"For fifty years, Maura Foley has been the shining star
of the food and hospitality culture of Kenmare.
And Shelburne stands as testament to all her gifts,
a most beautiful house
characterised by fabulous comfort and design,
characterised by great cooking,
characterised by spontaneous generosity."
John & Sally McKenna - The Bridgestone Guide
"Even in the rain, Kerry is the place to be.
Kenmare's comfortable Shelburne Lodge's food may make you linger beyond check-out time.
The Shelburne Lodge has the kind of country house comfort you'd like to find everywhere
around the country, and you want foreign visitors to experience. It's welcoming, affordable, individual,
comfortable and well located."
Patsy Murphy - Irish Times
"The last time I stayed there the owner, Maura Foley, cooked me wild salmon, seared lightly and served
with a lemon butter sauce for my breakfast. It was the finest start to the day I've ever had. The full Irish
features high-quality bacon, beautiful sausages, fresh breads, traditional Irish cheeses and good leaf teas
as well as fresh fish."
Richard Corrigan - Irish Times
"Tom and Maura Foley's fine stone house is the oldest in the gastronomic haven
of Kenmare, and the current winner of two awards in the Guide - Guesthouse of the Year and Best
Guesthouse Breakfast - which says it all in terms of food and hospitality."
Georgina Campbell - The Guardian