Self Catering, four Star, B&B, Carlow Holiday Homes, near Kilkenny, Georgian House, Carlow Rental Houses Carlow Ireland, Carlow ou Voyage à travers l'onde du temps, angling, fishing, hill walking, 90 mins from Dublin

Self Catering, four Star, B&B, Carlow Holiday Homes, near Kilkenny, Georgian House, Carlow Rental Houses Carlow Ireland, Carlow ou Voyage à travers l'onde du temps, angling, fishing, hill walking, 90 mins from Dublin

Well-kept landscaped grounds at Garrison Waterside - secure and peaceful and a great base for your day trips

Self Catering, four Star, B&B, Carlow Holiday Homes, near Kilkenny, Georgian House, Carlow Rental Houses Carlow Ireland, Carlow ou Voyage à travers l'onde du temps, angling, fishing, hill walking, 90 mins from Dublin

Self-catering Houses - choose from 2 bed or 3 bed




Four Star Holiday Homes, B&B & Bar in historic Leighlinbridge, County Carlow, Ireland - set in traditional Irish village only 12 miles to Kilkenny City!

"Welcome to our website. We are an Irish family-owned and operated holiday centre, so you are assured of a warm & friendly Irish welcome. With a growing reputation for quality and value, the Garrison House is the perfect base for your exploration of Ireland's Sunny South East."

Pat & Lilian Downey, Garrison Holiday Centre

Stay in our Self Catering
2 bed or 3 bed houses

Self Catering, four Star, B&B, Carlow Holiday Homes, near Kilkenny, Georgian House, Carlow Rental Houses Carlow Ireland, Carlow ou Voyage à travers l'onde du temps, angling, fishing, hill walking, 90 mins from Dublin

Garrison Waterside Holiday Centre offers the visitor a choice between newly-built 3 bedroom or 2 bedroom riverside self-catering houses.

Our B&B in our Georgian guesthouse is now open. Great Rooms, Great Rates! Click here for B&B

  • 4 new houses with full wheelchair access
  • Babysitting Service
  • Children's Activities
  • Bicycles available
  • Video Library available
  • Golf - 3 Day Packages
  • Angling Parties - packages available
  • Fishing Tuition  - please enquire


The village of Leighlinbridge (pronounced Locklin bridge) is located in County Carlow, South East Ireland.

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Reviewed December 2014

"Lovely holiday rental accommodation"

"Hi Pat and Lillian, Thanks once again for providing such lovely holiday rental accommodation. Sorry I couldn't catch up with you before we left. We really enjoyed being in Leighlinbridge and I would love to return at sometime..." Carolyn P.


"Perfectly Situated"

Reviewed April 2014

"Garrison Waterside is perfectly situated for any traveler that would like to be out of the big city but have all the amenities of home. Aldi's 5 min down the road, a shop that has everything you need is open until midnight each night. This is my family's second time staying at the Garrison Waterside and it is just FANTASTIC! It is very close to the Motorway therefore getting to Dublin, Waterford, Kerry, Meath, Louth and even to Northern Ireland (3 hours) is a breeze. The vacation rentals are beautifully decorated and are extremely clean. The Cottages are surrounded by rock fencing so children can play outside in the grass or play area with ease. Garrison Waterside offers Wi-Fi in the pub that is on the property. During the day you can pop in the pub and grab a bite of lunch or in the evening you can have a nightcap and check email prior to going to bed. Leighlinbridge, County Carlow is steeped in rich history and is a fantastic location for anyone traveling abroad"

Reviewed August 6, 2013:

" Our 4th time staying at these holidays homes and perfect every time. The house is immaculately clean. We have family living in the area and have out grown sleeping on other people's couches. The houses tick all the boxes for us. We have taken the 2 and 3 bedroom houses. Space in both is great as we have entertained extended family each time. Central location for Carlow and surrounding counties in a beautiful location... Highly recommended". Holohan Family.

"Hey Pat & Lillian, just a quick note to say we had a great time in leighlinbridge for Steve & laura's wedding and was helped by having rented one of your houses. They were immaculately clean and spacious and were perfect for what we needed". Thanks again, regards Robert Kelly

"Just a quick note to thank you for the lovely, clean and spacious accommodation we enjoyed over the weekend...we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and have already recommended it to friends". Trisha P and Family, UK

"Thank you for you being so welcoming during our recent visit to Ireland.  We found you accommodation to be of top rate standard, and you seem to have catered for everything, even down to an iron and ironing board. I only wished we could have made more use of The Garrison Bar and your excellently kept Guinness". John W and family, UK

Take a moment to dream. Imagine a peaceful place by a beautiful river, in the shadow of a 14th century castle beside one of Europe's oldest bridges. A place redolent of history. Garrison Waterside is just such a place, created for the visitor who expects more from their holiday. Activities such as riverside walking, fishing and boating can all be savoured a few metres from your house. A few minutes walk through the village will bring you to our bar.


With its narrow winding streets that rise and fall with the lie of the land, grey limestone malthouses and jagged castle ruins overlooking a 14th century bridge, the centre of the little town of Leighlinbridge opens a vista of an earlier Ireland to the visitor".

Wildlife: Kingfishers and many other species of native wildlife, including otters, can be seen from the bridge in the village or along the river banks.

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Enjoy leisurely easy-grade family walks alongside the beautiful River Barrow: click for Riverside Walks in South East Ireland


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B&B in historic Georgian house

We have reopened our popular B&B in classic Georgian splendour. Great value for wedding guests and visitors. click photo for details:

B&B, Carlow, Kilkenny, guesthouse, Georgian, viallage setting, ensuite, Ireland

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Garrison Waterside
Leighlinbridge, County Carlow, Ireland
Tel: + 353 (0) 59 9723956

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(Please note - our previous email address was used by spammers as a reply address and we have had to change to the one given above)


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We are located within easy reach of the National Ploughing Championship 2013 which runs September 24th to 26th September in Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co. Laois.

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Self Catering Homes Carlow | Guesthouse / B&B Carlow

Forget all the blarney about Ireland. Garrison House is set in the midst of authentic Ireland. Located in an ancient riverside village which hasn't changed in centuries. We are 20mins from medieval Kilkenny (great for shopping, food & traditional pubs) and within an hour's drive from stunning mountain views, blue flag beaches, lovely gardens.

Why not make Garrison Holiday centre your base for a memorable holiday in "Authentic Ireland"?

We now offer our garden for wedding photography & video location

A warm genuine Irish welcome awaits you in our four star self catering riverside houses. See authentic Ireland in beautiful County Carlow, South East Ireland, en route from Dublin Airport or Rosslare Ferry terminal.

County Carlow is a great base for exploring the South East. Venture a little further and you can enjoy horse racing at Gowran Park, world-class golf at Mount Juliet or shopping in historic Carlow town or unmissable medieval Kilkenny City (we are around 10 miles from either). A hour's drive will bring you to Waterford City. Head south for County Wexford with it's blue flag beaches and picturesque fishing villages. We are at the centre of a wonderful, authentic Irish holiday.

About the village:

"Leighlinbridge is a must on the itinerary of those who wish to explore life in rural Ireland at its very best. The Leighlinbridge district is rich in history, favoured with fertile land and enhanced by the River Barrow which meanders slowly through the village, bringing with it a wealth of activities to the area.

We welcome walking groups - click for more info

Bed and Breakfasts, Guest Houses and Value Hotels 

"Purpose-built, 4 Star holiday homes in Ireland's South East. Choose from 2 bed or 3 bed options with fully fitted kitchens adjacent to our own friendly pub on site. Garrison House Holiday Homes offer visitors the perfect base for an unforgettable holiday in authentic Ireland"

Convenient Location: We are within easy reach of Rosslare or Dublin Ferry Ports for the perfect driving holiday. We offer you a great base from which to to explore Ireland's South East which ranges from accessible gently-sloping mountains to blue flag beaches and serene rivers as well as historic towns and villages.

use of day boat

Why not make use of our day boat to explore the River Barrow? click picture for details

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"Our holiday this year in Ireland, Co. Carlow, made a deep impression in our mids. It wasn't only the weather or the landscape, it was you and many other fine Irish people. I hope you have a good memory of us and we wish you and your family all the best". Yours Lichtenstein

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Angling News great website award

Salmon & coarse fishing on the river Barrow

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