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In 2010 the Irish Government’s Tourist Board, introduced a voluntary “grading” scheme whereby
Irish Bed & Breakfast homes could be awarded “stars”. Principal amongst their stated reasons
for doing this was to facilitate :
- Irish B&B prices rising to equal or exceed those of UK B&Bs
- Irish B&Bs in remoter, less touristic locations getting more attention

September 2010 saw Fáilte Ireland confirm the “Approved” status of Willow Lodge and subsequently writing
to offer the “opportunity” to be a 4-Star B&B in Kenmare. However, Willow Lodge is neither remote nor aspiring
to equal, or exceed, UK B&B prices. Accordingly, like many other B&B’s across Ireland, Willow Lodge chose to
remain an APPROVED B n B in Kenmare. So, though declining formal grading as a 4 star B and B in Kenmare
Willow Lodge continues to offer a warm welcome, genuine Irish hospitality, traditional Irish baking, a choice
of breakfasts, friendly and experienced advice on travel and clean and well appointed accommodation convenient
to the heart beat of the town – in short, everything you expect of a 4 star B n B in Kenmare.

Willow Lodge sees breakfast served daily in the relaxed atmosphere of the enticing sunshine coloured dining room.
The traditional bread and scones are freshly home baked by Gretta and all of the eggs come from the hens that range
free in Waterville at Forest Farm.

Sample Breakfast Menu
Gretta likes to bring forward fresh ideas whenever she can, so between days a breakfast menu may vary,
but a flavour of what might be available could be:

Choose from a selection of juices – Orange, Grapefruit, Cranberry
Enliven your taste buds with Fresh Grapefruit sections
Fancy a salad of Fresh Seasonally available Fruits

Watch your figure with chilled fruit or natural yoghurt

Cereals to sample – Bran Flakes, Cornflakes, Granola, Muesli,
Shredded Wheat or Weetabix.
Traditional Porridge (Organic Oatmeal) with a sprinkling of
Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur
Stewed Wild berries served with layered porridge, soft brown sugar and fresh cream

Traditional Irish Breakfast of Bacon, Sausage, Tomatoes, Mushrooms
and a choice of eggs fried, poached or scrambled.

Scrambled eggs with delicious Union Hall smoked salmon on buttered brown bread

Homemade pancakes served with bananas cooked in freshly squeezed orange juice
with a burst of real ginger

Bacon & Mushroom Omelette decorated with chives

A choice of Tea, Freshly Brewed Coffee and a selection of herbal teas.

We have always liked dogs and know how hard it can be to be separated from them. That’s why we like
to think of ourselves as a pet friendly B&B in Kenmare. Providing your dog is of a clean and quiet disposition
who comes accompanied with his/her own bedding and water & feeding bowls there is a good chance that we might
be able to accommodate you both. Best be on the safe side though, and to avoid any misunderstanding or
disappointment give us a call in advance to ensure that we can make the necessary arrangements
for our mutual satisfaction.

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Has been approved by Tourism Ireland/Fáilte Ireland and the Town & Country Homes Association (now B&B Ireland)
Willow Lodge Bed & Breakfast, Convent Garden, Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland.
Tel: +353 (0)64 6642301 • Email:

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