Some within walking distance. Others,  maxium 20 minutes drive from us. . .

Food . . .

Food- "Pint Depot" restaurant - One minute walk from us. Click for opening times/menu. Also Live music and late drinks :)

Also Aldi, Lidi and supervalue supermarkets are all within 5 minutes drive from us. 
Also take away foods. Chippers, Chineese, Indian. Google them.

Things to do . . .

We are registered on Discover Ireland - Ireland's official tourist board. Things to do/eat/music etc

Relax in our private 7 seater Jacuzzi. Rental of apt. 505(apt with balcony) is required.

(small extra charge per hour , if you would like to use it).
To book, simply email us at . Powered by our solar array in the summer.

River Barrow.  Five minutes walk from us. Fishing, walking, boating, camping.

Just 3 minutes walk from us. Get out for a walk, run, or just chill beside the river.

Go with the flow Canoe hire/partys/or just great fun.

A family run, adventure activity business established in 1996 by Charlie Horan. We offer affordable, guided canoe trails, canoe hire and canoe holidays on the beautiful Barrow river. No experience required – our adventures are available to complete beginners of all ages and abilities. We also sell canoes and kayaks. 10 minutes from us.

10 things you need to know about Ireland’s Ancient East.

Official tourist information. Lots of walks, learn about mount Leinster.
About 15 Minutes drive. Great for a Friday night out / shopping / tours. Kilkenny Castle is a 12th century castle found in the middle of Kilkenny City. Strongbow originally built a wooden castle on that site overlooking the River Nore in 1172. Around 30 years later, his son-in-law, the Earl of Pembroke built the first stone castle. Three of this castle's original four towers survive today.
7 Mintes drive from us. Great days horse racing.

Oak Grove Park - 2 minutes walk. Park for chilling out.

Our own village park. 1 minute walk.

Bagenalstown Boat Trips Sat & Sun.

Boat trips in the summer months.

Adventure Activities at Castlecomer Discovery Park

Zip-lining, boating, archery, climbing, axe throwing ! Loads more 🙂

Dome Beside Talbot Hotel Carlow. Indoor gaming for kids.

Video games, bowling.

Chocolate Garden.

A Family Business takes pride in offering a wonderful range of handcrafted chocolates, delicious gifts, premium ice cream, and delectable treats. Established in 2001 by Jim and Mary Healy, The Chocolate Garden of Ireland has been a family-run business dedicated to creating luxury chocolates that bring joy to chocolate lovers around the world.

Arbouretum, one of the largest in Ireland, only 5 minutes drive from us. Good food to 🙂

Plant heaven ! Huge range of plants, trees, restaurant..its huge!!!

Graiguenamagh Town, sit beside the river, watch the boats go by. So much to see(boating/food/pubs/Duiske glass etc). 20 minutes drive from us.

Sit beside the river and watch the world go by. Fantastic in the summer months. You can hire a canoe / boat here.

Carlow Golf Club. 

If you like golf. I'd rather watch paint dry!

Ireland’s Only Reptile Zoo!

See some snakes :)

Visit Huntington Castle. 

Huge grounds to explore.

Borris house, known by some as "Granite Town" located in Irelands Ancient East, is a beautiful heritage village nestling in the fertile valley of the River Barrow.

10 minutes from us. Very old village. Worth the 10 minute drive from us. Make sure you visit the Viaduct. Great views.

Carlow County Museum.

Well worth a visit.

Bagenalstown (Muinebheag)

Our local town. You have swings for kids in the park to.

Leighlin Bridge Village - One of the oldest bridges in Europe 1320 AD.

Over 300 years before the Christian era, a great battle took place here to capture the fort of Dinn Righ, reputedly the ancient seat of the Kings of Leinster. The focal point of Leighlinbridge is its valerian bearded bridge, built in 1320 by Maurice Jakis, Canon of Kildare Cathedral. It remains today one of the oldest functioning bridges in Europe.

Bagenalstown Heated outdoor Swimming Pool

Summer months, open to the public.

Borris - The Viaduct

Fantastic views - Go walking along it. Also Trail walks around Carlow.

The Borris Railway Viaduct with its sixteen arches supported by soaring limestone pillars is one of Ireland's best example of pioneering 19th. Century railway engineering. Designed by the engineer William Le Fanu (1816– 1894) and built by M. Talbot. The Viaduct rises to 60ft high and spans the Borris and Mountain River Valley. It was built at a cost of £20,000 and completed in 1860.

Whats on in Carlow/Kilkenny.

Everbright events. Great so seeing whats on.

Me on the Bike Summer 2020 - Just for fun :) Along the river barrow track. 5 minutes walk from us.

Just for fun!!! Thats the River Barrow Track, from royal oak bridge to Goresbridge. Another very old town.



Royal Oak Village,
Co. Carlow,
R21 K883.


+353 (0)87 2536029



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