I love the Old Parochial House in Ballingarry, County Tipperary. The OPH (as the Old Parochial House became known to my family during our stay in September 2009) is in my top two of self-catering stays in Ireland. The OPH offered the total package: beautifully restored 19th century house, huge bedrooms and bathrooms, comfortable rooms to relax and entertain, plenty of room to spread out, spacious, gourmet kitchen, and more!
We even did some entertaining during our stay. Click here to read my story about the party we threw for our Irish relatives, which to my surprise was a success.
The house is quite large, with gorgeous high ceilings and big windows, yet it retains an extremely warm and cozy feel. My family had a delightful time, and we speak often of returning to the OPH.
I mentioned that the OPH is in my top two self-catering properties in Ireland. You will need to stay tuned for the other one!
If you decide to book a stay at the OPH, make sure you tell Aileen and Donal that Aine sent you!
Photos by Regan McCormack