Things to do.

Weston House, Bunclody is an ideal location to explore the local area and further afield. There a wide range of activities available canoeing, fishing, cycling, hill walking, even handgliding. Mount Leinster, 2,610 feet and 11km from Bunclody, is rated one of the best venues for handgliding in the area. The following links give an outline of some of them with relevant links.

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Bunclody is a picturesque town in the Southeast of Ireland. It is in North County Wexford on the Co. Carlow border. It nestles in the shelter of Mount Leinster and is bordered by the broad sweep of the Slaney River


The town has a growing population of about 2,300 and is well serviced by a golf course, shops, mini-markets, newsagents, public houses (Bars), fine restaurants, pub food and any other services you would expect in a small town.


There are some lovely scenic drives along the Slaney valley and to popular viewpoints on Mount Leinster. The town also has a heated swimming pool which opens during the school summer holidays.


For more information on Bunclody see:

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A spectacularly situated and beautifully designed golf course is located right on the edge of Bunclody town.


With a backdrop of the Blackstairs Mountains and beside the Slaney river, the 7000-metre course was designed by Canadian golf course architect Jeff Howes on 300 acres of parkland with many fine old trees. Find out more on


There is also a wide variety of both links and parkland courses to suit all handicaps within easy reach of Bunclody.

- In south Wicklow, golf has been played at Coolattin since the early part of the century. It is an 18 hole, par 70 course.

- Mount Wolseley Golf and Country Club, near Tullow, is located in the ancestoral home of Frederick York Wolseley, who gave his name to the famous Wolseley cars. It is a parkland championship course designed by Christy O'Connor Jnr.

- The European Club is on traditional links terrain of 200 acres of rugged tumbling sand hills.


Within easy reach are the courses in Enniscorthy, Courtown Harbour, and the famous Mount Juliet, designed by Jack Nicklaus, beside the river Nore.

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The River Slaney flows from Lugnaquilla Mountain west and then 73 miles south through Baltinglass, Rathvilly, Tullow, Bunclody, Enniscorthy and finally Wexford discharging into a 12 mile long narrow estuary. The river supports a wide range of wildlife and was until the early 1960s one of the most important spring salmon fisheries in Ireland.

For full details of fishing activities on the River Slaney, visit the Slaney River Trust website.


With a backdrop of the Blackstairs Mountains and beside the Slaney river, on 300 acres of parkland with many fine old trees, Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club offers anglers the ideal location for their need. For more information contact

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Bunclody is located between the Wicklow mountains and the Blackstairs range. Two of Ireland's major waymarked hiking trails are easily accessible from Bunclody, the Wicklow Way (see is at Clonegal while the northern end of the South Leinster Way (see is at Kildavin. Pick up and drop offs at either of these locations can be organised.


There are many short or long walks in all types of terrain accessible from Bunclody, see the Walk Ireland website for further information.

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From Weston House B&B there are endless routes available for all cycling abilities. Easier routes along quiet country lanes and beside rivers or challenging routes to Mount Leinster and beyond into Wicklow.


We can provide advice on routes and cycle hire should that be required.

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f you're a garden lover,  then the South East of Ireland has a host of outdoor delights waiting for you and Bunclody is ideally situated to access all the region has to offer.

In Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford and Tipperary, there are a huge variety and range of beautiful Irish gardens for the visitor to enjoy. 

A short drive from Weston House B&B is Altamont Gardens,, offering a blend of formal and informal gardens with riverside walks covering 40 acres. There are many mature trees, both native and exotic specimens, throughout the gardens.


The JFK Arboretum, New Ross is an ideal day trip from Weston House B&B. This arboretum of 623 acres (252ha) is dedicated to the memory of U.S. President John F Kennedy. It contains over 500 different rhododendron and azaleas, an internationally important collection of over 4000 different trees and shrubs, some very rare, and a small islet studded lake home to large numbers of mallard, moorhen and rudd. A magnolia collection nearby has some outstanding specimens.


Full details of gardens in the area can be found here South East Gardens. and here Heritage Ireland.

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The South East of Ireland is steeped in its own history and has a vast array of Heritage sites to visit, from Heritage Parks, Castles, Gardens, Agricultural Museums, Abbeys to name but a few.


Full details of heritage sites in the South East, all easily accessible from Bunclody can be found on the Heritage Ireland website.

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