Period House in Small town in Irish Midlands

Period House in Small town in Irish Midlands

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
1 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our home is a spacious late nineteenth century house with all the character of the architecture of that period, but with all the modern conforts you need to have a pleasnt stay. On the first floor are the sitting room, study, playroom, kitchen/living area, utility room and wc. Upstairs is Aoife's bedroom (double), Pat's bedroom (single), Doireann's bedroom (single) and our room (double). A fifth room has a campbed which can be easily set up if required. Separate wc and bathroom with bath and electric shower.

The front door opens onto a wide footpath and the main street of the town. Free parking is easily available on the street. The back door opens onto a large yard and then to a large walled garden which gives all the privacy of the countryside.

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Who we are

  1. John (veterinarian) married to Brid (teacher) with three children Doireann (16), Pat (13) and Aoife (7).

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Portarlington is a town of about four thousand people situated on the river barrow, which divides the town between the counties of Laois and Offaly. The town is unique in that it has a strong Hugenot heritage - hundreds of Hugenots settled in the town in the late seventeenth century and French names still abound in the population. Services in St Paul's church were conducted in French well into the nineteenth century.

Within a hundred yards of the northern edge of the town begins the bog of Allen - thousands of acres of blanket bog, one of the largest in Europe. Local people harvest turf every year, and the bog has a rich and unique selection of fauna and flora. Walkers have an endless selection of trails locally and in the nearby (10km) Slieve Bloom Mountains.

Lea castle, the remains of a twelfth century Norman castle, is just one of countless historical monuments within a short distance of our home. For those interested in history, the locality has been touched by most of the great events of the last 800 years, from the Norman invasion through the 1798 rising and beyond.

The house is 100 meters from an excellent public playground, swimmimg pool, gym and community centre. The tennis club is 5 minutes walk. The public library is accross the street. The railway station is 10 minutes walk (50 minutes to Dublin). The main North/South motorway in the country is 10km away.

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