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Contact Information Directions Airport Information Map of Environs Map of Ireland (232KB)

Our Coordinates are: N 52.72651° W 6.7886°
Thanks to Tom Calk and family from Atlanta, Georgia, USA for those.

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact us to book a retreat, reserve accommodation, inquire about game sports, ask about nature walks, to order organic vegetables, or for further information.

Our telephone is:

+ 353 (059) 915 5037 or
+ 353 (086) 817 9238

Our email is:

manager AT ballintemple DOT com

Our postal address is:

Ballin Temple

Our website is:


We look forward to hearing from you.

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Directions - Getting to Ballin Temple

Ballin Temple is off the beaten track, being nestled in a special area of conservation, but accessible from Dublin (1 - 2 hours), Cork (3 hours), Rosslare (1 hour). It is approached on the N80 and N81 and is almost direcltly between Tullow and Bunclody.  Access is from the road between Ardattin and Clonegal at Monaughrim Cross which is close to Coillte's larget forest nursery (signposted).

If you have a confimed reservation for accommodation, fishing or yoga, or are visiting the farm we can email  a local map and directions from Dublin, from the Southeast (Rosslare) and Southwest. Please email gardener AT ballintemple DOT com with your request. Thank you. 

Airport Information

Dublin International Airport is easily accessible from most other international airports. It is particularly well served from major European cities. Flight time from London is less than 1 hour and from Paris just over 1 hour.

On arrival, go through immigration (usually very quickly, especially if your originating airport is within the European Union) and on to baggage claim. Euros can be bought at the currency exchange office (bureau de change) in the baggage claim area. Once checked-in luggage is recoverred, proceed through customs (again, usually very quick) to the arrivals hall.

Cars, Buses, Trains

Car rentals are approximately € 120 for a weekend from various companies in the arrivals hall. Reservations are advised on holiday weekends.

There are buses from the airport or Dublin city centre to Tullow and Carlow Town. Trains also travel regularly from Heuston Station to Carlow Town (travel time 1 hour and 30 minutes), from where you can take a taxi to Ballin Temple (30 minutes).

By prior arrangement, collection may be organised from a pick up from Carlow or Tullow towns or Dublin Airport.

We strongly recommend renting a car unless you plan to travel by bicycle. Ballin Temple is deep in the countryside and although taxis may be called, a car is a necessary convenience unless you do not want to leave the estate during your stay.

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