Borris House is located in the picturesque town of Borris in South Carlow. It is the ancestral home of McMorrough Kavanaghs, High Kings of Leinster. The Kavanagh family of Borris House can trace their family right back to the 12th century. Diarmuid McMorrough Kavanagh invited the Normans to Ireland in 1169 to help him regain the Kingdom of Leinster from Rory O Connor the High King of Ireland.
The town of Borris, which has a population of around 1,100, is located at the foot of Carlow’s iconic mountain, Mount Leinster. The town attracts a large number of tourists annually. Many of those are attracted by events in Borris House. These include poetry readings, concerts and guided tours of the house. Borris House, which has the Chapel of St Moling in the grounds, is also available as a wedding venue.
Borris House which dates from the 15th century, featured on ‘Antiques to the Rescue’ on the BBC in the year 2012 On This Day.
Image from page 467 of “Picturesque Ireland : a literary and artistic delineation of the natural scenery, remarkable places, historical antiquities, public buildings, ancient abbeys, towers, castles, and other romantic and attractive features of Ireland” by Internet Archive Book Images on 1885-01-01 00:00:00
Snowbound Mount Leinster by stephenhanafin on 2009-02-07 16:35:28