Local hotel

The Ballyfin Demense

At the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains on 614 acres, this ultra-luxe hotel in a lavish 1820s manor is 10 km from Portlaoise and 12 km from Mountrath Golf Club

By Kildare Village

30 September 2019

The 20 rooms featuring opulent Georgian decor and antique furnishings include flat-screen TVs, DVD players, minibars and free Wi-Fi. Suites add seating areas or living rooms. Most rooms offer fine art.

There's a formal dining room, a casual whiskey bar and an intimate wine bar, plus an indoor pool, 6 ornate, art-rich lounges, a library and billiards. The grounds offer tennis, biking, fishing and boating. Horse riding, falconry, archery, shooting and a chic spa have fees


Cappanrush, Ballyfin, Co. Laois (057) 875 5866

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