An Bruachan

An Bruachan, Kenmare. County Kerry | Front of An Bruachan An Bruachan, Kenmare. County Kerry | Breakfast Room An Bruachan, Kenmare. County Kerry | Breakfast Room 

An Bruachan (Irish for 'Little Brook') is located on the outskirts of Kenmare on the Killarney Road. This bed and breakfast is situated on an acre of landscaped gardens with the Finnihy River forming one of the boundaries. A privately owned twelve acre forest lies to the far side of the river with a screen of mature trees binding the gardens on an additional two sides.

The bed and breakfast is Fáilte Ireland approved with a grading of 3 stars. There are a total of six bedrooms in the house, all of which are ensuite. Two of these bedrooms are large family rooms and one of the ensuites has a bath tub. The television in each room shows the local Saorview stations. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in each bedroom as well as a hair dryer and there is access to an ironing board.

Guests are invited to sit outside in the garden or down by the edge of the river. When it gets a bit colder, the guest lounge has a turf fire to keep warm beside. In addition to a library of reference books on travel and local history, there is also a selection of board games to play.

Hostess, Julia O'Connor, likes to give visitors a genuine Irish welcome with a pot of tea or coffee on their arrival. Julia has a basic level of Irish and French to perhaps help with the translation of some of the conversation. She is also an active walker and cyclist and will be happy to help guests plan other walks or cycling routes in the area should they wish to hire a bicyle in Kenmare. Maps of the locality are available for guests to borrow for the day.

Walkers that are too weary after their walk can be given a complimentary lift into the centre of Kenmare for their evening meal. With some advance notice for the following day, a packed lunch can be made up for those going back on the trail and a free lift to Gowlane Cross after breakfast will help to cut out a stretch of road walking in the morning. If needed, a luggage transfer can also be organised to the next accommodation on the Kerry Way.



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