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The Foxrock Inn

  • Local Flavor

Pros

  • Well off the tourist track but plenty of activities in surrounding area
  • Friendly owners who are knowledgeable about the area

Cons

  • No frills
  • Rooms don't come with any extras

Updated 04/28/2014

Fodor's Review

The main attraction of this modest 200-year-old guesthouse, set in the tiny village of Clough right in the heart of the County Laois countryside, is the genuinely warm welcome extended by its owners, Sean and Marian Hyland, one that is delightfully seconded by a friendly red setter by the name of Shannon and a terrier called Marley. The enthusiastic Sean and Marian can bring you up to date on the history of the inn and adjacent pub, advise you on hiking in the Slieve Bloom

Mountains, and organize golf and angling packages. Traditional music nights in summer—not confined to a specific evening—are a big local draw. Guest rooms are plain but clean and comfortable. Simple, home-cooked dinners in the bar next door and packed lunches are available by advance booking. Clough is 12 km (8 miles) west of Abbeyleix (signposted off the R434 road to Borris-in-Ossory).

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Hotel Information

Address:

Clough, Ballacolla, Co. Laois, Ireland

Phone:

057-873–8637

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 5 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 04/28/2014

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