This is a beautiful part of the world. Shannon view is a large and fairly secluded property, so quiet and peaceful. The house is comfortable with good internet, sky tv, large rooms, play room for kids, garage with darts and pool table, and fully equipped kitchen, large gardens which look ideal for dogs. Connie was very attentive to start with then left us to get on with it.....a perfect host.
The weather was beautiful when we were there and we spent an awful lot of time out front reading in peace.
We visited several wee local villages and towns like Borrisokane, Portumna, Athlone, Nenagh, Birr, which were all within easy driving distance. Our favourite was the Derg Inn in Terryglass...about a 7 minute drive away. Apart from that there were quite a few shops in nearby villages selling a lot of local fresh food like meat, bread, eggs and cakes.
I found the Irish people very friendly. Motorway from Dublin to Nenagh was excellent and Connie provided excellent directions from there to Shannonview.
It's a 10 minute walk from Lough Derg but we're not that interested in water activities but it was nice to look at.More