There is a great selection of superb golf courses within a half hour drive of Millbank. These include:

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Mountrath Golf Club2 km4 min.
Portlaoise Golf Club15 km15 min.
Abbeyleix Golf Club13 km15 min.
The Heath Golf Club24 km20 min.
Roscrea Golf Club23 km20 min.
Rathdowney Golf Club22 km25 min.
The Heritage Golf Club34 km30 min.

The Slieve Bloom Mountains and hinterland offer some of the most unspoilt and beautiful hiking trails in the country. The following is just a small sample of the available trails, suitable for all tastes and fitness levels:

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Glenbarrow Waterfall Loop20 km20 min.
Monicknew Valley Walk14 km15 min.
Slieve Bloom Way14 km15 min.
Clonaslee-Brittas Forest Loop24 km25 min.
Abbeyleix Loops – Killamuck Bog Loop12 km10 min.

Keen fishermen won’t have to travel far to find a suitable spot to chance their luck – the White Horse river, with its impressive stock of wild trout, is just 50 m from the house! Permits can be arranged locally. Other great angling sites can be found nearby at:

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Laois Angling Centre13 km15 min.
Ballaghmore Country House20 km20 min.
Mass Lough, Ballinakill18 km20 min.
River Nore4 km5 min.
Stradbally Lake27 km25 min.
Arts, Culture, Cinema

There is a lively arts scene within easy reach of Millbank. Some of the most popular Arts and Cultural Centres are:

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Dunamaise Theatre, Portlaoise14 km15 min.
Laois Arthouse, Stradbally27 km25 min.
Odeon Cinema, Portlaoise14 km15 min.
Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge55 km35 min.
Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin100 km70 min.
Abbey Theatre, Dublin100 km70 min.
Gaiety Theatre, Dublin100 km70 min.

Some of Ireland’s most impressive landmarks are within an hour’s drive of Millbank. Just a few examples include:

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The Rock of Dunamaise25 km20 min.
Emo Court30 km25 min.
Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum20 km20 min.
Japanese Gardens, Kildare50 km30 min.
Rock of Cashel70 km40 min.
Kilkenny Castle50 km40 min.
National Museum of Ireland100 km70 min.
Music and Festivals

Millbank is an ideal base from which to attend some of Ireland’s most popular music events and festivals. Some of the annual events which as within easy reach of Millbank are:

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The Electric Picnic27 km25 min.
National Ploughing Championships25 km20 min.
The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, Kilkenny50 km40 min.
Irish Guineas Horse Racing Festival55 km35 min.
Kilkenny Arts Festival50 km40 min.
National Amateur Drama Festival Athlone80 km60 min.
James Fintan Lalor School15 km15 min.
Gordon Bennett Classic Car Run18 km25 min.

You can buy all your supplies in the local town but all the best outlet shopping is less than an hour’s drive of Millbank.

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Kildare Village50 km30 min.
Laois Shopping Centre14 km15 min.
The Square, Tallaght90 km.50 min.
Dundrum Town Centre100 km60 min.
Blanchardstown Centre100 km60 min.
Whitewater Shopping Centre55 km35 min.
Activities for Kids

Kids will never be bored at Millbank but there is a wide variety of things to do for kids in within easy reach of the house.

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Roll ‘n’ Bowl, Portlaoise14 km15 min.
Odeon Cinema, Portlaoise14 km15 min.
Sli na bPáisti, Playground, Mountrath1 km2 min.
An Cnoc Bán Farm25 km25 min.
Donaghmore Famine Workhouse Museum20 km20 min.