Lord Bagenal Inn

“Popular inn for almost 50 years” - AA Inspector



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The family-run Lord Bagenal Inn enjoys an idyllic location on the banks of the River Barrow. Located just off the M9 in the picturesque village of Leighlinbridge, it is one hour from Dublin and Waterford airports. Bedrooms are comfortable and well equipped and the traditional bar is a cluster of cosy rooms with log fires. Fine dining is available in the restaurant.

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4 Star Hotel
1-Rosette restaurant
Lord Bagenal Inn
Main Street, LEIGHLINBRIDGE, Co Carlow, R93 E189
Phone : 059 9774000


  • En-suite rooms: 39
  • Family rooms: 3
  • Bedrooms Ground: 3
  • Satellite TV available
  • Free TV
  • Broadband available
  • WiFi available
  • Children welcome
  • Babysitting service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • cycle hire
  • Weekly Entertainment
  • Lift available
  • Night porter available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 120
  • Accessible bedrooms: 2
  • Walk-in showers
Room rates
  • Single room, minimum price: £80
  • Double room, minimum price: £105
  • Maximum number of guests: 250

About the area

Discover County Carlow

One of Ireland’s smaller counties, Carlow is overwhelmingly rural, peppered with small villages and farms. The only town of any size is Carlow itself, which has good shopping off its wide open square. Away from the heart of town is a pleasing tangle of early 19th-century streets. The courthouse is a striking replica of the Parthenon, and was supposedly intended for Cork city until a mix-up of documents bestowed upon Carlow one of its grandest buildings.

Carlow’s castle lies stranded amid modern housing schemes by the Barrow River. The two remaining round towers and a section of curtain wall date from the 13th century. The rest was, bizarrely, destroyed in 1814 by a local doctor trying to convert the site into a hospital for the mentally ill, with the aid of high explosives. The early 19th-century Gothic Cathedral of the Assumption, one of the first Catholic churches built after the Emancipation Act, was designed by Thomas Cobden and is topped by an impressive lantern tower. The area around Carlow has much to offer, not least a prehistoric portal tomb 2 miles east of the town. Religious sites dot the countryside as well as gardens to visit.

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