Emmet Square, Birr, Offaly,
Ms Maureen O'Meara
Emmet House is a small boutique-style bed and breakfast located on the corner between Emmet Square and Emmet Street in Birr, County Offaly. A traditional home cooked Irish breakfast is served in the dining room with views out across Emmet Square.
Emmet House is located in a prominent location within the town of Birr that offers affordable accommodation to the modern traveller. Emmet House dates back to the early 1700s and expresses its individual character through its irregular floorplan.
Certain rooms at Emmet House feature seating areas and work desks. Some rooms have a four-poster bed. All rooms include television, hairdryers, tea and coffee-making facilities, slippers and toiletries. There is complimentary WiFi throughout.
Birr is an ideal centre for touring the Midlands. It has excellent restaurants, a theatre, world class demesne gardens and sports facilities. Within a short distance of the River Shannon, and the Slieve Bloom mountains, there are important monastic sites such as Clonmacnoise and Clonfert.
Birr Castle is a short walk, and is famous for its historic science centre, great telescope, and award-winning gardens. Visitors can admire attractive Georgian malls and leafy linear parks along the river Camcor.
The restored Victorian Theatre of Oxmantown Hall and Birr Theatre and Arts Centre is a short walk. Birr Equestrian Centre is a five minute drive, and Birr Leisure Centre, the Children's Playground and churches are all within a few minutes walk.