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The Garrison Bar, Main Street, Leighlinbridge
We liked our local pub so much that we bought it. Located on site, it makes for a pleasant and worry-free evening. Off-sales also available to guests.

Garrison Bar & Restaurant Leighlinbridge

Garrison pub

Garrison Bar & Restaurant Leighlinbridge

Try a drop of the Black Stuff at the Garrison pub


wild otter feeding: photo James Burke

Wildlife - Wild otter feeding in the river Barrow at St Mullins Lock

Flowers in Main Street, Leighlinbridge

Flowers in Main Street, Leighlinbridge

Old village pump beside the Garrison Pub & Restauant, Leighlinbridge

Old village pump beside the Garrison Pub, Main Street, Leighlinbridge.

Garrison House Holday Homes, Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow, Ireland

Garrison House Holday Homes, Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow, Ireland

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Train Timetables:

Planning a trip to Dublin?

"Let the train take the strain"

Bagenalstown Train Station County Carlow

Why not leave the car behind and take a relaxing train ride from historic Bagenalstown (also known as Muinebheag) and in 90 minutes you can be in the heart of Dublin, with it's wealth of museums, galleries, sightseeing, cultural and historic attractions plus great shopping, ..s & pubs.

Irish trains are very good value compared with UK fares Note: The last train is approx 6.15pm from Dublin Heuston.

www.irishrail.ie - look for the Dublin (Heuston) to Waterford line, stopping at Bagenalstown (officially known as Muinebheag) station.


Lifting bridge in Bagenalstown. photo by James Burke

Lifting bridge in Bagenalstown


Rathellin Lock & Barrow Track, Bagenalstown. Photo by James Burke

Rathellin Lock & Barrow Track, Bagenalstown


WiFi is available in our own pub onsite along with snacks. We also supply off-licence sales to our guests.

Leighlinbridge Tennis Club. we are members of Leighlinbridge Tennis Club and for 2009 they have 2 new courts. Ask for details on site.

Leighlinbridge Tennis Club
We are members of Leighlinbridge Tennis Club and they have recently opened 2 new courts. Please ask at Garrison Waterside for more details.

Garrison Waterside - hot tub

Hot tub!

We have a large hot tub installed within the grounds, set in a traditional log cabin, enabling up to 7 people to enjoy a relaxing soak. A hot tub is much more than a simple extravagance. The therapeutic benefits of hydrotherapy are well documented and can relieve symptoms of rheumatism, arthritis, insomnia, backache and anxiety - not to mention the effects of a stenuous round of golf or a horse riding expedition!

The water is kept at 37 to 40 degrees centigrade and is continually filtered and cleaned, much like a swimming pool. Treat yourself to a bubbling, steamy immersion!

Barbeque area

We have incorporated a barbeque area so guests can enjoy the long Summer evenings.

The River Barrow, County Carlow

Bagenalstown riverside

Hairdressers & Beauty Salons

5 minutes drive will bring you to the riverside town of Bagenalstown where you will find several beauty salons and hairdressers should you wish to pamper yourself.

Other Local facilities

Also in nearby Bagenalstown you'll find supermarkets & ATMs together with a branch of the Bank of Ireland (and Bureau de Change) and a main Post Office in the Petrol Station. You can buy fishing equipment in McCullagh's shop in the Market Square and cross the road to sample a pint of Guinness in Joe Phelan's pub with it's old photographs of the area. Take a leisurely stroll by the beautiful River Barrow with it's ancient granite locks and weirs.

Gowran Park Horse Racing

Gowran Park Races

We are a few miles from the famous Gowran Park race track. Irish racing attracts people from all strata of Irish society and the bigger festivals are more like a party, with hundreds of locals and those from farther afield enjoying the Craic. Sample a truly authentic Irish experience at the scenic Gowran Park course. Click here for Gowran Park race fixtures. Also venue for Gowran Park Golf Course. Directions: Take the road towards Waterford (from Paulstown) and it's just through Gowran village, on your left.


Traditional Irish Music

Traditional Irish Music

County Carlow has a long history of producing excellent Irish Traditional Music. Look out for notices on pubs in Carlow town and Kilkenny city.

Major Local towns

We are 20 minutes from either Carlow Town or fabulous Kilkenny medieval city, with all the shops, ..s and pubs you could wish for. Both towns have cinemas for those rainy days.


click graphic for range of hill walking activities in the area


"Our holiday this year in Irland, 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