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The Old Rectory, Killedmond, Borris, Co.Carlow

Phone: +353 (0)59 9773184 +353 (0)87 270 71 89 Email:,



Coordinates and signage

GPS  coordinates:N 52 36 45.6 W 6 51 18.9 Please look out for our Blackstairs Ecotrails Road signs.

By Train

If you are traveling by train you can come from Waterford to Bagenalstown (Muine Bheag) or from Dublin to Bagenalstown. We can pick you up from the station. Log onto Irish Rail – for an up -to- date timetable.

Coming from Dublin by car

Travel down the M9 and exit at Junction 6 -Bagenalstown. Take the road signposted for Borris.As you enter Borris turn left and continue through town and then turn left under the old arched railway bridge (L3006 ) .Blackstairs Eco trails is situated on your left side amongst trees after 5.4Km (3 miles) approx  Time from Bagenalstown to Killedmond via Borris approximately 25 minutes.

Coming from Borris

If you are coming to Killedmond from Borris take the L3006  at the bottom of the Town , under the old railway viaduct, for 5.4 kilometres. The Old Rectory is tucked away behind trees but you will see a sign for Blackstairs Eco Trails at our gate – just drive in!

Coming from Wexford direction

Follow the signs for Kiltealy. Take R702 from Kiltealy signposted Gowran for 4.3 kilometres. Then bear  right on the L3001 to Rathanna. After 2.9 kilometres turn left to Rathanna – Blackstairs Ecotrails sign here. Pass through village of Rathanna and keep on main road for 2 kilometres. Entrance to Blackstairs Ecotrails on right hand side of road, marked by Slate signs at Gate

Coming from New Ross

From New Ross, home of the Dunbrody and the Ross Tapestry, take the road signposted for Borris R 729

From Borris  follow road to Killedmond L3006 (see directions above ).

We are approximately 30 minutes from New Ross 

The Old Rectory is proud to be a member of the Irish Historic Houses Association.  We are also open on selected days through the year to show guests  our home and our garden.


The Old Rectory, Killedmond, Borris, Co. Carlow

 Open to the public on the following days  –

March 18-24,30-31

April 30th

May 1-5,14-17

June 4-7,25-28

July 6-11,15-18,22-24

Aug 8-11,20-28

Sept 6-8,20-23

Oct 5-7

Time 9AM-1pm

Fee €10:  OAP/Student €6: Children Free

See or call

087 270 71 89 for further details




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