Panoramic views taken from the patio (stitched together using Adobe Photoshop):

The exterior (taken at 3:00 p.m. in April) is all stone:

The foyer has a slate floor.
Directly ahead is the door to the kitchen, and on the right is the door to the living area.
To the left is the door to the powder room and the entrance to the ground-floor bedroom:

To the right of the foyer is the sitting-dining area.

The sitting room:

The working fireplace, visible from both the sitting and dining rooms:

The dining room:

As you can see in the photos above, the sitting-dining area has TWO HUGE PICTURE WINDOWS looking out on SYBIL HEAD and the THREE SISTERS. This is the most unique and enviable feature of this cottage.

The SPECTACULAR view from the sitting dining area:


Location of the cottage with respect to the coastline
(what you see when you look out the window):

Off the sitting-dining area is a large PATIO with a picnic table that will seat 8. The house is surrounded by pastures and there are sheep grazing there most days. Most of the pictures of the view were taken while standing on the patio.

The patio (taken in April):

The kitchen is big and modern with a FULL SIZE refrigerator, double-oven stove, microwave and dishwasher and is well stocked with pots, pans, utensils, knives, cutting boards, bowls, dishes, glasses, silverware, and linens. There is a 12-cup electric coffee machine, an electric kettle, a toaster, and a stick blender.

The kitchen is large with full size appliances:

The kitchen is open into the dining room and has a door into the foyer (great for carrying in groceries):

The powder room, to the left of the front door:

There are FOUR (4) BEDROOMS and they ALL HAVE AN ATTACHED (en-suite) BATH with a toilet, sink, shower and a heated towel bar (with several soft, thirsty 100%cotton towels). One of the larger bedrooms is on the ground floor which is wheelchair accessible and nice if you have trouble with stairs.


The master bedroom, upstairs, has a 60 x 78 inch (150 x 200 cm) King(Ire)/QUEEN(US) bed.

The bedroom on the ground floor has a ?? x 78 inch (1?0 x 200 cm) QUEEN/???(US) bed.

The third bedroom, upstairs, has a 54 x 75 inch (140 x 190 cm) DOUBLE/full bed.

And the forth bedroom, upstairs, has TWO 36 x 75 inch (91 x 190 cm ) SINGLE/twin beds.

All en-suite bathrooms have walk-in power showers with strong water pressure. Master bath also has a tub.

The bedroom on the ground floor, next to the powder room (this is NOT the master suite):

The bathroom attached to this bedroom:

The stairs to the upstairs landing:

The upstairs landing:

The master bedroom, upstairs:

Morning view from the window opposite the master bed:

The master bathroom:

A second bedroom upstairs:

The bathroom attached to this bedroom:

A third bedroom upstairs:

The bathroom attached to this bedroom:

The photos below were taken in

The view from the front door:

The school house across the street (as seen from the parking area):

In the utility room, under the patio, are a full size washer and dryer.

The laundry (utility) room, below the patio:

There is yet ANOTHER yard behind the house, and a door to it from the dining room. The parking area extends around the side of the house (along the road) all the way to this back yard. In the field beyond this yard you can see a shepherd is using his dogs to move his sheep from one pasture to another.

The photos below were taken in

The back of the cottage with the three sisters in the background
and fuchsia blooming along the road:

The road north to Clogher Beach and Ballyferriter:

The road south to Clogher Head:

The fields behind the cottage where sheep are normally grazing.
There are no sheep there in this photo because they had been
herded into the shed, another treat for you, if you happen to be
looking out when they are moved from one field to the other:

One of the ponies, in the field behind the house, looking for a handout:

Walking/hiking around the cottage
Photos were taken in APRIL.

The cottage seen from Clogher Head, 115 meters high
The hills behind the cottage are 234 and 260 meters high.
The old volcano, to the right, is 165 meters high.

The cottage, and the coastline, seen from the top of the hills behind it:

The cottage seen from Clogher Beach:

The cottage seen from an Drom, during a storm (with the volcano in the background):

This cottage is owned and operated by my husband and me, Alec and Philomena Úi Chonchúir (O’Connor). Our families have lived in this area for generations; we were born here and our first language was Irish (Gaelic). If you are looking for a truly Irish experience, that is exactly what we offer.

Our six children, who also speak Irish, have fled the nest and are doing for themselves. Two of our sons, Niall and Brian, run the award-winning restaurant. AN CANTEEN, located on Dykegate Lane in Dingle town. Another son, Declan, owns the sheep you see in the pastures around our cottages. All our children help us clean and maintain them (the cottages, not the sheep) and we are lucky to have them as they are exceptionally good at this.

Alec and I live a simple life at the base of Cruach Mhárthain very close to where our cottages are located. We enjoy sharing the incredible beauty of this land with others and hope you will give us the opportunity to be your hosts. You will not regret it!

We know that you have worked hard and saved your money to stay in one of our cottages, and we do our best to ensure that your visit is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Many of our guests have been coming to us for years.

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Contact :
Mrs. Philomena O'Connor
Phone : +353 66 915 62 10
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