Tir na Meala B&B
Tir na Meala is Irish and translates into “Land of Honey”. The B&B is a former honey farm and there are still active beehives on the grounds. A local artist (Pauline Dodds) painted the four seasons of beekeeping on the ceiling of the guest used library.
The house is under German-Irish management and has a friendly and comfortable interior. Each of the five guestrooms is dedicated to a specific colour and has it’s own ensuite. Guests are also welcome to relax in the peaceful environment of the library and the natural garden with two nature ponds.
You may find the dining room one of your favourite places as we emphasise organic and wholesome food, both very tasty and healthy. So, start your day with freshly made muesli out of organic grain, seeds, fresh fruit, nuts and cream, delicious pancakes with maple syrup and homemade bread out of freshly milled organic grain. Certainly you also have the option of a traditional Irish fry.
You will be perfectly prepared for either exploring one of the five spectacular peninsulas of southwest Ireland or maybe a day trip to Cork City which is only 50 minutes away. There are also some picturesque towns to discover, like Dingle, Killarney, Kenmare and Bantry.
Nearby you find the famous Guagan Barra Forest Park, ideal for hiking tours. It is also the source of the river Lee where St. Finnbarr established his first monastery in the 7th century, which is a picturesque well-known spiritual place with a little mountain lake and church.
The B&B itself is located in a gaeltacht area, one of the few remaining Irish speaking regions of the country. Cultural events in Coolea include: sheep shearing competition, regular traditional Irish music pub sessions and art exhibitions. One of the four local pubs is located on the border between Cork and Kerry and is in fact the highest pub on the whole Isle of Ireland.
If you like you can also take one of our bikes out and cycle along the historic Beara Breifne Way which comes within a short distance of our B&B, or just take a stroll through the beautiful country side and meet our friendly farmer neighbours who are always ready for a little chat.
We also offer overnight accommodation for bikers on tour. Your bike can be stored in a safe place and we will wash your cycle gear for a fresh start next morning.
Coolea is one of the rare communities in Ireland that has it's own public open air heated swimming pool, so if the weather permits why not go for a relaxing swim.
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This page was last updated: 07 February 2011