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Mount Brandon Cottages

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 45 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Mount Brandon self-catering holiday cottages, one of the most attractive self-catering properties in Kilkenny, Ireland.

Welcome to Graiguenamanagh, the Village of the Monks, located in County Kilkenny, in the sunny south east of Ireland.

Mount Brandon is one of the South-East’s most attractive self-catering holiday cottages. Our two holiday cottages are located just outside of Graiguenamanagh only 5 minutes’ walk from the river Barrow – ideal for pike and coarse fishing.

Did you know that Graiguenamanagh has a good few claims to fame? Here are just two: Check out PEG WASHINGTON'S LANE, supposedly the world's smallest street (we will tell you where to find it). And: Did you know that it was a cow from Graiguenamanagh, which started the Great Chicago Fire???

Mount Brandon self-catering holiday cottages offer an excellent touring base for those wanting to explore the "Medieval capital of Ireland“, Kilkenny, as well as Carlow, Enniscorthy, Wexford or Waterford. We are ideally based for golfing holidays in Ireland, with Mount Juliet golf club only a short drive away.

Our self-catering holiday accommodation offers the freedom to relax and wander through a magnificent natural environment of mountain, meadow and river with spectacular views of the Barrow Valley landscape, the Blackstairs mountain range and Brandon Hill. Perfect for walking holidays in Ireland.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Duncannon Beach, Co. Wexford 45 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dublin 110 km, Nearest railway: Thomastown 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Parking

The South East Ireland region

Graiguenamanagh or the "Village of the Monks" is a beautiful little village situated in the Barrow Valley. Mount Brandon overlooks the town, which is surrounded by a patchwork of fields and meadows. The town is full of history, starting with the abbey, which was founded in 1204. You will also find the smallest street in the world here called "Peg Washington's Lane" and locals will tell you that the cow that started the great Chicago fire came from Graiguenamanagh. There are a lot of pubs (11 on my last count) in Graigue, a lot of them offering pub grub, music and "the craic". Check them out.

We are situated only 30 minutes drive from Kilkenny city, which was once the capital of Ireland. 40 minutes of a car journey will get you to Waterford, 20 minutes to New Ross, where the Dunbrody Famine Ship needs to be visited.

For a leasurely afternoon why not visit Inistioge, the film village, where "Widow's Peak", "Circle of Friends" etc. were filmed. Make sure to visit Woodstock Demesne with some of the best specimen trees in Europe.


Graiguenamanagh is a medieval river town which dates back to the 13th century when Duiske Abbey, the largest Cistercian Monastery in Ireland, was established at the junction of the rivers Barrow and Duiske (Dubh Uisce Black Water). The monks are long since gone, but the Abbey remains. It is a vibrant church for the local community blessed with fantastic acoustics that have rung to the sounds of many famous voices, such as the Vienna Boys Choir and Ireland’s top traditional group, The Chieftains. Traditionally the Duiske Concerts take place in November of each year.

Graiguenamanagh also hosts the TOWN OF BOOKS FESTIVAL in September of each year, where booksellers come from all corners of Ireland and abroad to value books and find new homes for them.

At the river there is a magical mix of life and activity. Fishermen cast their flies for trout and salmon, and coarse fisherman pit their wits against myriads of Bream, Roach, Dace, Perch and some big big Pike.

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24 Jun 2014


"Lovely setting, friendly host, well recommended"

We stayed in cottage 1 for the weekend whilst visiting Ireland for a family wedding. The cottage was comfortable and had pretty much all we needed, including free wifi. The hostess Andrea is very fri… More

30 May 2014


"Cosy and Tranquil"

This is my second stay in this comfortable cottage. I returned because my friends and I had a wonderful stay there last year. This year it was like returning to a warm and familiar place, the experie… More

25 Mar 2014


"Home from home"

I travelled with my elderly father and required accommodation that met his physical needs, allowed us to be independent and able to visit family and friends in the area. Mount Brandon Cottages met our… More

24 Mar 2014


"Comfortable and charming accommodation by the Barrow"

A most enjoyable and well catered for place to stay situated in a picturesque location by the river Barrow. Well worth the cost. We hope to return soon. Most recommendable.… More

29 Oct 2013


"Excellent - great welcome, great accommodation, great location."

After hours of travelling, we received a lovely warm welcome from our host, Andrea. The cottage is lovely, and the facilities are great. The location is wonderful and very picturesque. There was plenty of open space for the kids to run around. The cottage has two bathrooms, and the kitchen is very well equipped. We are already planning our next visit.

29 Aug 2013


"Quiet, beautiful location, friendliest hosts, and the warmest of Irish welcomes"

Fabulous location and close to all of the amenities in Graiguenamanagh, the cottages (we had number 1 & 2 betweeen us) were clean, well-equipped and straightforward. We were entirely relaxed and comfortable throughout our weeks stay ... the owners are on site and were available had we needed them (we didn't), and most helpful in all aspect of our trip, from first booking through to our departure. Highly recommended for travellers of all ages, expect a quiet and relaxing stay, and I think you'll be pleased that you came!

24 Aug 2013


"Lived up to expectations"

We had a lovely week's stay at Mount Brandon No.1. The cottage is comfortable and very well equipped, especially the kitchen. Andrea is a very helpful and solicitous landlady, and she really 'went the extra mile' to ensure that we had a good stay. There are excellent walks in the vicinity and we made the most of the river and the hills. Don't miss St Mullins - you can reach it on foot along the river and it is a haven of tranquillity, with delicious scones to boot!

22 Aug 2013


"Great Facilities - great location - great experience!"

A warm welcome from the Landlady set the tone for this family holiday. The group included a baby, parents and grandparents. Superb Barbecue facility and outdoor seating for the cottage was great during fine weather. Without being obtrusive the owner checked periodically with us whether we needed anything. Everything was provided. Cottage was clean and well equipped. No quibbles whatsoever. Would happily recommend this accommodation to anyone.

22 Aug 2013


"Location was perfect to travel from and restful while there"

We enjoyed staying here very much, nice country atmosphere, very friendly people, who went out of their way to be helpful to you in every way possible.

4 Aug 2013


"Excellent stay"

We stayed in Mount Brandon cottages for a nearby wedding for a few days and found the cottage was perfect for our requirements. Andrea was very helpful and the cottage clean and well equipped. The new BBQ area, the gardens,the ducks, quails, chickens and other animals certainly added to the beautiful setting! We would definitely recommend the cottages here.

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