Four Star Holiday Homes, B&B & Bar in historic Leighlinbridge, County Carlow, Ireland - set in traditional Irish village only 12 miles to Kilkenny City!
"Welcome to our website. We are an Irish family-owned and operated holiday centre, so you are assured of a friendly Irish welcome. With a growing reputation for quality and value, the Garrison House is the perfect base for your exploration of Ireland's Sunny South East." Pat & Lilian Downey, Garrison Holiday Centre
Our B&B in our Georgian guesthouse is now open. Great Rooms, Great Rates! Click here for B&B
The village of Leighlinbridge (pronounced Locklin bridge) is located in County Carlow, South East Ireland.
Reviewed August 6, 2013:
" Our 4th time staying at these holidays homes and perfect every time. The house is immaculately clean. We have family living in the area and have out grown sleeping on other people's couches. The houses tick all the boxes for us. We have taken the 2 and 3 bedroom houses. Space in both is great as we have entertained extended family each time. Central location for Carlow and surrounding counties in a beautiful location... Highly recommended". Holohan Family.
"Hey Pat & Lillian, just a quick note to say we had a great time in leighlinbridge for Steve & laura's wedding and was helped by having rented one of your houses. They were immaculately clean and spacious and were perfect for what we needed". Thanks again, regards Robert Kelly
"Thank you for you being so welcoming during our recent visit to Ireland. We found you accommodation to be of top rate standard, and you seem to have catered for everything, even down to an iron and ironing board. I only wished we could have made more use of The Garrison Bar and your excellently kept Guinness". John W and family, UK
We are ideally located for visitors to the annual Carlow Garden Festival (Click on logo for details)
Take a moment to dream. Imagine a peaceful place by a beautiful river, in the shadow of a 14th century castle beside one of Europe's oldest bridges. A place redolent of history. Garrison Waterside is just such a place, created for the visitor who expects more from their holiday. Activities such as riverside walking, fishing and boating can all be savoured a few metres from your house. A few minutes walk through the village will bring you to our bar.
With its narrow winding streets that rise and fall with the lie of the land, grey limestone malthouses and jagged castle ruins overlooking a 14th century bridge, the centre of the little town of Leighlinbridge opens a vista of an earlier Ireland to the visitor".
Wildlife: Kingfishers and many other species of native wildlife, including otters, can be seen from the bridge in the village or along the river banks.
Our restaurant is listed by Carlow Tourism
Enjoy leisurely easy-grade family walks alongside the beautiful River Barrow: click for Riverside Walks in South East Ireland
B&B in our Georgian guesthouse:
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We are located within easy reach of the National Ploughing Championship 2013 which runs September 24th to 26th September in Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co. Laois.
Forget all the blarney about Ireland. Garrison House is set in the midst of authentic Ireland. No 'vibrant shopping' or 'gourmet eating experiences' Just an ancient riverside village which hasn't changed in centuries. We are 20mins from medieval Kilkenny and within an hour's drive from stunning mountain views, blue flag beaches, lovely gardens ans dozens of other lovely Irish villages.
A warm genuine Irish welcome awaits you in our four star self catering riverside houses. See authentic Ireland in beautiful County Carlow, South East Ireland, en route from Dublin Airport or Rosslare Ferry terminal.
County Carlow is a great base for exploring the South East. Venture a little further and you can enjoy horse racing at Gowran Park, world-class golf at Mount Juliet or shopping in historic Carlow town or unmissable medieval Kilkenny City (we are around 10 miles from either). A hour's drive will bring you to Waterford City. Head south for County Wexford with it's blue flag beaches and picturesque fishing villages. We are at the centre of a wonderful, authentic Irish holiday.
About the village:
"Leighlinbridge is a must on the itinerary of those who wish to explore life in rural Ireland at its very best. The Leighlinbridge district is rich in history, favoured with fertile land and enhanced by the River Barrow which meanders slowly through the village, bringing with it a wealth of activities to the area.
We welcome walking groups - click for more info
We are ideally placed for The Gathering events in Carlow 2013
"Purpose-built, 4 Star holiday homes in Ireland's South East. Choose from 2 bed or 3 bed options with fully fitted kitchens adjacent to our own friendly pub and restaurant. Garrison House Holiday Homes offer visitors the perfect base for an unforgettable holiday in authentic Ireland"
Convenient Location: We are within easy reach of Rosslare or Dublin Ferry Ports for the perfect driving holiday. We offer you a great base from which to to explore Ireland's South East which ranges from accessible gently-sloping mountains to blue flag beaches and serene rivers as well as historic towns and villages.
Why not make use of our day boat to explore the River Barrow? click picture for details
"Our holiday this year in Ireland, Co. Carlow, made a deep impression in our mids. It wasn't only the weather or the landscape, it was you and many other fine Irish people. I hope you have a good memory of us and we wish you and your family all the best". Yours Lichtenstein
We are in the Hidden Places of Ireland Guide - (click pic for info)
Wildlife: Make time to watch kingfishers, dippers and herons go about their unhurried business - you might even see an otter at play in the clear waters. Join them on the water in your own day boat, exploring the historic River Barrow Navigation Canal with it's granite locks and unsurpassed scenery.
Established 2003. Failte Ireland registration pending