or Galtee mountains.'
Millenium Farm Landscape Regional Award
Kevin entered a farm landscape project for a special 2000 Millenium Award. It involved the transformation of an unattractive farm waste site into a landscaped area planted with several specimen trees.
This project was sponsored by the ESB (Electricity Supply Board) and the Irish Farmer's Association
Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay - Ireland
4*star Bed & Breakfast Award
Kilmaneen Farmhouse continues to be a 4*star Bed and Breakfast categorised by the Irish National Tourism Standard's Authority.
1999 Overall National Rural Tourism Award
In 1999 Kilmaneen Farmhouse won the overall National Rural Tourism Award for Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast. This was a very competitive award and involved, not alone high standards of accommodation and food but also a strong involvement in environmentally friendly farming.
RTE's Track and Trails
Kevin O'Donnell, Cormac McDonnell, Tracy Piggott and Ber O'Donnell during filming for RTE's Track and Trails
We really enjoyed the experience of having the film crew and guest presenters Tracy Piggott and Cormac McDonnell to stay with us while filming the programme Tracks and Trails for RTE which was shown on television in November 2011.
The Rough Guide to Ireland
'....But the nicest place to stay for miles around is undoubtably Kilmaneen Farmhouse between Ardfinnan and Newcastle......It's a remote gem in a little visited part of the country...with splendid walks starting right from it's doorstep.'
Irish Farmers' Journal feature