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Derrymore House

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We stayed at Penny and Pat Kellerer’s B&B overlooking lower Glendalough Lake. Their Derrymore House is a beautiful country manor inside the park. The setting is landscaped with flowers, trees and even a glass-enclosed sitting room on the hillside. With windows overlooking the lake, 62-degree temperatures, and the silence broken only by the clopping of the jaunting cart horse’s hoofs, this place was idyllic. It also the largest room we stayed in and the shower was large enough for both of us. Sleeping in the 60 degree temps was refreshing, with the window open and covered by a two-foot high comforter, which made you feel like you were being squashed by a Panini sandwich press.

Breakfast at Penny’s was quite notable. You could choose a ‘full Irish’ breakfast consisting of egg, sausage, “bacon” (really a slice of ham), grilled mushrooms, baked tomato, and a full basket of Penny’s homemade Irish soda bread. There were fruits, and Joan even had porridge one day. Also were available was an “egg with soldiers,” which translates to a boiled egg with toast for dipping. .
While there, we met some folks from New Mexico, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark.
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Although satellite TV was connected, we received only three stations: RTE-2 French cartoons all day, news shows in Gaelic with English subtitles or Marcus Welby-type reruns all day. Reading and looking out the window at the scenery was more rewarding.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: National/State Park, Historical Travel
  • Written September 18, 2007
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