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Borris

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Borris is a village of 1,500 people in southern County Carlow. Nestled under Mount Leinster, the village is one of the many towns and villages in the county that is situated along the River Barrow. One of the most noteworthy features of the village is the 16 arch viaduct, built in the 1800s to carry a now-defunct local railway.

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  • Borris Golf Club [1]. Parkland course with modern sand based greens and an automatic watering system. Practice area and putting green available. Open during daylight hours, with green fees of €25, or €16 when accompanied by a member. At weekends, visitors must be accompanied by a member. Refreshments available at the clubhouse.
  • Country Quads [2]. Quad biking on all-terrain vehicles in Borris. Clay Pigeon shooting also available by prior arrangement for groups of eight or more.
  • Carrigleade Golf Course, Carrigleade, St. Mullins, +353 (0)59 9724370. 18 hole par 3 course at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains. Open during daylight hours with clubs available for hire.

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  • Green Drake Inn Main St., Borris.

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  • Joyces Pub
  • Daltons Pub

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  • Byrne's B&B, Cournellan, +353 (0)59 9773518, (e-mail: ebyrne50@eircom.net, fax: +353 (0)59 9773518), [3]. Modern bungalow in a scenic setting. Rates from €27.
  • The Step House, +353 (0)59 9773209, (e-mail: cait@thestephouse.com), [4]. Old Georgian step house, with rates from €40 per person sharing.
  • Mulvarra House, St. Mullins, +353 (0)51 424936, (e-mail: info@mulvarra.com), [5]. In nearby St. Mullins, about ten minutes south of Borris by car. Rates from €36 per person sharing, with on-site body treatment facilities available set on two acres of mature gardens. Free parking available.

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