There are various activities available en route and in the area such as golf, fishing, swimming, and walking trails through the Slieve Blooms.
Mountrath, Roscrea and Abbeyleix towns have some excellent eateries, restaurants, and lots of nice shops.
The well known Kinnitty Castle is 25 minutes drive away, also Durrow Castle (20 min.), Kilkenny (1 hour), Emo (25 min.), The Irish Nationalstud in Kildare (25 min.).
There are some excellent music sessions in the area and the county is full of good pubs.