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2003 Irish Welcome Award Winner



Ard Na Greine HouseOn arriving at Ard Na Greine you will find the sense of hospitality is alive and well. It was such praise from a delighted guest that led to Norma winning the Failte Ireland Welcome Awards 2003 in the Bed & Breakfast category.

A warm welcome awaits you from Norma who prides herself in giving her guests every comfort, her personal attention together with a plentiful supply of wholesome fresh food makes for a very pleasant and homely stay. The core of the contented house is a bustling kitchen and Norma sees that each guest starts the day with a buffet style breakfast with a varied breakfast menu comprising of traditional Irish breakfast, fresh fruits, yoghurts, cheeses, fish and egg dishes, porridge, cereals, freshly baked scones and breads and homemade preserves.

Today guests at Ard Na Greine have the option of A La Carte evening menu; everything is cooked fresh using the best of local ingredients. Whether it’s a fresh salad made with locally caught salmon, or beef and lamb which is sourced from the local butcher or Cork’s finest farmhouse cheeses or Clonakilty’s famous black and white puddings, Norma ensures that her visitors get an authentic taste of the region’s great food traditions.

In the words of "Bed and Breakfast Ireland" :-
"A stay here is truly memorable - from the simple farmhouse comforts to the copious amounts of delicious food, the views of rolling green pastures as far as one can see, or just watching the cows being milked. The atmosphere is warm, friendly and informal; and the guests immediately feel at home. Many return year after year."

Norma understands the little things that make holiday memories precious and when people set out to discover her part of the world, she makes sure that Ard Na Greine counts among the discovered treasures – a warm family home with its door open to the world.

Extract from the San Francisco Sunday Examiner and Chronicle :-
"We recently had our first experience staying on working dairy farms while touring Ireland with friends. We discovered an absolute gem near Clonakilty in County Cork. Not only was it highly recommended by locals, but is featured in the Best B&B Guide, Guide du Routard, and Binn Baum's Ireland. Ard Na Greine is located near Cork on the southern tip of Ireland. It is convenient to Blarney Castle and the Ring of Kerry. The proprietress, Norma Walsh, is a very gracious lady who goes out of her way to see to your every need. Her home cooking has won many awards. A menu is included for full Irish breakfasts and also for five-course dinners, offering many choices in each. Afternoon teas were also served. The rooms were light, cheerful, and squeaky clean. Most include double beds, bathroom, shower, and TVs. Tours of the dairy are available for the asking." Dee and Bud Huzelka, Grass Valley.