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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.

Gardens

Gash Gardens - Castletown Portlaoise Co Laois
Gash Gardens
Portlaoise, Co. Laois
Anyone needing the courage to start a garden from complete scratch could do no better than to visit Gash. It was started in 1986 by the late Noel Keenan in a field behind his farm, and what started as a walk to the river Nore became a fully fledg ...
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Golf

Esker Hills Golf Club - Tullamore County Offaly Ireland
Esker Hills Golf Club
Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Course Type: Parkland
Esker Hills Golf Club, a Christy O' Connor Jnr designed masterpiece over 150 acres of testing terrain, is regarded as one of Ireland's leading inland golf courses. It's a challenging 18 hole par 71  championship golf course where no two hole ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
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

Birr - The Full Moon Market - Co Offaly - every 3rd Sunday
The Full Moon Market - Every 3rd Sunday

The Chestnut Courtyard, Birr, Co Offaly

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Tourist Attractions

Castlecomer Discovery Park - Castlecomer County Kilkenny Ireland
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny
This wonderful 80 acre discovery park & visitor centre, located at Castlecomer Demesne and Estate Yard is a place to escape and reconnect with nature, to discover more about local coal mining heritage and contemporary craft, and to explore an ...
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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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Comments

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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