Fajitas — GRAVITY SERIES

Fajitas — GRAVITY SERIES

by Chisom Onwukwe on July 25, 2021
As the summer is just reaching its peak with more news of good weather, bring a twist to your BBQ parties with a quick and simple Mexican recipe. These fajitas will have everyone excited for the next surprise at your BBQ party
Build your own beer garden

Build your own beer garden

by Chisom Onwukwe on July 21, 2020
Booking a table in a pub for food and drinks might just be one of the most stressful things that has come into effect in recent years.

Simple Garden Ideas that can transform your garden

Simple Garden Ideas that can transform your garden

by Chisom Onwukwe on July 9, 2021
It is commonly assumed that doing up your garden or outdoor space will cost a fortune but the truth is a transformation can occur without breaking the bank.
Gardening fun for kids

Gardening fun for kids

by Chisom Onwukwe on July 9, 2021
Gardening is such a fun and wholesome activity that people of all ages enjoy. it teaches children invaluable lessons and has various benefits.

PULLED PORK TACQUITOS — GRAVITY SERIES

PULLED PORK TACQUITOS — GRAVITY SERIES

by Chisom Onwukwe on July 9, 2021
As the summer is just reaching its peak with more news of good weather, bring a twist to your BBQ parties with a quick and simple Mexican recipe.
Late Summer vegetable garden

Late Summer vegetable garden

by Chisom Onwukwe on July 9, 2021
It is important to care for crops and harvest early summer crops just before you start planting for the late summer months.

How to create your own personal Love Island Outdoor Garden

How to create your own personal Love Island Outdoor Garden

by Chisom Onwukwe on July 8, 2021
Love Island, one of the most beloved reality shows is back on our screens at 9pm every night to help the new islanders find their other half.
Things to think about when purchasing garden furniture

Things to think about when purchasing garden furniture

by Chisom Onwukwe on July 3, 2021
With the amazing weather that we have been having lately it would be stylish and beneficial to have an outdoor furniture set in the garden or on the patio.

Gardening tools you need for the perfect garden

Gardening tools you need for the perfect garden

by Chisom Onwukwe on June 19, 2021
Many beginner gardeners are unsure of where to start with purchasing tools for their garden. At Rathwood, we have put together a small list of the core items that every gardener needs to help their little green haven flourish.
Best Father’s day gifts

Best Father’s day gifts

by Chisom Onwukwe on June 18, 2021
Give the best gift to your father this father’s day to show him how much you mean to him.

Best indoor plants for gifting

Best indoor plants for gifting

by Chisom Onwukwe on June 4, 2021
It takes a lot of thinking and care to find the perfect gift for someone. Plants are good for your physical and mental health so by gifting someone a plant it shows that you really care for them.
BBQ Summer party essentials

BBQ Summer party essentials

by Chisom Onwukwe on May 28, 2021
Summer means that BBQ season is upon us again. The theme for this summer is outdoors so the plan is to host family and friends in our garden this summer.

5 simple things you can grow in your garden

5 simple things you can grow in your garden

by Chisom Onwukwe on May 28, 2021
Growing your own vegetables is such a rewarding and fulfilling experience and it also an activity you can get all members of the family involved in from young to old
Gardening activities to do in the month of June

Gardening activities to do in the month of June

by Chisom Onwukwe on May 27, 2021
June is the month of the summer solstice which marks the start of summer where we receive the most hours of daylight.

Sustainable gardening

Sustainable gardening

by Chisom Onwukwe on May 27, 2021
Sustainable gardening involves gardening techniques that do not destroy the environment but can preserve it.
Preserving and protecting your outdoor furniture

Preserving and protecting your outdoor furniture

by Chisom Onwukwe on May 21, 2014
It is extremely important to care, clean and maintain your garden furniture after purchase.

Capi Pots

Capi Pots

by Chisom Onwukwe on May 9, 2021
Everyone loves a striking plant pot to jazz up their indoor or outdoor space.
Smoked Sweet n’ Spicy Wings — Gravity Series

Smoked Sweet n’ Spicy Wings — Gravity Series

by Chisom Onwukwe on May 7, 2021
Here is a tasty recipe that can be made on our Masterbuilt BBQ

How to make the most of your outdoor space

How to make the most of your outdoor space

by Chisom Onwukwe on May 2, 2021
Being outside and enjoying nature is proven to be great for your physical and mental well being. An outdoor space provides a lot of people with a space to detach from the busyness of life as well as providing a welcoming and cosy environment.
Why you should invest in an Ooni pizza oven

Why you should invest in an Ooni pizza oven

by Chisom Onwukwe on April 21, 2019
The Ooni pizza ovens are the latest addition to our store and we stock three different types which are the Frya, Karu, Koda 16 and Koda 12

Insta Worthy egg chair

Insta Worthy egg chair

by Chisom Onwukwe on April 15, 2021
Due to the recent pandemic, people have been locked inside and used it as an excellent opportunity to redo their garden and inside their homes
Warming up your garden space

Warming up your garden space

by Chisom Onwukwe on April 9, 2021
Purchasing a firepit or patio heater will allow you make the most of the long summer nights.

BBQ Season

BBQ Season

by Chisom Onwukwe on January 4, 2021
Get ready for summer with our BBQ range and pizza ovens
Perks of choosing rattan for garden   furniture

Perks of choosing rattan for garden furniture

by Chisom Onwukwe on March 25, 2021
How to make the perfect choice for garden furniture

Garden Furniture - Whats Trending?

Garden Furniture - Whats Trending?

by Chloe Byrne on January 19, 2021
Most in demand Garden Furniture Sets 2021
Planting for bees and pollinators

Planting for bees and pollinators

by on May 24, 2020
Throughout the year at Rathwood's foxes park, we make sure that our bees and other pollinators have a plentiful supply of plants upon which to forage.

How to Clean your Garden Furniture

How to Clean your Garden Furniture

by Niamh on January 1, 1970
Here are our top tips for cleaning your garden furniture...
What type of Garden Furniture Should I Choose?

What type of Garden Furniture Should I Choose?

by Andrew Southwell on February 21, 2019
Get the low down on all of our garden furniture - it is sure to make your decision a little easier!

Rathwood Launch New Showroom in O'Mearas Garden Pavilion

Rathwood Launch New Showroom in O'Mearas Garden Pavilion

by Andrew Southwell on March 1, 2019
Our New Venture for 2019!
Altamont Gardens snowdrop week 2019

Altamont Gardens snowdrop week 2019

by Andrew Southwell on February 1, 2019
Snowdrop Week at Altamont Gardens, This unique collection, first started by Corona North, is now amongst the largest in Ireland with over 100 named varieties.

Top 10 Gardening Trends 2019

Top 10 Gardening Trends 2019

by Andrew Southwell on February 1, 2019
Here are our tips to keep your garden on trend for 2019!
Christmas opening hours

Christmas opening hours

by Andrew Southwell on December 23, 2018
We are open all days except Christmas.

Slim Artificial Christmas Tree

Slim Artificial Christmas Tree

by Niamh on January 1, 1970
A slim artificial Christmas tree is ideal for when you are confined for space but still want to create a stunning, festive centrepiece in your home.
How to Choose the Perfect Dining Table

How to Choose the Perfect Dining Table

by Niamh on January 1, 1970
A dining table is the heart of your home and is a choice that needs to be made with great care. We have put together a simple step by step guide to help you make this important decision.

How to Select the Perfect Artificial Christmas Tree

How to Select the Perfect Artificial Christmas Tree

by Andrew Southwell on November 13, 2018
Choosing the perfect Artificial Christmas tree is key to enhancing the festive atmosphere in your home. Follow our simple guide to help you pick that perfect tree for the most magical time of year!
Best Place to Visit Santa 2018 - Rathwood Santa Experience

Best Place to Visit Santa 2018 - Rathwood Santa Experience

by Andrew Southwell on November 1, 2018
Rathwood's Santa train adventure is Ireland's most popular Santa experience!

Best Artificial Christmas Trees Ireland

Best Artificial Christmas Trees Ireland

by Niamh on November 6, 2018
We have the best selection of the best artificial Christmas trees in Ireland!
How to fill pots with plants?

How to fill pots with plants?

by thomas keogh on August 16, 2018
Simple guide to pot plants in a pot

How to choose the perfect Garden Furniture in Ireland?

How to choose the perfect Garden Furniture in Ireland?

by thomas keogh on July 3, 2018
Choosing the perfect garden furniture for your outdoor space is key to enhancing the look and feel of your garden. Get this right, and you can create a versatile space that’s enjoyable to use, stylish and practical.
Easter Specials

Easter Specials

by Andrew Southwell on January 1, 1970
What to look out for this Easter? We have all the answers for you here at Rathwood

Mothers Day brunch Special at the MerryTree

Mothers Day brunch Special at the MerryTree

by Andrew Southwell on February 27, 2018

Ginger Bread Men

Ginger Bread Men

by on December 5, 2017
This easy recipe for gingerbread men is great for baking with children, and it makes a lovely homemade Christmas present.

Our Rathwood Santa Train Adventure

Our Rathwood Santa Train Adventure

by on November 18, 2017
Our Rathwood Santa Train Adventure from Donna Marie in the popular Bella Dee blogging website
Rollercoaster says Yes to Halloween at Rathwood

Rollercoaster says Yes to Halloween at Rathwood

by on October 21, 2017
Top parenting site in Ireland says yes to Halloween at Rathwood

Vlog of the newest Halloween Train - don't miss it!

Vlog of the newest Halloween Train - don't miss it!

by on October 17, 2017
Vlog of the newest Halloween Train from Sonja and the Shulligans - thrills, spills and lots of fun!
Halloween - Fab Review of the newest adventure

Halloween - Fab Review of the newest adventure

by on January 1, 1970
Halloween - Fab Review of the newest adventure by Journal by Jen https://journalbyjen.com/2017/10/15/rathwoods-halloween-pirate-adventure/

Halloween progress

Halloween progress

by on September 28, 2017
We have started the building for our halloween event. Check out our progress!
Sensational Kids - Competition - Clue Number #9

Sensational Kids - Competition - Clue Number #9

by on September 5, 2017
Fairies and elves of all ages are invited to the Sensational Kids Enchanted Fairy and Elf Festival on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September in the fabulous surroundings at Rathwood, leisure and entertainment centre just out Tullow in County Carlow.

Sensational Kids - Competition - Clue Number #8

Sensational Kids - Competition - Clue Number #8

by on August 31, 2017
Fairies and elves of all ages are invited to the Sensational Kids Enchanted Fairy and Elf Festival on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September in the fabulous surroundings at Rathwood, leisure and entertainment centre just out Tullow in County Carlow.
Sensational Kids - Competition - Clue Number #7

Sensational Kids - Competition - Clue Number #7

by on January 1, 1970
Fairies and elves of all ages are invited to the Sensational Kids Enchanted Fairy and Elf Festival on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September in the fabulous surroundings at Rathwood, leisure and entertainment centre just out Tullow in County Carlow.

	Sensational Kids - Competition - Clue Number #6

Sensational Kids - Competition - Clue Number #6

by on August 31, 2017
Fairies and elves of all ages are invited to the Sensational Kids Enchanted Fairy and Elf Festival on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September in the fabulous surroundings at Rathwood, leisure and entertainment centre just out Tullow in County Carlow.
	Sensational Kids - Competition - Clue Number #5

Sensational Kids - Competition - Clue Number #5

by on August 24, 1970
Fairies and elves of all ages are invited to the Sensational Kids Enchanted Fairy and Elf Festival on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September in the fabulous surroundings at Rathwood, leisure and entertainment centre just out Tullow in County Carlow.

Sensational Kids - Competition - Clue Number #4

Sensational Kids - Competition - Clue Number #4

by on August 21, 2017
Fairies and elves of all ages are invited to the Sensational Kids Enchanted Fairy and Elf Festival on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September in the fabulous surroundings at Rathwood, leisure and entertainment centre just out Tullow in County Carlow.
Sensational Kids - Competition - Clue Number #3

Sensational Kids - Competition - Clue Number #3

by on August 19, 2017
Fairies and elves of all ages are invited to the Sensational Kids Enchanted Fairy and Elf Festival on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September in the fabulous surroundings at Rathwood, leisure and entertainment centre just out Tullow in County Carlow.

Sensational Kids - Competition - Clue Number #2

Sensational Kids - Competition - Clue Number #2

by on August 16, 1972
Fairies and elves of all ages are invited to the Sensational Kids Enchanted Fairy and Elf Festival on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September in the fabulous surroundings at Rathwood, leisure and entertainment centre just out Tullow in County Carlow.
Sensational Kids - Competition - Clue Number #1

Sensational Kids - Competition - Clue Number #1

by on September 14, 2017
Fairies and elves of all ages are invited to the Sensational Kids Enchanted Fairy and Elf Festival on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September in the fabulous surroundings at Rathwood, leisure and entertainment centre just out Tullow in County Carlow.

Rathwood's Pirate Adventure at Halloween

Rathwood's Pirate Adventure at Halloween

by on August 10, 2017
Welcome the to the latest Pirate Adventure at Rathwood this Halloween.
Scary Food for Halloween at Rathwood

Scary Food for Halloween at Rathwood

by on August 10, 2017
Scary food for Halloween at Rathwood - come and join the spooky fun at Halloween with our all new characters and fun.

Teddy Bear train

Teddy Bear train

by on August 6, 2017
A super review of the Teddy Bear Train - read the latest from journalist Ruth Chambers and her family when they visited Rathwood last week
Active Retirement BBQ at Rathwood

Active Retirement BBQ at Rathwood

by on June 28, 2017
For the fifth year in a row, the Active Retirement organisation from Tullow have held their annual BBQ at Rathwood. The group boasts more than 200 members and almost half of them attend the annual event.

Mindful Health

Mindful Health

by on June 26, 2017
Boost your Resilience to Stress
Teddy Bear Train - Review and Video

Teddy Bear Train - Review and Video

by on June 12, 2017
From Life of a Bride to Be a fab review and video of the Teddy Bear Train
https://www.lifeofabridetobe.com/rathwood-teddy-bear-picnic/

Brows for Barnardos

Brows for Barnardos

by on June 10, 2017
Brows for Barnardos
Calling all Fairies

Calling all Fairies

by on June 7, 2017
Calling on Fairies of all Ages…..Fly to Rathwood for a Magical Day Out while Supporting Children with Special Needs!

Protect your skin

Protect your skin

by on May 24, 2017
Protect your skin from the sun through sun cream, hats and sunglasses
Outdoor furniture ideas for small gardens and patios

Outdoor furniture ideas for small gardens and patios

by on May 23, 2017
Spring is on the way so our Rathwood Furniture Team has put together a list of outdoor furniture ideas to help you maximise your space and enjoy it to the full:

Caring for your Skin after Waxing

Caring for your Skin after Waxing

by on May 17, 2017
Caring for your Skin after Waxing
Benefits of Juicing

Benefits of Juicing

by on May 16, 2017
Vegetable Juices and Smoothies are a fast way of insuring the intake of important minerals and vitamins straight from the raw vegetables.



Full Irish Breakfast only €8.99 - get second one half price on Saturday before 11am

Full Irish Breakfast only €8.99 - get second one half price on Saturday before 11am

by on May 16, 2017
Yes, you read that right. Every Saturday morning before 11am enjoy a full Irish Breakfast for and get a second one half price before 11am.
Couscous - fast and healthy food

Couscous - fast and healthy food

by on May 16, 2017
Couscous - Pronounce it: koos-koos

Can you feel it? Spring is in the Air!

Can you feel it? Spring is in the Air!

by on May 15, 2017
Can you feel it? Spring is in the Air! Please visit our garden centre for some special discounts and wonderful plants
GIANT COUSCOUS WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH & HERBS

GIANT COUSCOUS WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH & HERBS

by on May 15, 2017
GIANT COUSCOUS WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH & HERBS

 Explosion of Colour!

Explosion of Colour!

by on May 15, 2017
Come visit the restaurant and see what fabulous organic vegetables we are cooking with this month.


Afternoon Tea for Two

Afternoon Tea for Two

by on May 15, 2017
Why not book an afternoon delight in our restaurant? For just €20 for two

My First Wax

My First Wax

by on May 10, 2017
Okay, maybe not your first wax but perhaps you had a bad experience before, or you felt uncomfortable or you just don’t like to think about the whole messy business of waxing. Well, welcome to the Beauty Boutique and Waxperts where we hope to change your opinion of waxing forever.
Tullow Parkrun - first for Carlow in Rathwood

Tullow Parkrun - first for Carlow in Rathwood

by on May 10, 2017
Welcome to the first carlow based Parkrun, the Tullow Parkrun based here in Rathwood. It caters for runners and walkers of all abilities in the Carlow/Wicklow area. See you at Rathwood at 930am on Saturday

Teddy Bear Train - Review and Video

Teddy Bear Train - Review and Video

by on May 9, 2017
Teddy Bear Train - Review and Video from Tracey Quinn, blogger with Love of Living dot ie. Read through to the end for a super video
Train Review - Another Happy Customer

Train Review - Another Happy Customer

by on May 3, 2017
Another happy reviewer - this time from the blog 'Where Wishes come from' and you can visit the page at http://www.wherewishescomefrom.com/2017/04/rathwood-easter-train-review.html

Waxing – a pain free service

Waxing – a pain free service

by on May 2, 2017
Here at the Beauty Boutique in Rathwood we do the research so that we can bring you the best products. Sometimes that means putting in long hours or submitting ourselves to different treatments in order to find the best products.
Me Time – that’s time for you!

Me Time – that’s time for you!

by on April 26, 2017
Want to enjoy a better work life balance? Then be prepared to fit Me Time into your life. Studies show that making time for yourself has big benefits including better wellbeing, becoming more productive at work and creating better relationships.

First Communion Fashion from Oona Conroy

First Communion Fashion from Oona Conroy

by on April 24, 2017
First Communion Fashion from Oona Conroy
Easter Train from Daddy Poppins

Easter Train from Daddy Poppins

by on April 24, 2017
A lovely review about the Easter Train from Daddy Poppins. Expect lots of 'egg' jokes and great pictures from the day. Also a lovely video on the whole experience.

First Communion Fashion

First Communion Fashion

by on April 20, 2017
While all the fuss is rightly focused on the children receiving their first communion, the day itself poses a bit of a dilemma for mothers and other female members of the family. It is easy for Dad – he just wears his suit and maybe spruces it up with a new tie or none at all, but for women it is much more nuanced.

Double Cleansing - what is it all about?

Double Cleansing - what is it all about?

by on April 19, 2017
Double Cleansing - what is it all about? Let Aoife in the Beauty Boutique in Rathwood explain everything you ever wanted to ask about Double Cleansing.

Easter Train at Rathwood - by Suzy in the Airing Cupboard

Easter Train at Rathwood - by Suzy in the Airing Cupboard

by on April 17, 2017
Easter Train at Rathwood - by Suzy in the Airing Cupboard
Easter Train Review - The Chaos of 3

Easter Train Review - The Chaos of 3

by on August 17, 2017
Lovely Easter Train review by Sabrina and her three children.

Here comes the Sun (hopefully)

Here comes the Sun (hopefully)

by on April 12, 2017
After covering up for the cold winter we need to do an audit on our skin condition. The Beauty Boutique in Rathwood has five top tips to make sure your skin looks fresh and dewy. This article selects products from the comprehensive skin care range Dermalogica.
Easter Train 2017 - our first review!

Easter Train 2017 - our first review!

by on April 10, 2017
Janine from JaninesLittleWorld travelled to Rathwood to go our famous Easter Train. Read her exciting review below

Perfect Food for Easter - slow cooked shoulder of Lamb

Perfect Food for Easter - slow cooked shoulder of Lamb

by on April 10, 2017
Perfect Food for Easter - slow cooked shoulder of Lamb
Quinoa - Super Star

Quinoa - Super Star

by on April 10, 2017
Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) has risen to superstar fame in recent years. It’s a gluten-free, high-protein, high-fiber, quick-cooking whole grain with a nutty flavor and a fun pop between the teeth when cooked. You’ll find beige, red, black, or tricolor quinoa in stores; they all taste the same, so use whichever colour you prefer. Because quinoa has a bitter-flavored natural coating, it’s always a good idea to rinse it before cooking. Quinoa is great for pilafs, salads, soups, casseroles, and more.

What is a Pseudo Cereal?

What is a Pseudo Cereal?

by on July 10, 2017
In case you haven’t encountered quinoa yet, it is a pseudo cereal that grows near the Andes in South America. By pseudo cereal, I mean that it is grain-like, but it’s technically not a grass like wheat. So I guess it is kinda cheating a little.
Quinoa - Cooking perfect Quinoa every time

Quinoa - Cooking perfect Quinoa every time

by on April 10, 2017
Quinoa – pronounced Keen-Wah is the ‘go-to’ food for healthy meals. However, like its sister staple rice, it can be tricky to cook. Not enough water in the cooking process and the grain like texture is too crunchy and moreover will absorb any liquids afterwards. If you are adding a dressing then this can result in too strong a flavour as the undercooked quinoa soaks up too much.

How to Lacquer an Oak Dining Table

How to Lacquer an Oak Dining Table

by on April 10, 2017
Once you have your oak table then the next question to ask is what kind of finish you would like. Unlike cheap fast growing wood, oak has beautiful markings and grain. So, it makes sense to provide a finish that shows off those granulations. Typically oak furniture, especially something like an oak dining table that has a large surface, can be finished in either oil or lacquer.
The benefits of cast aluminium garden furniture

The benefits of cast aluminium garden furniture

by on April 6, 2017
Cast aluminium has many qualities that make it a popular material for outdoor furniture and a fantastic choice for patio and garden furniture in Ireland. Here’s why:


Caring for your nails - the easy way to fix problem nails

Caring for your nails - the easy way to fix problem nails

by on April 5, 2017
Beauty Therapist Aoife of Rathwood’s Beauty Boutique finds that sometimes women come in and are almost ashamed of their nails. It is a Catch 22 situation where leaving the nail naked is too scary, yet the polish is only hiding any bad nail surfaces underneath.
Little Bo Peep review

Little Bo Peep review

by on March 30, 2017
Claire visited the Little Bo Peep train and this is her review

How to get a perfect tan

How to get a perfect tan

by on March 29, 2017
Spray Tan – preparation, application and maintenance
Cinderella Tea Party Review

Cinderella Tea Party Review

by on March 17, 2017
Alan, author of the OMG It's a girl blog, enjoyed the Little Bo Peep train so much he returned with his children to take part in the Cinderella Tea Party.

Walking Dad - another Father's Perspective

Walking Dad - another Father's Perspective

by on March 15, 2017
Dad of Mimi tells us all about how she enjoyed the Little Bo Peep train.
OMG It's a Girl! Written by a Dad

OMG It's a Girl! Written by a Dad

by on March 19, 2017
OMG It's a girl is a humorous blog written by Dad Alan about his family of three boys and, yes you guessed it, one little girl. Here is their day at Rathwood on the Little Bo Peep Train