The MacGiollaPadraig Walk

The MacGiollaPadraig Way links Durrow in Co. Laois with Gathabawn in Co. Kilkenny. This is a 17km linear walk that overlaps with other popular walks in the area such as the John Murray walk, the Leafy Loop or the Binninea Loop. Named after the local ruling clan, the FitzPatrick’s, this walk has been developed by the active South Laois tourism group. A new tradition has also began where the group organises this walk from Durrow (more…)

Discovering Grantstown Lake

Did you know that just 500 metres off one of our busiest motorways is the most tranquil lake you can imagine? Just off the M8 Dublin-Cork motorway at Junction 3, this is an ideal spot to stretch your legs, walk the dogs or tire the little one’s out with some exploring so they sleep the rest of the journey home. Curious to learn a little more about this beauty spot I spoke to local gentleman, (more…)