At the Woodford Dolmen Hotel we enjoy a superb location just outside of Carlow town. From Dublin we are less than an hour away as well being within close proximity to nearby towns such as Waterford and Kilkenny. For information on how to get to our hotel click here.

Local Attractions

Our hotel has the luxury of being surrounded by numerous things to do and places to see. Enjoy local attractions, family activities, golf, fishing, walks and so much more right from our front door!

From music and art festivals, walking tours, garden visits, Santa trains for the kids as well as great water adventures along the River Barrow, there are so many Carlow activities choices. With mountains, glorious countryside and river valleys, Carlow is a county well worth exploring.

Steeped in historical and archaeological artefacts including the Brownshill Dolmen – the largest capstone in Europe, for those interested in heritage trails, Carlow has plenty to offer. On the arts and culture front the award-winning George Bernard Shaw Theatre & VISUAL Arts Centre rivals its contemporaries in New York, Berlin and Tokyo for its scale and contemporary architecture.

On a rainy day, delight the whole family with a trip to Rathwood Garden Centre or visit the Chocolate Gardens of Ireland where nobody will go home hungry!!! Carlow Brewing Company – the home of O’Hara’s Irish Stout is only a short journey away or for the younger kids why not take a trip to Rancho Reilly’s pet farm and activity centre?

Our team are always on hand to give you directions and recommendations to make your break even more enjoyable.