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Barrow Lodge - Town Home
Mrs. Mary Dwyer-Pender The Quay,
Carlow T: 059-9141173
E: georgepender@eircom.net
W: www.carlowtourism.com/barrowlodge.html
Situated in a scenic location on the banks of the River Barrow in the centre of Carlow town, Barrow Lodge Townhouse offers the highest standards of accommodation. This purpose built house boasts an extensive art collection and is tastefully furnished with antiques and collectibles. All rooms are en-suite with hairdryers, tea/coffee facilities, T.V. and clock radio. Private lock up car park. Barrow Lodge is just a short stroll from Carlow's many excellent restaurants, pubs and clubs and is an ideal base for touring the South East.
CAPACITY: 5 bedrooms DISTANCE FROM NEAREST TOWN/VILLAGE: in town centre

Green Lane House - Town Home
Mrs. Noleen Dunne Green Lane,
Carlow T: 059-9142670 F: 059-9130903
E: greenlanehse@hotmail.com
W: www.greenlanebb.com
Luxurious, spacious bungalow within two minutes walk of Carlow town centre. Friendly and intimate Green Lane House will delight you with its standards of excellence. Tastefully decorated en-suite bedrooms offer every comfort including T.V., hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Set in landscaped gardens Green Lane House provides a comfortable guest lounge and secure private parking. Wholesome home baking a speciality.
CAPACITY: 6 bedrooms. DISTANCE FROM NEAREST TOWN/VILLAGE: in town centre

Quarry Ridge B&B - Country Home
Mrs. Ann Moore Keelogue, Killeshin,
Co. Carlow T: 059-9147875
E: quarry_ridge7@hotmail.com
W: www.quarryridge.ie
Family run B&B situated 5km from Carlow centre on the main Carlow - Castledermot road and within easy access of national walking routes including the Barrow and Slieve Margy Ways. En-suite bedrooms comprise double, twin and family rooms and are tastefully furnished for that home from home atmosphere. Friendly relaxing home offering the highest standards of accommodation.
CAPACITY: 3 bedrooms DISTANCE FROM NEAREST TOWN/VILLAGE: 5km

Rosbawn - Town Home
Mrs. Anne Holden Kilkenny Road,
Carlow T: 059-9131072
W: www.carlowtourism.com/rosbawn.html
Set in its own grounds with beautifully maintained gardens Rosbawn offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and Killeshin Hills. En suite accommodation available with tea/coffee making facilities, electric blankets and hairdryers. Our home is noted for hospitality and its relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Fine restaurants locally. CAPACITY: 5 bedrooms. DISTANCE FROM NEAREST TOWN/VILLAGE: 1.5 km

Coolanowle Country House - Farmhouse
Mrs. Bernadine Mulhall Ballickmoyler,
Co. Carlow T: 059-8625176 F: 059-8625176
E: info@coolanowle.com
W: www.coolanowle.com
A haven of peace and tranquility situated in the heart of the countryside approached by an attractive tree lined avenue and surrounded by three acres of beech wood gardens. The house has the atmosphere of a welcoming home with antique furnishings. Superbly appointed bedrooms. Tea/coffee and home baking on arrival. 2001 Agri-Tourism award winner. A fully equipped gym with sauna and steam room available free of charge to all guests on site with massage/aromatherapy by appointment.
CAPACITY: 5 bedrooms DISTANCE FROM NEAREST TOWN/VILLAGE: 11 km

GUESTHOUSE ---

Barrowville Townhouse - 3 star
Kilkenny Road,
Carlow T: 059-9143324 F: 059-9141953
E: barrowvilletownhouse@eircom.net
W: www.barrowville.com
Listed 3 star guesthouse situated in its own grounds within 3 minutes walk of Carlow town centre on the Kilkenny Road (N9). A regency residence featuring lots of antique furnishings with well appointed bedrooms all en-suite. 10 channel T.V., radio, direct dial telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. A choice of traditional or buffet breakfast with an extensive and tempting menu served in the conservatory overlooking large gardens. Recommended by AA, RAC (5 diamonds), Jameson Guide Guesthouse of the Year 2000, Bridgestone Guide to 100 Best Places to Stay 2004, Les Routiers and many other good guidebooks. German spoken.
CAPACITY: 7 bedrooms DISTANCE FROM NEAREST TOWN/VILLAGE: in town centre

Carlow Guesthouse - 3 star
Green Lane, Dublin Road,
Carlow T: 059-9136033 F: 059-9136034
E: info@carlowguesthouse.com
W: www.carlowguesthouse.com
3 star Irish Tourist Board approved guesthouse with an AA 4 diamond recommendation. Within 5 minutes walk of Carlow town centre occupying its own ground on the main Dublin to Waterford Road (N9). 13 guest bedrooms have been meticulously designed through thoughtful colour schemes to reflect a relaxed atmosphere that pertains throughout the house. All bedrooms en suite with tea/coffee facilities, T.V., direct dial telephone, radio, hairdryer, trouser press, complimentary mineral water and toiletries. Breakfast is served in the large conservatory style dining room with traditional, continental and vegetarian options. Large secure private car park.
CAPACITY: 13 bedrooms DISTANCE FROM NEAREST TOWN/VILLAGE: in town centre

The Redsetter Guesthouse - 2 star
14 Dublin Street,
Carlow T: 059-9141848 F: 059-9142837
W: www.carlowtourism.com/redsetter.html
The Redsetter Guesthouse is situated in Carlow's town centre. A delightful 17 bedroom tastefully furnished residence with 14 en-suite bedrooms, it offers you the essence of comfort, hospitality and security with a private car park to the rear of the premises. The Redsetter Guesthouse provides an ideal base for touring the South-East and is within walking distance of local train and bus stations. Local attractions include a variety of restaurants, Irish music, golf, angling, horse riding, swimming, museum and historical sites.
CAPACITY: 17 bedrooms DISTANCE FROM NEAREST TOWN/VILLAGE: in town centre
 

HOTELS ---

The Dolmen Hotel & Rivercourt Lodges - 3 star
Kilkenny Road, Carlow
T: 059-9142002
F: 059-9142375
E: reservations@dolmenhotel.ie
W: www.dolmenhotel.ie
Nestled along the scenic banks of the River Barrow and set in 20 acres of landscaped gardens, 1.5km from Carlow town centre. There are 92 supremely comfortable bedrooms including 3 luxury suites. The equally well appointed lodges located in the grounds are ideal for the sporting enthusiast or for those considering a longer break. The Belmont Restaurant offers the highest standards of cuisine making the best possible use of fresh, local produce while the wine list is equally distinguished.
CAPACITY: 92 bedrooms DISTANCE FROM NEAREST TOWN/VILLAGE: 2km from Carlow Town

McHugh's Courthouse Hotel - Unclassified
38/39 Dublin Street, Carlow
T: 059-9133243
F: 059-9133430
E: info@mchughscourthousehotel.com
W: www.mchughscourthousehotel.co
McHugh's Courthouse Hotel features 15 luxury bedrooms all en-suite with bathroom and complimentary tea/coffee making facilities. The Jury Room restaurant has an attractive a la carte menu, featuring fresh local produce or for larger parties a specially designed set menu can be arranged. McHugh's Bar with its split level seating areas, polished wall paneling and all round emphasis on comfort makes it popular with residents and locals alike. The bar also boasts a beautiful open fire. With its central location and close to the River Barrow walkways, town park, shopping areas, other bars, restaurants and nightclubs, it makes for an ideal place to stay. Secure car parking is also provided directly opposite the hotel in the lock-up car-park.
CAPACITY: 15 bedrooms
DISTANCE FROM NEAREST TOWN/VILLAGE: In town centre

Seven Oaks Hotel - 3 star
Athy Road, Carlow
T: 059-9131308
F: 059-9132155
E: info@sevenoakshotel.com
W: www.sevenoakshotel.com
From the moment you step into the reception area you will immediately sense the qualities that make this hotel so special - friendly, attentive staff coupled with a welcoming atmosphere. 60 individually designed bedrooms range from luxurious double and family rooms to executive suites. The Greenbank Health & Leisure Club provides the very latest in high-tech equipment with highly qualified staff. A fully-equipped gym, magnificent 20 metre pool and jacuzzi will ensure all your needs are catered for. T.D. Molloy's a la carte and table d'hote menus place an emphasis on quality local produce. Within a 3 minute walk of Carlow town centre and the local train station.
CAPACITY: 90 bedrooms
DISTANCE FROM NEAREST TOWN/VILLAGE: In town centre

Talbot Carlow - 4 star
Portlaoise Road, Carlow
T: 059-9153000
F: 059-9153001
E: sales@talbothotelcarlow.ie
W: www.talbothotelcarlow.ie
Opened in 2005 this 4 star hotel is located just 2km from the town centre and has been designed and furnished to the highest standards. Luxury accommodation, a delightful restaurant, spacious bar and health and leisure club are all there to be enjoyed. The Talbot Carlow has 84 well appointed bedrooms, interconnecting family rooms and suites of exceptional comfort and convenience. With stunning views of the countryside, the 4th floor Liberty Tree Restaurant offers guests a unique and memorable dining experience. The hotel is located beside "The Dome Family Entertainment Centre" which comprises of 30,000 sq. feet of indoor kids entertainment including 12 bowling lanes.
CAPACITY: 84 bedrooms
DISTANCE FROM NEAREST TOWN/VILLAGE: 1km

SELF-CATERING ---

Carrig Abhainn Village - 3 star
Mortarstown Road, Carlow
T: 059-9182374
F: 059-9182375
E: info@ableproperty.ie
W: www.ableproperty.ie
Carraig Abhainn offers self-catering accommodation for the summer period. Each apartment comprises of a fully fitted kitchen/living room with three bedrooms catering for 3, 4 or 5 people. The apartments are all self contained each with its own front door. Located adjacent to the Kilkenny Road it is 80 km from Dublin and a 5 minute walk from Carlow Town Centre. It is an ideal base from which to enjoy a break in Carlow and to explore the historic and scenic towns and villages in the area.
Each of the 19 x 3 bed upstairs apartments (type A) has an open plan kitchen/living room with cable TV, a double bedroom, single bedroom and twin bedroom en suite and there is also a bathroom. Sixteen of the ground floor apartments (type B) have 2 single bedrooms and a twin bedroom en suite, an open plan kitchen/living room and a bathroom. A further 3 ground floor (type C) apartments cater for mobility impaired guests with an en-suite bathroom fitted to cater for a disabled person, 2 single bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, kitchen/living room and a bathroom.
Linen and towels are included. Weekly booking can be from any start date and weekend and midweek breaks are also available.
CAPACITY: 38
DISTANCE FROM NEAREST TOWN/VILLAGE: ˝ km

Coolanowle Cottages - 4 star
Mrs. Bernadine Mulhall
Ballickmoyler, Co. Carlow
T: 059-8625176
F: 059-8625176
E: info@coolanowle.com
W: www.coolanowle.com
1 hour from Dublin are two tastefully converted limestone cottages, each with 2 en-suite bedrooms, kitchen/living area, combined with open fire and front porch. Surrounded by 3.5 acres of beech wood gardens, ponds, lawn, tennis, football goals and swings. Owner resident on an organic dairy/tillage/sheep farm. On site health centre with stauna/steam room and sun bed. Available free of charge to all guests. Aromatherapy and massage by appointment. Payphone available on site.
CAPACITY: 2 self-catering units.
DISTANCE FROM NEAREST TOWN/VILLAGE: 11 km

Hillside Cottage - 3 star
Mr. Fintan Doran
T: 01-8331428
E: info@hillsidecottage.org
W: www.hillsidecottage.org
Hillside Cottage is situated on several acres of land, amidst the rolling hills of Killeshin. This wonderful holiday cottage is ideal for those looking for a retreat from the rigours of daily life. This cottage is ideal as a base for those wishing to explore the beautiful countryside surrounding the midlands of Ireland. The cottage comprises of two spacious bedrooms, large living room, bathroom and kitchen and features every modern convenience to enhance one's stay.
CAPACITY: 1 self-catering unit
DISTANCE FROM NEAREST TOWN/VILLAGE: 7 km

Accommodation by Stages

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Stage 1 -- From Ballyshannon to Carlow

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Stage 2 -- From Carlow to Athy

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Stage 3 -- From Athy to Kildare

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Stage 4 -- Kildare to The Heath

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Stage 5 -- From The Heath to Athy


Accommodation by County
 

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COUNTY KILDARE

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COUNTY LAOIS

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COUNTY CARLOW
 


 

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