Hello Rodney and Margaret

It is nearly 5 months now since I stayed in your wonderful place at the Sandrock Holiday Hostel. I had an operation at my left shoulder after an accident with my bike.

So please don’t be angry with me. It was a great time for me, to be in Ireland again – and specially that five days, i spent in your hostel. Thanks for all!

I hope to visit you again in 2025. Next year is my final time at work and than i have lot’s of time… 🙂

Best greetings to you and your wife Margaret.




Dear Rodney and Margaret,

I still owed you the pictures of the full moon from my stay End of August 2023– so please finally find them attached. Having toured Ireland now all the way down to the Old Head of Kinsale in the last 3 ½ weeks I’m still really struck by you and Margret and this treasure of a place you created. And indeed the nicest picture I memorised of my stay is the one I have captured in my memory only as I wanted to respect and cherish that moment of calm and bliss that you emanated: The two of you around Midday sitting together in front of your house on the porch watching out over Malin Head beach.

All the best for you two & as they always say in my family – you always meet twice in life. I’d very much like that idea

M ……    29-6-23

Look at LINK Here from 2023:
XStory of rabbits at Hostel June 2023
Hello Margaret and Rodney,

I’m the Australian woman who stayed at your home for several weeks in, I guess, October last year.

I’m about to wing my way home (from Salamanca, Spain) and thought I’d bid you a fond adieu.

Thank you very much for allowing me to stay at your wonderful accommodation, which I have very fond memories of.

Best wishes,


Hi Margaret and Rodney from Paddy 28-9-21
thank you for a very peaceful stay at sandrock holiday hostel,i stayed for two days and it was bliss,Rodney was a great host,and was attentive, if you want to get away for a few days,,this is the place to go,,very clean,,tidy and well run, credit to rod


Hello Margret, hello Rodney!

A very happy Easter from Germany! 🙂 I’ve had the pleasure to be your guest last September and never forgot you and your lovely place since. How are you? How can you handle this crisis? I hope you are fine and healthy. Do you have any help?

Sure you don´t remember me. I´m the German voluptuous redhead, not young anymore, that prolonged the stay day after day after day. :-)) Saturday morning I left with a heavy heart and I could not even say goodbye. I cried an whole hour in the car on my way to Kerry, where I had my booking and did not want to disappoint my lovely landlady, as well as I like her a lot and wanted to see her. But the goodbye was really, really hard … ;-(
Due to this crisis I have only limited resources, so I don´t know if I can travel this year at all, but with all of my heart I can say that I so much look forward seeing you and your lovely place again as soon as possible.

Thank you so much for having been such a lovely and patient host. You and your place will always have a special place in my heart.

Wishing you both a lovely springtime and joyful Easter weekend. 🙂

Slán agus beannachtaí



 Hi Rodney and Margaret,
There aren’t  many days that go by that I don’t think of the amazing time I spent there in your beautiful hostel.
As the world is turning upside down due to this horrible virus I wanted to see how you are doing and hoping that you are all well and safe up there .
You know I want to come back. Had plans for the Dougherty clan reunion.  Even though it is still scheduled I’m not sure if it should be or will be as time gets closer. . So sad.
I still have contact with the 2 young Aussie girls Eliza and Chloe  and Mauve  from Tipperary.  So many beautiful  memories. Take good care of yourselves.
Donna from


Hello to you and Margaret
Apologies I am only getting a chance to email you now. I wanted to say a big thank you for our lovely stay at Sandrock on 28 October. My niece Lucy and I (Sylvie) had a wonderful time staying at Sandrock and it brought back fond memories from 15 years ago. We didn’t say goodbye as we did not want to disturb you after what must have been a very busy season for you both.
Hopefully it will not be as long until we visit you again.
Thanks again for your lovely hostel.
Kind regards



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Dear Rodney and Margaret


I wanted to say hello and tell you that the holidays in your hostel is like being in paradise . an affectionate embrace Cinzia Italy




Dear Rodney and Margaret,

I didn’t have the chance to say goodbye this morning. This is just to say thank you, the four Spaniards have a great time in your charming place, such a beautiful corner of Ireland! I hope to see you soon.

All the best