The Woodford Dolmen Hotel

Carlow’s newest 4-star hotel, the Woodford Dolmen Hotel is beautifully set on the banks of the River Barrow, surrounded by 10 acres of scenic gardens for all ages to explore, making it the perfect setting for a getaway break, wedding, conference, or a casual catch up with family and friends.

With over 80 newly renovated, restful and relaxing bedrooms many of which offer spectacular views of Carlow’s Killeshin Hills and River Barrow.  Guests and visitors can enjoy a stroll around the tranquil gardens soaking up the fresh country air or for younger guests there is a quirky fairy garden and garden trail to explore.  The hotels’ convenient location is just 3k from Carlow town, over one hour from Dublin city centre, 50 minutes from Waterford and less than 30 minutes from Kilkenny. Making it the ideal base for those wanting to discover the stories and history of Ireland’s Ancient East.

The award-winning Plum Tree Bistro has claimed coveted titles including “Best Casual Dining” and “Best Irish Breakfast” at the Irish Hotel awards in the past and is currently included in Lucinda O’Sullivan’s Best Places to Eat guide 2022.

Head Chef Caolan Prendergast & his experienced culinary team pride themselves on crafting seasonal menus designed based on provenance and using the freshest and highest quality ingredients from a vast range of local suppliers and producers.  Fresh herb-bombs from the hotels own onsite herb garden give dishes that extra flavouring and special oomph which guarantee you a dining experience to remember.

This picturesque hotel is family friendly, offers secure and free carparking for all guests and is wheel chair accessible.  Excellence in service and experience is at the heart of everything this hotel has to offer. The warm and friendly staff will ensure that you have a truly relaxing and memorable stay. We look forward to welcoming you to Woodford Dolmen Hotel.

Carlow is recognised as a golfer’s paradise, with a number of championship courses in the area. The River Barrow, which runs through the hotel’s gardens, is also renowned for fishing, while the Barrow Way, Carlow Town Walk and South Leinster Way are great routes for walkers.  For the green fingered and garden enthusiasts, Carlow’s Garden trail offers a choice of 21 gardening attractions along with a week long Garden festival during the Summer.

With outdoor activities ranging from wild berry foraging, river cruises and canoeing, mountain biking or hillwalking and indoor activities like brewery tours, chocolate making, art exhibitions all available on your doorstep, Carlow has something to entertain every age.

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Kilkenny Road
Carlow, Carlow R93 N207 Ireland

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