things to do

Then join for for a few beers πŸ™‚

River Barrow - We are at Stage 5.

With its walks, boating, fishing, its just lovely! 5 Minutes walk from Matty's pub.


Carlow concerts/events/shows

Carlow Events/Concerts - 10 minute drive from Matty's Pub & Accommodation.

Goodly Cafe/Museum - GoresBridge

Cafe/Museum on the river track - 40 mins walk from us.

Oak Grove Park

30 seconds walk away from matty's pub & accommodation

Bagenalstown Boat Trips Sat & Sun

Lovely cruise on the river Barrow - Summer months - 10 euro adults / 5 for kids.

Lord Bagenal Hotel

5 minutes drive from us. Popular with weddings.

Adventure Activities at Castlecomer Discovery Park

Zip-lining, boating, archery, climbing, axe throwing ! Loads more πŸ™‚

Dome Beside Talbot Hotel Carlow

Bowling and gaming πŸ™‚

Talbot Hotel Carlow

About 10/15 Minutes drive from us. Indoor swimming pool/gym. Weddings.

Chocolate Garden

About 10 minutes from us. Go book a tour!

Hike up Mount Leinster πŸ™‚

Taking bookings for Hiking tours.
(you can see mount Leinster from our pub!)

Arbouretum leighlinbridge

Arbouretum, one of the largest in Ireland, only 5 minutes drive from us. Good food to πŸ™‚

Graiguenamagh Town

Sit beside the river, watch the boats go by. So much to see(boating/food/pubs/Duiske glass etc). 20 minutes drive from us.

step house hotel/borris house

Borris, known by some as "Granite Town" located in Irelands Ancient East, is a beautiful heritage village nestling in the fertile valley of the River Barrow

CARLOW County Museum

Carlow County Museum in the centre of Carlow Town's Cultural Quarter, is a popular tourist attraction and local resource for anyone interested in Carlow's fascinating past. Discover the history and heritage of the area through their range of displays and exhibitions

Gowran Races / Golf Course

Gowran is only a ten minute drive from us. Regular races, a great day out.

Bagenalstown (Muinebheag)

From Royal Oak Bridge(turn right) about 2k, you end up in Bagenalstown on the way to Leighlin Bridge.
With its many pubs, shops and parks .

Official Carlow tourist website.

Discover Carlow. Official Carlow tourist Website. Places to stay, things to do. Wealth of information here.
Boating, fishing, Kayak, outdoor trails. So much to see and do.


Leighlin Bridge Village - One of the oldest bridges in Ireland.

About 4.5K walking along river bank(5 min drive) from Royal Oak Bridge(turn right), you end up at Leighlin Bridge Village(via Bagenalstown). Pop out here you will find Brennans pub/shop, with the "Lord Bagenal Hotel" (very popular with weddings, 5 minutes drive away).


Bagenalstown Heated outdoor Swimming Pool

Bagenalstown swimming pool - open to the pubic during the summer months. 5 minutes drive from here.


Bagenalstown Pitch & Putt

Bagenalstown pitch & Putt - open to the pubic.


Bagenalstown Fair Green

Swings for kids πŸ™‚



The Viaduct

Fantastic views - Go walking along it.

The Borris Railway Viaduct with its sixteen arches supported by soaring limestone pillars is one of Ireland's best example of pioneering 19th. Century railway engineering. Designed by the engineer William Le Fanu (1816– 1894) and built by M. Talbot. The Viaduct rises to 60ft high and spans the Borris and Mountain River Valley. It was built at a cost of Β£20,000 and completed in 1860. -

About 10 minutes drive for mattys pub.

Kilkenny events/shows/concerts

Kilkenny shows/concerts/events - 12 minutes from Matty's pub.

Kilkenny City (Tourist page)

Kilkenny is popular tourist destination, about a 15 minute drive from us here. So much to do in this ancient city.
Recommended !!! Go see Kilkenny.

Goresbridge – About 9K from us on the Track Line from Royal oak bridge (turn left). 30 minutes on the bike. The village itself has some local pubs and shops for you to explore. Its also the location of one of the biggest horse sales event(s) in the country. If you keep walking you will end up in Borris, then onto Graiguenanagh.

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