Stephen McPhilemy has won numerous awards and accolades for his tradition and skills in offering hospitality to Ireland’s visitors. He has owned and managed every type of accommodation from Budget Hostels and modern apartments to cosy B&B’s and luxury boutique Hotels. Stephen presently offers luxury accommodation in two of Ireland’s best known waterfront locations:
- Dingle – Milltown House, a 12 bedroom luxury guesthouse situated majestically on Dingle Harbour. Formerly home of Hollywood star, Robert Mitchum.
- Derry (aka Londonderry) – Legenderry Luxury Apartments, modern luxury apartments in Derry city-centi with glorious views over the River Foyle, departure point for huge amounts of Irish emigrants to North America.
Stephen has been welcoming visitors to stay with him since 2003 when he opened the well-known and popular backpackers Hostel, Paddys Palace Derry. Stephen closed Paddys Palace and sold it in 2016, after 13 successful but turbulent years!
This gift for hospitality continues a family tradition that began with the Anglers Haven Hotel in Kilmacrennan, County Donegal in the 1920’s in the newly independent Republic of Ireland, then known as the ‘Irish Free State’. His maternal ancestors and family, the Cullens, ran the premises as a Temperance Hotel, before selling it in the 1990’s.