Irish Times journalist hails lovely Laois

Irish Times journalist hails lovely Laois


(Text from The Irish Times article here)

Roundwood House, near Mountrath, in Co Laois. ( B&B is €75 per person sharing. Children under five are free; €25 per older child sharing. Dinner is €35 (three courses) or €55 (five courses). Children’s dinner is served at 6pm and costs €12.50.

Mary Bulfin conducts foraging walks. She is also a chef. Her Wild Beech Liqueur is available in selected off-licences.

For information on walking routes and festivals in the Slieve Bloom region, visit the comprehensive website It’s worth noting that there are some very attractive villages surrounding in this mountain range.