It's easy to understand why this place generates so many top ratings. First, the hostess, Mary, treats her guests with such warmth and graciousness that you end up feeling as though you've stayed at the home of a good friend. Amidst a hospitality industry that focuses so much on profit, cutting corners and staff that may sound polite but don't really care about your experience, Mary represents the very best of an independent B&B proprietor. You can't fake her warmth and genuine concern for the well-being of her guests. It was my first night in Ireland, and I thought that the Irish are a very appealing people if Mary is representative. On top of that, the breakfast was both delicious and as customized as you'll find anywhere. Finally, the home itself is beautiful and set in a lovely park. If you like older homes (including real servants bells you can see near the kitchen) rather than sterile modern, this is an ideal place. Parts of the house date to the sixteenth century, and the restoration is magnificent.