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Kilbawn Country House

Thomastown, Kilkenny, R95 V6PO

Review Score: Exceptional 10/10

15.7km from Kilkenny

Meet your host…

Jim & Elizabeth Byrne

A warm welcome awaits you ,with tea/coffee on arrival . We are happy to advise you on local activities and recommended places to eat .

R95 V6PO

A Fáilte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Chartered B&B.
Kilbawn Country House is a family run  Bed & Breakfast situated in the heart of County Kilkenny, surrounded with magnificent views of the countryside including Mount Leinster. Our rooms are furnished with King size orthopaedic beds and electric blankets for extra comfort. We are just a 20-minute drive from Kilkenny City and Medieval Kilkenny Castle, 10 minutes’ drive from Jerpoint Abbey & Park, 15 minutes from Duiske Abbey in Graiguenamanagh, while Kilfane Glen & Waterfall is just 5 minutes away. We are ideally situated to tour the South East with Wexford, Waterford Crystal, Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle in Tipperary all within a 1-hour drive. 

How to get here

Kilbawn Country House business is relocated to newly  built huse , located less than 1km north of Dungarvan Village  on the R448 between Gowran and Thomastown. From Kilkenny City take the R 712 to the R 702 arriving at Gowran take the R448 in the direction of Thomastown passing Gowran park racecourse ,we are located on the right on the outskirts of Dungarvan Village.

We are 6.9km, 8 min drive from Gowran; 7.2km, 10 min drive from Thomastown, Kilkenny Castle is 15.7 km, 20 min drive.




Sat Nav: Lat (52.591639) - Long (-7.097056)

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  • Cycling
  • Fishing within 5kms
  • Golfing within 5kms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Horse Riding
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing
  • No Smoking House
  • Private Car Park
  • Satellite
  • TV in Bedroom
  • Wi-Fi

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Maureen Harr

07 Oct 2021 
Review Score: 10/10

This was by far our best B&B experience! Elizabeth contacted us after we made the reservation and asked for our plans. She advised we eat before driving to her home so we wouldn’t have to backtrack. She met us with freshly baked scones, butter, jam, and tea. We had such a lovely experience with both Elizabeth and Jim and will definitely choose their home for our next visit and plan to extend our stay as well!

Host's Reply:
Thank you Maureen for taking the time to review our home. It was indeed a pleasure to welcome your family into our home we enjoyed the time we shared with you . Should you be back in our area sometime in the future we would be delighted to welcome you back. Regards Elizabeth & Jim

Lisa Bondy Wubben

02 Dec 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

We highly recommend staying at the Kilbawn Country House! The warm welcome we received from Elizabeth and Jim was exceptional. They made us feel like they really were looking forward to our arrival, like we were long lost relatives:) The room was so comfy and cozy. Every detail was taken care of, including water brought to our room at night. They helped us plan our itinerary and answered every question. Elizabeth even treated us to a true Irish coffee demonstration along with homemade treats. It was by far the best B & B we stayed at!!


08 Oct 2018 
Review Score: 10/10

Amazing B&B. The hostess, Elizabeth, went above and beyond. Sadly it was one of our last stays on our trip, make it your 1st! She had wonderful binders and information of places to visit. Called ahead for us to our next stay and helped us get a later check in and called the place we were going to visit to help us get information and times. Honestly went out of her way to help us. House is beautiful new house, amazing clean bathroom, both bedroom and bathroom were large. Great breakfast with the best sausage we had on our trip. I'm so impressed with our whole stay and would rate it number one of the 5 B&Bs we stayed at. Thank you for everything!

Paula Storck

05 Jul 2017 
Review Score: 10/10

Elizabeth and Jim were our firsts hosts in Ireland. They provided an exceptionally warm welcome. In spite of the fact that they were in the process of building a new home and moving, Elizabeth was 100% attentive to us. She was willing to help us make plans in the area, look at routes, and she even offered to do some laundry. Basically, she will go out of her way to accommodate guests. She has a great sense of humor. Breakfasts were home cooked and fabulous! Their home was as described. It was bright airy, clean and comfortable. We truly enjoyed our time with them and I highly recommend staying with Elizabeth and Jim.


13 Apr 2017 
Review Score: 10/10

What a great experience visiting Kilbawn House - such lovely, welcoming accommodations in a wonderful location. The room was spacious, impeccably clean and comfortable. Elizabeth went out of her way to ensure every detail was perfect and is a kind, caring, warm and genuinely funny hostess! Breakfast was delicious and plentiful! Definitely would recommend Kilbawn House to anyone visiting the Kilkenny area. You won't be disappointed!


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