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There are very few natural retreats left in the world that remain entirely unspoiled by the slow creep of urban life, but the small village of Shillelagh in County Wicklow is definitely one of them. Located close to the popular long distance walking trail in Ireland’s southwest, the Wicklow Way, Shillelagh is an unmissable village to visit.
As the village has only 350 residents, the number of hotels or bed and breakfasts in Shillelagh is not abundant. Nevertheless, there is a small selection to choose from and you’ll find that what is on offer is of excellent quality. Popular with visitors to the nearby Coollattin Golf Club, as well as those adventuring on the Wicklow Way, you’re sure to find a hotel or accommodation either in Shillelagh or somewhere nearby.
Stoops Guesthouse is a purpose built boutique hotel in Shillelagh. It has eight rooms and is set in an abundant two acres of sculpted gardens. The nearby Coollattin Lodge offers a selection of heritage holiday cottages, located in a series of old converted farm worker’s houses. Both offer light, stylish rooms, and are a great way to spoil yourself in the remote but beautifully green region of Ireland’s County Wicklow.
Shillelagh also has two affordable bed and breakfasts nearby. Located close to the edge of the village, the bed and breakfasts in Shillelagh offer comfortable bedrooms and en suite bathrooms. Situated just a few miles away from the Wicklow Way, this could be the perfect option if you happen to be hiking along the route. If you arrange it beforehand, one of the hosts from these charming bed and breakfasts may even collect you from the trail. B&B hospitality doesn’t get much better than with the offer of your own personal chauffeur!
Although the limited accommodation available in Shillelagh should have everything you need, you might also wish to look into accommodation in the nearby villages of Bunclody, Gorey and Tullow. All about the same distance from Shillelagh, the villages also offer a range of places to stay, whether backpackers hostels, bed and breakfasts or hotels. They are all in easy driving distance from the village and are immersed in equally unscathed countryside.