About Us

Meet your host...

Julie Doyle

I have been welcoming guests to Carrickmourne House bed and breakfast in county Kilkenny for many years, and I am delighted to say that I have made many friends from all over the world along the way. Guests will experience a very peaceful stay in a scenic countryside location at Carrickmourn House. I am happy to help guests with my local knowledge of the area. A warm welcome is guaranteed when you stay at Carrickmourne House bed and breakfast.

On an elevated site overlooking picturesque landscaped gardens, Carrickmourne House is the ideal County Kilkenny getaway. Carrickmourne is an idyllic location to stroll through the countryside, or go sight-seeing in the nearby Thomastown or Inistioge Village.

Only 3km from Thomastown, a pictorial market town on the banks of the River Nore, visitors can explore Jerpoint Abbey, dating back to the 12th century, and visit the idyllic Kilfane Glen and Waterfall nearby. Golf enthusiasts will be ideally located to enjoy Mount Juliet Golf Course, while those keen to fish can enjoy catching trout and salmon in the river. Guests will be awed be the region's stunning wildlife and scenery.

Travelling to Us

Train and Bus Information

Train Times

Please use the link below to plan your train journey to Thomastown. From Dublin we have a direct train service from Heuston Station and there are regular direct rail links to Kilkenny and Waterford.

Irish Rail

Coach bus journeys

Travel from Dublin Airport to Thomastown could not be more convenient with over nine daily services available from each of the service providers listed below.

Bus Eireann
Rapid Express

Local Taxis

Dempsey's Taxi Service       +353 (0) 87 2133 246
Garry's Taxi Service         +353 (0) 87 6562 620
Jim's Taxi Service           +353 (0) 87 0518 132
Kavanagh's Taxi Service      +353 (0) 87 2517 732
Murphy's Taxi Service        +353 (0) 86 8488 294


From the M7 Southbound take exit at Junction 7 Thomastown/Gowran/Paulstown R448. Follow the R448 signposted to Thomastown. Once in Thomastown follow the signs for Inistioge / New Ross on the R700 (to the east of the river past the Grennan Castle viewing area on the right). The signpost to Carrickmourne House is to the left 1 mile/1.6km outside of Thomastown. Take this left and continue to the top of the hill when you will arrive at the stone pier entrance to Carrickmourne House on the left.

Carrickmourne House is located between Inistioge and Thomstown.

From Rosslare Harbour follow the N25 to New Ross. From New Ross take the N30 continue until the junction with the R700, turn right onto the N30 and turn left onto the bridge over the River Barrow. Follow the R700 to Inistioge. From Inistioge continue on the R700 for 6km, where Carrickmourne House is signposted on the right, turn right and continue to the top of the hill when you will arrive at the stone pier entrance to Carrickmourne House on the right.