A very private woodland retreat located in a two-hundred year old restored barn. A cosy retreat within a courtyard but totally private, with its own kitchen, bathroom and woodburning stove. Sleep late in the hand-made bed, read a book by the fire, stroll the ancient footpaths in the private fairy woods on the property. Daydream, chill out, laze about, unwind, calm down, breathe easy - it's all possible here.
Located in south County Kilkenny and offerng sweeping views of Ireland’s breathtaking Blackstairs Mountains, and a home base for those exploring Ireland's Ancient East as we’re centrally located for making day trips to all the spectacular views and attractions therein. Explore the eight existing Cistercian monasteries located within a 90-minutes drive from here. Walk, cycle, canoe along the bearutiful River Barrow. Have a pint of Guiness and listen to traditional music and join in interesting conversations in the local pubs.
Your host Victor can point you to places of interest locally and speak to you about the Ballyogan Project on the land which involves others developing a more sustainable lifestyle collaboratively in community. The small native woodland has two pathways you can explore and be intrigued by the hidden fairy doors - even make a fairy door of your own and place them in the woodland - by arrangement with Victor.
Graig-na-Managh is a small town founded by Cistercians in 1204 and the Duiske Abbey has been restored to former glory in the 1970's. Wander around the old laneways or stroll along the tow-path on the river admirring ing the house boats moored along the quay.