The Heritage Killenard, Co. Laois

This upscale golf resort is 5 km from Portarlington’s riverside town and 19 km from Irish National Stud’s horse farm with elegant gardens.

Conservative rooms feature tea and coffeemaking facilities, TVs, and free high-speed Internet. Upgraded rooms add plush furniture and golf course views. Suites add living areas, gas fireplaces and balconies with golf course views.

There are also 2-bedroom apartments and 4-bedroom cottages.

Dining options range from high-end to casual and also offer 3 bars. There’s an 18-hole and a 9-hole golf course. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a gym, tennis courts and a spa, plus a cinema and kids’ game room.