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Anne & Will's Guidebook

Anne

Anne & Will's Guidebook

Food Scene
Within a ten minute drive of our home are a large number of places to eat. Some are included in our list of recommendations.
It has fantastic gardens to walk through and a terrace that you can eat out on when the weather is good.
Castle Durrow
It has fantastic gardens to walk through and a terrace that you can eat out on when the weather is good.
This is a special place with great food and a great atmosphere. A beautiful walled garden offers an excellent altenative palce to eat on a sunny day.
Bowe's Foodhall & Cafe
This is a special place with great food and a great atmosphere. A beautiful walled garden offers an excellent altenative palce to eat on a sunny day.
This is a resonably priced fast food restauranrt eatery serving fish and chips, burgers and pizza. You can eat in or take away. Good for a quick bite with late opening hours.
CAPRI GRILL
This is a resonably priced fast food restauranrt eatery serving fish and chips, burgers and pizza. You can eat in or take away. Good for a quick bite with late opening hours.
This is a good place for casual dining. It is very popular though so you may need a reservation at the weekends.
Mc Evoys
This is a good place for casual dining. It is very popular though so you may need a reservation at the weekends.
Great value pub grub and long opening hours
Castle Arms Hotel
Great value pub grub and long opening hours
Good value food served in the bar area.
Avalon House Hotel
Good value food served in the bar area.
Drinks & Nightlife
It has a very interesting owner who runs the local museum and is involved in the High Nelly vintage bike club. It has a very relaxed atmosphere.
Bob's Bar
It has a very interesting owner who runs the local museum and is involved in the High Nelly vintage bike club. It has a very relaxed atmosphere.
This is a traditional Irish bar. The decor has remained unchanged for decades and so it gives a good sense of what Isish public houses were like in the past.
Morrissey's
This is a traditional Irish bar. The decor has remained unchanged for decades and so it gives a good sense of what Isish public houses were like in the past.
Essentials
This is a good mid sized store which should stock all of the basic items you may need.
SuperValu
This is a good mid sized store which should stock all of the basic items you may need.
Medium sized grocery and off licence. It stocks all the basic food and toiletry items you may wish to buy.
Clelands Supermarket Limited
Medium sized grocery and off licence. It stocks all the basic food and toiletry items you may wish to buy.
Entertainment & Activities
It has tree top rope bridge walks, zip wires, boating on the lake and hiking trails. there is also an excellent cafe. A number of craft workers including, potters, gold and silver smiths, painters and furnitures restorers , have their studios and small shops here. Good for unique one off pieces.
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Castlecomer Discovery Park
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It has tree top rope bridge walks, zip wires, boating on the lake and hiking trails. there is also an excellent cafe. A number of craft workers including, potters, gold and silver smiths, painters and furnitures restorers , have their studios and small shops here. Good for unique one off pieces.
Arts & Culture
There are a number on auction houses and other interesting places to spend a few hours located within easy driving distance of our house.
This is a great auction house if you have an interest in old furniture and antique pieces a browse in their show room prior to a sales day is a facinating expeience.
Mealys Auctioneers. Est 1934
This is a great auction house if you have an interest in old furniture and antique pieces a browse in their show room prior to a sales day is a facinating expeience.
A world renowned auction house an hour spent in the show rooms prior to an aution day gives a good insight into the range of old furniture and antiques available on the Irish market.
Sheppard's Irish Auction House
A world renowned auction house an hour spent in the show rooms prior to an aution day gives a good insight into the range of old furniture and antiques available on the Irish market.
Contains some of the carpets from the Titanic. The vey helpful staff will give you a lis of interesting places to visit locally.
Abbeyleix Heritage House
Contains some of the carpets from the Titanic. The vey helpful staff will give you a lis of interesting places to visit locally.
This is a small local theatre that offers a selection of plays and live music performances. Check out their website to see what is running while they are in this area.
Dunamaise Arts Centre
This is a small local theatre that offers a selection of plays and live music performances. Check out their website to see what is running while they are in this area.
A wide variety of antique furniture, together with interesting and unusual small pieces
The Store Yard
A wide variety of antique furniture, together with interesting and unusual small pieces
Sightseeing
HIstoric places fo interest in the locality.
There is a stone Round Tower here which would have been used as a means of defence against groups of raiding Vikings.
Timahoe
There is a stone Round Tower here which would have been used as a means of defence against groups of raiding Vikings.
The tour of the house is very interesting and not too long approximately 30 minutes. It gives a good insight in to the lives of the Irish aristocracy.
Emo Court House
The tour of the house is very interesting and not too long approximately 30 minutes. It gives a good insight in to the lives of the Irish aristocracy.
Bog Boardwalk
For nature lovers or those who would like a relaxing stroll, walking along the constructed boardwalk in Abbeyleix Bog is a fantastic experience.
A beautiful woodland setting with walking trails through woodland and by the riverbank. A fabulous escape from it all.
Dunmore Wood, Durrow
A beautiful woodland setting with walking trails through woodland and by the riverbank. A fabulous escape from it all.
Abbeyleix Bog Walk