We offer many leisure activities
Rathsallagh has a lot to offer besides its unique setting, luxurious accommodation and fine cuisine.
If you fancy some fresh air why not take a walk on our 270 acres of grounds, better still if you own a dog bring it with you – we have heated kennels on site. You can also golf at Rathsallagh Golf Club or enjoy tennis in the walled garden, croquet on the front lawn a game of snooker in our snooker room. Rathsallagh is also in the process of designing and building a private couples beauty treatment room with Sauna and Outside Jacuzzi facility. See our Guest Reviews
For the more adventurous there is clay pigeon shooting and archery on site. Or you can visit the local Rathcon Farm where you can participate in fly fishing, clay pigeon shooting, archery and air rifle shooting which makes for a fun afternoons entertainment for team or group events. We can, even arrange a personal guide with an extensive knowledge of the local flora fauna and history, to take you hill walking on the Wicklow mountains which are are less than 20 minutes away. The Medieval City of Kilkenny and the center of Dublin and the Guinness Store House are all from 20 to 50 minutes drive away.
If gardening is your thing then we are very close to some of the most beautiful Gardens in Ireland including The Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens, Altamount Gardens, and Burtown House & Gardens. Also inside 1 hour is Killruddery House & Gardens, Powerscourt House & Gardens and Powerscourt Falls, Huntington Castle Gardens, The National Botanic Gardens at Kilmacurragh, Avondale House & Forest Park, Mount Usher Gardens,
In addition we are only 20 minutes from the Curragh Racecourse, home of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby and Punchestown Racecourse, home of the 2017 Punchestown National Hunt Festival. And for the shopper Irelands latest and biggest designer discount shopping mecca, The Kildare Retail Village. And yet the center of Dublin is only 1 hours drive. Rathsallagh is also less than 1 hours drive from some of Ireland’s well known Golf Clubs such as The K Club, home of the 2006 Ryder Cup, Druids Glen The Heritage at Killinard, and Mount Juliet.
Ireland’s Ancient East
Step into the Golden Age of Saints and Scholars and visit the university and monastery sites where Ireland’s pioneering saints and monks wrote some of the World’s greatest illuminated manuscripts, before spreading their learning and spirituality throughout a Europe locked in the Dark Ages. Stay at Rathsallagh House and explore the many treasures in Irelands Ancient East that are older than the pyramids, passage tombs, dolmens and Stone Age observatories. Visit the nearby Brownshill Dolmen with its 100 ton capstone built between 4000 and 3000 BC by some of the earliest farmers to inhabit the island. Compare the Monastic austerity of life at Glendalough with the relative comfort of later abbeys at Jerpoint. Or explore the pathways of Medieval Ireland and uncover a rich tapestry of tales from this turbulent time in the beautifully preserved Medieval City of Kilkenny. Rathsallagh is located less than 50 minutes South of Dublin International airport and Dublin city Center. Glendalough, Jerpoint, Kilkenny and the Brownshill Dolmen are less than 30 minutes’ drive. A great resource for traveling in this region is the web site My Ireland Travel Tour.