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Durrow, Co. Laois

Originally a Norman borough town. In the middle of the seventeenth century the Ormonds made it part of Kilkenny. It was returned to the county by Act of Parliament in 1846. Durrow is a planned estate village, developed under the patronage of the Viscounts Ashbrook. Possibly Durrows finest feature is the suite of buildings around the Green under the gates and battlemented wall.

The first great Palladian house in this part of Ireland, Castle Durrow, built in 1716 lies at the centre of this town. The house, now a convent can still be viewed from the outside. Durrow was a planned town built in the late 18th century, although there has been people living in the area since medieval times. Durrow was part of Kilkenny from the 17th century until restored to Laois in the 19th century. The village is on the banks of the River Erkina, an excellent place for trout fishing.

On this page you can see a map of Durrow, see what's on in Durrow, find out how to get to Durrow, visit local websites for Durrow, find Guesthouses in Durrow, browse restaurants in Durrow.

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Bus to Durrow

  • Bus routes operated by Slieve Bloom Coach Tours:
    • 831:
      • Laois Shopping Centre
  • Bus routes operated by M&A Coaches:
    • 828:
      • Durrow
      • Josephines Urlingford
      • Laois Shopping Centre
      • Main Street
      • Midland Regional Hospital
      • Portlaoise Railway Station

Guesthouses in Durrow

Ashbrook Arms Townhouse and Restaurant Ashbrook Arms Townhouse and Restaurant

The Square, Durrow, Co. Laois
Offering a restaurant, Ashbrook Arms Townhouse and Restaurant is situated in the small town of Durrow. Originally built in 1777, this historic building features free WiFi access and free on-site parking. Kilkenny Castle is 28.8 km away.

Restaurants in Durrow

Castle Arms Hotel Castle Arms Hotel

The Square, Durrow, Laois

Castle Durrow Restaurant @ Castle Durrow Hotel Castle Durrow Restaurant @ Castle Durrow Hotel

Castle Durrow Country House Hotel, Dublin to Cork Road, Durrow, Co. Laois
Castle Durrow's Restaurant in County Laois overlooks the magnificent gardens, is relaxed and very informal. It is open to non residents and reservations are recommended.

The Copper Kettle (Laois) The Copper Kettle (Laois)

The Square, Durrow, Co. Laois

Woodview Restaurant

Bishopwood, Durrow, Co. Laois

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Map of Durrow