Shelburne Lodge (c. mid-18th century) was the original house in the Kenmare area of the Petty - Fitzmaurice family William Petty Fitzmaurice (1737-1805), known as Lord Shelburne. Lord Shelburne was commissioned with the design of the town of Kenmare which was completed in 1775.As Prime Minister of Great Britain from July 1782 to February 1783 Lord Shelburne helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris 1783 which brought the conflict between Britain and America to an end.
The bedrooms are located between the 1740's lodge and the secluded coach house overlooking the beautiful garden and grass tennis court. Each room has its own charm, individually furnished with antiques and polished old wooden floors. (En suite showers or baths in all rooms.) Each bedroom has direct dial telephone, colour television and en suite bathroom. There is an open fire in the drawing room for guest comfort.
Enjoy a full Irish breakfast using the finest local produce in the large and well-appointed dining room. Breakfast is served from 8.30 am to 10.00 am. Dinner reservations can be made in one of the many restaurants in town including the lodges related restaurant, Packies. Salads, seafood soups and omelets are served all day in Maura's sisters premises The Purple Heather.
(Dublin, Cashel, Kenmare, Doolin, Clifden)
Enjoy the cosmopolitan city of Dublin, visit the medieval city of Kilkenny, experience the bustling city of Cork, and be awed by the coastal beauty of the Western coastline. Enjoy the traditional Irish way of life in Connemara, with its natural beauty and many historical buildings and quaint fishing villages before your return to Dublin. In the company of an experienced and knowledgeable driver-guide and in the comfort of your own touring vehicle, you can take things at your own pace and spend as much or as little time as you wish at the various sights of interest.
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