Recently restored in a traditional style, Tulip Cottage is a delightful traditional Irish farm cottage located in the beautiful picturesque and peaceful setting on the southern slopes of Wolfhill (Co. Laois) in the Irish Midlands. An ideal writers or artist hideaway, Tulip Cottage is a wonderful location for a calm a simple vacation break on the Emerald Isle. 70 Minutes drive from Dublin, Tulip Cottage will make an ideal base for touring the Midlands and South East regions of Ireland. We are less than 30 minutes from Kilkenny, Carlow, Portlaoise, and just an hour from Waterford. Fishing: If Angling is your thing, Co Laois offers a plethora of nearby locations and fish types for game and coarse anglers. Species of fish to be caught include salmon, wild brown trout, pike, tench, rudd, breem, eel and perch.
The River Barrow’s headwaters have been the birthplace of millions of salmon and trout since time immemorial. The tributaries are worth investigation while the best of the local Barrow trout fishing starts close to the town of Mountmellick and on to Portarlington where a series of ripple runs and pools are a permanent home to plenty of wily large brown trout. The Boherbawn River between Monasterevin and Athy is an excellent fly fishery. Evening dry fly fishing in these areas can be most exciting and very rewarding with cagey wild brown trout the main quarry. Best months are May through to August. As the river veers past Monasterevin the water flow slows dramatically but can still provide reasonable sport.
The River Nore and its tributaries are a delight to fish as they flow east through Castletown and on to Durrow before taking a southerly course for the Waterford coastline. It is a noted dry-fly fishery with good stocks of brown trout thriving in fast flowing shallows, over weirs and speeding through long deep glides.
Also Lake Fishing in Castlecomer Lakes, Ballinakill Lakes and Stradbally Lake.
Tulip Cottage is 45mins (approx) from the quaint Mildands village on Moneygall, the Ancestral home of US President Barack Obama (who visits in May).