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"The Heron" at Weir Valley Apartments, overlooking the weir on the River Barrow

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

My riverside apartment, The Heron, is ideal for holidays with fishing, swimming, walking the riverside or nearby mountains. Relax in this riverside apartment with private patio overlooking the weir. Your own hall door, a fully fitted kitchen and living room to the front, with two double bedrooms to the rear.

Live the quiet life in the historic town of the Monks, Graig na Manach. Home of Duiske glass. Walk The Line, the riverside walk along which horses pulled their barges the whole way to Dublin. Walk south 4 miles to the historic ruins at StMullins, home of Naomh Moling, whose book is stored safely in Trinity College Dublin. Walk north along the winding river to scenic Clashganny, or climb higher to the Leinster Way and look down on the valley.

Summer or Winter, Graiguenamanagh is a quiet relaxing town off the beaten track. The traditional welcoming village of local shops and pubs atmosphere has been retained. The area around is especially scenic, and will encourage you to climb, walk or cycle. Or maybe even swim, or take a dive off the diving board.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Graiguenamanagh 500 m
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dublin 76 km, Nearest railway: Bagnelstown 26 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The Heron is a ground floor apartment with patio doors to private patio overlooking the weir.

Spacious interior with plenty of storage space. Riverside apartment with unrivalled views.

A small development of only 6 apartments, its ideal for a quiet relaxing holiday

Further details outdoors

Dedicated car parking space outside.

Small development of only 6 apartments, on the quiet side of the river.

Situated in Tinnahinch on the Carlow side of the River Barrow.

Swimming or fishing in the river, or bring your canoe for white-water-rafting

Cross the historic granite bridge into the town of Graiguenamanagh for shops, bars and restaurants.

The award winning Boats Bistro just two doors away.

Further details

Rental rate is from Sunday to Sunday

Check in Sunday 1500hrs

Check out Sunday 1200hrs

*email or telephone if this does not suit, and we shall try to accommodate you

The South East Ireland region

Graiguenamanagh is a hidden town in the sunny South East, off the beaten track and thus quieter than most of the holiday destinations. On the boarder of Carlow and Kilkenny, the River Barrow splits the town as it leads south to the busy streets of New Ross. Scenic Inistigoe is nearby, home to film making in the region (Widows Peak), with Woodstock Gardens. Carriglead Golf Course is just a walk away, or travel just a little further to Mount Juliet near Kilkenny. Waterford with its famous crystal display and shop is a must if you are in the region for a few days.

Kilkenny, as a county, is renowned for the great concentration of craft workers found in the area and Graiguenamanagh is no exception to this. Cushendale Woollen Mills, Bernard Kavanagh Pottery and Duiske Glass are the best known of the local craft businesses.


Graiguenamanagh - is a the ford of the monks, Graig na Manach, who built the majestic Abbey in the town. Located in sunny south east of Ireland, its a picturesque riverside town on the the borders of County Carlow and Kilkenny on the River Barrow. An 18th Century, granite arched bridge, built by George Semple, crosses the River Barrow linking the two counties, with Brandon Hill as an imposing backdrop

Graiguenamanagh is home to Duiske Abbey, the largest and perhaps the finest of the thirty-four medieval Cistercian abbeys in Ireland. The abbey, which takes its name from the little river Duiske (Dubh Uisce = Blackwater) which joins the Barrow here, was founded by William Marshall in 1204. A visit to the Abbey is a must for all who come to Graiguenamanagh. It has been lovingly restored to operate as the local parish church many of the original features remain and theres a model of what the Abbey once looked like.

Graiguenamanagh is a very popular boating centre and base for pleasure barges. The River Barrow provides an enviable amenity for families who enjoy boating, canoeing, swimming and other water sports. Traditonal Cots grace the river as the locals train for the annual regatta in August. The river is navigable south to St. Mullins where it joins the tidal waters linking with the Nore River and Inistioge and leading to New Ross and the open sea. Northwards it links with the Grand Canal at Lowtown, and you can walk the bank (“The Line”) once used by horses to draw the barges to Dublin.

Graiguenamanagh is also a popular angling centre. A Regatta is held here every August bank holiday and is enjoyed by all. For the Golf enthusiast Graiguenamanagh is nicely located just a short distance for the famous Mount Juliet Conrad Hotel and Golf course, Gowran Park and Borris clubs. Walking and hill climbing are among the more popular pursuits of the Graiguenamanagh area, with the beautiful Barrrow Valley and nearby Brandon Hill providing scope for either a gentle stroll or a vigorous, day-long hike. Walkers can also enjoy walking the South Leinster Way, Slí Na Slainte walk and indeed hill walking on Mount Leinster and the imposing Black Stairs Mountains.

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28 Oct 2013


"top location"

ideally situated next to the river overlooking the granite bridge and the heron!. the accommodation was clean and not up to much but we weren't there to watch telly too much. v quie… More

7 Nov 2011


"fantastic location by the water's edge"

Graiguenamanagh is a lovely picturesque spot I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. The apartment is right on the water's edge with lovely views across the river. Graiguenamanagh is a lively town at night but the apartment is situated in a quiet area only a few minutes away from the main street over the bridge. I found the apartment clean and comfortable and equipped with everything we needed for our stay. I would definitely go back.

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