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Hilltop Treks

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For overnight trips:

There are also some lovely AirBnB options in and close to Borris

All accommodation listed is within twenty minutes of Borris.

In the Wild Campsite, Riverhollow Nature Reserve, Tintine, The Rower, Co Kilkenny
Kilkenny, Ireland

Camping option available if you follow the canoe trail from Saint Mullins to New Ross. 

            • There is a composting toilet and a water tap on site.
            • You can light a campfire and we have bags of firewood for sale for 5 euros each and it
            • 10 euros per person per night kids are free until the end of the year and you can
            • pitch your tent or hammock among the trees.
            • Communal fire pit
            • Groups Accommodated

Hotels in Kilkenny City

Bed & Breakfasts, Kilkenny City

Hotels B&B’s Food & Drink Crafts/Gifts/Services
Clanard Court Hotel Finn’s town center B&B – Mick
Carlow town and surrounds
Hotels B&B’s Food & Drink Crafts/Gifts/Services
Carlow Guesthouse

The Redsetter Guesthouse

The Seven Oaks Hotel

The Talbot Hotel

McHughs Courthouse Hotel

The Dolmen Hotel

Ceatharlach Moorings

Avlon House B&B

Barrow Lodge

Rosbawn B&B

Green Lane House

Barrowville Townhouse

Lautrecs Brasserie

Ostán Dinn Ri

The Delta Sensory Gardens & Garden Centre

Killerig Golf Resort

Dolmen English Language School

Hotels B&B’s Food & Drink Crafts/Gifts/Services
The Lord Bagenal Hotel Arboretum Lifestyle & Garden Centre
Bagenalstown (Mhuine Beag)
Hotels B&B’s Food & Drink Crafts/Gifts/Services
Lorum Old Rectory

Kilgraney House & Herb Gardens

Knockrigg House

Orchard Grove B&B

Ashlawn Garden Centre
Hotels B&B’s Food & Drink Crafts/Gifts/Services
Killure Lodge
Graignamanagh – Tinahinch
Hotels B&B’s Food & Drink Crafts/Gifts/Services
Waterside Guest House Kilvarra (town centre) B&B

Mount Brandon Cottages

Duiske Glass Ltd.
St Mullins
Hotels B&B’s Food & Drink Crafts/Gifts/Services
Old Grain Store Cottages [SELF CATERING] Mulvarra House The Piano Gallery

Painting Holidays Ireland

Hotels B&B’s Food & Drink Crafts/Gifts/Services
Hotels in Waterford – Fitzwilton Hotel
Other locations
Hotels B&B’s Food & Drink Crafts/Gifts/Services
Rathlyon House

Mount Wolseley Hotel Spa & Country Club

Baile Ricead

The Carlton Millrace Hotel

Coolanowle Country House

Kilkea Lodge Farm

Django’s EcoHostel – Cloughjordan

Hotels in Limerick – Maldron Hotel Limerick

Hotels in Wexford – Maldron Hotel Wexford

Luxury Hotels Ireland – Carton House Hotel & Spa Resort

5 Star Hotels Ireland – Doonbeg Lodge

5 Star Hotels Ireland – Dromoland Castle

Athlone Accommodation – Hodson Bay Hotel

Geraldine House

Laburnum Lodge

Rathwood Home & Garden World

Park Par 3

Rathvilly Garden Centre

The Lace Gallery

Leinster Hills Golf Club

Where to eat


Clashganny House Restaurant: Winner of the 2014 Newcomer of the Year at the 2014 Ireland Guide Restaurant Awards.

The Step House Hotel: 

            • Daily menu in Brasserie 1808
            • Snack menu served 7 days in Brasserie 1808
            • Sunday Lunch served in Cellar Restaurant & Brasserie 1808

The Cellar Restaurant:  The multi-award winning Cellar Restaurant with its archways and vaulted ceilings, is located in the old kitchens of The Step House Hotel, Borris. Dining is elegant and classical with service unparalleled ensuring complete relaxation. Cuisine is in the classical French style and is created with individual flair using local ingredients and an emphasis on organic food. The Cellar opens for Sunday lunch from 1pm – 2.30pm. Booking is essential due to demand. 


            • The Duiske Inn – Serving Carvery lunch daily with evening meals available from Wednesday to Sunday. Enjoy a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, traditional style pub with a contemporary twist and fabulous food .
            • Waterside Guesthouse – Daytime Cafe is open 7 days a week for the summer and is growing in popularity, particularly with the outdoor activity enthusiasts who are taking Graiguenamanagh to their heart.
              The evening restaurant at Waterside, has earned a reputation for excellence over many years. The room itself, with its riverfront location, sets the scene for a wonderful intimate evening with great food and fine wines. The atmosphere in the dining room is relaxed and comfortable. The food is good, the wine list is delicious with 30 wines from right around the globe.
            • CJ’s Coffee House – Almost directly opposite Duiske Abbey, CJ’s Coffee House serving Mean Bean coffee, tea and herbal teas is open from 10am-4pm daily serving homemade deserts, a selection of tasty bagels, paninis, wraps and sandwiches to chose from. Gluten free and vegetarian options also available. Packed lunch offer – Choice of sandwich with biscuit cake or brownie and miveral/tea/coffee.
            • Boats Café & Bakery – Locally run cafe and bakery, overlooking the picturesque River Barrow. Weekly changing menu including excellent sandwiches, soups and homemade baking. Open daily from 11am-5pm.

St. Mullins:

The Mullichain Café – Down on the quay tucked away from all the hustle bustle of the world sits the Mullicháin café only yards from the river .You can sit and watch the Heron fishing on the weir when the tide is out or watch the cruisers passing on the rising tide on their way to the sea, this is truly a stunning valley where the barrow walk way begins .The Café is on two floors of the beautifully restored Old Grain store building and has tables along the side of the harbour wall. Emer is a very fine baker and has fresh scones and chocolate brownies to die for with a nice cappuccino. Just imagine a smoked salmon salad and a glass of wine under the umbrella and then a stroll up the river .Our walks booklet gives you a variety of walks from the lazy stroll to the 4 hour walk up to the top of white mountain where you have a panoramic view over Carlow and Wexford. Martin and Mark are there to send you in the right direction or give you a bit of the local history and gossip on the Normans, Vikings and Odlums flour Mills. On a dull day you can sit upstairs on the couch and have a good read. Open from The first Weekend in March until the End October  11- 6pm. Every day except Monday. On Bank Holidays they open Monday and close on Tuesday.