Lorum Old Rectory

Location, Co. Carlow

Dating from 1863, Lorum Old Rectory sits beneath Mount Leinster in the peaceful valley of the River Barrow. Its warm, yellowish, locally cut granite gives it a distinctive and pleasing appearance. The house sits peacefully on the slopes above the River Barrow at Kilgreaney, about halfway between Bagenalstown and Borris. Behind the house are Mount Leinster and the Blackstairs Mountains while in front, across the river, are the plains of Kilkenny. Bobbie Smith and her daughter Rebecca are known for their warm welcome. They know the area intimately and are always a fund of local knowledge.

Blackstairs Mountains and Barrow Valley

Lorum Old Rectory is located between the Blackstairs Mountains and the Barrow Valley, in the south of County Carlow. The secret to discovering the true beauty of the Blackstairs and Barrow Valley is to spend time exploring its hidden treasures and getting to know the local people. Each twist and turn of the road will reveal a new delight, beautiful unspoiled towns and villages, breath-taking scenery, interesting rock formations, heather clad hills, grand country houses and ancient heritage sites. Its terrain is a rich tapestry woven with many coloured threads; fashioned by the forces of nature, megalithic monuments left by our ancestors and the colourful patchwork of carefully managed farmlands and forests.

You can select your own pace, a mountain hike, canoeing along the river or simply exploring and enjoying the unhurried pace of life amongst communities who are eager to share their paradise with you.

Lorum Old Rectory is also well positioned for those also who wish to explore the neighbouring counties of Kilkenny, Kildare, Wexford, and Wicklow, where there is plenty to see and do.

Lorum Old Rectory, Kilgreaney, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, R21 RD45, Ireland

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Lorum Old Rectory, Kilgreaney, Bagenalstown, R21 RD45, Co. Carlow