Sunnybank House was home for 13 family members and friends for a week. We walked in, chose our respective rooms, all elegant and comfortable and did not want to leave. The house is located at the top of the hill, a short walk from the town of Clifden with its many shops and good restaurants and pubs. Although part of the town itself, it is private and has lovely views of the surrounding landscapes. The kitchen was well-equipped and a popular spot for our group. Two of our meals were catered by wonderful Irish cooks, Gillian and Dorian. Shane, the owner, made us feel welcome, coming in the kitchen door, yelling an informal hello and staying a few minutes to chat. He was very responsive to our requests. We did not rent a car and were happy with Paula’s recommendation of Connemara Coaches who met all our transportation needs. Everyday, after a day of exploring, we came home to Sunnybank, made a peat fire in the fireplace and recapped.