• Quality 4 star approved accommodation
  • Being only a three minute walk from the town centre, you can shop, dine and generally relax and enjoy your stay in Nenagh
  • Relaxing guest living room with a piano and books
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hairdryer in bedroom
  • Iron and iron board available on request
  • Complimentary tea/coffee
  • Private car park
  • Private garden with outdoor seating
  • Excellent value and great service
  • Free WiFi
  • All in, an Ideal central location for your stay in Nenagh
  • Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2012 – 2020
  • Short walk to cafes, restaurants and shops where you can source food and drinks locally.  If you wish, you can relax and enjoy your own sourced food/drinks in spacious indoor or outdoor dining areas.  Fridge and microwave available also.
  • Failte Ireland safety charter accredited
4 Generations of the The Whitehead family pictured in 1912 outside the Porch
4 Generations of the The Whitehead family pictured in 1912 outside the Porch
Williamsferry House - House
Williamsferry House - Guest Living Room



Built circa 1838 by Captain John Dobbs, Barrack Master, Nenagh, (the premises being allocated the name Williamsferry in 1942), it was one of 6 places of worship in the town of Nenagh serving as an independent chapel during the 19th Century.  By 1841 and over the following decade, part of the buildings on the site served as a Loan Fund Office.  From 1877 to 1941 (64 years), the house served as home to three generations of the Whitehead family. John Whitehead (see pic – seated far right) would live to see four generations of his family.  Originally from Liverpool, John Whitehead was the first locomotive inspector on the Great Southern and Western Railway at Nenagh station at the advent of the running of the trains into Nenagh.  From the house they also operated their locomotive engineering business.

From the early 1940′s to-date, many other families have made Williamsferry their home.

This is a place which offers something unique with its history and unique sense of character. Williamsferry also offers a high standard of comfort and provides 4 star Failte Ireland approved accommodation. Today, Williamsferry House is also approved under the Failte Ireland categories for Walkers Welcome, Adverture Seekers Welcome and Food Lovers Welcome.

Williamsferry House is a great little place to stay. I hope you will feel it is your home away from home; indeed, many of guests have stayed several times before or come to stay through personal recommendation.

I hope to be able to welcome you soon


What people


Fire Safety

The house is fitted with a regulated fire-safety-system; each room and hallway has a fixed smoke detector.  Additional to the front and porch entrance, there are two emergency exits – one on the ground-floor and first-floor hallways of the house.   Both exits are marked by illuminated EXIT signs.  Safety is one of our key values along with good hospitality.

Environment & Sustainability

We take steps to improve environmental responsibility and sustainability by:

  • Recycling glass, tin and plastic
  • Using CFL bulbs when we replace halogen lights throughout the premises
  • Managing energy efficiency by installing eco-friendly heating solutions and installing thermostatic controls on existing system which also add to guest comfort.
  • Requesting our guests to indicate to us if they need towels replaced each day. Alternatively if they do not need to be replaced, please leave them on the towel rail in your bedroom
  • Sourcing Irish food and promoting local food producers
  • Providing advice about local walking and cycling routes
Fáilte Ireland Approved
4 Star Bed & Breakfast Accommodation

Central Touring Hub

William St, Nenagh,
Co. Tipperary
E45 DX83

Booking Number:

Tel: +353 (0) 67 31118
Mob: +353 (0) 87 77 46 599

2024 Williamsferry House B&B. All Rights Reserved.