The Barrow. Our River Your Journey


Vicarstown, historically known as Ballynevicar, Ballyvicar and Ballyvicary, is a village in County Laois, Ireland. It stands at the point where the R427 regional road crosses the Grand Canal of Ireland.

It makes an ideal location for touring the Midlands and South Leinster. Surrounded by golf courses, close to the famous Curragh racecourse, National Stud, Japanese Gardens, the Slieve Bloom mountains and the beautiful River Barrow valley.

If you prefer to spend your leisure time fishing, golfing, walking or sightseeing, then Vicarstown is an ideal base. You can set your own pace and discover the Heritage Trail and the “Neighbourwood” woodland walk.

Other attractions include Emo Court, the village of Stradbally (site of the Electric Picnic) and the bustling county town of Portlaoise are all within easy driving distance.