In The Area

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Our top 10 things to do in the area

Within 4 miles

Rathwood – Woodland walk, maize of Ireland, playground and falconry.  Fantastic place to shop for outdoor clothing, homeware, fashion, garden plants and furniture, candles, books etc with delicious restaurant café for breakfast and lunch.  www.rathwood.comrathwood

The Chocolate Garden – Fun ice-cream and chocolate making workshops. Coffee shop and playground (5 minutes’ drive from the farm)

Within 8 miles

Altamont Gardens – Not to be missed, a stunning gardens and river walk (located 12 minutes’ drive from the farm) Altamont Plant sales for more unusual native species of shrubs and trees

Huntington Castle – Beautiful Castle and Gardens set in Clonegal village where Sharoe Restaurant is  (15 minutes’ drive from the farm)

Tinahely Farm Shop– Childrens activity playbarn, model farm and gorgeous café  serving soup and sambos

Tomnafinogue Woods – A really enjoyable afternoons activity for the healthy minded take the River Loop 4km or the Railway Walk as far as Tinahely Village 6km

On the way home stop for a drink in the Crab Lane or Dying Cow Pubs


To Eat * Note that the nearest restaurant is a 7 minute drive

For Breakfast – Rathwood Café, Tinahely Farm Shop

Rathwood Café, Tinahely Farm Shop and Café, Mount Wolseley Hotel, The Forge Café, Parkview House.

For Dinner –  BBQ at The Old Forge Glamping, Sharoe Bistro pre-booking only (053) 937 5636, Mount Wolseley Bar or Restaurant,

Parkview House in Shillelagh, The Tara Arms in Tullow or O’Connors Pub in Tinahely.


Handy Phone List



Sharoe Bistro Clonegal –Highly recommend but pre-booking a must Stephanie 0539375636

Directions: Out gate left and through x road. Left at T junction. Right at T junction. Left at Blacklion xroads. Straight til you hit the main road then left into Clonegal Village. Upon entering Village turn left passed Huntington Castle and Sharo is located on your right hand side.

Mount Wolsely Hotel, Tullow Bar and Restaurant and Spa – 0599180100 or Riverbank Tullow – 0599152944 or Macreddin Village  Aughrim  040236444

Lunchtime  – The Forge Café Near Altamont Gardens – 0599159939 or Rathwood or Tinahely Farm Shop

Afternoon Tea –  The Chocolate Garden of Ireland

Pre-Dinner Pub Drink –  The Dying Cow and Crablane


Rathwood Train –  Patrick Keogh 0599156285

Chocolate Garden of Ireland Chocolate making workshops – Mary and Jim – 0596481999

Huntington Castle –  Clonegal – Alex – 0539377160

Altamont Gardens – Ballon – Robert – 0599159444

Clara Lara Funpark – Rathdrum – 040446161

Mangans Loop or Tomnafinogue Woods Walking/Hiking