Explore

Location

The Mews is a perfect base for exploring the South East, Barrow Valley and Kilkenny. We are an hour (or under) drive from Rock of Cashel, Glendalough, The Irish National Stud, Kildare Village Shopping, Wexford coast, Waterford, Kildare. These are great options for day trips. We’ve listed our favourite things to do right here so you can plan your next trip away.

Culture

Heritage

Carlow Tourism & Kilkenny Tourism both are great resources for exploring the locality.

Gardens

Look out for the Carlow Garden Trail Festival annual festival held every summer with a wide range of great speakers from the gardening world.

Carlow

Kilkenny

Shankill Castle and Gardens  
Kilfane Gardens

Kildare

Waterford

Adventure

Brewing

Cycling

Golf

Sightseeing

Horse Racing

Fixtures – irishracing.com

Gowran Park is the local track. There are also tracks at:

  • Wexford
  • Tramore
  • Clonmel
  • The Curragh
  • Punchestown
  • Leopardstown

Food & Eating Out

There are a wide selection of restaurants in Kilkenny City including Zuni, The Design Centre, Paris Texas, Campagne, Rinuccinni & Lana.
Carlow town also has a selection of restaurants & great cafes and five minutes down the road we have the Arboretum Garden Centre which is great for lunch & shopping and also The Lord Bagenal which boasts great food and a superb wine list.

COVID-19

We are open and delighted to welcome you to stay with us. We have a 2 day vacancy between all rentals for deep cleaning in order to minimise risk and ensure peace of mind in these Covid pandemic days.

We are always close by but can arrange contactless check in and check out – if preferred.