Tahilla Cove Country House
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Today the we have what the Irish call a 'soft' day. This means a slightly misty drizzle off and on, with cloud cover most of the day. The fog coming in from the ocean is up in the hills but doesn't obstruct the driving. We decide to take the long way around to Tahilla (just outside of Kenmare). This means that we are traveling the little 'fingers' …
... I decided it could be from a flash hotel anywhere, until I spotted Pan Seared Breast of Skeaghnore Duck with Roasted Summer Fruits and Chilli Jus, served with, of course, mashed potato. Now, what I like about the Irish, is that they're not stingy with their servings of mashed potatoes. Yuuuummmm. First cauli we've seen since leaving our vege garden too. A superb meal. The deserts all looked like they'd be on a menu anywhere in ...
... also a great deal about the Lusitania.
Over the ferry to West Cork. We stopped at a Centre c-store for build-your-own sandwiches which we ate at tables in the store.
We arrived at Bantry fairly early so decided to drive the Beara Peninsula. Down at the end we took the cable car ride over to Dursey Island and back. Then we headed for Sneem.
Dinner was in a hotel pub and quite tasty although the staff was extremely busy and we had to hunt them down and ask ...
... minutes and was only halfway there. I had decided I didn't want to be that far out. I went back to the first place thinking maybe they had just popped out for a quick errand, but still no one was home. So I walked up the road to the next nearest place.
And am I glad I did! The place was beautiful, you should have seen the view and my room, plus the rates were brilliant! It was cheaper then my place in Cork City. I would rate it a 5 star and my place in ...
... The excitement was beaming out of her and we thought not to tear her away from this experience. She made introductions all around and we settled in to a nearby table to also take the opportunity to fully experience the Irish conviviality. A young, almost gypsy like couple pulled out their Irish flutes to play some traditional reels for us as an appetizer for the full Irish band performance later that night.
We were coming to realize that ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTahilla Cove Country House Sneem
This place is on a pretty cove away from all the hustle and bustle of Kinsale. The solitude is wonderful. The country house is a little older, but the rooms are very large. We had a balcony overlooking the cove. The hosts are very friendly and their meals are very good. They have a drawing room where guests can gather after a meal to chat. The grounds are very well manicured.
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