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Toomullin House B&B

Your Hosts, Chris & Olive

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Dear Friends Old and New,

We have lived in Doolin for more than 15 years, having moved here from Dublin in 1997 after we fell in love with the beautiful scenery and the magical aura of Doolin.


We have raised our two boys in the village and we all very involved in the local community. Many of our family also live in the village.


We started offering Bed & Breakfast because we heard from so many visitors to Doolin who were looking for good quality accommodation, at a good price, with a healthy choice of breakfast.


We wanted to be hosts who not only offered a lovely place to stay, but who also help our visitors have an opportunity to learn about the area and to get good advice on what to see and where to go.


Over the years, we have built up a loyal family of guests who return year after year and who have become friends as much as guests.


As the Irish poet William Butler Yeats wrote “There are no strangers here. Only friends you haven't yet met”.


We look forward to welcoming you as friends to Toomullin House.



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  • The WB Yeats Room
    William Butler (WB) Yeats was a poet of
    international reputation who also served
    an Irish Senator for two terms. His
    Summer home was in Gort, a short
    distance from Doolin. It is Yeats who
    wrote “There are no strangers here; Only
    friends you haven’t yet met.” Yeats was
    the Noble Prize literature winner in 1923.
    The WB Yeats Room has a double and
    single bed.
  • The Oscar Wilde Room
    Although Irish born, and from a staunchly
    republican family, Wilde wrote very little
    about Ireland. His spectacular rise and
    public fall, which lead to his early death at
    46, would have made a great novel if it
    were not so sadly true. His writing is
    famous for its sparkling humor and wit;
    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us
    are looking at the stars”. The Oscar Wilde
    room has a double and single bed.
  • Our Dining Room
    Good food, fine clothes ("raiment") and a
    comfortable place to sleep have long been
    part of Irish culture, as in this proverb:

    "May you have food and raiment,
    A soft pillow for your head,
    May you be forty years in heaven,
    Before the devil knows you're dead".
    An old Irish proverb
  • The James Joyce Room
    Joyce is one of Ireland’s eight Noble Prize
    winners and amongst the most influential
    writers of the 20th century. One of his best
    known quotes is that “A nation is the
    same people living in the same place”.
    Although a Dublin Man (“When I die
    Dublin will be written in my heart”) his
    writing says much about the common
    Irish experience. The James Joyce Room
    has a double and single bed.
  • The Kavanagh Room
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    Patrick Kavanagh was a country man and
    his writing is notable for its realistic
    portrayal of Irish rural life. He is known for
    his fiery views; “A sweeping statement is
    the only statement worth listening to”.
    And, rather unfairly, that “There is
    something wrong with a work of art if it
    can be understood by a policeman”. The
    Patrick Kavanagh Room has a
    double and single bed.