Teach Naoimh Antoin translates from Irish as the 'House of Saint Anthony'. The guest house is set on a ¾ acre site and is located on a quiet country road, 4km outside the village of Clonegal. From its elevated position, there are views on a clear day of Lugnaquilla, approx 30km away.
Given some advance notice, a courtesy lift can be organised for Wicklow Way Walkers from either Clonegal, the Dying Cow pub in Stranakelly or Shillelagh. Furthermore, a lift to Bunclody to catch the bus back to Dublin or to Kildavin to start the South Leinster Way is also possible.
Teach Naoimh Antoin has three double bedrooms with ensuites on the first floor. There are tea and coffee making facilities in the each bedroom as well as a TV/DVD combo with access to a selection of DVDs and the choice of Saorview Irish stations. A broader range of Sky stations can be viewed downstairs in the shared lounge.
Wicklow Way Walkers can pre-order an evening meal with at least 24 hours notice. Alternatively, guests are welcome to bring home a Pizza from the take-away in Clonegal and eat it in the dining room. A Continental Breakfast is served in the morning and a packed lunch can be ordered in advance to eat on the trail.
In addition to Penny the dog and the three cats which have restricted access inside the house, several goats can also be found grazing outside. The goats are being bred to be donated to the Bóthar aid agency, who send livestock to Eastern Africa each year to help kick-start livelihoods for struggling families. Guests are welcome to bring some scraps of food out to feed them.
Teach Naoimh Antoin can provide a two-day base for walkers either starting or finishing the Wicklow Way in Clonegal. A special offer rate provides a lift from Shillelagh or Stranakelly (with transport back to the trail in the morning), two nights B&B, an evening meal on both nights and a packed lunch for taking on the trail. On the final morning, a lift will be provided to Bunclody for the bus or to Kildavin to the start of the South Leinster Way.
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