Testimonials and Newspaper Reviews



Thank you both for your hospitality, great food and the very comfortable accommodations
you provided during our stay this summer. My wife and daughter still talk about our trip to
Inishere and our only regret is that we didn't stay longer to better appreciate the island's
history, beauty and the wonderful people that we met. My fondest memories are seeing the
early inhabitant sights you so graciously pointed out to us and the pints at the local pub. Also,
thanks again for helping us get to the ferry the day we left, we may have missed it if you had
not come to our rescue.

Pat, Sandra and Kari McDonald

Of all the places I have stayed in Ireland, Enda and Maria Conneely's
South Aran Guesthouse has become my hands-down favorite.
The lodging is exceptionally comfortable with heated floors and wonderful beds
that are just the tonic for a long day's hike over the hills and around the island.
Their Fisherman's Cottage restaurant is all the
further anyone need go for excellent food on the island; both its
preparation and ingredients are absolutely first rate. The Conneelys
are generous, helpful, and engaging hosts. Staying at the South Aran
Guesthouse has made me want to return to Ireland at the earliest
possible occasion.

Alan Jalowitz


We stayed at South Aran House last summer and ate in the Fisherman's Cottage and I can say
that was the best meal we've had since we arrived in Ireland. Great hospitality great accommodation
and even finer food and of course spectacular views. What more could you ask for!
We'll be back!
Josh and Martha Cullinaw Minnesota

Thanks Maria and Enda for a wonderful time in your wonderful home and restaurant
( I love your colour scheme!) A truly magical place to stay!
Susie London

I really enjoyed the weekend and break. Thanks for spending so much time with us and
especially enjoyed our walk along the seashore to identify the seaweeds. I certainly have
a better understanding of Macrobiotics now and look forward to putting it into practise.
I'll be back
Sinead Wicklow

You are a fantastic Life Coach Maria so wise ! I wish you the best
Sarah Dublin

I loved your cosy home and that fish! I still dream about it Adopt me please.
Jill Williams Ca

Great food, great people, fantastic fishing, wonderful island
Joe Wales

Enda you went out your way to help us. We really appreciate it! . Lovely home great food and of
course lovely garden
Sam and Norita Kent

Thanks for taking care of our group so well! They all enjoyed their day so much We'll certainly
be recommending you Sean Dublin

Thanks for making our wedding day so special! Everyone enjoyed themselves the food was fantastic,
your garden was perfect for the photos and we had of course fantastic weather.
Jim and Julie Sussex

Great weekend really enjoyed it. Will bring the rest of my friends next time! Mary Galway
(Fish Cookery Weekend)

Thanks Maria . The Transformation Game is really amazing. I learnt so much about myself this weekend.
The food and accommodation truly scrumptious! I’ll certainly be back.
Ann Kilkenny

As vegans we are limited to where we can stay and eat. Thanks Enda and Maria for the delicious
food and for taking time to show us your wonderful island.
Stan and Katy Hampshire


When my husband suggested that we spend a night on the smallest Aran Island Inishere,
I wasn't excited. Camping out is not my style. But when I read that Fisherman's Cottage
featured meals slow food style, I agreed because I always wanted to taste local foods cooked
with care. However when we were met at he ferry and driven to the B/B I completely changed my view.
The bed and breakfast was absolutely wonderful in every way. The rooms were luxurious featuring
amenities found in no other B/B in Ireland. Breakfast was a cook to order treat. The facility was
located to the West making watching the sunset over the other Aran Islands a perfect end to the day.
Oh, and to Slow Food Dinner! indescribably delicious! After spending the day sightseeing on the Island,
we ended our stay purchasing Jams and Jellies from Maria's garden. If I ever get the opportunity to
stay on Inishere again, there is no question as to where I'll be staying.


Dear Maria and Enda
We were the two American girls who stayed with you on the 28th February.
We had an absolutely unforgettable stay. Everything - the B&B, the Food snd the Island
itself - was amazing, charming and lovely.

Thank you, Sincerely, Meg Heur and Marguerite Campbell





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