Guidebook for Monalea and surrounds

Ruth
Guidebook for Monalea and surrounds

Food Scene

The Strawberry Tree organic restaurant here is very good. There is an organic market the first Sunday of every month from 12.30-5.30 and a wholefood cafe and shop. 10 minutes drive from the house.
Macreddin Village
The Strawberry Tree organic restaurant here is very good. There is an organic market the first Sunday of every month from 12.30-5.30 and a wholefood cafe and shop. 10 minutes drive from the house.
This is a good casual eatery on the main street in Aughrim.
The Stonecutter
This is a good casual eatery on the main street in Aughrim.
High end, expensive guest house with reasonably good food and delightful surroundings. The Duck is a casual more reasonably priced restaurant you can book in advance..
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Marlfield House Hotel
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High end, expensive guest house with reasonably good food and delightful surroundings. The Duck is a casual more reasonably priced restaurant you can book in advance..
Recently changed hands, good fresh food
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The Kitchen @ Gorey
1 - 4 N Parade
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Recently changed hands, good fresh food
Great for a stop for lunch on the way down. Beautiful Fern house restaurant and a more casual food place with a big selection of food for adults and kids. Excellent garden centre and food hall also with sushi, artisan butcher, deli, wines. Some lovely bits for home furnishings, clothes cosmetics and other high end products.
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Avoca Handweavers
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Great for a stop for lunch on the way down. Beautiful Fern house restaurant and a more casual food place with a big selection of food for adults and kids. Excellent garden centre and food hall also with sushi, artisan butcher, deli, wines. Some lovely bits for home furnishings, clothes cosmetics and other high end products.
Excellent reviews, about a 20/25 min drive from the house this is a well known eatery beside Huntington Castle in Carlow. I haven't managed to get a booking yet but worth trying, check the website for opening hours. Bunclody is a lovely town nearby also.
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Sha-Roe Bistro
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Excellent reviews, about a 20/25 min drive from the house this is a well known eatery beside Huntington Castle in Carlow. I haven't managed to get a booking yet but worth trying, check the website for opening hours. Bunclody is a lovely town nearby also.

Drinks & Nightlife

Good soups and food, screens for watching sports and open fires, big and cheerful.
Toss Byrnes of Inch
Good soups and food, screens for watching sports and open fires, big and cheerful.
Stove, cosy craic, pizza & beer deals, courtesy bus service to the barn with Sean the owner, 5 min drive, 30 min walk, you choose which way you want to walk!
The Gap Pub
Stove, cosy craic, pizza & beer deals, courtesy bus service to the barn with Sean the owner, 5 min drive, 30 min walk, you choose which way you want to walk!
This is about 10 min drive from the house, friendly bar with open fireplace, a darts board and screens for sports. Very comfortable.
Nolan's Pub
This is about 10 min drive from the house, friendly bar with open fireplace, a darts board and screens for sports. Very comfortable.

Entertainment & Activities

Fun day out for kids with alpacas, other farm animals and some more exotic creatures, 10 minutes drive!
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Kia Ora Mini Farm
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Fun day out for kids with alpacas, other farm animals and some more exotic creatures, 10 minutes drive!
A difficult maze to find your way out of! Also a working farm and museum with a tea shop, a nice day out with events at Halloween and Chrsitmas
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Greenan Maze
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A difficult maze to find your way out of! Also a working farm and museum with a tea shop, a nice day out with events at Halloween and Chrsitmas
On a rainy day lots of noisy fun for kids with bowling and other activities.
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Pirates Cove
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On a rainy day lots of noisy fun for kids with bowling and other activities.
Contact these guys to kayak by the sea near Gorey - about 20 min from the barn.
Gorey School of Kayaking
Contact these guys to kayak by the sea near Gorey - about 20 min from the barn.
18 hole coastal golf course, 20-minute drive from the house
Ballymoney Golf Club
18 hole coastal golf course, 20-minute drive from the house

Everything Else

This place has a lovely spa with a big range of treatments. There is an organic food market on the first Sunday Sunday of the month April - October.
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BrookLodge & Macreddin Village
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This place has a lovely spa with a big range of treatments. There is an organic food market on the first Sunday Sunday of the month April - October.
Beautiful old gardens along a river with an Avoca cafe at the end for lunch/cupppa.
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Mount Usher Gardens
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Beautiful old gardens along a river with an Avoca cafe at the end for lunch/cupppa.

Parks & Nature

This place smells beautiful and has a cute cafe with cakes, a lovely visit with young and old.
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Wexford Lavender Farm
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This place smells beautiful and has a cute cafe with cakes, a lovely visit with young and old.
Great for kids and a lovely farm shop to visit for local specialities. A cafe for light lunch has great food.
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Tinahely Farm
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Great for kids and a lovely farm shop to visit for local specialities. A cafe for light lunch has great food.
Small pleasant botanic gardens with a decent cafe, probably best to visit in the spring and summer, easy access off the N11.
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Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens
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Small pleasant botanic gardens with a decent cafe, probably best to visit in the spring and summer, easy access off the N11.
Historic battle took place on this hill near Enniscorthy a town which is also worth visiting. Good views from the top.
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Vinegar Hill
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Historic battle took place on this hill near Enniscorthy a town which is also worth visiting. Good views from the top.
Lovely forest walks, playgrounds and elegant victorian house to wander around.
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Wells House & Gardens
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Lovely forest walks, playgrounds and elegant victorian house to wander around.
A beautiful valley with an ancient monastic site and round tower, there's a vistor centre and spectacular hikes around the lakes, a must-see for any visitor to Ireland - about a 40-minute drive from the barn.
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Glendalough
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A beautiful valley with an ancient monastic site and round tower, there's a vistor centre and spectacular hikes around the lakes, a must-see for any visitor to Ireland - about a 40-minute drive from the barn.

Shopping

Tiny old world shop and post office with sliced pan, custard and jam, soft drinks and rashers etc. Ann the post mistress knows everything about the area, nearest shop to the house.
Post Office
Tiny old world shop and post office with sliced pan, custard and jam, soft drinks and rashers etc. Ann the post mistress knows everything about the area, nearest shop to the house.