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4 Star Luxury Self-Catering Holiday Accommodation. Ireland.
There are three self catering suites within the lodge, each totally independent and self sufficient.
Durrow Suite: 1 Week €245, First Night €95, Subsequent Nights €50

Cullohill Suite: 1 Week €295, First Night €115, Subsequent Nights €60

Ballacolla Suite: 1 Week €345, First Night €135, Subsequent Nights €70


Fourth Night free if staying in any of the above Cottage Suites. ( Subject to availability)


Two Miles from DURROW,Co Laois and 6 miles from BALLYRAGGET Co Kilkenny.
17 Miles from both Kilkenny City and Portlaoise town.

On the Kilkenny/Laois county border and close to the Tipperary county border)

A beautiful detached old style holiday home set amidst tranquil,lush green Irish countryside,close to the (N8) main Dublin - Cork road.Brilliant alternative to B&B and Hotel accommodation.It has its own beautiful gardens,which includes a fish pond and waterfall.Ideal for golfing, fishing and walking parties as it can be rented as one unit which sleeps 7, or as three separate apartments for 1, 2, or 3 persons. Bed linen and towels are provided. Telephone and internet access in bedrooms and livingrooms. Oil Stove central heating.

The gardens of Acorn Lodge include a magnificent water feature by
International Waterfeatures by Gerard
Whether you are visiting Kilkenny, Laois, or Tipperary, for a wedding, family celebration, conference, business trip, a relaxing holiday or a more active break such as Golfing,walking, fishing touring or shopping . Acorn Lodge is the perfect location.The area is surrounded by waymarked walks taking in woods and a maze of rivers (including rivers Nore and Erkina)Looking out at Cullohill Mountain and about 12 miles from the Slieve Bloom Mountains.Grantstown Lake renowned for fishing and wildlife is less than 5 miles away.Abbeyleix and Rathdowney Golf clubs are within 8 miles.Horse riding available locally.Traditional music in nearby pubs.Nearest restaurant half a mile away.

The peaceful tranquil location of Acorn Lodge makes it ideal for the perfect country retreat. At the same time it is an excellent base for touring and shopping with some very good antique outlets and garden centres in the area .Its proximity to the main Dublin to Cork (N8) road makes trips to these major cities relatively easy. If one does not feel like driving there are frequent bus services to both Dublin and Cork. Rathdowney Designer Outlet is only 7 miles away. The Rock of Cashel, Birr Castle Demesne, The National Stud & Japanese Gardens are less than an hour’s drive away.


Laois Tourism link
Midlands & East Coast tourism link

Durrow on line www.durrowlaois.com
Fly Fishing www.flytyingireland.com

Kilkenny Tourism link

Rathdowney Golf Club
Abbeyleix Golf Club
Mountrath Golf Club
The Heath Golf club
Castlecomer Golf club
The Heritage Golf club
Portarlington Golf Club

South East Tourism link

Fáilte Ireland link


Laois Tourism Ireland.
Official Laois Tourism website for Accommodations,
Hotels, B&Bs, Hostels, Self Catering, Golf, Walking, Fishing, Equestrian
and Other Activities, Pubs, Restaurants, Festivals and Events, Suggested Tours,
Guides, Taxis and Transport, Shopping and Crafts based in Co. Laois and surrounding

Walking & hiking
Ireland, Co. Laois.
County Laois boasts a total of approximately 480 kilometres
of “off road ” walking routes, encompassing the areas of Sli Dala,
Erkina, Cullahill, Abbeyleix, Stradbally, Durrow, Timahoe, Mounthrath, Clonaslee,
Spink and Slieve Margy

Equestrian and horse riding
Ireland, Co. Laois.
Top-class equestrian centres abound in Laois and neighbouring
counties, the landscape is ideal for trekking, and experienced instructors are
available to guide enthusiasts, whether they be experienced riders or just eager

Golf and golfing
Ireland, Co. Laois.
There are seven quality parkland golf courses in the
County which suit all levels of golfers. The golf courses offer some of the
most competitive green fees in Ireland. (€15-30) Supplement for Heritage
Golf Course.

Self Catering
Accommodation Ireland, Co. Laois.
Luxurious Self Catering Accommodation and Holiday
Cottages in Co. Laois Ireland. Online Availability and Secure Bookings on a
range of Approved Vacation Rentals at excellent rates.

B&B and
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Ireland, Co. Laois.
Co. Laois Ireland Bed
and Breakfast B&B and Guest House Accommodation. Reserve Rooms Online at
excellent rates for your Vacation in Ireland.

Approved Hotels
in Co. Laois Ireland.
Online Availability and Secure Bookings on a range
of Quality Hotels in Ireland Co. Laois. Book your Spring, Summer, Autumn or
Winter Break at one of our Spectacular hotels now.

Hostels in Ireland
Co. Laois.
Hostel Accommodation. Reserve Rooms Online
or by Request at excellent rates for your Holiday in Ireland. Relax and Enjoy
your short break in the comfort of one of our Hostels.

Heritage Holidays and Vacations
in Ireland Co. Laois.
If you like to spend your breaks visiting gardens
and historic buildings, Laois has plenty to offer. The county is home to several
prestigious gardens and stately homes.

Great Gardens and Historic
Houses in Ireland Co. Laois.
If you like to spend your breaks visiting gardens
and historic buildings, Laois and surrounding areas has plenty to offer. The
county is home to several prestigious gardens and stately homes. There are also
many heritage sites.

Museums, Heritage, Great
Gardens and Historic Houses in Ireland Co. Laois
. Situated in the very heart
of Ireland, Laois is a hidden gem steeped in history and folklore. Why not journey
through this magical midland county where we can delve into the secrets of past
generations and uncover a myriad of historical treasures.

A Treasure Trove of
Heritage in Ireland Co. Laois
. Laois has a rich wealth of heritage sites
and places of historic interest, reflecting a history of human settlement dating
back thousands of years. From the Bronze Age to the stately architecture of
Gandon, the county is replete with splendid historical treasures - an Aladdin's
Cave for heritage enthusiasts.

Museums to visit on your Holiday
or Vacation in Ireland, Co. Laois.
. Laois boasts having some of the most unique
and interesting museums in the country. From the Workhouse Museum in Donaghmore
to the Steam Museum in Stradbally to Ireland's only Fly Fishing Museum, Attanagh.

Angling Holidays and Vacations
in Ireland Co. Laois
Angling in County Laois is one of the best kept secrets
in the Country. Laois boasts a plethora of different locations and fish types
in the county, coupled with the intensive work done by the fisheries to keep
the waterways stocked.

Enjoy your Holiday/Vacation
in the Slieve Bloom Mountains Ireland Co. Laois.
Lofty peaks, ancient bogland
or lush forest. Riverside walks or lonely tracks leading to ancient historical
sites. Visit The Cut, a road hewn out of solid rock by stonemasons in the 19th
century ,or delight in the tumbling water pouring over the Glenbarrow Waterfall.

Fine Restaurants
and Dining Out in Ireland, Co. Laois.
Relaxing over a well-cooked and well-presented
meal is a very important part of a successful break or holiday. There is a wide
range of restaurants in County Laois that will tempt even the most discerning
of palates.

Pubs and Public
Houses in Ireland, Co. Laois.
Set Dancing, Traditional Irish Music and Dance
in Co. Laois Ireland. Enjoy finely prepared bar food over a pint of Guinness
in one of our many quaint pubs throughout Laois.

Festivals and Events In
Ireland, Co. Laois.
Check out what Festivals and Events are taking part in Co.
Laois Ireland during your Holiday, Vacation or Short Break in Ireland. Some
Annual Festivals and Events include The Slieve Bloom Walking Festival, Irish
Music and Set Dancing Festival, the National Country Fair, the Stradbally Steam
Rally, the Electric Picnic Concert, The French Festival and many many more.

Tours and Day Trips from Laois
throughout Ireland.
Laois is the most centrally situated County in Ireland.
It is within one hour`s drive from Dublin, Birr, the Curragh of Kildare, Kilkenny,
the Rock of Cashel and Clomacnoise. The varied landscape of Laois includes the
Slieve Bloom Mountains - the oldest mountains in Europe and once the highest.
These are a walker's paradise containing gems of geological history Celtic Mythology,
fauna and flora and panoramic views.

Cruising Holidays and Vacations
in Ireland, Co. Laois.
If you like to spend your breaks on the water, close
to nature and free from it all, then Laois has everything you need. The Grand
canal and the River Barrow make Laois a great central spot from where you can
travel to many other parts of Ireland by boat. Leisurely cruises can last for
days or weeks, it's all here waiting for you.

Gordon Bennett Classic Vintage
Car Racing Rally Laois Ireland.
During your Holiday/Vacation in Laois enjoy
an Annual Rally for Classic vehicles of all types (registered pre-1974) based
in County Laois and taking in counties Kildare and Carlow to commemorate the
original Gordon Bennett 'the race that saved motor sport'.

Book a Personal
Tour Guide for your Holiday or Vacation in Ireland Co. Laois.
You can book
a personal tour guide for one or more days during your stay in Laois. You can
choose from a selection of local tours or longer tours within 2 hours drive
of Laois. Our Tour Guides are trained and certified and very knowledgeable and
enjoyable to listen to.

Special Offers for your Holiday/Vacation
in Ireland, Co. Laois.
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Weekend Breaks
Ireland Co. Laois. Special Offers and Discounts on Hotels, Self Catering, Hostels
and B&Bs in Co. Laois Ireland. Massive savings on our Exclusive Angling
and Golfing Packages and a lot more in Co. Laois Ireland.

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