Is it me or has the old family run B and Bs that were required to serve a traditional full Irish breakfast mostly gone, with young people not giving a damn ? Call me "old school."
Well, I know the old school bed and breakfasts I know from early 1980's where families would just open up the spare bedroom or two for $10 or $20 a night seem to have disappeared from Canada. That happened a long time ago when they became 'boutique'. They would still dish out a pretty solid breakfast, but at 6 times the price.
I suspect the influence of AirBnB has changed up the mix where the 'spare room and shared bath' folks don't require a full on breakfast....that or the hosts don't want to deal with food allergies and 'diets'.
But I did a quick search of 'bed and breakfasts Ireland' and the more traditional website came up. A quick look through seems to fit your 'old school' concept - bandbireland dot com
We didn't have any problems last October booking them and all had the traditional large breakfast and were family run. One in particular has been run by the same family for 15 or more years.
Why do you think this is an issue attributable to young people "not giving a damn"? A damn about what? Full cooked breakfasts? I can assure you that the young have not eschewed full breakfasts. Providing a continental breakfast is cheaper and easier for the establishment so that would most likely be the reason.