Centre of Ireland 5 Bed room with beautful garden.

Centre of Ireland 5 Bed room with beautful garden.




Aug 2013

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 9
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Rural house with beautiful gardens. Twenty minutes drive to the beautiful Heritage town of Abbeyleix, with resturants. Ten minutes drive to Durrow Castle with great walks. The Slieve Bloom mountains, with blanket bog unique to Ireland, a wonderful woodland stretch at Glenafelly, quiet country roads and the source of the Barrow River, all to be explored within driving distance. There is something to appeal to everyone. Thirty minutes drive to---Kilkenny City, a popular tourist destination--Birr Castle Demesne, home to the "Great Telescope"-- the Rock of Cashel ---The National Stud.
As we live in the centre of Ireland we live approx I.15 hours from Dublin, 2 hours from Cork, 1.5 hours from Limerick, 2 hours from Galwa,. 1:5 hours to join The Wild Atlantic Way. Laois is the 'undiscovered treasure' of Ireland.
Ammenities close by include 18 hole golf course, playground, tennis courts, horse riding, Polo, garden trails, walking, cycling trails, great castles, restaurants......
Go to Day Tripping for more details......


More about us

  1. We are a couple with adult children

  2. Seamus is a veterinary surgeon. Stella is a nurse manager.

  3. Love to visit Sydney Christmas 2018

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
20 min drive
Cool bars
Irish Traditional Music on the door step
Cozy cafés
20 min drive
Retail therapy
Shopping outlet 40 min drive
Bit of culture
30 min drive to Kilkenny Heritage city
Walks in the park
20 min drive
Spot of exercise
Next door
Day tripping
Day trips to many places in Ireland. Great days out from Rathdowney in the surrounding counties. There are many interesting 'days out'. Dublin is just one hour away - The Book of Kells at Trinity College, Dublin Castle, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Guinness Brewery, Grafton Street, St. Stephen's Green etc etc ........so many places to see! www.visitdublin.com. Slieve Bloom Mountains.
Attractive range of hills with scenic drives and walking trails. www.slievebloom.ie. Kilkenny. Visit Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny Design Centre, St. Canices Cathedral and wander the streets of the town or explore some of the many interesting 'Arts & Crafts' in the area ..... www.visitkilkenny.ie. Belvedere House and gardens, just outside Mullingar is well worth a visit.
Drive through the Wicklow Mountains to Blessington, 'the Sally Gap', and onto Glendalough. Perhaps have afternoon tea at Laragh. www.wicklowmountainsnationalpark.ie.
Killaloe/Balllina are less than an hour away on Lough Derg - stop to visit Garrykennedy en route. www.discoverkillaloe.ie.
Visit The Steam Museum in Stradbally and then drive over the 'Windy Gap' and onto Altamount Gardens - a little bit of heaven! carlowtourism.com › altamont-gardens.
Take a drive to Newgrange and Co. Meath. www.newgrange.com. Birr Castle and Gardens where you can see the largest telescope in the world which made the first accurate mappings of the moon. Its outer case is on show at Birr Castle. birrcastle.com. Clara Bog, The Bog of Allen which stretches into County Kildare and Boora Bog also cover large areas of County Offaly. www.loughboora.com. www.clarabognaturereserve.ie. Clonmacnoise Monastic Site. www.sacred-destinations.com › ireland. 
Clonmacnoise and West Offaly Railway.
Charleville Forest Castle. Croghan Castle.
Large Norman towerhouse. Durrow Abbey.
Ruins of a monastery founded by Saint Colmcille (also known as Saint Columba), The Rock of Cashel. cashel.ie. The picturesque Glen of Aherlow is in south Tipperary, through sixteen miles of unspoilt countryside with wonderful views. aherlow.com. Mitchelstown Cave is located in Co. Tipperary at the foothills of the Galty Mountains. www.midirelandtourism.ie › details ›. Shopping at the Kildare Village Shopping Outlet. Visit the Avoca shopping outlet and restaurant. Newbridge Silverware & Museum of Icons. https://newbridgesilverware.com › visitor...

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