4 Star

Carlow, Borris

Hotel description

The Step House Hotel has been specifically designed to host the most romantic and personal weddings. The Ballroom has been luxuriously tailored to facilitate weddings to accommodate up to 180 guests. The Cellar Restaurant & Cocktail Bar can also cater for small intimate weddings up to 60 Guests.Beautifully crafted French arched doors lead out onto the landscaped garden with Mount Leinster and the Blackstairs Mountains peering in the distance. This idyllic country setting with its relaxed yet elegant banqueting suite, exceptional cuisine and traditional hospitality will leave friends and family with memories to treasure forever

Check In From


Check Out Up To

12 noon

Cancellation Description

Travel Description

Conveniently located just 115km from Dublin, 128 km from Dublin Airport, 26 km from Kilkenny City, 29 km from Carlow Town, 86 km from Waterford Airport and 79 km from Rosslare Harbour .

Area Description

Borris is a beautiful, untouched town full of charm and heritage nestling in the fertile valley of the River Barrow, below the curve of the Blackstairs Mountains. It only consists of one street which is about one mile in length and slopes from top to bottom. The town prospered in the late 1800s as Arthur MacMurrugh Kavanagh, the landlord of the time, developed a saw mill and a thriving lace-making industry. He also instigated the building of a graceful 16-arch viaduct, situated at the lower end of the town. This impressive railway bridge spans the valley of the mountain river and once carried a branch line of the Dublin/Kilkenny railway of the Great Southern and Western Company. It was built between 1855 and 1865 and is made of limestone from the local area. The Borris railway station opened on December 1858 and closed for passenger traffic in 1931. It then opened for goods traffic in 1947 and finally was closed altogether in 1963. The track ran from Borris through Ballywilliam and on to New Ross. There are 16 arches along the splendid landmark, which are still in good condition. Unfortunately, the dilapidated tracks are now used only for a walking track. Today, Borris is a picturesque town of old stone buildings, many shops have kept their traditional shop fronts while Borris bars and pubs have earned nationwide recognition for their friendly, old world atmosphere and traditional music events. It is an excellent point from which to explore the Mount Leinster Drive and Blackstairs Mountains. Moreover, Borris offers a wide range of outdoor activities. The nine hole golf course at Boris commands panoramic views. It is one of the oldest golf courses of Ireland and is still maintained to a very high standard. The Floral Festivals, excellent fishing spots, Cross Country Driving experiences, hang gliding and breath-taking walking paths guarantee family fun for everyone.

Hotel Restaurant
  • Dinner served
  • Breakfast served
  • Vegetarian options
  • Lunch served
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Conference & meeting rooms
  • Internet access
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Cot available on request
Hotel Guest Services
  • Laundry facility
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Free car parking
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Wireless internet in areas
Hotel Bar
  • Fully licenced Bar
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Wedding fair
Hotel Business Centre
  • Photocopying service
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Meeting rooms
  • Fax
Things To Do In The Area
  • Guided tours
  • Museums
  • Golfing
  • Local restaurants
  • Pet farms
  • Local sightseeing
  • Cycling
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Shopping
  • Historical trails
  • Cafe
  • River fishing
  • Walking trails
  • Visit castle
  • Hill walking
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Beauty salon
  • Spa treatments

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by Tursm1 on Aug 29 2016 09:03

5 star stay

by Maurice on Oct 11 2015 13:35

A charming and comfortable hotel giving first class service.
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