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Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow

Muinebeag (from Irish), also spelt Muine Bheag, or as more commonly known Bagenalstown is a town in County Carlow.  Sir Walter Bagenal built the major part of the town to a classical plan in the 18th century It was to be named "New Versailles".

Visitors can enjoy riverside walks, or take in the historical aspect of the town from the 18th century courthouse, which is inspired by the Parthenon in Athens or perhaps visit the neo-classical railway station. 

Dunleckney Manor (+353 (0) 59 072 1932, open April - August) nearby was the Bagenal family home and is worth a visit, along with plenty of activities on offer such as coarse fishing on the River Barrow, cycling, or horse riding at the Carrigbeg Stables (+353 (0) 59 972 1962).

Sports facilities in Bagenalstown include cricket, hurling, soccer and gaelic football together with tennis and pitch & putt. Picnic tables and a picturesque lock and riverside walks all add to the visitor's enjoyment. Leisure boats and barges also cruise on the Grand Canal and the River Barrow.

Gardens

Woodstock Gardens - Inistioge County Kilkenny Ireland
Woodstock Gardens
Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny
As garden comebacks go, there are few more dazzling than the restoration of the grounds  at Woodstock. A celebrated show piece in their Victorian heyday, the gardens, gloriously situated above the River Nore, had become a derelict. The w ...
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Golf

Gowran Park Golf Club - Gowran County Kilkenny Ireland
Gowran Park Golf Club
Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny
Course Type: Parkland
In 2001 Gowran Park, in County Kilkenny, developed this unique 18 hole golf course to compliment its renowned race meetings. Incorporating a mixture of established woodland and lakes, this Jeff Howes designed par 71, 18 hole golf course provid ...
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Self Catering

Blanchville House - Self Catering - Maddoxtown County Kilkenny Ireland
The Coachyard & Gardener's Cottage at Blanchville House
Maddoxtown, Co. Kilkenny
The delightful Victorian Coach House in the grounds of Blanchville House has been sensitively converted to provide three very comfortable self-catering units. Situated five miles (8km), 10 minute's drive from the Medieval City of Kilkenny and ...
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What's On

Kilkenny Farmers Market - Every Thursday
Event Name:    Kilkenny Farmers Market - Every Thursday, 9.30am - 2.30pm

at Mayors Walk, The Parade, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

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Tourist Attractions

Jerpoint Abbey - Thomastown County Kilkenny Ireland
Jerpoint Abbey
Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
An outstanding Cistercian abbey founded in the second half of the 12th century that is notable for its stone carvings, including one at the tomb of Felix O'Dulany, Bishop of the Diocese of Ossory. The church with its Romanesque details dates from ...
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Wedding Venues

Wedding
Ballykealey Manor Hotel
Ballon, Co. Carlow
This pleasing country house hotel designed by Thomas A Cobden (designer of Carlow cathedral) was built in the 1830s and, with gothic arches and Tudor chimney stacks among its architectural oddities, it has plenty of character. This wedding ve ...
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