As the winner of the ‘Extra Large Store of the Year Award 2013’ and with over a quarter million visitors each year, Rathwood is the perfect place to spend a day out. This family owned spacious and well laid out centre houses an award winning garden centre, exclusive ranges of ladies clothing and shoes, beautiful interior styled rooms, stylish gifts, family friendly restaurant, birds of prey centre, a maze of Ireland and woodland walks.

Lunch at Rathwood’s restaurant is pivotal to the Rathwood shopping experience, where customers can relax and enjoy impressive wholesome lunches and a delicious selection of home baking (function room/group menus available) and visit their new café, The Wood Shed Cafe and enjoy a varied menu of breakfast, lunch, teas, coffees & cake, to suit all your needs.

A ride on the Rathwood Train, woodland walk, visit to the birds of prey centre or the Christmas Wonderland all make Rathwood a delight to visit all year round. Rathwood is also perfect for a lunch stop on a trip to Altamont Gardens which are located nearby.

“Would highly recommend Rathwood for the young and old. Really enjoyed it today!! “Had wonderful day there recently staff very helpful and fab food in restaurant.” Facebook 2014


Please check for further updates on Covid 19 restrictions on the Rathwood website at www.rathwood.com or email reception@rathwood.com or phone 059 9156285 and check the Carlow Garden Trail website or the Carlow Tourism website.

Please continue to check the HSE website https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/ for further updates and continue to monitor our social media pages.

Contact Details

T: 059 915 6285
E: reception@rathwood.com
W: www.rathwood.com


Tullow, Co. Carlow


Latitude: 52.796597 | Longitude: -6.660739

How to Find Us

10 km from Altamont Gardens, through Tullow town or from Castledermot (exit 4 off the M9 motorway) take the R418 into Tullow town

Opening Hours

Monday-Saturday including Bank Holidays 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11a.m. to 6 p.m.


FREE. Admission fee applies to birds of prey centre & Maze of Ireland.


Gift and garden shop, furniture and interiors shop, excellent restaurant with wine licence, garden centre, ladies boutiques and shoe shop, stone landscaping, train rides, children’s outdoor play garden, Maze of Ireland, birds of prey centre, woodland walks, large coach and car park, toilets, wheelchair access, Fáilte Ireland visitor information point, chocolate factory nextdoor. Open 7 days.