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1st Class Cottage Ideal Location - Teach Mor at The Priory Killarney

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Cozy & Comfortable - Relax in the great room of vaulted ceilings and exposed beams ceilings. Teach Mor is a two-level, 3 bedroom with 2 queen-sized beds (bedroom number 2 has a single bed as well) 2 bathrooms, and upstairs has a queen plus a single bed, an open plan cottage with a large sitting room/kitchen. Built brand new in 2007. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is also a washer/dryer. Sleeps 8 comfortably.

Set on the door step of Killarney National Park we have four Courtyard Stone Cottages all of various design and layout. The cottages are tucked into a very beautiful and quite walled courtyard setting.

We are just off the Muckross Road. A 12 minute stroll into the Killarney Town Centre. A bike path to Muckross House and Gardens is across the Flesk Bridge.

Just a 5 minute walk to the INEC - Gleneagle Hotel.

Please contact us by email or telephone and we will answer all your questions that you have.

Keywords: Vacation Home, Cottage, House, Self Catering, Vacation Rental, Bungalow, Ranch

More Details

Tim O'Donoghue
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 August, 2018

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. 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.'


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Killarney, Ireland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2) If required., Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
The Killarney Brewing Co. is open. Located on the Muckross Road - 5 minute walk from town. Serving great beer and fantastic pizza.


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Terrible Property

  • 1 of 5

Dirty, bad-smelling place with old, broken furniture

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando, Florida

Wonderful accomodation!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cottage just on the outskirt of town. Everything is within walking/biking distance, and the property itself is beautiful. This was by far the favorite part of our Irish vacation - there is tons to do (all of which Tim and Bernadette, the owners) will assist you with booking. Hiking the Gap of Dunloe was the trip favorite, biking to Muckross, and horseback riding in Killarney Natl Forest. The home itself was amazing - 3 bedrooms which was perfect for our family of 4 and a full kitchen if you need it. Everything is updated, comfortable, extremely clean, and quiet at night! There is a charming courtyard outside where you can mingle with the other guests - we met people from all over the world. The owners dog, Teddy, was also a highlight!! Looking forward to going back one day!!!

  • Review Submitted: 28/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Home Away From Home"

  • 5 of 5

Home away from Home

If you are traveling to Killarney and looking for a place to stay, I highly recommend

The Priory, Killarney Courtyard Cottages. We have stayed there on two separate occasions, once in An Tigan and last year in Teach Mor and we wouldn’t even think of staying anywhere else. With The Priory, you can choose a cottage that best serves your needs, whether you plan to stay for a few days, a week or a month. All four cottages are self-catering and include many more amenities than you will find in a hotel. The Priory is only about a 15 min. walk to the City Centre, but has the feel of an enclave of country cottages. We stayed in Teach Mor from Aug. 10 to Sept. 14, 2016 and absolutely loved the space and comfort it provided.

Aside from the many amenities of this cottage, which include a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, jacuzzi tub, ensuite master bedroom and plenty of high quality towels and bed linens, the location really is perfect. We could easily walk into town and pop into a pub for a pint, {which we very much enjoyed}, but it’s also an easy bike ride in the opposite direction to Muckross House, Muckross Abbey and Torc Falls in the Killarney National Park. We enjoyed the convenience of being able to walk to many tourist attractions including Ross Castle, Killarney House and the Killarney Brewing Company as well as St. Mary’s Cathedral for Mass on Sundays. We loved walking back from a trip to town, turning off of busy Muckross Rd. onto the private secluded lane and listening to the sound of the river. As we made our way back to Teach Mor, we were usually greeted by the “Welcome Waggin”, Oscar and Mazie, the four legged members of the O’Donoghue family.

Which brings me to the main element that makes Teach Mor, and The Priory in general, such a wonderful place to stay: the cottages are attractive and comfortable to be sure, but it’s the kindness and personal attention given by Tim and Bernadette O’Donoghue that make The Priory such a special place. Tourists go to Ireland to take in the beauty of the country, but it’s the warmth of the Irish people as demonstrated by the O’Donoghues that keep people coming back! Once you have stayed at The Priory, you will long to return and make it your Irish “Home Away From Home”.

  • Review Submitted: 26/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Priory: where you need to stay when visiting Ireland

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in June. We decided to take our two teenage boys to Ireland to celebrate and to visit one of my ancestral homelands. An acquaintance in Chicago, who is friends with the owners of The Priory (Tim and Bernadette), recommended it as a place to stay in Killarney.

The Priory consists of a main house and a number of small cottages. We stayed in the Teach Mor cottage. The place oozes old world charm...a cobblestone walk way, arches and a small fountain all right outside your door. Our unit was very recently remodeled and was tastefully decorated. The washer/dryer located in the cottage is a major benefit for those who pack lightly or go out for day hikes in Killarney Nat'l. Park.

There is a small soccer pitch in front of the main home that our boys ended up using every evening when we got back from our day trips.

Tim and Bernadette were extremely helpful in setting or suggesting revisions to our itinerary each day and we thoroughly enjoyed their family's company. The location is a short walk from the town center (make sure to stop in at the Killarney Brewing Company for a sample on your way to/from town) and is a great jumping off point for day trips (like the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula).

I would heartily recommend The Priory for anyone traveling to the Killarney region.

  • Review Submitted: 20/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carmichael, CA

Comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

The location of this house is great. Accessible to all the sights and the ring of Kerry. We didn't specify an arrival time, which I recommend, since our host was out on an errand when we arrived. It was early March and the heat was off so it took a while for the home to warm up. The hosts were very helpful and apologized. They were very welcoming. The interior of the home had a stone wall and contributed to the Irish feel! It was a delightful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 25/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Johnsburg, NY

Wonderful Familiy Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Teach Mor for 2 weeks with 5 for a family vacation. We had different ages and physical abilities and the cottage was set up well for all. The walk in shower is fabulous!The cottage is close to the Town Center but you would never know it. It was a good location for day trips in SW Ireland and Killarney National Park offered lots to do on the days you don't want to be driving. Walked every morning to town or in the Park. Tim and Bernadette were great hosts offering lots of information. Tim told us about Irish music right across the street, great night out and no driving. Some of the many highlights were, Dingle, Ring of Kerry, Muckross House and Abbey, Gap Of Dunloe (hike or jaunty ride), hike up Old Kenmare Rd., Kinsale, Kenmare. In town had great meals at the Sportsman, Robertinos and a fun night at Murphy's Pub. My daughter did 2 Mini-Marathons and I did one, great way to meet local people! Bernadette....thank you for the Scones delivered warm and delicious. I can't forget to mention Oscar and Massie your dogs. We all loved them, Oscar visited us daily and we had to bring him home from the pub one night! We are already talking about our next trip to Ireland. Thanks again. Shannon

  • Review Submitted: 07/10/2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Kerry Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Killarney Golf and Fishing Club
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended

So if you are interested in hiking, biking, golfing, shopping or want to take a cooking class all this can be arranged. Killarney town centre is 1 km or a 10 minute stroll, in the opposite direction over the river you are immediately upon a pedestrian way snaking its way 2km into Killarney's 11,000 acre National Park, Muckross House & Gardens.

Killarney Brewing Co. is open. It is a 7 minute walk on the Muckross Road from the cottage. Tours daily.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Killarney, Ireland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
8 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
4 night minimum stay
1 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$117.35

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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