The building

Killeen House Hotel was built in 1838 in the Edwardian style as a rectory for Archdeacon Nathaniel Forester. Before finding it's true role in life as a charming little hotel, the Killeen House saw service as a farmhouse, a dower house, a home for the elderly and believe it or not, a maternity home. (One wonders what the good Archdeacon would have thought of all this?)

If the walls could talk, you'd surely be awake all night listening to them. Thankfully though, the only spirits to be found here are those that come out of a bottle in the pub!

By the way, the name Killeen is a common enough Irish place name - and occasionally a family name - meaning "site of a holy place".

The building