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

Bellefield Garden - Shinrone County Offaly Ireland
Bellefield
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 ...

Golf

The 18th and Clubhouse
Heritage Golf Club, The
Killenard, Co. Laois
Course Type: Parkland
The Heritage a par 72 Championship course, designed by Seve Ballesteros and Jeff Howes is set in the beautiful rolling countryside of Co. Laois, just one hour from Dublin, with the Slieve Bloom Mountains as a backdrop. It provides a most enjoyabl ...

Self Catering

Selfcatering
Roundwood House - The Forge & The Cottage
Mountrath, Co. Laois
Two 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 is ...

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

Tourist Attractions

Emo Court - Emo County Laois Ireland
Emo Court
Emo, Co. Laois
Emo Court is a large neo-classical mansion, formal and symetrical in its design and with beautifully proportioned rooms that was designed by the architect James Gandon (architect of the Custom House and Kings Inns in Dublin) in 1790 for the Earls ...

Wedding Venues

Wedding
The Wolftrap
Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Gina Murphy and her husband Padraig McLoughlin’s large bar and ‘informal fine dining’ restaurant is named after a mountain in the nearby Slieve Blooms (the border between Laois and Offaly is at its peak), and occupies a large to ...
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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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