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Blackstairs Eco Trails

Killedmond, Borris, Ireland
+353 59 977 3849
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Lush grass, a beech tree walk, wonderful hosts...

What a lovely weekend we had staying in our Shepherd's Huts with very comfortable beds and enjoying... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
A quiet little gem in Carlow!

Lovely weekend away with himself for our 2 x year anniversary. Mary was very informative by email... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Sandyford, Dublin 18
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We give wildlife talks, wildlife photography workshops, kids nature trails and eco treasure hunts! Come and visit The Old Rectory Killedmond where we meet you and provide organic refreshments and talk about the local environment. Afterwards we'll go for a relaxing walk, low hills to no hills, and point out all the amazing flora and fauna we have. Then enjoy afternoon tea in the garden or by the fire and discuss what we've seen. Go wild in the Blackstairs!
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Killedmond, Borris, Ireland
+353 59 977 3849
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

What a lovely weekend we had staying in our Shepherd's Huts with very comfortable beds and enjoying long leisurely breakfasts in the lovely barn with Mary's delicious home made bread. This is a special place, the gardens are beautiful and Mary and Robert are very...More

Thank Mirtha
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Lovely weekend away with himself for our 2 x year anniversary. Mary was very informative by email right up to our trip so we felt 'at home' already. The huts are really cosy and warm - ideal for a quick getaway. Breakfast was delicious -...More

1  Thank LisaDoyle
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a most pleasant stay here. It was simply delightful to be living so close to nature and the experience brought camping to a new level! Situated in a beautifully idyllic part of county Carlow, Blackstairs Eco Trails is a rare gem. Our host,...More

Thank Bridget A
Reviewed 7 May 2016

The owners of this wonderful retreat have created the perfect set-up for an escape from city life. The shepherd huts are built for comfort but allows you to feel close to the rich natural environment in this beautiful part of the country. Highly recommend!

Thank RSRWoods
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Such a memorable and wonderful experience staying at Blackstairs Eco Trails. I have been telling everyone I know about this gem of a place. We stayed in the shepherd's huts. They were really comfortable, warm and cosy and such a lovely way to wake up...More

Thank NaomiLinehan
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

A blend of traditional Irish themed accommodation and 5* comfort, the Shepard huts are an absolute must if you want to do something really special for a weekend. Carefully positioned under beautiful old beech trees lit up by fairy lights at night and with amazing...More

1  Thank Benkitchin
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Had a brilliant night staying in their new huts. Brilliant place to wake up to listen to the dawn chorus on May day. The Barn is a beautiful space - wonderful views across mount Leinster. Mary is a wonderful host and couldn't have made us...More

2  Thank Conor M
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Thank you Mary and Robert for providing a fabulous day at Eco Trails. We set off, baskets in arm collecting nettles, sorrell leaves, primroses, Dandelions, wild garlic all of which went into our soup, scones and salads later. I haven't felt so at one with...More

Thank Bridget C
Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon with Mary and Robert on a gorgeous sunny day along the banks of the River Barrow. Tea and homemade goodies on arrival was followed by a very informative stroll where Mary pointed out lots of interesting and cool facts about...More

1  Thank Joe H
Reviewed 26 September 2014

It took a bit of finding but once we arrived at Blackstairs Eco Trails, the hospitality of Mary and Robert who led us on a wonderful two hour wander through their beautiful woods and riverbanks: the delicious home cooked morning and substantial afternoon tea, and...More

2  Thank Pat T
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