Guest Comments

The Rest’s the Best

Seamus Heaney from Sandymount
date: 19/07/1991

What to say – seeing here after headwinds all day was like approaching paradise – thank you so much for your kindness and smiles!!
Chris + Yukiko Summerville from Japan
date: 10/08/1995

Very much enjoyed a break in this lovely pub after a long drive. Very warm + welcoming atmosphere. All the best to you.
Bernie & Sabine from Australia & Germany
date: 24/08/1997

It is one of the best Irish pubs I’ve ever seen.
Marek Petrik from Slovakia
date: 18/09/1998

This is a wonderful pub and country! And I loved your record!
Pauline & Alexandra Iburg from Amsterdam – Holland
date: 08/06/1999

Great pub – perfect stop on way to the circles. Lovely host!
Kerrie + Libby from Hertfordshire, England
date: 12/11/2000

Had my first Guinness here! Excellent!
Lora Jaggassar from Maxville, Ontario, Canada
date: 28/06/2001

Very professional service. Excellent presentation. Delicious -want to come back by daylight!
Elyena O’Kane from NITB Dublin Office, Rathgar, Dublin
date: 26/10/2006

Incomparable hospitality and food. Unforgettable!!
Sean Douglas from Newtownards TIC
date: 26/10/2006

Great people and coffee! Thanks
Daniel + Brenton from Melbourne, Australia
date: 03/09/2007

Camping (Big Visitor’s Book)

A very nice relaxing place to stay. Great pub, nice people. Would definitely come back. Thanks for having us. The new hard standings will improve an excellent site. Will tell our friends.
George & Wendy Simpson from County Durham
date: 25/10/2007

Thank you for the warm, kind welcome to Ireland. Wish we could stay longer!
Donna & Darren Martin from Perth, Australia
date: 03/10/2006

Hospitality fantastic. Thank you for a great stopover.
Trish & David Patton from Northumberland, England
date: October ’07

We enjoyed our stay. Excellent facilities.
Aidan & Patricia McManus from Coa, Co Fermanagh
date: 28/06/2008

Beautiful and peaceful. Lovely place to have a birthday.
David Prendy from Harlow, Essex, UK
date: 13/07/2008

Great welcome after a long journey in the rain. A lovely site & facilities.
Kathleen Livsey from York, N. Yorkshire, UK
date: 18/07/2008

Beautiful mountains, great cycle routes. The little house in the garden makes it even more special. Thanks.
Hank & Lianne from Bemmel, Holland
date: 26/07/2008

Wonderful camp site & friendly people. Excellent facilities and the little Irish cottage was an added bonus.
William McChiggage & Stephen Milligan from Bemmel, Holland
date: 20/08/2008

A lovely area to explore. My 1st night camping. Thank you for your hospitality.
Nick Graham from Co. Antrim
date: 12/05/2009

Wedding Comments (cards)

To Colin and all the Doyle Family
A very special thanks to you and all your staff for the fantastic day we had at Aidan and Roisin’s wedding. The beautiful food, the service and attention we received was first class.
Our good wishes for your business in the future.
Hubert & Mena Kelly & family

To the Doyle Family and all the staff
We would all like to send a huge thank you to all of you who made our wedding celebration such a very enjoyable night. We will be talking about it for a long time to come!All the family send their very best wishes to you and all who worked so well to make it such a success.
The Mullan Family (Gulladuff )

To Staff and Management
Thank you very much for everything you did and provided on our wedding day.
The food, service, staff, the grounds for photos, the room design, everything was just perfect!
Please get all the staff working that day a drink on us.
Thanks again
Love from Kerry & Gareth


To: Colin, Mrs Doyle and staff
Thank you for the excellent buffet you provided for my son’s Christening on 28th September’08.
Everyone who attended were extremely impressed with the surroundings, food and professional service. We look forward to seeing you at Christmas.
Sincere thanks,
Adrian & Nuala Higgins


To The Shepherd’s Rest
Thank you for your kind donation towards our Raffle for the ladies night. The night was a great success. The food & service was excellent. Hope to be back next year!
Naiscoil & Gaelscoil na Speirini