Fodor's Expert Review The Foxrock Inn

12 The Limekiln, , Co. Laois, Ireland

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 springer by the name of Jill 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.

PROS

  • ideally situated for exploring Slieve Bloom Mountains
  • close to golf and fishing activities
  • traditional music nights in summer

CONS

  • no frills
  • rooms are rather bland
  • well off the tourist track

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Quiet
Local Flavor
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 086-128–6838

HOTEL DETAILS

5 rooms

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