Accommodation at O’Neills Town Home
At O’Neills you will receive a warm welcome and Bed and Breakfast at affordable prices. The double, twin and single rooms all have en suite bathrooms and the breakfast menu offers a choice of juices, cereals, and cooked dishes. It is the perfect base for exploring the Burren region and famous Wild Atlantic Way and Lisdoonvarna is also one of the key towns within The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark.
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Our 3 star premises approved by Failte Ireland was established over 100 years ago. The character of the old family home has been retained and a warm welcome awaits all guests. The public areas are tastefully decorated, creating a relaxing atmosphere for your stay. All bedrooms are en suite and offer you comfort and cleanliness. Televisions are installed in the twin and double rooms. Single rooms are a perfect resting place for the lone traveller. The breakfast menu offers a variety of choices of freshly cooked local produce, home baked brown bread, cereals and preserves.
On your arrival, Chris O’Neill, the proprietor will be there to greet you and help you plan an interesting itinerary and recommend great places to eat. She will advise you which pubs have traditional live music and how to get to the many places of interest. O’Neills provides a wide selection of reading material on many topics. Reference books on The Burren, its wildlife and flora are well covered. Other publications on seashore life, birds and butterflies make fascinating reading. For keen walkers , maps and routes are available. You will be given the password for free Wi Fi connection. The peaceful garden, which is a haven for birds is also available to guests.
O’Neill’s Town Home endeavours to provide an eco-friendly environment for all of its guests. We aim to create a greater awareness of the Burren region of North Clare and to protect the fragile habitats within its boundaries. We promote the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geo Park. In essence we pursue a policy of sustainable tourism.
We reduce our use of energy wherever possible, by switching off lights and standby buttons and replacing light bulbs with long life low energy versions. The use of oil is being closely monitored and we are using lower temperature settings for water heating and laundry cycles. The use of water is being minimised by shorter washing cycles, displacement bottles in cisterns and curtailing use of running taps. In order to control our waste and packaging as much as possible, we buy commercial sized containers and recycle most packaging. We have a waste food management policy with our refuse company. Please help us with this when you can. Guests are encouraged to think of their carbon footprint and to use public transport, walking or cycling whenever possible. We use car-pooling or minibus travel for groups to locations in the Burren and use proscribed parking whenever possible. We encourage the appreciation of the natural beauty and quietness of the Burren, the enjoyment of the flora and fauna and follow the policy of “Leave No Trace”. Guests are asked not interfere with the stone surface of the limestone pavement, but to appreciate the natural processes of nature and the underlying geology.
Shop Local. Stay Local
We endeavour to use locally produced meat, cheese and vegetables and also use the locally smoked fish products. We highlight the locations of farmers markets and support local craft producers and visual artists of the Burren area, buying their work from galleries and at craft fairs. We support the Slow Food movement, the Burren Beo Trust, An Taisce, the Clare Roots Society and Birdwatch Ireland. These organisations help to protect and conserve our environment and heritage. Through the ecotourism network, B.E.N. we particpate in ecotourism conservation and the dissemination of the ecotourism ethos. By taking part in events organised by the B.E.N.advocacy group we help to inform the local community, adults and children alike of the richness of the Burren.
The Art Studio at O’Neills Town Home
For many years the Burren Painting Centre has been based at O’Neills B&B. Although there is no longer a formal programme of tutored painting courses, artists can stay at this well established premises and use the studio facilities. The art studio provides a comfortable space for up to 16 painters. It may be hired daily by a tutor or group at a fee of €50 per day or €30 for half a day.
Individuals that are residents of O’Neills Town Home have free access to the studio, when pre-booked. For non-residents the studio hire is €5 per hour.
The studio is situated at the rear of the house, adjacent to the guests private car park and garden. A limited supply of art materials is available. Sketching easels and folding stools may be hired for €3 per day per item.
The free coffee and tea making corner is a popular end of day meeting place to discuss the days endeavours. A wide range of art magazines cover every aspect of painting and may be used as reference material, along with larger tomes in the guest lounge of the B&B.