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SOTA Tour B&B

 

During my SOTA's in Wales & Ireland I stay locally in Bed & Breakfast accommodation.  The following stood out from the rest:

 

Wales

 

Oakfield B&B

1 Oakfield Terrace

Varteg Road

Blaenavon

Torfaen NP4 9DS

Wales, U.K.

 

Phone (01495) 792 829

 

Paul is a charming host and source of local knowledge.  The Big Pit museum and the Blaenavon Ironworks (World Heritage Sites) are very nearby.  Beautifully decorated throughout, a spacious room and a shower that works, really all you need after a day's hillwalking.

 

Local:

GW/SW-012 Coity Mountain

In fact Blaenavon is to the NE of Coity; from the top you can hear the museum's steam whistle!

 

Near:

GW/SW-014 Mynydd Carn-y-Cefn

The "next" hill top west from Coity, only 1 valley in between.

 

In the area:

GW/SW-013 Tor y Foel

GW/SW-016 Ysgyrd Fawr

GW/SW-023 Allt yr Esgair

GW/SW-026 Bryn Arw

 

 


 

 

Ireland

 

Templemore B&B

Featherbed Lane

Templemore

Co. Tipperary

Ireland

 

Phone: (0504) 56 821

 

Conor and Geraldine are very welcoming hosts.  Pleasant stay, quiet spot, off-road parking, only minutes from the town centre for a pub meal.  Garden (lawn) to erect your antenna for those evening QSO's and free WiFi to send your logs!

 

Local:

EI/IE-024 Devilsbit Mountain

EI/IE-026 Ballinveny Hill

EI/IE-033 Knockanora

 

Near:

EI/IE-009 Keeper Hill

EI/IE-016 Mauherslieve

EI/IE-023 Silvermine Mountain

EI/IE-025 Cooneen Hill

EI/IE-027 Cullaun

EI/IE-030 Knockastanna

EI/IE-031 Foildarg Hill

EI/IE-032 Knockbane

EI/IE-036 Knockalough

EI/IE-041 Ballincurra Hill

 

So really plenty of choice to stay for a few days!

 

 

An Charra Bheag

Bayview B&B

Tir an Fhia

Leitir Moir

Co. na Gaillimhe

 

Phone: (091) 551757

 

I warmly recommend this B&B on Gorumna Island (linked by a set of stone bridges) in the Gaeltacht area of south Connemara.  This modern and tastefully decorated B&B is in a quiet, remote spot and comes with lovely views over the bay. 

 

Accommodation is in spacious rooms with comfortable beds, digital TV and fast WiFi.  A hearty welcome from Sinead and Paraic awaits you!  Breakfast is cooked to order and evening meals are upon request (off season local pubs don't serve food).

 

An ideal place to tour the south Connemara hills and mountains;  the scenic drive comes for free!

 

 


 

 


 


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