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Mountrath, Co. Laois

Mountrath is a beautiful region of central Ireland, at the foot of the unspoilt Slieve Bloom Mountains.

For hillwalkers the Slieve Bloom Way , a seventy kilometre mountain walk is within a few miles of Mountrath. There are also many shorter walks ideally suited to the less experienced walker. There is also horse riding facilities a short distance away and there are numerous golf courses locally.

Birr Castle Gardens, with their world famous arboretum and science centre are about 30 kilometres (19 miles) away.


Bellefield Garden - Shinrone County Offaly Ireland
Birr, Co. Offaly
The love of plants is an all consuming passion for garden architect Angela Jupe and the rationale behind the creation of her new garden. It’s a passion that prompted her to plant 1,000 scarlet tulips for pointillist effect in the meadow i ...
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Birr Golf Club - Birr County Offaly Ireland
Birr Golf Club
Birr, Co. Offaly
Course Type: Parkland
The course at Birr Golf Club has been carved out of natural woodland and eskers and provides a strong challenge for even the most accomplished golfers. Undulating fairways, ridges, hills and hollows represent the nearest inland equivalent to the ...
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Self Catering

Roundwood House - The Coach House, The Forge & The Cottage
Mountrath, Co. Laois
Three self-catering units situated on the grounds of Roundwood House, an 18th century Palladian Villa, in a beautiful region of central Ireland at the foot of the unspoilt Slieve Bloom Mountains. Each building possesses immense character and ...
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What's On

Portlaoise Farmers Market - Co Laois - Fridays
Portlaoise Farmers Market - Friday 10-3pm

Market Square, Portlaoise, Co Laois

Contact: Ray Dunne 086 833 1006
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Tourist Attractions

Roscrea Castle & Heritage Centre - Roscrea County Tipperary Ireland
Roscrea Castle & Heritage Centre
Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
Roscrea Castle was originally erected by King John I of England. The later rectangular keep, known as Ormonde Castle, was built by James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond some time before 1450. What remains today consists of a gate tower, curtain wa ...
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Wedding Venues

Castle Durrow - Durrow County Laois - Wedding Venue
Castle Durrow
Durrow, Co. Laois
This 300-year-old mansion half way between Dublin and Cork has recently been refurbished to a very high standard and, overlooking beautiful terraced gardens to the south, and the River Erkina to the north, it makes a magnificently romantic weddin ...
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9th June 2010
William Fitzpatrick
The white horse river flows through it and now has calming river walks with the sounds of the waterfall. There is a fine Golf course of 18 holes. Ballyfin Demesne (The once home of Sir Coote) and the ruins of the Fitzpatrick Castle in Castletown where the River Nore flows both just minutes away.

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