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adam53
22nd October 2007, 09:47 AM
:confused: Hopefully someone from the laois (or nearby) areas can help me on this.... My girlfriend and I bought our first house in Portloaise over a year ago and it'll ready in 3 or 4 months :xfngr:. Friends of ours bought a house there aswell around 5 months ago so they're well settled. We go down to them most weekends (with our dogs)for a few drinks etc and the following day the 4 of us bring our 5 dogs for a walk. :dogwlk: We have 2 cavs and an american akita and they have a lab and a german shepard. So, after the one and only walk through the town, we decided to find some nice places out in the countryside to walk the dogs because there also doesnt seem to be a park in Portlaoise. Ideally the place would be secluded so that we could let the dogs off the leash for a few minutes to run around or go for a swim if possible (all of them love the water, even the cavs) but also a nice, scenic walk. I know I'm being fussy but I was just wondering if anyone knows of such a place. We found a fabulous place called Cathole falls,near Ballyfin, a few months ago but I'd like to go somewhere new aswell. Even if we cant let the dogs off the leash I'd just like to walk somewhere different for a change. We also went for a walk in a place called Glenbarrow (i think). Also, while I'm on the subject, is there a park or anything in Portlaoise where I could bring my dogs during the week or at the weekend when I dont want to go out for the whole day? I'm hoping someone can help me, thanks in advance and sorry for the long essay!!
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coconut
22nd October 2007, 10:45 AM
Hi adam53 i live in portarlington and work in portlaois so i know so of the places around it is so weird hearing u talk about glen barrow and the catholes!! There is a park in portlaois but it is small enough! Plenty of people i work with go out to stradbally woods and there is also emo woods, they are nice big areas and really nice to bring the dogs walking!! There is also garryhinch woods and the river runs through this so ur dogs would be able to go swimming!! I hope this is off some help to u

adam53
22nd October 2007, 10:56 AM
Thanks a million for the quick reply coconut! I'm already looking forward to next weekend so I can bring the dogs somewhere new! Thanks a million!

sallymum
22nd October 2007, 11:21 AM
Hi adam i live in Portarlington as well. About a 5 mins drive from me we have a man made lake that is absolutely brill for the dogs my would live there if they could. Also there is Corrig Wood good as well. If u need directions to the Lake give me a shout.

adam53
22nd October 2007, 01:07 PM
Deadly thanks Sallymum! Would you mind giving me a brief description of where the lake is? I have the OSI maps of the area so if you could even name the lake or the nearest town/village it would be a great help! Thanks again! :D

coconut
22nd October 2007, 01:13 PM
it is on the edenderry road out of portarlington passed the old power station

adam53
22nd October 2007, 02:40 PM
Thats great thanks again!!!

brid kenny
22nd October 2007, 03:34 PM
Hi Adam,
My sister lives in Portlaoise and we regularly bring the dogs to togher woods. Head out for the rugby club and take a right after it and there you are!! Great place! Less than 5 minutes from the town.

adam53
22nd October 2007, 06:25 PM
Brilliant thanks! That'd be perfect for when I'm having a lazy day and don't want to travel far to walk them!