Case in point: after consulting the T&CH guide, we concluded that most Killarney accommodations were pricey compared to surrounding towns. So we choose the Ocean Wave House, located just east of Glenbeigh on the N70, and were pleased to find they had space available when we arrived. The parking area is a little tight (as is common with many B&Bs) but there is enough space for a few cars.
The Ocean Wave sits atop a well-manicured lawn lush with flowers. It is spacious, well-kept, and seemed like a relatively new building. The common rooms have large windows allowing for maximum viewing of the gorgeous views of the garden/yard and the lush rolling hills and Dingle Bay, and if your own room does not have a private window on this view, there is always the common room.
Breakfast was excellent, with some choices beyond the usual eggs-and-sausage.
Glenbeigh is just down the road -- a tidy and charming village with a very good restaurant, post office, and a few shops. This area has many local amenities such as golf, pony trekking, beaches, hiking trails, etc.
Of all the places we stayed in Ireland, the Ocean Wave was my favorite in the Republic of Ireland. The hostess, Mrs. Noreen O’Toole, was just as lovely as her home, and it was a very enjoyable stay. I would have enjoyed staying here a few days more and exploring the west coast from here!
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April 27, 2004
From journal B&B's of the Emerald Isle