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Emmet Square, Birr, Offaly,
Ms Sharon Grant
For a stay in central Ireland, guests can choose Doolys Hotel, a three star hotel situated in the heart of Birr, County Offaly. This cosy accommodation is one of the country’s oldest coaching houses.
As an old coaching house that dates back to 1747, Doolys Hotel oozes with charm. This recently refurbished three star, Georgian period accommodation is found in the heart of Birr, County Offaly. There are 17 ensuite rooms with cable TV, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities.
Guests can also pass the time enjoying food and drink at the hotel’s Emmet Restaurant, Coach House Bar and Doolys coffee shop. For nightlife, try Melbas Night Club, which opens at weekends and is complimentary to hotel guests.
Visitors to the heritage town of Birr must visit Birr Castle, the oldest inhabited home in Ireland. They can also enjoy a variety of activities, such as angling, bird watching, golfing, horse-riding and mountain climbing.