The Meetings, is situated in a spot which oozes history and natural beauty. National poet Thomas Moore who lived from 1779 to 1852 was a regular visitor to the area and a monument stands beside the meeting of the waters in his honour.
For all those who visit this exquisite spot, it is easy to see why Moore wrote in 1807 so lovingly of the locality. And his words “Sweet vale of Avoca how calm could I rest, in thy bosom of shade with the friends I love best” are as true today, with The Meetings providing the shade in a friendly atmosphere.
The Meetings, boasts a function area with a conservatory style room, which offers breathtaking views overlooking the meeting of the Avonmore and Avonbeg rivers, where they form the Avoca river, and the rolling countryside that surrounds. It offers perfect views across the sweet vale of Avoca. Appropriately the function rooms are named after poet Thomas Moore who immortalised the area in verse.
To the front of the premises there is a lounge, bar and restaurant offering a warm welcome to all who enter, be it for a bite to eat or a relaxing drink. There’s also a shop and off-licence stocking all the essentials for a day trip, ice-cream, sweets, drinks and an array of other goods.
Outside there are a host of benches where you can leisurely sip your drink in the cool of the shade of your parasol and watch the world go by, listen to the gurgling of the water and look across the beautiful vale. This is also the site of the outdoor traditional music during the summer months.
The Meetings also has a gift shop to the rear which carries a large range of quality clothing, crafts and items of Irish interest.
Restaurant, Bar and Lounge, Function Room,
Craft Shop and Bureau de Change
Ensuite Accommodation with wireless broadband
Visitors, Groups and Families all Welcome
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- Two Double, One Twin and One Triple rooms. All Ensuite
- Bord Failte Approved. Wireless Broadband
- Guest TV Lounge / Common Room
- Unbeatable views of The Meeting of the Waters from our breakfast room
- Traditional Music every Monday to Thursday from 7pm to 9pm in July and August
- Open air Ceili Music every Sunday from Easter to October 4-6pm
- Weekend Music Saturday & Sunday Nights Easter to October
- Glass and Souvenirs
- Bureau de Change
Food Served All Day
- Tradtional Irish Food Served Daily
- Our menus offer a wide selection for everyone
- Group bookings welcome
“There is not in this wide world a valley so sweet
As that vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet!
Oh the last rays of feeling and life must depart
Ere the bloom of that valley shall fade from my heart”