Our Stay At The Lord Bagenal Hotel

We were lucky enough to spend the first 2 nights of our Irish adventure at the 5* Lord Bagenal Hotel in Leighlinbridge, Carlow.  It is both an award winning hotel and award winning wedding venue – and we could definitely see why.  The place is stunning!

We were staying at the hotel with a large number of relatives for the annual family golf tournament and get together.  Our room was a family suite with large four poster king size bed and 2 single beds, wardrobe, desk, seating area, chez lounge and en suite with a shower and roll top bath.  It was pure luxury!

As well as the bedrooms the rest of the hotel is equally stunning. From the huge glass spiral staircase to the comfy seating area in reception, mosaics walls in the toilets and gorgeous views over the river from the restaurant. The whole place has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and was really family friendly.  All the staff were lovely and even got involved in a little prank on my father in law by some of the relatives – brilliant!

Food wise the hotel is joined to the Lord Bagenal Inn which serves a variety of classy twists on pub grub and a daily carvery. You can sit in the stylish Inn or outside in its tranquil courtyard garden.

Breakfast is served in the hotel restaurant overlooking the river and is a buffet style continental and full English (Irish?!) breakfast. All the food we had in both the Inn and the restaurant was lovely. The kids loved having so much variety to choose from at breakfast!


If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Carlow we highly recommend the Lord Bagenal Hotel.  It is a perfect getaway for couples but equally fab for families too. You won’t be disappointed! Thank you to the Lord Bagenal staff for a wonderful stay 😊

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