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County Laois

Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois

Another very picturesque place on The Barrow Way is Clogrennan Lock (known locally as Lanigan’s Lock) in County Laois. It is a beautiful spot to go for a walk, very close to Carlow Town (3,8 km), offered bautifull views. Location on the banks of the River Barrow makes it a common fishing spot. In particular, […]

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Carlow Attractions
Parks and Forests

Oak Park Forest Park in Spring

Amazing place for all nature lovers. Oak Park Forest Park is a great place to visit all year round and especially in Spring. I visited Oak Park Forest Park again, this time in Spring. On March when it was much hotter and more green compared to my last visit on January. This time I wanted […]

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Around Carlow
County Kildare

Levitstown Mill, Co. Kildare

On my trip through The Barrow Way I came across to this picturesque old barley mill near Athy, Co Kildare. It is called Levitstown Mill and it is a fine and imposing stone building of the early nineteenth century that forms an imposing landmark in the locality. The building, although now disused, is of considerable […]

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Spring`s events

Daffodil Day & Flowers of March

Every months I will take a photos of the flowers which I will find during my sightseeing in County Carlow and around Carlow. Flowers of February was Snowdrops and Crocuses. Flowers who represents March are Daffodils, sometimes called jonquils or narcissus, are the birth flowers for March. Because they bloom in early spring, they symbolize […]

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Around Carlow
Carlow Attractions
County Kildare

The Barrow Way (Carlow – Athy)

The Barrow Way is a long-distance walking trail in Ireland. It follows the original towpath of the River Barrow and it is considered one of the most scenic and picturises inland waterways. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running. It is 113 kilometres (70 miles) long and begins in Robertstown, County Kildare […]

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Carlow Culture
Spring`s events

St. Patrick’s Day Carlow 2021

This year the famous landmarks (St. Patrick’s Carlow College and VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre) in Carlow Town turned green for St. Patrick’s Day. For the second successive year Covid-19 and its related restrictions ruling out parades, festivals and even the smallest of gatherings. But all over the world, […]

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Carlow Attractions

11 Must visit places in County Carlow

Carlow is a beautiful county, it has amazing gardens, unique historical castles, picturesque heritage villages, stunning natural sites, the heaviest in Europe dolmen and the largest exhibition space for contemporary visual art. Today is the seventh anniversary of my blog and as a summary I would like to remind you about the places in County […]

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Carlow Attractions

River Cottage (Graiguecullen Carlow)

This lovely River Cottage is located at Sleaty Road, Graiguecullen, Co. Carlow. It`is just next to St. Patricks Boys A.F.C (Graiguecullen Carlow), between Carlow Town Park and Carlow Parcel Collection Post. I pass it everyday on my way to work. This River Cottage is decorated by plaques commemorate Irish Republican Army North and South soldiers: […]

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County Laois
National Monument

Sleaty Church, Co. Laois

Sleaty Church is a medieval church and National Monument of Ireland, located in County Laois, Ireland. This Church is located about 2.5 km north of Carlow town, on the west bank of the River Barrow. St. Fiacc`s first monastery was on the other side of the River Barrow, but after 60 of his monks had […]

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Swans and Sunset over Barrow River

Today, it has been exactly a year since I came back to posting on my blog systematically. That was great decision, taking photos and doing this blog made me happy in this difficult pandemic time. I have a big library of my photos taken since 2014, so I can continue blog even in a lockdown […]

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Around Carlow
County Laois

Killeshin Waterworks Reservoir Amenity Park, Co. Laois

Killeshin has many interesting features, like Killeshin Hills, Killeshin Church and its Romanesque Doorway, Uisean Park, and Old Killeshin Waterworks. I discovered recently Killeshin Waterworks Reservoir Amenity Park and it made me impress. Beautiful scenery and had an accessible path way. Very peaceful place to walk and clear your head. And it is located 5km […]

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Around Carlow
County Laois
National Monument

Killeshin Church (Romanesque Doorway) Co. Laois

Killeshin (small village in County Laois) derives its name from one of the abbots of its famous monastery – Uisin, meaning the Cell or church of Uisin. It is situated just five kilometres west of Carlow town and overlooks the picturesque Barrow Valley. Located close to the border with Co. Carlow, the small medieval church […]

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County Laois
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View over Carlow Town from the Killeshin Hills

On a clear day, be sure to go up the Killeshin Hills, where you’ll be treated to a spectacular view of Carlow town. It’s equally impressive by night. This viewing point is situated just a few minutes drive from Carlow town centre. Killeshin is a small village in County Laois, situated five kilometres west of […]

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