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Finnegan's Ode

Charming cottage near Kenmare town

Stay in County Kerry

Finnegan's Ode cottage is beautifully situated in a residential area on the edge of Kenmare. It is removed from the bustle of the main street, yet Kenmare's restaurants, shops, and pubs are a couple minutes away by foot.

The cottage itself is beautifully decorated with high-beamed ceiling, slate floors and wood fixtures. It feels like an Irish retreat, with the perfect balance of old tradition and modern comforts. There is a cozy living/dining area with plush leather couches, a flat screen TV (local and international channels), a DVD player with a set of DVDs and an gas stove. The separate kitchen is fully equipped with an electric oven, 4-burner gas stove, microwave and dishwasher. During the warmer months, one can enjoy a nice meal or simply relax with a book outside on the patio, which has additional seating.

The house has its own yard, and there is a farm field beyond the kitchen window where you may glimpse a cow. An ancient stone circle is a couple minutes away by foot, and the main road to the Ring of Kerry is just around the bend.


What's included

  • One week (or more) in a personally selected apartment in the stunning Irish countryside or quaint village of Kenmare.
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Cork, or we can connect you with our air partner who can purchase tickets on your behalf (See UnTours' air policies)
  • Transfer assistance for airport arrivals into Cork.
  • Detailed arrival and driving instructions for arrivals at Shannon Airport.
  • A car rental, with unlimited mileage and basic insurance, for the duration of your UnTour. Cars with an automatic transmission are included. Enterprise does not have upper age restrictions. (Inquire about the possibility of a "car-free" option.)
  • Our own guide App for the area, and further information on-site.
  • An orientation session given by our local staff to start your trip off on the right foot.
  • A local cultural event, like a traditional Irish meal.
  • A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
  • Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
  • Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.

Kenmare, Ireland - County Kerry, Home of Finnegan's Ode

Tucked into the scenic southwest corner of Ireland, Kenmare is a welcoming and convenient home base. The name Kenmare means ‘little nest’ in Gaelic, which perfectly describes the atmosphere of this charming town. The perfect departure point for the Ring of Kerry and Killarney National Park, Kenmare also puts the Beara and Dingle Peninsulas within reach. Home to the19th century Holy Cross Church and one of the most impressive ancient stone circles in the region, Kenmare has a rich history. Nearby Molly Gallivan’s Cottage and Traditional Farm is a 200-year-old cottage that shows how the people of Kenmare lived before modern technology.

Take a cruise in Kenmare Bay or try local horseback riding. Explore the weekly outdoor market or take in live traditional music in a cozy local pub. Kenmare is known for its good eats and great golf courses. Lined with colorful houses and charming shops, Kenmare is a true Irish village with all of the amenities one could need and easy access to the sea.


Location


Landlord

Maureen is a retired school teacher and a friendly local host. She and her daughter Aoife take good care of their cottage and guests.


Property details

Here's some important details about this property.

Occupancy

This property sleeps 1-4 people

Sleeping

2 double bedrooms on ground floor, plus an extra lofted bedroom on the second floor that has sloping ceilings and low twin beds - best for a child

Bathrooms

1 bathroom with bathtub and shower attachment; high sides require a step up into the tub

Kitchen

Full, well equipped kitchen

Laundry

Washing machine and dryer

Level

Living room, kitchen and bedrooms on ground floor, lofted third bedroom on second floor

Accessibility

Ground floor; high sides of the tub require a step up into the tub

Transportation

One-minute walk into town; parking on site

Minuses

Pluses

TV (local and international channels), DVD player, WiFi

Special Features

Solar panels; charming, homey feel


Reviews

Here's what our guests have to say

Kathleen Chaloupka

★★★★★

The cottage was clean, nicely furnished and felt like home. The location was superb—quiet but conveniently located to town for easy walking. It was very private, yet felt like part of the community.

Betty Johnson

★★★★★

We enjoyed the homey feeling of the cottage. The hosts were very helpful and our kitchen was well stocked with food. It was the best location to the town, as we would walk a very short distance to stores, pubs,and the ice cream parlor every day. We were very glad we chose this cottage.

Virginia Morbeck

★★★★★

Finnegan"s Ode is the best UnTour lodging that we have stayed in. This was our sixth UnTour. The cottage is COMPLETELY equipped, nothing is lacking. It was very clean, nicely appointed, conviently located, and very quiet. We could ask for nothing more! Aoife was very welcoming and extremely helpful, the perfect hostess!

Nancy Pacha

★★★★★

It was lovely. We appreciated the fireplace, which kept us cozy during the chilly weather and the warm electric blanket on top of the mattress. The location was super handy and the kitchen well stocked. We missed having wifi in the cottage, but instead went every morning to Mike and Jimmy's for breakfast and linked into the wifi service there.

Marlys Gobell

★★★★★

What a fabulous cottage. Everything one would want. So very comfortable. Couldn’t have been better in any respect. Wonderful location. Close to town. Lovely setting with a large yard.

Wendell Rogers

★★★★★

Very comfortable, spacious and excellent location from pubs, shops, and anything that we needed. We enjoyed everything, especially the location of the cottage.

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Disclaimer

Our staff have inspected this property and the above description and photographs reflect what they saw at that time. It is possible that the owner has made changes to the property without our knowledge. While we do our best to keep up with any changes or improvements made to our properties, we cannot guarantee that everything in the above description will be accurate.


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Package includes

  • Apartment
  • Car
  • Cultural event
  • Digital Guidebook
  • Transfer assistance
  • Local support

Locally Owned and Operated

The money we pay for your accommodation will benefit the local economy where you will be staying.

Enhanced Clean

  • Rooms are ventilated thoroughly.
  • All high-touch surfaces are cleaned and sanitized with disinfectant.
  • Soft, porous surfaces like sofas and rugs are cleaned before each arrival.
  • Linens are washed at the highest heat setting recommended by the manufacturer.

Meet our staff

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