Johnny Paddy’s B&B is located between Inagh and Miltown Malbay in County Clare.
Directions from Inagh: take the Miltown Malbay road (R460) at the junction between Dillon’s Restaurant and O’Rinn’s/Ramblers Rest pub. After about 4.5km (2.8 miles), you will pass a 5-way junction, “the Five Crosses”. Slow down. You will be turning left in about 500m at the next crossroads. The single track lane is steep and narrow. Drive to the crossroads at the top and turn right. Continue up the hill and around the bend, past several houses, for about 1.3km (0.8 miles). Before you reach the next junction, you will pass an old farmhouse, undergoing repair, on your right. Slow down. Our gate is on the right, immediately after this house. (By day, as you approach this old farmhouse, you will see a couple of electricity poles to the right. By night, the farmhouse has security lighting.)
If you reach the Stop sign at the next junction, you have gone too far!
Directions from Miltown Malbay: take the R474 towards Ennis. 2km out of town, turn left at the four crosses towards Inagh (R460). After approx. 8km the road straightens out. Where the main road bears away to the left, take the right fork beside the white single-storey cottage. Carry straight on for 2km along this narrow road, past two junctions. (At the first of these, the road bends away to the right by an abandoned stone cottage. At the second, there is a house with two orange-painted carts in the garden.) At the third junction, take the left fork, down hill. (If you look to your left here, you will see our house and garage across the fields.) Carry on down the hill for 500m or so. Our gate is the first you will come to, at the end of the field, just after the electricity pole on your left.
If you reach an old farmhouse, undergoing repair, on your left, you have gone (a tiny bit) too far!
For GPS users, our coordinates are, N52 51.856, W9 15.469. However, if you are using GPS to navigate your way here, we strongly suggest that you follow a signposted route to either Inagh or Miltown (sometimes spelled Milltown) before entering our coordinates. Experience has shown that failure to do so often results in a magical mystery tour of some of our narrowest and most challenging country roads. On the other hand, if you are of an adventurous nature …
For non-GPS users, here is a map.
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