Saturday, May 12, 2012

Ireland's Most Unusual Bed and Breakfast Accomodation...

The Irish Times called The Bridge House in Skibbereen, 'The Most Unusual B and B in Ireland'.
And my friend John Foster, a man not known for hyperbole says this once nondescript little rooming establishment is the most amazing in all of Europe!
Mona Best, mine hostess seems to have the mostess too, she's a character that matches the extraordinary place she'd created.
My room, really a museum piece, says John, has one mannequin standing guard at one door and another standing over the bath and I knew that under all the pillows and paraphernalia there was a beautiful comfortable bed to dream in.
Going down to a delicious breakfast was quite an experience too.
Every surface of the room, both vertical and horizontal is covered with collected treasures from the years.
If you ever go across the seas to Ireland...

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  1. I have stayed in Ireland 3 times for 3 months each time. I have explored a lot of Ireland and it's full of these quaint, brightly coloured, right on the street, houses and accommodation places.
    Skibbereen, the southern most town in Ireland in West Cork, like all of Ireland, survived the 1980's potato famine, the Civil War, crippling emmigration in the 1930's & 40's then seemed to emerge into a unique tourist attraction. I wonder whether places like Bridge House, the bright colours, the dance & music all emerged to counter the dark years.
    I missed visiting this very unique Bridge House, but will certainly put it on top of my list for next time. It looks a lot of fun.