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Shelburne Lodge, constructed in the mid-1700s, was the original house in the Kenmare area of the Petty – Fitzmaurice family. William Petty Fitzmaurice (1737-1805), known as Lord Shelburne, commissioned the design of the town of Kenmare which was completed in 1775. Lord Shelburne was Prime Minister of Great Britain from July 1782 to February 1783 and helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris 1783 which brought the conflict between Britain and America to an end.  Shelburne Lodge is the ideal getaway for total relaxation. Take it easy in the charming drawing room or take a stroll through the beautiful landscaped garden. Perhaps wander through the colourful and picturesque town of Kenmare. Shelburne Lodge is also situated five minutes walk from an 18 hole golf course and for the more adventurous there are hundreds of amazing hill walks around

The nine guestrooms at Shelburne Lodge are divided between the 1740s lodge and the secluded coach house overlooking the beautiful garden and grass tennis court. Each guestroom has its own charm, individually furnished with antiques and polished old wooden floors.

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Private Bathroom
  • Alarm Clock
  • Full Irish Breakfast Each Morning

Your hosts at Shelburne Lodge provide a sumptuous Full Irish Breakfast each morning.

A ‘Full Irish Breakfast’ typically consists of bacon (rashers!), sausages, black & white pudding, eggs, toast, tea or coffee.
A selection of cereals, fruit & juices are also available to those who may not wish to start their day with too

Kenmare Town

On the Map: Kenmare is located in scenic County Kerry in the southwest of Ireland. The town is accessed via the scenic N71 road that connects the cities of Killarney (to the north) & Glengarriff (to the south).

Kenmare, with its pastel coloured houses, is along with Killarney, a usual starting point for the Ring of Kerry round trip. The small charming town, founded by a handful of Englishmen in 1670, has every tourist convenience imaginable, including 2 of the most luxurious hotels in Ireland, both of which have been awarded much coveted Michelin stars: The Park Hotel and Sheen Falls Lodge. Kenmare boasts a remarkable number of excellent restaurants and quality pubs for a town of its size, and has garnered a fantastic reputation as a gourmet destination in recent years. Owing to its enviable location adjacent to Kenmare Bay and the River Finnehy, all set against the backdrop of the Kerry Mountains, Kenmare’s picturesque aspect is hard to match.

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