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

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

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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 CLOGHER BEACH, 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:

Off the sitting-dining area is a large PATIO with a picnic table that will seat 8. The house is surrounded by pasture and there are sheep grazing most days.

The patio (taken in April):

The kitchen is large with all modern conveniences: a FULL SIZE refrigerator with freezer, double-oven with grill and 4 rings, microwave and dishwasher, well stocked with pots, pans, utensils, knives, cutting boards, bowls, dishes, glasses, silverware, and linens. There is a 12-cup electric coffee machine, a French press, an electric kettle, a toaster, and a stick blender.

The kitchen is open to the dining room and has a door into the foyer:

FOUR (4) en-suite BEDROOMS 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.


Mattress sizes are different in every country.
As you can see from the table above:

A Irish King = US Queen.
There is no Irish Queen size.
The Irish double/full bed = US double/full.
The Irish single/twin bed is 3 inches narrower than the US single/twin.
The largest bed available in Ireland, a Super King, is 4 inches narrower and 2 inches shorter than a US King.

Please use the table above to determine whether our beds will suit you.

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 54 x 75 inch (140 x 190 cm) DOUBLE/full 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 upstairs landing:

The master bedroom, upstairs:

A second bedroom upstairs:

A third bedroom upstairs:

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

The laundry (utility) room, below the patio:

The yard behind the house.
In the field beyond this yard you can see a shepherd is using his dogs to herd his sheep.

One of the ponies, in the field behind the house:

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

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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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A note from the webmaster :

My husband and I come to Tig Meaig every year. We can personally vouch for Phil and Alec and their family and know they will treat you better than you can imagine.

All of the photos (except those taken by Scott Atherton, another long-time visitor) were taken by us so they are authentic. The photos of the rooms are as they looked when we arrived, they are not staged professional photos, and the activities listed on the Local Attractions page are things we’ve actually done.

Your experience in these cottages will be as it is represented on this website.

Barb Healy

Contact :
Mrs. Philomena O'Connor
Phone : +353 66 915 62 10
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Last Revised: June 16, 2013
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