The Claddagh House story

Claddagh House is owned and run by Louise Buckley and her husband Gourlay Fairman. A purpose-built bed & breakfast it had been welcoming guests for over a decade. However it had ceased trading for 11 years when Louise and Gourlay came upon it.

Louise, originally from Dublin and Gourlay from Glasgow, bought the property in 2017. They then carried out a complete renovation to bring it up to the standards they aspired to. They had spent time searching for the perfect house in the ideal location as a haven for guests and Claddagh House was it.

Welcome to Claddagh House B&B

Having travelled extensively Louise and Gourlay used this experience to bring an exceptional standard of hospitality and attention to detail to their business. Louise’s early training was as a chef before she changed direction and spent 20 years working in the motor trade. Gourlay is a retired Chartered Accountant who, along with Louise, felt that moving to the west of Ireland was a step they would never regret. Gourlay can be seen driving the Claddagh House shuttle bus and taking care of the couple’s two Labradors Molly and Hannah.

Claddagh House B&B

Their customer service ethos is based on warm hospitality and a willingness to go that extra step to ensure a memorable experience. This includes providing a complimentary shuttle bus to collect guests from local train and bus stations or a night out in nearby Ballina or Enniscrone. Louise and Gourlay are also delighted to know if their guests are celebrating a special occasion so that they can help make it even more special!

Above all, Claddagh House is Louise and Gourlay’s home. They would like to invite you to visit them should you find yourself in the Ballina/Enniscrone area in the future.