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Located just an hour from Dublin The Heritage has it all when it comes to Family Hotel Breaks in Ireland. Set in the beautiful Laois country side is the small village of Killenard The Heritage has been a firm favourite with families year after year.

This 98 bedroom hotel offers luxurious accommodation while still maintaining a homely feel. Choose from a Superior Family Room with 2 Queen Size beds that can comfortably cater for 2 adults and 2 children. A very popular choice is the Family Suites which offer a dining and living area with a sofa beds for the kids and separate bedroom for Mum & Dad. Interconnecting rooms are also available for those with older children. All rooms in the hotel are equipped with a mini fridge, very handy for keeping babies bottles or a snack for your little one. For Mum & Dad, enjoy a fresh coffee you’re your very own Nespresso machine. Cots, bottle warmers and sterilizers are easily available on request. Their little guests are well looked after with mini robes, mini slippers and the all-important cookies and milk at bedtime.

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The Heritage, Killenard, County Laois, Ireland R32 PW10

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In addition to the 98 bedrooms there are also 5 luxury penthouse apartments on site. These apartments are the perfect way to take a break with the family and have lots of space for the little ones to explore. The apartments all have, a twin bedroom for the kids with an ensuite. A master bedroom with en suite with access to the balcony that overlooks the golf course. A large kitchen area complete with everything you need to enjoy your stay. There is also a living area that also has balcony access where you can sit outside after dinner and enjoy the golf course views.

The Heritage had a complete refurbishment in 2019 and has two amazing dining options for guests. For breakfast and dinner, dine at the cool and contemporary Blake’s. Furthermore, they are proud to supply only the freshest, local Laois produce throughout their menus. Choose from our a la carte menu or our seasonal set menu if you want to go for 4 courses. If you’re looking for more of a light bites style menu then why not try Seven bar which serves lunch and evening bites daily. Both areas have a range of options for kids, even the pickiest of eaters!


the heritage hotel cinema

Family Facilities

There are so many activities for you to enjoy with your kids, from their very own 50 seater in house cinema to the on site playground. 5km Walking trails to playrooms and even complimetary bike hire. When it comes to keeping the kids entertained you can be sure all bases are covered.

Swimming Pool

The Heritage they offer all guests complimentary use of the leisure centre and pool.

With a dedicated children’s pool area complete with bubble feature ensuring hours of fun. For Mum or Dad The Spa at The Heritage is available for a little bit of me time. This award winning spa overs a vast array of treatments in a beautiful tranquil setting. Why not try the thermal suite and indulge in the delights of the Spa Experience at The Heritage. 

Pre-booking is essential with discounted rates available for guests.


If you want to venture outdoors then The Heritage has an on site playground and also a 5km walking track around the golf course if you want to explore the great outdoors and tennis courts. 


During holiday periods The Heritage show kids movies throughout the day so even if the Irish summer isn’t quiet what we expected you can still keep the kids entertained with movies and popcorn and their favourite Disney films.


There is also a kids zone on the bottom floor with toys, TV’s and games for kids to play with. So many options to keep them entertained!

the heritage hotel cinema
the heritage hotel facilities

Attractions Nearby

The Heritage boasts an amazing central location in the heart of Ireland. Just 10 minutes off the M7 motorway and only a stone throw for lots of fun activities for kids. Enjoy a picnic at Emo Court House & Gardens take a stroll through Heywood Gardens.  Visit the Slieve Bloom Mountains or explore Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park

Abbeyleix Bog Walk  is a adventure not to be missed while Stradbally Woodlands Express and Japanese Gardens & National Stud  are also firm favourites for families.

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Emo Court Park – 7.4km – 12mins drive

Lullymore Heritage & Discovery Park – 27.5km – 32 mins drive

Stradbally Steam Museum-17.2km – 20 mins drive

Abbeyleix Bog Walk  – 33.3km – 30mins drive


Kildare, Japanese Gardens- 19.8km – 21 mins drive

Kildare Farm- 17.9km – 21 mins drive


Fun Factory Playcentre – 36.2km – 32 mins drive

Jungle Den – 42km – 32 mins drive


Kildare Village Play Area – 18.9km – 22 mins drive

Portlaoise Town Park – 19km – 22 mins drive


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