Bunclody has a pretty town square and mall, backed by the Blackstairs Mountains and beside the River Slaney. The town is well supplied with restaurants, pubs, and shops.
There is a new golf course in Bunclody and several more nearby. Hill and mountain walks in the Blackstairs and Wicklow Mountains are also within easy reacy. Detailed directions and maps can be supplied for several walks of varying lengths and elevations.
Bunclody is also an excellent base for exploring the southeast of Ireland. The historic towns of Wexford and Kilkenny are less than an hour's drive away, with Waterford just a little farther. The Wexford coast has some of Ireland's finest beaches, and Hook Head has one of Europe's oldest lighthouses, now a museum. Glendalough in Co. Wicklow is a spectacular ancient monastic site set in a valley between the mountains, just an hour's drive away.
Even nearer is the village of Ferns, with its many historic monuments, most notable being the Norman Castle with its attractive visitor centre and guided tours.
There are many notable gardens worth a visit in the area. The best known is Altamont Garden, about 10 km from Bunclody. The gardens at Altamont cover 16 hectares of formal and informal gardens, including a riverside walk.