Virginia's Guesthouse in Kenmare Ireland
Virginia's Guesthouse Kenmare Co. Kerry Ireland Bed and Breakfast B&B Guest House Lodgings Accommodations
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Hosts: Neil & Noreen Harrington

Guestrooms: 8

Address: Virginia's Guesthouse, Henry Street, Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Telephone: +353 64 41021

Fax: +353 64 42415

Activities/Attractions: The town of Kenmare is situated in the Southwest corner of the Republic of Ireland, located south of Killarney and on the Ring of Kerry. Kenmare is a haven of tranquillity, gourmet food, superb accommodation and breathtaking scenery in one of the most natural, unspoilt environments in Europe. Cradled in the heart of Kenmare Bay, the picturesque town of Kenmare is the perfect location from which to discover the South West of Ireland, linking the internationally famous Ring of Kerry with the rugged Ring of Beara.

The Ring of Kerry, known all over the world, follows the coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula. It is one of the most dramatic scenic drives in the country and makes a most exciting day tour. Along the 175km route are picturesque villages, an abundance of historical landmarks, sandy coves and beaches.

  • Enjoy your days golfing (just a short walk away)
  • Explore this breathtaking part of Ireland, either by car, tour-bus, bicycle or on one of the numerous walking trails nearby
  • Take a boat-trip on Kenmare Bay and savour the best that Mother Nature has to offer
  • Enjoy your evenings dining in Kenmare's numerous award-winning restaurants, followed by nights of traditional Irish music and song in the town pubs

Mulcahy's award winning Restaurant is located on the ground floor of Virginia's Guesthouse. Chef Bruce Mulcahy has received many accolades for his unique style of cooking and was voted second best chef in southern Ireland by Food & Wine Magazine 2007! Dinner at Mulcahy's is an absolute treat and a "must" for foodies who appreciate exceptional cuisine.


“Lovely people, lovely breakfasts. Thank you for making our honeymoon in Kenmare so special – see you again!”

"Thank you for a great stay. The breakfasts were beautiful – our best one yet!”

“No stone is left unturned in caring for the guests every need. Breakfast in Virginia's is a specialty. Absolutely perfect. Many thanks.”

“We had such a wonderful time here on our honeymoon! Thank you for the hospitality and the delicious food."

“A warm and cozy place to call home for a few days.. Breakfast is wonderful! Thanks.”

“You made us feel so at home. Your hospitality is the Ireland we remember. Thank you for everything.”

“Unparalleled. Accommodation is gorgeous, fantastic hospitality, great little touches & possibly the best breakfast in the country. See you again.”

“So good, we've already re-booked for next New Year.”


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Virginia’s Family-run Guesthouse

Virginia’s Family-run Guesthouse Bedroom

Virginia’s Family-run Guesthouse Twin

Virginia’s Family-run Guesthouse Suite

Virginia’s Family-run Guesthouse Lounge

Virginia’s Family-run Guesthouse Restaurant


“One of the most hospitable couples I've ever met. So friendly & helpful. Amazing breakfasts – ones to be proud of. Thank you very much for a lovely stay.”

“Quite the best B&B we have found in Ireland. Delightful – The Simpsons give you Five Stars!”

Thank you for your splendid hospitality, warm informality and quietly professional high standards.”

“Thanks so much for your warm hospitality, sharing local knowledge and feeding us amazing delicious breakfasts. You're a wonderful advert for Ireland. Thank you.”

“Another lovely weekend. Many thanks.”

General Information: Welcome to Virginia's Family-run Guesthouse in the heart of Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland. When you stay with us at Virginia's, we promise you a warm welcome, a relaxing stay with lovely rooms and a breakfast you'll certainly remember. Come and see for yourself why guests return to us time and again and often stay for longer than originally planned.

Guest rooms at Virginia's are bright and spacious, yet cosy, and have all the modern amenities expected. All rooms are ensuite and equipped with power showers, heated towel rails and fluffy towels. Bedrooms have 40+ Channel Cable TV, hairdryers, personal safes and very comfortable beds. Some rooms have king size beds. At Virginia's, we can accommodate up to 18 people comfortably, offering triple, twin, double, single and superior rooms.

  • Spacious, bright rooms, all ensuite
  • Tea/Coffee Bar in our well stocked library
  • AA 4 Diamonds
  • Georgina Campbell's Guide to Ireland 2007
  • Lucinda O'Sullivan's Great Places to Stay 2007
  • The Good Hotel Guide
  • Alistair Sawday Guide 2007
  • Irish Welcome Award, Certificate of Merit
  • Town Centre Location
  • Superb Breakfast Menu

Help yourself to tea, coffee and biscuits in our well-stocked library. Choose a book, play a game of chess and chill a bottle of your favourite wine in the fridge.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in Euros).

€45-60/person/sharing
From €265 per room (including breakfasts & all taxes) for off-season 3 night specials.

Our 3-course menu offers such delights as freshly squeezed juice, organic porridge with whisky cream, melting blue cheese over pears with crispy bacon, banana pancakes, local smoked salmon with scrambled free-range eggs, poached fruits & much more. All this accompanied by home-baked breads warm from the oven, freshly brewed java coffee and home-made preserves/relishes.

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"The attraction of Virginia's is its simplicity, unpretentiousness and friendly laid-back atmosphere breakfast was the real clincher. This young couple are rapidly making a name for themselves."

"Marvellously unposh, Virginia's is a great find – friendly, unpretentious, relaxing, full of its own good ideas ... Breakfast is a marathon. Great hospitality, great people, great fun."

“Scoring 10/10 on our tour. Amazing attention to detail makes for a perfect stay. Kenmare & Virginia's enchanting.”

"After two nights at Virginia's, I can safely say all my hopes were exceeded. I can't wait to go back."

"The service and food are outstanding."

“Wonderful hospitality & home comforts. Thank you Noreen & Neil for the wonderful touring advice & memories.”

“… breakfasts are a point of honour.”