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Reviews of Glenribbeen Eco Lodge.

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One night stay in Lismore

flyfish48   1 contribution

Oh My, Peter and Els must be the most spectacular hosts. My husband and I were ‘oh so tired’ from the trip in from Dublin and they treated us as old friends. We only stayed one night but we wish we could have stayed a week. Els’s breakfast is out of this world!


Went for a night stayed a week !!”  decof   3 contributions

Peter is a walking mind of inforormation – Els’s cooking is sublime.
Great to stay in a place that really does exactly what it says on the tin.
Well done to you both.


The very best local knowledge, good food & proper hospitality”.

Buckleaper   6 contributions.  


May 9, 2010 | Trip type: Solo travel.



Els and Peter O’Connor know what they’re doing – and there’s always something taking place at Glenribbeen Eco Lodge. It’s great to come to a place where the lodger is genuinely welcome and interaction with the hosts is de rigueur. Peter is a walking encyclopedia on all subjects from local healer Valentine Greatlakes to ecotourism via an old tune he heard 40 years ago, with a wry smile and a quick wit. Els is a most gracious and meticulous hostess – her famous breakfast will set you up for a day’s touring. Glenribbeen Eco Lodge has been celebrated for leading the way in ecotourism and rightly so – this is the sort of place that others will need to follow, but few if any will match the verve and imagination the O’Connor’s manage to generate. Long may it continue!



Lovely hosts and YUMMY breakfast!

LuluLimerick   7 contributions. Limerick, Ireland

May 7, 2010 | Trip type: Couples

3 people found this review helpful

Stayed at Glenribbeen in March 2010, wanted to get away for a weekend and what a gem! Peter and Els are the perfect hosts and their eco lodge is gorgeous, close to Lismore and has some lovely hens you can always have a chat with the next morning! It’s these hens that provide the yummiest eggs for Els’ special breakfast…do not leave here without trying! Ate in a lovely restaurant in Lismore called The Chop House and the owner drove us back to Glenribbeen after our meal, now that’s service! Places like Glenribbeen provide a unique welcome that you can only get in a great Irish B+B and it’s why I’m going to holiday at home this summer. Will definitely be back.


Excellent Green B&B

2womentravellers   2 contributions

just returned from short stay at this magnificent B&B, room communal areas & breakfast area were all spotlessly clean. Breakfast was wonderful and the choice was great. I was in awe at the manner that these people run their B&B whilst all the time taking into consideration their carbon footprint and the planet. Will certeinly go back for some more tips and a relaxing break Thanks again


Wonderful place, wonderful people

pietje248   1 contribution

A clean, quiet, easy to find place near cultural activities. I explicitly enjoy the ecological way this B&B is run.


lovely area, lovely accomadation and lovely hosts!!

rishluke   4 contributions

GEL&A is situated in a nice area. Lismore is nearby like the nicest areas as Dungarvin, Dunmore East and the Knockmealdown Mountain’s. See the location as a base to discover the surrounding areas. And when coming “home” two very nice people will be there for you to, if you wish, cook. The “b” for breakfast has to be a capital B we can tell you.


An unexpected oasis!

MazzaMont   1 contribution

Peter and Els provided a great welcome, friendly service, very tasty breakfast (go for the Glenribbeen Special!). They were delightful with the kids – including early morning archery lessons! We feasted on mackerel which Peter had only just caught, and freshly picked marrows from Els’ garden.

Our only regret was not spending more time at Glenribbeen – next time we will do more than just pass through….


Best B&B in Ireland

dachshundt   1 contribution  

We arrived in the evening just before dinner and the owners (The O’Conners) were having a birthday party for Mr O’Connor. They showed great hospitality and seemed incredibly happy that we were there. We left to have dinner and when we returned Mr. O’Connor offered us warm bread pudding and rum raisin ice cream (this was his birthday cake and ice cream). He offered his family room and beautiful music for us to map out the rest of our trip. The breakfast, made by Mrs. O’Connor was the best breakfast that I have ever had and she made the best bread that I had ever tasted. They were a very charming couple and excellent hosts. The house was cozy and beautiful inside and outside. I would encourage everyone to stop by and meet these lovely people and see their wonderful home. If I ever get back to Ireland I will visit Glenribbeen again.


Fantastic place, wonderful hosts.

mattali77   1 contribution

A real treasure to find,our stay at Glenribeen Lodge was a stopover between Kerry & Dublin – we thought we knew the undiscovered parts of Ireland but we were really surprised at the beauty and unspoilt solitude of the area. We were so warmly welcomed by Els & Peter (& Grannie the dog!), who were the most fantastic hosts imaginable. Excellent en-suite rooms, comfy beds and a real homely feel to the whole place. We enjoyed two walks, one along the river and one up the hill, the wildlife we saw included kingfishers ,herons and flying fish which our two children loved. The food was fabulous ,organic fresh produce and the veggie breakfast which was their own recipe was gorgeous! We were so pleased to stay at Glenribeen, a brilliant place to stay in an amazingly picturesque part of Ireland.


Accueil très amical et “écologique”

Smolt93   1 contribution

B&B (Chambres d’hôtes) simple et accueil du couple Els et Peter très chaleureux et amical. Ne sont pas avares de conseils et de tuyaux sur la région.
Petits déjeuners grandioses (A mon goût parmi les meilleurs de toute l’Irlande).
(4 ou 5 différentes sortes à la carte, il suffit de faire son choix la veille)
Maison récemment récompensée par un label écologique européen.
De plus idéalement placée pour la pêche du saumon dans la Blackwater et visiter la région de Lismore/Cappoquin (Belles randonnées possibles dans les montagnes).

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About pfiddle

Fiddle teacher - mostly Irish trad. Fiddle, mandolin and concertina. Eco-warrior, won E.U. Green Flower Award for Eco Accommodation. Also Irish (Gold) GHA. Green Hospitality Award. Mad keen on self-build - especially straw-bale and cob. 55 with a full head of (slightly) graying hair. No tattoos or piercings. Fond of animals - but legally so. Fond of food - I eat nothing else. Vegetarian by choice, Irish by the grace of birth, Munster by force of (rugby) arms.

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