Mindfulness Farm Trail

We are so excited this year to be offering our guests the opportunity to enjoy our new mindfulness farm trail.  This year has been a challenging year and everyone wishes to get outdoors for the freedom to explore nature.   We are currently creating a mindfulness trail which will take you from your accommodation through the fields, paying attention to nature while following our newly mowed pathways through the meadows.  Along the way to the lakeshore you can read lots of little mindfulness sayings and maybe bump into some of our friendly farm animals.  You can also search for wild flowers and count how many different types you find.  We will guide you with markings around a looped trail through hedgerows, streams, small bridge, high cross and lots more.   You must come and stay at Abhainn Ri to enjoy this special place.

Family Friendly Summer Staycation

A family holiday is really important to us all. They allow us to step away from everyday life and reconnect with the people we love, a time to relax and recharge and leave us with life-long happy memories.

During the past year the one thing we have missed most is the connection with our family & friends.  Abhainn Ri offers an ideal location for re connection with family & friends.

We have four identical cottages that can be booked individually or several cottages for a family staycation.  Our cottages are fully equipped, sleep six with all bedrooms en suite all have stunning lake views.

We have a play area where children can enjoy the swing and slide or sit on our old tractor and then visit our selection of hens. During 2021 we shall include looped nature trails on our 100 acre farm with freedom for everyone to visit our selection of farm animals along the trail.

We welcome our guests with tea / coffee and a home baked treat on arrial.  Our cottages are approved by Failte Ireland and we follow the guidelines for cleaning and preparing for our guests arrival.  We also have key collection boxes located at our Farmhouse B&B reception so that guests can do a self check in.

We offer our guests staying at Abhainn Ri the option to book breakfast in our Farmhouse B&B or to order a very specail treat of our highly popular Afernoon Tea.

We had the most wonderul July & August in 2020 when we welcomed guests from all around the country and we look forward to welcoming everyone again in Summer 2021.




Mindfulness in Nature

At Abhainn Ri mindfulness has become part of our daily life and it allows us to live and enjoy the moment.   We are located in an area with so much nature and beauty.  It is so lovely to be able to spend time outdoors observing the landscape, watching tiny birds, finding wild flowers, viewing the beautiful skies by cloud watching, visiting the farm animals, following the trails through the fields to the lakeshore and simply being present.

Walking Mindfulness

Walking through the countryside are therapeutic, combining gentle movement in nature with mindfulness. This can be practiced by walking silently on a trail through the fields or along the shoreline or up to the viewing bench at the hightest point on the farm.

Take note of your surroundings – what you see, hear, smell, taste, feel. Allow your thoughts to pass without attaching to one in particular. If you find you’re getting distracted, that’s fine!

Start again with bringing your attention to the present moment.

Feelings of awe or wonder, gratitude and appreciation often bubble up when giving such attention to nature.

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha

Abhainn Ri Gift Vouchers

Gift a farm stay experience to loved ones this Christmas with an Abhainn Ri gift voucher. Ideal gift for families, friends or couples to stay and explore.   Stunning views, farm walks, farm animals, tasty farmhouse breakfast, afternoon tea or baking class.

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Stay and Spend at Abhainn Ri

Abhainn Ri Farmhouse & Self Catering Cottages are registered for the Revenue Commissions Stay and Spend Tax Credit Scheme.

Stay at Abhainn Ri and claim up to €125 tax credit back. Simply spend over €25 in a single transaction on your accommodation or food and claim a 20% tax credit from revenue.ie
Available for stays between 1st October 2020 and 30th April 2021.
Limits and conditions apply, please visit revenue.ie for full details and how to claim.
You will require a copy of your receipt when you claim, we are happy to provide after your stay with us.
Stay & Spend Scheme is operated by Ireland’s Office of the Revenue Commissioner.

Failte Ireland Covid 19 Safey Charter

The COVID-19 Safety Charter is a Government-endorsed initiative to reinforce confidence in domestic and overseas visitors in tourism businesses. The COVID-19 Safety Charter is designed to give comfort and reassurance to employers, employees and customers.  Read more on Covid 19 Safety Charter – Failte Ireland

All Abhainn Ri Staff have been trained and certified by Failte Ireland for Covid 19 Safety Charter and we are following all guidelines since July 2020.




Autumn Special Offer Break

Looking for a special Autumn short break away from it all.    Stay in the picturesque surroundings of Abhainn Ri Farmhouse with Breakfast each morning and  home baked welcome treat on arrival.   Enjoy stunning lake views and walks to the lake shore and you may even meet a friendly donkey along the way.

Book two or more nights B&B and receive a 10% discount.

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We are delighted to be re-opening to welcome guests again on the 29th June. Our commitment to caring for our guests has always been our highest priority, but this has now taken on a new meaning. It means taking responsible actions to stop the spread of COVID-19 while also continuing to offer our guests the highest standards of service and comfort and providing a safe workplace for our team.

Our commitment is to adhere to the strictest advice and protocol from Failte Ireland / HSE / Self Catering Federation.   Central to the Irish Government’s strategy for delaying and reducing the spread of this virus, our team will be practicing ‘social distancing’ between themselves and our guests and we will undertake steps to minimise interactions between guests also.

We will be limiting unnecessary interactions while maintaining the highest levels of service that our guests have come to expect and love. Changes including check in at collection box at reception and express check out with drop box.

We will endeavour to ensure that staying in Abhainn Ri will remain the same homely and charming experience we hope it has always been for the past 17 years.

We promise our guests the highest standard of cleanliness for all of our accommodation.

We look forward to welcoming you to this scenic location high in the Wicklow mountains.

The Byrne family and team

Babymoon Package

Introducing our new Babymoon Package which is essentially a relaxed getaway for expectant mothers and their partners before their precious bundle arrives.

Ideal for mums-to be to head off on a short break with either their partner, friend or a loved one before the imminent happiness of the new arrival.

Abhainn Ri Luxury 5* Garden Suite offers a package for 2 night B&B + Afternoon Tea is below:

  • Two nights stay with full Irish breakfast
  • Afternoon tea for two in our Farmhouse B&B
  • Complimentary bottle of sparkling alcohol free wine
  • Stunning views from our private suite overlooking the lakes
  • Farm walks to the lake shore


Cost:    190 euros per person

Honeymoon Package

Abhainn Ri Garden Suite is ideal for that very special Honeymoon getaway with one the most stunning views in Ireland.
This must-see luxury suite overlooks the Blessington lakes and has a private entrance through its patio doors. It is 900 square feet of pure indulgence, a haven in which you can unwind after the perfect day ans sip a glass of wine or champagne.   The suite has a kitchenette so guests can bring along snacks to enjoy during their stay.

Abhainn Ri Luxury 5* Garden Suite offers a package for 2 night B&B + Afternoon Tea is below:

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Cost:    190 euros per person