Borris Holiday Homes Carlow
Borris is a beautiful, untouched town full of charm and heritage nestled in a sleepy nook along the River Barrow, which meanders through the undulating valleys of County Carlow. Borris is 13 km downriver from Bagenalstown (Muine Bheag).
There is a graceful 16-arch viaduct, situated at the lower end of the town, which was intended to carry the now defunct Great Southern and Western Railway Line between Bagenalstown and Wexford
This charming Georgian village is located in the shadow of the Blackstairs Mountains and offers beautiful scenery, excellent for either walking and scenic drives, or perhaps a visit to one of the many local craft workers.
Many shops have kept their traditional shop fronts while the Borris bars and pubs have earned national recognition for their friendly, old world atmosphere and traditional music evenings.
The MacMurrough Kavanagh dynasty, former Celtic Kings of Leinster, are central to this picturesque town of old stone buildings. The family still live at Borris House in the town centre. Built in Tudor style, the house is open to groups by prior arrangement.The town prospered in the late 1800’s as Arthur MacMurrough Kavanagh, the landlord of the time, developed a sawmill and a thriving lace making industry.
Deer Park 9-hole golf course at Borris commands panoramic views of the neighbouring countryside with Mount Leinster and the Blackstairs Mountains to the east, and the Barrow Valley to the west.
Anglers are well catered for on both the River Barrow and the Brandon lake and for those who are looking for a more active pursuit Borris offers cycling, canoeing, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, or for the really adventurous Mount Leinster is a great spot for hang gliding.
Clashganny Forest, 5km south of Borris, offers lovely walks while the particularly fine viewing spot of Clashganny Lock and surrounding countryside, may be enjoyed on the upper New Ross road.