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February 2016

Gluten Free at B&B in Ireland

5.0 Palms
Ballymore House B&B
Review Type: Hotel
Location: Ballymore, Ventry, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Phone: 000353 66 915 97 36

Contact: Les and Jenny Roper
Date Visited: September 2015
Review Posted: September 28, 2015
Summary Great location and wonderful gluten-free breakfasts make this inn in Ireland a great choice for Celiac or gluten-free travelers

This is just one of many gluten-free reviews submitted by this reviewer about her recent trip to Ireland. To read more of her reviews and dining recommendations, click on the link at the bottom of this review.


We spent nine days in Ireland in early September. We landed in Dublin and spent the first night with Irish friends. We then started driving out West, first stopping in Kilkenny, the a couple of nights in Dingle (County Kerry), a couple of nights in Doolin (County Clare) and then back to Dublin for the last 2 nights. Overall, we loved Ireland. Driving was an exciting and sometimes scary experience (no scratches or dents though!), the people were super-friendly, and the scenery spectacular. For a Celiac, it was nice that no matter where we ended up, they were able to prepare some kind of gluten free meal and were generally well aware of Celiac Disease. I never had anyone say, "What?" when I mentioned that I needed a gluten free meal.


All the B&Bs we stayed in were able to accommodate celiac needs, at least with gluten free bread, fruits, yogurts, and eggs. The Ballymore House B&B was special because Jenny made fresh gluten free scones for me on the first day, and then a cheese and mushroom ciabatta dish that was amazing for the second day. As soon as we arrived, she went over the menu and asked what kinds of things I liked. Besides the food, the location was great for us - quiet but not far from town (Dingle). I would highly recommend this B&B for my fellow celiacs.

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