Where To Find Us
|M9 Motorway: Carlow Exit||20km|
|Nearest Pub||Walking Distance|
Aghowle Loft and Mews
If you look hard enough out of some of the windows you may be able to glimpse the odd bit of a house – a wall, a roof – somewhere among the fields and woods, but in this quiet and peaceful location once you are home on the farm the only sounds you will hear are the birds singing, the clatter of horses’ hooves in the barn, the donkeys braying for breakfast, and sheep calling each other. Oh yes, you can hear a car or tractor passing close by from time to time, and the murmur of the central heating in the morning and evening. A shrill scream of a fox answered by the protective bark of the farm dogs.
You can stroll down to the local pub and enjoy a drink or two – it has a reputation for having excellent guinness – then walk a bit further to the ancient Aghowle Church ruin. Perhaps you prefer to walk in the opposite direction and call into the local horse-riding school, book a lesson for your child.
Or drive to Dublin, the capital, or the medieval city of Kilkenny, or Wexford, home of the International Wexford Opera Festival, where you can feel the salty tang of the sea as you browse the shopping streets or lunch in Greenacres with its art gallery, vast wine cellar and fine food. Return at the end of the day to your peaceful home in Aghowle. It’s only an hour away from the cities and towns above. Dublin will take longer, maybe another half hour, to get into the heart of the city.
Driving to Glendalough in the Wicklow National Park, well within the hour, brings you through Wicklow countryside, now fields, now woods, hills and valleys, meandering rivers, passing over stone bridges where fishermen lean against the walls, gently playing the lines below in the rivers. The village of Avoca, about which the song “The Meeting of the Waters” was written by Thomas Moore, is still quiet and unspoiled, and the original Avoca Handweaver’s Shop still thrives. The well-known television series “Ballykissangel” was set in Avoca, and the pub and some shop-fronts might seem familiar to people who saw it.
Some lovely places within easy reach are listed under Attractions and Activities, and more activities are outlined below.
There’s a riding establishment within walking distance which specialises in teaching children. Several more , catering for all stages of riders, are within half an hour. Contact numbers for all these are kept in the cottages.
Swimming and a day at the sea with amusements for the children can be had within an hour’s drive at Courtown, or if people prefer the long sandy beaches further south on the Wexford coastline they are also about an hour away . Surfing also is good on some of these beaches.
Cycling is popular around here, but we cannot guarantee our pink bike with the basket in front would be a great asset to athletic young people wanting to cycle up mountain trails! Serious cyclists might be advised to bring their own bikes.
Fishing Licences may be obtained locally in Tullow and we have further information in the cottages.
- Towns with supermarkets, doctors, pharmacies, taxis and other useful outlets are 10 minutes drive.
- We keep up-to-date lists and contact numbers of all local restaurants, European, Indian, Chinese, Pub-grub, Posh…
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