Also known as the "Village of Roses”, Glasson was subject to Oliver Goldsmith’s poem “The Deserted Village”.
Park your car and enjoy a stroll through our beautiful village and choose from our selection of award winning restaurants, including The Villager and Grogans, which offer gastronomic delights in both formal and informal settings. Less than 2 miles from Glasson at Kilkenny West is a hill regarded as the geographical centre of Ireland and topped by a round domed tower - known as the Pinnacle - built in 1769.
Glasson is situated close to Lough Ree which is a haven for fishing, boating and sailing. In fact Lough Ree Yacht Club founded in 1770 is the second oldest yacht club in the world.
There is something for everyone on the established walks around Glasson, whether you simply want to enjoy the beauty of nature or find subjects for photography you will not be disappointed. There is an ample scope for the artist, the antiquarian or the wild flower enthusiast to explore the lakeshore and be well rewarded for time spent
We are also ideally located if you are attending a special occasion in Glasson Golf and Country club (2kms), and Wineport lodge (2kms)
Why not make Glasson Stone Lodge the launching point for your daily excursions or as a refreshing stop over between North, South, East and West.”
Local Pubs & Restaurants
3 minute walk – Grogans & The Villager
Award winning restaurants with indoor and outdoor dining, beautiful menus and a perfect pint of Guinness.
15 min from Glasson Stone Lodge
Dating back to the 12th Century, Athlone Castle has guarded a strategic crossing of the mighty River Shannon for 900 years, and still today the magnificent 12-sided stone structure dominates the town centre.
Athlone Town Centre
15 mins from Glasson Stone Lodge
Athlone Towncentre is the midlands largest shopping centre with big retail brands including Zara, H&M, TK Maxx and many, many more!
30 mins from Glasson Stone Lodge
Clonmacnoise, a most precious Irish jewel is an early Christian site founded by Saint Ciaran in the 6th century on the banks of the River Shannon. The site includes the ruins of a cathedral, eight churches (10th-18th century), two round towers, three high crosses and a large collection of early Christian grave slabs.
Birr Castle & Gardens
45 mins from Glasson Stone Lodge
Birr Castle and it’s site are both enriched with history that dates back to 1170. Located in Birr, County Offaly the grounds and gardens of the demesne are publicly accessible and include a science museum, a café and a reflecting telescope which was the largest in the world for decades and a modern radio telescope.
Belvedere House & gardens
40 mins from Glasson Stone Lodge
Belvedere estate today is a very important example of cultural built heritage that has been transformed into a tourism asset of national importance for the region.
Corlea Trackway Visitors Centre
20 mins from Glasson Stone Lodge
The Corlea Trackway is an Iron Age trackway, or togher, near the village of Keenagh, south of Longford town in County Longford. It was known locally as the Danes’ Road. It was constructed from oak planks in 148–147 BC.
Locke's Distillery Museum
30 mins from Glasson Stone Lodge
Locke’s Distillery, believed to be the oldest licensed pot still distillery in the world. Licensed in 1757, Locke’s produced whiskey for over 200 years. A guided tour through the only small pot still left in Ireland is provided following the process from grinding of the grain right through to casking of the whiskey.