|Our Pick||Lough Key House|
|This beautifully restored Georgian country house is a wonderfully atmospheric place to stay, with three guest rooms, each individually decorated with period furniture and tasteful elegant style. Eggs for breakfast come from the owner's hens, there are bikes to borrow and , if you arrive by bus, you can get picked up from the town. Lough Key House is 5km east of town on the N4.|
Entries made in the Visitors Book at Lough Key House
What a lovely visit,really looking forward to alling agaiwith our friends,well done Frances,Peter& Elaine
What a lovely visit, really looking forward to calling again with our friends. Well done Frances,
Peter & Elaine
Thank you for your kindness when I arrived at 10am Friday. It was an emotional time & you gave me a big hug which I needed. You are a dear sweet person and I love your place. Thanks so much.
Thank you for making m parents and myself feel so welcome. I will keep unforgettable memories of the evening-open fire, piano, flute and slamming poetry in such a magnificent place, one can only wish we had stayed longer.
A wonderful place with so beautiful thinkgs and lovely hostess. Thank you very much for your hospitality for the delightful bread and the rose scented geranium.
A wonderful weekend of warmth, comfort and geniune hospitality. Thank you Frances and Emily for such and unforgettable experience, Lovely Food too xxx
First Class Service
Home from Home
The best birthday I've ever had. First Class.
John & Mary
Frances & Emily, This is the best B&B we've ever been to! We had a fantastic time and will be back if you'll have us!
All teh best Martina & Joe
Thanks Francis. Lovely house, very comfortable bed, great breakfast and hospitality second to none!
Pat & Colin
Some people either have it or they don't. Frances, you have it in buckets.
Love & Wishes, Val & Mary
Thank you very much for the wonderful stay and the delicious breakfast!
Rose & Mick
Looking forward to returning for another warm and luxurious visit. Thanks Frances!
Anne and Michael
Frances many thanks for a wonderful stay. We'll be back!
Niamh and Nicole
Thank you Frances for everything and a lovely warm welcome. Hope to see you again soon.
The Guing Family
Seeing you as an Earth Angel and Beautiful Guardian of The Lough Key Forest. A sparkling jewel in Ireland!
Love Always & Forever,
Thank ou for a wonderful stay. You are a marvelous hostess and teriffic person. Your home is wonderful and a most beautiful place to stay.
Thank you so much for your warm welcome and fabulous food. We had a wonderful night and will be recommending your beautiful house to all our friends.
Frances, what a fabulous hostess and house fit for a queen!! Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay. Will be recommending to all my friends will def be back!
To Francis & Co.
Wow! What a wonderful place. Really enjoyed my stay in your beautiful home. Don't want to leave & now I can hardly want to return.
Thank you ever so much for a fabulous stay. Top class accomodation and food. I'll definitely be back.
Francis, I enjoyed my stay in lovely house with my daughters and daughters in-law. Thank you so much for your hospitality, you are a wonderful host and our food was delicious. Thank you again,
Mary E. Walsh
Francis, Thanks for a wonderful stay. Your house is fabulous, the food excelent. Will highly recommend it to friends.
Thanks Francis for your hospitality. Could not fault a thing. Really comfortable. Lovely food etc will be back.
Frances, what a beautiful place you have, attention to detail is amazing will definitely be recommending Lough Key House to my friends & plan to come back
Thanks for you hospitality
What a charming place and a charming hostess. We had an amazing time. Will never forget my pre-retirement venue.
We had a wonderful weekend. This is my 3rd time here this year and the experience was enjoyable, I couldn't recommend it highly enough. Thanks Frances for your hospitality and making our fmaily feel so relaxed and at home. Will be back.
Evelyn & Co.
I said we'd be back! Enjoyed the "Blue Room". Hope to see you soon.
Chris & Sylvia (Price)
Dear Frances and Annie,
Thank you so much for your hospitality and kindness shown towards us during or stay. We had a really relaxing time and will definitely be back sometim soon. You definitely were "at your service"!
Thanks so much,
Ian & Rachel
13th October 2011
Perfect Irish hospitality. So nice to have met you Frances. Lovely old house, with a "cosy" charm. We will be back.
Chris & Sylvia (Prue)
3rd October 2011
We enjoyed everything about the weekend - the house, the grounds, the wonderful food and most of all Frances who is the jewel of Lough Key House.
Frank and Mary Ahern,
Raheny, Dublin 5.
23rd September 2011
Pity we didn't know about the tea making facilities otherwise comfy beds & wonderful breakfast especially for Mum's birthday - thank you Frances
Anderson clan Dublin 18
Thanks for doing this
20th September 2011
Who said the middle land maybe less spectacular than the coastlands? This Boyle, Roscommon area is wonderous. Your home is welcoming and you Frances and Emily are true spirits. It has been our honor to meet you and share your hearth.
Judy & Ann - Winnemucca (One mocassin in Pauite) Nevada
19th September 2011
When we arrived here, we were delighted to see that we had booked ourselves into a lovely country house in a marvellous location. Now that we're leaving here, we realize that we actually came to have the wonderful experience of being part of Frances' family for a few days, and we shall never forget her warmth and generosity as she desperately tried to persuade us to eat a proper breakfast!
Lots of love and many thanks from Liz and Bill. Chester xxx
18th September 2011
Thank you so much, Frances, for the wonderful hospitality, gorgeous food, cosy beds, secret passages, lovely donkeys... the list goes on. We've learned so much about the art of toilet paper presentation. Hope to see you again soon.
13th September 2011
Fabulous Frances, see you again soon.
Anytime you need a picture straightening!
13th September 2011
A wonderful place, so beautiful,clean,comfortable,all of high quality and feeling warm and well- like at home- and so romantic. A wish to come back again one time in abetted condition. So sad and lovely place for us
Tim and Christiana (Swiss)
September 3rd 2011
Francis, we thank the neighbour for giving us the contact to Lough Key House. For as the short stay here was like in a fairytale. The quiet house like a little museum. We don't know it from Germany. All the lovely details! The old furniture, the beautiful garden, the donkey and horse on the green grass. We enjoyed the great and warm atmosphere and the tasty breakfast. We celebrated it (with a glass of peppermint tea - multilingual!!!)
When you will ever visit Dresden please contact us, we will look for a sleeping place for you and give you some tips for sightseeing. Yours Francesca and Nico.
August 27th 2011
What a wonderful weekend! Thank you so much Frances. You are delightful! I will definitely be back with John and the girls.
See you soon,
August 27th 2011
What a wonderful weekend. Fantastic hospitality, great welcome. 13 very happy ladies had a great weekend of eating, drinking and chilling out. We will be back. Thanks for a brilliant weekend.
From all the Martin House.
August 23rd 2011
It has been a true pleasure for us to spend two lovely nights in your home. Your family is "awesome" and hope to come back to see you again. Love the Irish.
Jean and Mike Hard|
Andrea and Shaun
Thanks so much for your hospitality. Such a warm and beautiful home.
23rd August 2011
We've loved staying in your home. What an incredibly lovely house and your gardens - wonderful! Thank you for your hospitality. We'll hope to visit you again sometime.
Lorraine an Steve Dennis
Reading, Massachusetts, U.S.A
16th August 2011
Frances & Family,
Really enjoyed our stay, what a fabulous house and host: Thanks for everything we will be back.
Tom and June Williams,
15th August 2011
You are as nice as you sounded on the phone the first time we spoke. Conal was right you're the best.
Best - Hostess (great crack)
Best - Cook (Pancakes, yummy)
Best - House (Warm and homely)
Have had a fantastic stay here with the kids.
We will definitely be back again.
Mary, Diarmaid, Megan and Ross
15 Aout 2011
Frances, Thank you for this memorable hospitality in such a warm house. You are a wonderful hostess and still be what you are ! If we are back in Ireland we will definitely make a stop in Lough Key House.
Daniel and Alain (From Paris)
Your daughter Emily was a perfect hostess too.
14th August 2011
From Le V'oel Family. Avery very pleasant place. We'll come back sure!
12th August 2011
We geniunely enjoyed our stay at your delightful and classically Irish home and your impeccable hospitality. It was the perfect start to our driving tour of the Irish countryside.
Roger & Alison, Hull-Anchorage, Alaska.
10th August 2011
Beautiful home. Wonderful hostess. Perfect Stay.
Ray and Pauline,
5th August 2011
Return to Boyle - last visit when I was nine years old - was made especially memorably by our stay here, lovely room and house; lovely breakfast.
Hilary and Richard, London
4th August 2011
What a wonderful place and welcome! Thank you so much.
From Dan and Carmel Armstrong (Drogheda)
and Daniel and also Maisie and Ozzie
Thanks for another wonderful stay-yummy breakfast ad cozy bed! See you soon!
Aine and Anne (Wicklow)
Thank you Frances, fantastic B&B and fantastic host, loved the breakfast will recommend to our friends.
Barbara and Charles (Australia)
2nd August 2011
Thank you for everything. Wonderful.
2nd August 2011
Thanks so much for your warmth and hospitality.
All the best,
Doug & Yvette
1st August 2011
Thank you for a very relaxing stay and we hope to see you again. A very welcoming home and hostess! Thanks for everything we really enjoyed our short stay.
Fran and Shane Reid
30th July 2011
I have been in many places in my travels but Frances' home "takes the biscuit" and Frances' biscuits are more than something special. This is a very, very special place-If Frances would adopt me I would be a very happy person.
Big Hug Francis!
27th and 28th July 2011
Thank you for a wonderful stay you have the most interesting and beautiful home! You're a sportastic hostess! We'll be back (for 5 days according to Conor!!)
Padraic, Conor and Grainne Hamrock
Dear Frances and Emily,
Thank you both for being so hospitable to us! We loved coming here and staying here. The breakfast was marvelous-your cooking is amazing! The beds were extremely comfortable and the weather! Well what can I say about the weather? As Frances said our glass is half full and so is ours! We had a lovely time.
All the best,
Thomas and Clare all the way from England!
24th July 2011
Merci beaucoup pour l'accuiel et le suberbe petit dejeuner, tres belle maison, tres agreable.
And the same thing in English: marvelous breakfast, beautiful house, and many thanks for your warm welcome!
Thierry (from Marseille)
This is such an exceptionally happy house and you are an amazing hostess. We've had such relaxed chatty breakfasts and met so many interesting people. So much of this is down to the great atmosphere here and your skills in the kitchen! We do hope to return very soon if you'll have us back...
Ellie & Julie
P.S Please have a glass of wine on us.
You are a lovely lady; it was a pleasure to meet you. We had a lovely time in your home. Everything was perfect.
Carol and Pat
21st July 2011
Thank you so much Frances. I will rave about this place to all my friends...our beautiful home was definitely beg enough for two. What great memories we will have.
Thank you Frances, for a lovely stay...the food was extremely yummy mmm (pancakes)...will have to come again.
PS You have a lovely house and cute animals!
Thank you very much Francis for a wonderful night in your beautiful home. It was so cozy and personal and everywhere I looked there was something interesting to look at. And the breakfast...need I say more. I really admire your courage in undertaking this enterprise. I definitely plan on returning!
There's a distinct danger that we may not leave at all Frances - better check under the bed - we've settled in so comfortably. I want to stay much longer; we will certainly have to come back. Your beautiful house, warm hospitality, delicious food, and the amazing attention to every detail makes you an exceptional hostess. Thank you for a completely enjoyable stay.
We just had such a wonderful stay in your beautiful house. your fab food, your warmth and hospitality was the best we have had ever. Thank you so much for everything.
Mike, Catherine, Darragh and Roisin.
Wow! What can we say other than a massive thank you Frances for a wonderful stay in your fabulous home! You have made us feel so welcome. Fantastic room and fantastic food.
You are the best and we will be back.
Jonny and Rob
17th July 2011
We had a fantastic time with a huge welcome, fabulous food and beautiful comfortable bed. Thank you Frances and family.
Thank you so much Frances and family for such a warm welcome and generous hospitality. You have a beautiful home ad we felt very much at home here-had a great party for Damien's birthday-followed by a very comfortable night's sleep, super brekky-All in all a fantastic break
Liam and Madeleine G
Beautiful place, lovely hostess and fabulous food! Thank you so much. Looking forward to the return visit already!
Patricia L (Tramore)
Thank you so much Frances for your wonderful hospitality to our friends and us on Damien’s 60th celebrations. We had a wonderful stay and will definitely be back. The food was delicious also. You should be so proud.
Damien and Evelyn P
12th July 2011
Bellissimo B&B, uesfno fruma tappa allo seopera dell Irelande!
A beautiful B&B our first stop in a discovery journey through Ireland!
Ronella and Robitio
Thank you very much; your house is very beautiful!
Clemnana, Svetlana and Francesco
11th July 2011
Francis, Thanks for a fabulous weekend, a truly lovely experience.
Ruth C (and Jean)!
I am Harvey and Jasper is with me and the B and B is great the food lovely we had ice cream with crambolay and masht potatos and omlet
You run a fantastic B&B. The house is beautiful, the rooms are amazing, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is beyond welcoming! Thank you very much,
See you again soon
Thank you so much for your warm hospitality, food and comfortable rooms - the weather was a fantastic bonus too! Best wishers for your coming years.
What a find. What friendliness We were a group of friends from boarding school many years before and all the advice and help made for a fantastic 4 days together.
June 30th-4th July 2011
Frances, you've missed nothing! This has been a great visit to Ireland, even the weather! Absolutely fabulous, you and B&B!
June 24th 2011
Thank you Frances for a great stay, beautiful house and delicious food! We'll be back!
June 24th 2011
What a lovely house and perfect surrounding! We thank you so much for your warm welcome, your hospitality and the good breakfast!
Hope to see you again
Ute K with Thano, Alext and Jannis
Heidelberg, Germany and Greece
June 16th 2011
Thank you very much for the stay. Your welcome and care for us all was very much appreciated. You and your house are very warm indeed. I think your humour capped it all.
Chester, Ruth and Tim B, Australia
Grethe R, Norway
June 14th 2011
Thank you Frances for a wonderful stay in your beautiful house. We enjoyed every minute, and hate to leave. Hope to see you again!
San Diego, CA, USA
June 13th 2011
Thanks for your welcome into your gorgeous home, these moments talking to you and sharing your mint garden will be treasured for the rest of my life. I will come back to bother you once again.
(Living in Montreal, Canada)
Sonya Ines Ocampo
12th June 2011
This is our first bed and breakfast experience, and what a lovely time we have had! Thank you so much for the wonderful food and hospitality. We will be looking for you on words with friends!
Cherie N and Suzane N
Los Angeles, California, USA
We had a lovely stay in your beautiful home (& the dogs!) and we hope to be back again.
Power and Allan
7th June 2011
It has been a great delight to stay once again in your welcoming, wonderful home. We will be talking about your amazing food for many months to come - your selection of fruits and the taste of fresh herbs at the start of the day definitely leaves a very "good feeling" and pushes you out in front of others. thank you Frances and we wish you the very best over this coming busy season.
Ian & Wendy M
Greystones, Co. Wicklow
Lovely hospitality, great comfort food. Will be sure to recommend to friends. Thanks.
Ronan and Draganon
6th June 2011
Francis, thank you again for another wonderful stay at Lough Key House. As usual your hospitality has been wonderful and very much appreciated.
Lance & Dorothy E
Delgany, Co. Wicklow
What a lovely house and a great welcome! We really had a v. relaxing and enjoyable stay. I look forward to coming back for more. Le mile buiochas agus le gach dea ghui.
Maire & Donall O'B. Baile Atha Cliath and Beal Feirste
Buiochas mor Arais La Eigin
D. O ' Baoill
Lovely House, lovely food, lovely company, what's not to love? We had a ball and will definitely return thanks so much for everthing.
Rena & Gerry C
4th June 2011
Thank you for a warm, lovely stay. Beautiful dinner, breakfast and warm welcoming service and atmosphere. Will be back again.
Kristina & Brendan & little noisy Emily. Jenkinstown, Co. Louth
30th May 2011
Great Host best service
It was almost as the wind literally blew us here and thank God it did. You have made a large house into a comfortable manor house that you share with others, decorated exquisitely with your wonderful sense of colour and style.
Next trip we'll plan to stay longer.
What a beautiful, warm, welcoming Inn.
Bob and Paula C
You are delightful and we are so glad that we chose to spend the night with you on our journey to the north. I can't imagine a better B&B anwhere in the country than yours. We enjoyed chatting with you about the wonderful places in the world that you have seen or still hope to visit. If you make it to Texas please contact us and don't forget to add Sedona, Arizona to your bucket list when you come to see the Grand Canyon. All our best
Allan & Kerry G
30th May 2011
Thank you so much for a lovely stay. What a warm wonderful welcome and what a fabulous house -
We'll be back!
Margaret & Dave
Great Host Best Service
29th May 2011
Frances, Thank you for a wonderful time. I can't wait to come back. God Bless Pat J.
Thank you for a wonderful night, the house is beautiful and the hospitality was wonderful! Thank you again.
Amanda, Liz, Peggy and Susan
25th May 2011
Thank you for your warm hospitality your house has an old world charm. Really enjoyed breakfast beautiful fry up and lovely presentation enjoyed your tranquil garden and local amenities.
Deirdre, Gerard, Noirin, Micheal, and Gearoid C, Kilmihil
22nd May 2011
Clones Photographic Society had a most enjoyable and memorable weekend in your beautiful house. As Michelle couldn't organise the weather in our favour it was great to have your magnificent tasteful furnishings (laughter) to practice our photography skills on. The food was superb and your generosity knew no bounds. We're all going home to our low beds and "not so freshly squeezed" orange juice so you can be sure we'll be coming back with our spouses in the near future.
Frances, it was a pleasure meeting you and we are all extremely grateful for your thoughtfulness, cheerfulness and kind welcome.
Till we meet again,
14th May 2011
What a lovely Manor House-It was a pleasure sharing it with you with a delicious breakfast, you can be very proud of your achievements. We hope to see you again, Happy Travels,
Jim and Mary P
Oconomowoe, WI USA
5th May 2011
This is a hearth, a home with great heart. Loved my stay. Congratulations Frances!
It was a great time by you. You are a really nice woman. I come back to you for holidays.
We all so so so looked forward to our visit since Deirdre Harbison told us all about you last year. When we had stayed in The Landmark which left no real memories for us, unlike this year. Our memories will be of a warm welcome, friendly and enthusiastic, a F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S evening dinner and breakfasts full of goodness and appeal - with attention to detail that could not be described. (I have had no alcohol last night or yet today, so I exaggerate NOT)!
Your house and rooms are fabulous-we wish you luck and all the best, we'll be back and we'll be telling our friends to do likewise.
Jennifer and Lucy and Ger and Annette
1st May 2011
Frances, Thank you so much for your hospitality. Really enjoyed the night. And the meal was lovely.
A wonderful night here. Hospitality second to none. Will definitely be back on return visit. Thank you.
We'll be back! What more can I say?
Karen, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
Such a treat - loved it, can't wait to come back
29th April 2011
You and your wonderful house (especially the four poster bed!!) have made my 40th birthday unforgettable.
Dundalk, Co. Louth
Thank you so much for everything-it was all perfect! Your home is so warm and welcoming, the breakfast wonderful. Best wishes for continued success.
Dundalk, Co. Louth
Frances your house and hospitality was much more than I imagined - perfect. Thank you so much for everything.
21st April 2011
Francis and Company,
What a find-thanks to Lonely Planet Guide. Character, eclectica, history, books. Nowhere else in my Ireland wanderings have I dound anything remotely akin to this...And yes, the bluebell woods were fully in bloom. And real food for breakfast. Thanks so much.
Stephanie, Washington (State) US
Thank you so much for your hospitality, loved the house and surroundings, very special place, your are blessed to own it. All the best for the future,
Thank you very much, I enjoyed everything, the beautiful food, the flowers, the house, the hospitality. Again, thank you.
I really enjoyed every minute I spent here, hopefully I will be back again soon with my friends.
16-17th April 2011
On the date of your first Hen Party we extend a huge thank you to all of the family. The house and rooms are beautiful and the welcome was so warm (and tasty - well done girls!) You never missed a beat and have made the weekend extra special for us all, warm fires, beautiful food, great hospitality and a fantastic eye for the finer details.
Thank you and well done,
Sarah M, Kildare
(On the ocassion of Nicola Gainey's (Hennessy) Hen)
...Sarah has said it all and I second it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Veronica (Sarah and Mary's Mammy - hee hee!)
Thank you so much Frances and Eugene for a wonderful night and day in your very special house - the experience will stay with me for many a day to come. Marie Heavey B., Kildare
A very special house. Great service. A most enjoyable experience. A special weekend and one to remember and cherish.
Thank you very much for a lovely weekend. Beautiful house, very special.
Thank you so much for everything
April 8th 2011
Thank you Francis for a spectacular stay at your warm home. We created some wonderful family memories that will last us a lifetime. Comfy beds, delicious food and the bouncy-est trampoline. The children were asking to stay longer. Your warmth and generosity surpassed all our expectations! With much thanks.
The Tighe Family
Most enjoyable stay
Ted and Claire
Really, really loved here and Francis xx
Claire G, Dublin
3rd April 2011
Frances you made us feel so welcome, Lough Key House is really a home from home, luxuriant bed, open fires, home cooked food, tea on tap, wonderful surroundings and the perfect mix of formality & informality & before we left a slice of chocolate cake for Mothers Day, perfect & Thank You.
Marian has said it all for me! I'm thrilled. I thought of the idea but it's all about the hostess and I knew that from the first time we met in around the mountain.
Chat soon, Betty
Frances, I have had a wonderful and relaxing weekend in your beautiful home.
A Glens woman!
Frances the saying the hostess with the mostess must have been created for you! Not having a clue about you and your "manor" before I arrived here I can only say hand on heart that your beautiful home is perfectly harmonised with your warm open and welcoming personality which has made this weekend the most wonderful destressing and relaxing weekend for all of us Glens girls and I for one certainly hope we will be making this an annual event! Don't change ANYTHING Frances cos you got it 500% correct here.
Looking forward to coming back
Amen to that Frances
"The Glens Women"
Thank you Francis for a lovely stay.
We will be back.
31st March 2011
Fabulous house, fantastic welcome, beautiful breakfast & enjoyed the rhubarb crumble and tea on arrival. Will be back time & again
Denis and Colette
29th March 2011
A lovely stay in a beautiful house. thank you for a very comfortable rest. Hope to revisit soon.
David and Patrice (Durham)
27th March 2011
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your gorgeous Lough Key House!
Thank you for you kind hospitality and for making us feel so welcome and at home.
Lough Key is a beautiful expression of your passion, creative juices and hard work!
We can only look forward to our next visit!
Katherine & Craig (London)
24th March 2011
Oh Francis, everything was special because you are!
Sylvie and Lorna, London, UK
21st March 2011
Fabulous house and Frances is the most fantastic host.
Vincent & Susan, Glenageary
19th March 2011
Another v. comfortable stay. Thank you Frances for making us feel so at home.
Margaret & Bryan (Wicklow)
17th March 2011
Thank you for making us feel so welcome in your home! Staying here was the perfect end to our honeymoon.
Michael and Heather (San Francisco)
16th March 2011
Had a great stay, lovely sleep and great hostess. We'll be back!
Ana and Fergal
13th March 2011
Beautiful house wonderful rest and great food. We loved it!
Alan and John Brennan.
8th March 2011
A lovely stay, great house and looked after to the best. Thanks
Orla, Paddy, Kathleen
5th March 2011
What a great night and stay we all had here - Maura T
We had a wonderful stay accom food and hospitality was excellent. We'll be back. Sreely
Thank you for a most wonderful stay! The essence of comfort! Marguerite
Thank you so much for a fantastic visit to your home. I really enjoyed the visit.
We had a lovely stay. Frances you have a beautiful house and you are an excellent host.
Harry & Mary K
Wonderful place to stay. Great hospitality from such a lovely hostess.
Maurice & Liz
26th February 2011
We had a fantastic stay with the best host in Ireland!
Frances you are a rare gem
Ruth and Padraic
We had a fabulous stay. Love the house and the room we had. Your garden and yard was gorgeous love Gwen and Buttercup! Thanks so much for the pancakes!
Saoirse and Eimhin!
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Christina, myself, Saoirse & Eimhin totally enjoyed our stay.
A home from home, really it was. To see the love, care invested into your home is reward in its self. The food was superb, your home made daily surprises were fantastic.
And finally the hospitality, Frances you are what makes this experience extra special. Thank you so much we will see you again soon and you are always welcome in Bray.
Bernard, Christina, Saoirse, Eimhin. (Bray, Co. Wicklow)
17th February 2011
Had a fabulous stay with you thanks so much. Gorgeous room and hospitality-we'll be back!
Jo & Jason
Had a fabulous time, such a beautiful house, you made us feel so welcome. Definitely will be recommending people to come visit. Can't wait to come back.
Tony & Bridget (Dublin)
An amazing experience, not the usual guest house one! But most entertaining, Francis was a wonderful host, her kindness and hospitality shone through.
Many thanks, Majella & James
Such elegance and peace in such a beautiful house. Thank you so much and all the best.
Mona & Siobhan, Galway
13th February 2011
Absolutely brilliant!! Even though you won at charades! Many thanks, really great!
Rootie and Bertie!!
Frances & girls & Eugene thank you for a lovely weekend. Very homely and warm. Food absolutely fantastic. Red Room Fabulous. Enjoyed everything and looking forward to coming back. We will recommend it to all our family. Once again thank you, glad to see toilet paper was correct.
Hoping to see you again
Orla & David E
The Royal County
6th February 2011
Lovely fires and food and welcome as usual.
Ray and Juliet R
You have a lovely house very comfortable and personal, the food is brilliant, we will be back.
Abe and Meta M
Thanks for a lovely weekend. Your hospitality knows no bounds. Thanks for the open fire on a wet day, much appreciated. We will be back again and look forward to 12 years time!
Lots of love,
Sharon & James, Laois and Kildare
The food is great thanks Francis
8th November 2010
Bheadh an teach loistin seo molta da mbeinn i mo thost! Ba bhrea liom teacht ar ais aris la eigin eile.
Eamann O R, Bruxelles
8th November 2010
Another wonderful stay in a place where nothing is too much trouble!
4th November 2010
I will be back and so will everyone I know who comes to Ireland.
4th November 2010
You are the most gracious of hostesses. You have thought of everything a guest might want/need and more! And you make the whole experience perfect.
4th November 2010
Frances, you're a very gracious hostess. Lovely, lovely B&B-Wonderful food, will highly recommend your home for anyone coming to Ireland.
Bill and Caroline M
4th November 2010
The bar for B&Bs has just been set very high! Thank you so much for a most lovely stay.
An please, do consider establishing monthly rates-then contact us!
Dan L-Sacremento, California
and Rhonda R -I agree! Sacramento, California
30th October 2010
The coolest house ever!
27th October 2010
Thanks for a lovely welcome!
Merlin & Christine
25th October 2010
Thanks a million for a lovely stay.
Fidelma and Shane D
(& 3 crazy kids)
13th October 2010
Wonderful establishment-highly recommended.
Excellent and lovely breakfast!
Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Armida & Armina
10th October 2010
What a dodgy establishment! I highly recommend it.
Thank you Frances for for another warm welcome and some wonderful Irish anecdotes.
10th October 2010
Many thanks for a wonderful welcome and stay.
Hearty breakfast and good laughs
10th October 2010
Many thanks for your wonderful hospitality.
We had many good laughs over breakfast.
We will be back!
3rd October 2010
Frances, huge thanks for your generous hospitality. We love your home, the dreamy beds and the fabulous Irish breakfast.
You are a marvelous ambassador for Irish hospitality! Now I know what a "hundred thousand welcomes" really means.
See you again D. V.
3rd October 2010
Lovely, warm and friendly atmosphere and excellent cuisine.
Many thanks Frances!
25th September 2010
Many thanks for a relaxing stay in a beautiful house.
Melton Mowbray, UK
24th September 2010
A perfect B&B and a wonderful hostess. Now it's your turn to come and be welcomed to the north!
I hope to be back soon whenever I need some R&R
24th September 2010
What a wonderful and heart warming short but perfect stay we have enjoyed in your lovely home. Chatting by the fireside, home made preserves, an omelette as light as a feather, roses to be envied, and on and on. Thank you!
Linda and Derry K,
Sinacoe, Art, Canada
18th September 2010
I always wondered what the phrase "hostess with mostess" meant and now I know! Thank you so much for a wonderful couple of days in your lovely house. We'll see you again!
Mary and Joni
18th September 2010
Great house, wonderful host!!
Could not have asked for more.
We will be back.
Darlene and Paul W
15th September 2010
Lovely house great food and a comfy bed too!
Brian enjoyed his night next door to Buttercup and Gwen in the court yard.
The Oarsman was a great recommendation for our evening meal too.
We'll be back if we're passing this way. Hope the iPad lives up to expectations!!
Lorna and Aodhan (& Brian)
11th September 2010
Lived up to the recommendation in every way. A very warm welcome, despite our late arrival. Superb food and very comfortable room with every requirement one could need.
Lynne and David P
5th September 2010
Wow! What a bed. What a house. What a breakfast.
Thanks Frances for a wonderful night's stay and the baby friendly hospitality.
Gary, Eadoin & D
29th August 2010
2 wonderful night's stay. Couldn't have asked for more.
Can't wait to come back!
Thank you Frances
Damian and Rhonda C
23rd August 2010
A wonderful time - we can't wait to come back!
Coleth, Simon, James and Lola G
20th August 2010
Very nice. Lovely B&B.
Thank you so much!
Hoboro and Takako O
9th August 2010
What a lovely relaxing stay. Thank you so much for making us feel welcome.
Sylvia and Brendan
I love the animals.|
The place is awesome! This should be a 10 star B&B.
PS Thanks for the lovely food :)
Beautiful home, beautiful time
9th August 2010
Better than home from home. Francis is just like a Mum to all. Should be a ten star B&B and a Michelin Star for the food.
The Sotheran Family.
Haxby, York, England.
7th August 2010
Thank you for your kind hospitality. 10 stars!!
Cate, Nick, Robert and Theodore
3rd August 2010
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay here. We really enjoyed it.
1st August 2010
Thanks for lovely welcoming hospitality and beautiful breakfast. Well Done.
28th July 2010
Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you.. We'll be back!
Leyla and John
The Swiss Couple:)
Very nice place. Very different from home!
July 27th 2010
You made us feel right at home in your beautiful part of Ireland. Thank you for your lovely hospitality!
Bruce and Carol F
July 25th 2010
What a very lovely B&B and we just did a lot of laughing on the trampoline (hope that is H&S allowed) and then a long dark walk in the forest. Oiche Mhaith.
Niamh, Puca Puppets
Frances gave us a wonderful weekend - enchanting experience to be repeated. Cannot say enough about this owner and it's house.
25th July 2010
Thanks a million for a fabulous weekend. 'THE ULTIMATE'
Thanks a million for a really wonderful stay - A magical place a fantastic hostess.
Boyle Festival 2010
What a fabulous place to stay! four poster bed - great breakfast and beautiful grounds. We'll be back.
July 23rd 2010
The key to Lough Key House is underneath the stone, but you don't know which stone. You have to get to know the secret! The "Bean An Ti" Frances represents the greatness of Ireland in all it's manifestations - gloom and doom - not here instead wholesomeness - hospitality, chat + craic! We want to stay - regardless of being in the Red, Blue or Yellow room! An oasis - cats, dogs, donkeys, peafoul, horses, they are all here: Aoh mor ort. Frances: What a wonderful experience: All is doable at Lough Key House.
Detta and Eamon Mallie
July 18th 2010
Magnafique! Absolutely magical. Thank you so much for a wonderful, unforgettable visit.
Jeanne and Guillaume.
July 16th 2010
The very best again!! Lovely to see you again, sorry I missed you again!! Thanks a million, fab time, see you next year (July).
Dave The Fisherman
11th July 2010
This was the best B&B we've ever stayed in ! Frances was very nice to us! Thank you!!
From Laura (Age 11) & Tom Mulvey
7th July 2010
We had the most wonderful 5 nights in your beautiful B&B Frances. And the red room. What can one say. That huge comfortable bed and I want to bring the bathroom home with me! And those pancakes, yummy, too yummy.
Many thanks Frances and hope to see you again
Michael and Rosetta
Kinvara, Co. Galway
4th July 2010
Thank you for a very relaxing stay. A beautiful house with a peaceful atmosphere. We will be back.
Michael and Pauline.
PS France email the photos to us
30th June 2010
Frances - wonderful welcome, wonderful accommodation and breakfasts, wonderful hospitality, so good we will be back.
Twas a proper job!
John and Janette
29th June 2010
You have a lovely home. Thanks for sharing. It was great staying here. Thanks for the 'boiled' eggs!
Carolyn and Ron
29th June 2010
Thanks so much for the perfect hospitality in a lovely house! Very comfortable, the food is wonderful and Frances is the most delightful host. I'm so grateful for the grace and good humor she brings to making her home available to guests and I hope to return.
Austin, Texas, USA
22nd June 2010
Everything is so beautifully done. Bravo and thank you for your semillant welcome.
Frederic and Ivan
15th June 2010
What a wonderful 2 days best stay in a long time. Best kept secret in Roscommon.
Jillian, Deirdre, and Jean.
13th June 2010
Fabulous stay, fab place. Fab hostess! Just a shame it was for just one night. Definitely be back!
Lisa and Pete.
3rd June 2010
Every time our choice for the last night. Nothing more to say then. Thanks for feeling coming home
Britha and Friedrich
30th May 2010
It was yet another wonderful experience! Thank you Frances, good luck with all the future work! See you soon again.
Jack and Mary N and Gearoid R
22nd May 2010
A lovely over night stay, warm welcome as usual great atmosphere.
Mary, Margaret and Martina
17th May 2010
Wish we could have stayed longer! Frances' genuine warmth and welcome are our gifts to take home to the States. The food and presentation are truly memorable, but most important, Frances is one of the true treasures of Ireland. Wishing you all the best.
Ditto - Amy 's suggestion for improvement would be to have you cloned Frances!
Good luck with your door!
17th May 2010
Thank you for your warm hospitality and memorable stay! Your run a five star operations hands down. It will be a pleasure to recommend and promote your B&B back home. We look forward to our next visit which we hope will be real soon.
15th May 2010
Words cannot describe the wonderful warm, welcoming, lovely feeling you and your family generate in your fantastic B&B. Five star at least. I don't want to leave. I will most definitely return, the next time for more than two nights. My friends and I adored our stay here. Warmth, craic and divine beds. Who could ask for more?
6th May 2010
You have developed the winning formula for hospitality. Truly a memorable stay. In fact, I don't want to leave. You and your home are very welcoming. The breakfast was superb. I will recommend you back home in Australia. I will also recommend the black and white pudding.
Mark and Kirsten,
4th May 2010
Dear Francis and Family,
Our stay here was wonderful. Breakfast was alwasy well prepared and very yummy. Thank you for everything, it was a great place to send our Easter in Ireland.
13th April 2010
The Best Host in Ireland!! (After myself) "At Your Service" Francis Brennan
4th April 2010
Out of time for three days. That was release and peaceful. Frances and all your family: Thanks for every little attention you had.
Julian and Chantal (The French Couple ;-)
17th March 2010
Welcome Friend is the message. The voice of this beautiful house and the creatures and humans who make it home to themselves and those who visit for just a while. We are blessed by the company and grateful for the magical place to rest one's weary bodies.
Namaste, Mary D
17th March 2010
Thank you so much for your kindness, hospitality and heart. You opened your home to two weary travelers and were leaving refreshed and energized you have a true haven here, and I look forward to visiting again.
Thank you ever so much.
13th March 2010
Fabulous house, family and hospitality from an impressive part of the country. The service given from Frances left us in no doubt that the next visit to the North West will include a stay at Lough Key House. Thanks for an enjoyable, relaxing break.
Jim and Kerry O'B
5th March 2010
Frances, we absolutely loved the warm, wonderful time we had here. Truly, the stay here has been the highlight of our entire stay in Ireland. The breakfasts were amazing, the hospitality overwhelming, your home is beautiful and every suggestion you made on where to go and what to do was spot-on perfect! We will be back, I'm sure, and I will recommend staying to anyone I know at all who is interested in coming to Ireland.
This is what Irish hospitality is all about.
Thank you so very much!
Joe and Sabrina
21st February 2010
Thank you so much for the hospitality and the beautiful breakfast. It was extremely relaxing and Niall is ready and in great form for his race. Please God we will back, and we will most definitely recommend your B&B.
8th February 2010
As for my pink furry hot water jar...
Can I say more?
8th February 2010
Ray & Juliet
31st January 2010
Thank you Frances for such an amazing night here at Lough Key House. When I return to Australia, I will be telling my family about this wonderful place. I hope to come back again, and bring my wife so she too can experience your hospitality.
PS The black pudding was awesome
21st November 2009
I am awarding you my cozy pillow award for the place I must wanted to visit again. Your place is fantastic as are you. Thanks Again