WOOLEN MILLS HOTEL - BLARNEY CASTLE
Gift of Gab and Shopping in County Cork
A warm Irish welcome awaits at the 3-star luxury boutique Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel just 6 miles from the city of Cork on Ireland’s south-west coast and just steps away from the famous Blarney Castle with its stone arch which grants the gift of Irish eloquence with just a kiss. Blarney has remained one of the most legendary places in Ireland, surrounded in breathtaking scenery, rich in folklore, legend and nostalgia. The hotel takes its name from the Blarney Mills shopping outlet in the heart of Blarney Village, a former factory originally a known as Mahoney’s Mills producing Irish tweeds and wool products, but now Ireland’s largest craft shopping center located under the shadow of the historic Blarney Castle, ancient ancestral home of the noble Kings of Munster.
The Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel offers a range of accommodation styles to suit the tastes and desires of discerning guests at a variety of price ranges, with a full compliment of charmingly designed bedrooms, including superior rooms, executive suites and even a a Presidential suite. Many of the rooms have inspirational views of Blarney Castle and the surrounding picturesque scenery. All rooms have satellite TV, tea & coffee making facilities, direct dial telephone and hairdryer, with complimentary Wi Fi Broadband access available in all the rooms, and wireless internet is available free of charge in the public areas.
For dining at the Woollen Mills Hotel, a popular venue for locals as well, the Grill Bar Restaurant has been recently revamped under the guidance of head chef Aidan O’Driscoll, serving a delicious range of modern Irish cuisine prepared using the best of local produce with an extensive wine list featuring vintages from the finest wine regions of the world. More casual, the Millroom Restaurant is open during the day with its evocative running water driven mill wheel and open hearth fireplace makes an ideal spot for lunch, a snack or coffee. Christy’s Bar offers a lively atmosphere as a classically Irish haven from the bustling world outside or a day of shopping at the Mills, and makes for an ideal meeting spot point for friends or colleagues. Food is served in the bar throughout the day.
The Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel makes for an ideal location to explore the South-West of Ireland, with some of the most fascinating sights in the surrounding counties - Tipperary, with its stunning hilltop abbey castle at Cashel (see Rock of Cashel), Limerick with its riverfront castle (see King John’s Castle) and riverside quay shops and restaurants, County Wexford with its Irish famine heritage (see Dunbrody Famine Ship) and Ireland’s earliest Christian religious site and spectacular sea cliff walks at Ardmore (see St Declan’s Well), Waterford with its famous crystal (see Waterford Crystal Factory), and nearby Cork with the Titanic Heritage Center in the harbor village of Cobh, and the Jameson Distillery. Three championship golf courses lie within a few miles. The Blarney Woollen Mills shopping complex is adjacent to the hotel, and offering the best of Irish knitwear, pottery, glassware, linen, and gifts. The Blarney Mills Hotels is located just 6 miles from Cork City and 10 miles from Cork Airport, just off the N20 motor route. © Bargain Travel Europe
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