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Desmond Townhouse B&B


About Us

Your Hosts

Grainne & Paddy

Paddy and I moved into Desmond Townhouse in October 2015. We both decided on a lifestyle change from bustling busy city life to a more peaceful and enjoyable one. The beautiful fishing port of Kinsale was the decider.

My father Jeremiah (Jerry) Barnett was a Schull native and the family-owned The Barnett Hotel in Schull. Paddy’s mom Kay also owned a Georgian B&B in the heart of Dublin city. Therefore my absolute love of Georgian houses made Desmond Townhouse the perfect fit for both of us.

Desmond Townhouse was already home to visiting Americans, so we had a base to build and improve on and we did. We love our American visitors and to this day many remain friends. Other guests happily revisit and regularly recommend Desmond Townhouse.

Our aim is to meet and exceed people’s expectations
and feedback indicates we are doing just that.

Our ethos is to ensure that our guests experience Irish hospitality at its best.

TripAdvisor Travellers Choice voted Desmond Townhouse 3rd Best B&B in Ireland and No.1 in Kinsale

Desmond Townhouse is also recommended in Rick Steve’s Guidebook and Frommers

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