May Covid-19 Update
With the arrival of the pandemic I have had to rethink our hospitality. For the foreseeable future our guest rooms in the house are closed. Existing bookings will be accommodate in Corcoran's Pod. Corocoran's Pod and our Campervan will still be available to book as and when the government allows (currently July 20th) but we will no longer be serving any meals. All this is to ensure that the house remains a safe place for me. I do look forward to being able to welcome you once more to Tig Lammax.
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With the worldwide disruption to travel caused by the Covid-19 virus we have closed our Guest Room to new bookings until May, however Corcoran's Pod will remain open to new bookings.
We are taking every precaution to avoid spreading the virus and we are asking all guest to cooperate by reading the safety notices, washing hands frequently and using the provided hand sanitiser. Hopefully you and I will both come through this fit and well.
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The summer rush is over, We have had our own holiday and now we are reviewing the long summer season. Looking through our three guest books (one each for the Pod, Guest Room and Campervan) there are some beautiful comments. I have put the last pages of each book on our Testimonials page. We are looking forward to welcoming guests Corcoran's Pod and the Guest Room throughout the winter months.
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We are now in cool, wet and windy winter weather but this has not deterred our hardy Pod guests who have had great stays. Here are two photos taken from the doorway of the Pod showing some of the newly planted garden.
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Summer is Here
There is a saying here - "It never rains but it pours". Well, unusally for Ireland, it hasn't rained more than a couple of light dampenings for 3 or 4 weeks now and the garden is showing the signs. We ran out of our saved rain water some time ago and are trying to conserve the water from our well by using "brown water" - that is already used water - for essential garden watering. All this means that our guests have been able to enjoy unprecedented good weather for their holidays. Thus another saying - "Every cloud has a silver lining" :).
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Summer is Coming
The miserable winter has now passed and we are looking forward to a fine summer. Tig Lammax's garden had received a wonderful makeover this year with new shrubberies and a small copse of trees planted directly in the eyeline from Corcoran's Pod. I think Timmy Corcoran, the man who built the property in 1901, would be pleased with what we have done. There is now a pathway all around the garden as well as a paved path from the Pod all the way to the Outhouse. The area behind the house has been turned into a patio and the ground directly in front of the Pod has now been leveled and covered in gravel beyond which are new flower beds.
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Despite the cold weather, bookings for Corcoran's Pod have been at a record high for the month of February. It's no surprise because the Pod is warm and cosy and now has a new outlook as we had our garden redesigned by landscaper Ger O'Sullivan in January. We continue to receive wonderful comments from our guests. For example, Aym, Karine and William from Ballincollig wrote "For a first time in a pod, we had a great time! As cosy as it is funky, that's one experience we will be looking to repeat. Thanks for everything!". Bernat, Yago, Ivo and Lola from Barcelona wrote: "Thank you for everything. Your Pod is so cute and comfortable."
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Tig Lammax in Snow
We have had light show in the last couple of days, covering up our newly planted garden (thanks Ger O'Sullivan for all the hard work).
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Christmas Day 2017
Our Christmas guests had a great day
with a feast of food,
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Join us for Christmas
Christmas at Tig Lammax is always a joyful event. We still have availability for both Corcoran’s Pod and for our guest room. We are offering a special package for 3 nights from December 24th including Christmas dinner, €195 (Pod) or €150 (Guest Room) plus €25 per head for dinner. Early booking is recommended so you are not disappointed. Come and experience Irish hospitality.
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Winter is here
Winter is upon us - but that doesn't mean that you should stay at home in front of the fire. Ireland is beautiful at all times of the year, and as I write this I am looking out on a lovely blue sky with dappled white clouds. Our guest room is warm and welcoming, and Corcoran's Pod is cosy and secluded, giving you the privacy that you may seek. So don't hesitate, just click on that booking link! We will love to see you.
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