A short distance outside of Clonegal. One of the nicest places I have ever stayed, not only for the comfort and ambience but also for the hospitality of Sheila Kirwan and the value. I stayed here after completing the Wicklow Way in october 2012. It was the perfect end to an incredible journey. A small stone cottage which from the outside is very deceptive. It might be a nice place to pass a night or to spend a year. Once you enter the house is as charming as you would expect. When I passed through I was unfortunately alone. Wood burning stove and fantastic kitchen made me feel at home and I could imagine hosting a dinner party for a group of friends, a fellow backpacker or a intimate acquaintance. Clean and tidy, beds very comfortable, hot shower, living room space delightful. Will definitely return to Clonegal for a few nights. There are a few historical sites in the area, so there's plenty to do. Sheila has information on what,s happening and there's plenty of brochures available for local attractions. Hiking and hill walking around Clonegal is relatively easy and it is said that it is easier to begin the Wicklow Way in Clonegal as the terrain is not as steep as from the Dublin side A point to note is that the Wicklow Way either begins or ends in Clonegal. I arrived in Clonegal finishing the Wicklow Way. If you don't wish to hike the last little stretch from Clonegal to the house you can contact Sheila and she will collect you in the village.