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County Laois

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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Around Carlow
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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Flowers of February

Snowdrops and Crocuses are one of the earliest flowers, they starts flower already in January and February, and look particularly spectacular. Snowdrops have been known since the earliest times under various names, but were named Galanthus in 1753. The “milk flowers” because their latin genus name is Galanthus comes from the Greek and gala meaning […]

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Carlow Culture
Spring`s events

Snowdrops Festival at Altamont Gardens

Office of Public Works (OPW), in associciacion with Carlow Garden Trail and Carlow Tourism has announced Snowdrops Festival at the beautiful Altamont Gardens during the month of February. There is no better time of year to catch this fabulous display of snowdrops in these beautiful tranquil gardens. A wonderful opportunity to view unique collection of […]

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Around Carlow
County Kilkenny

Grennan Castle, Co. Kilkenny

Thomastown historically known as Grennan is a town in County Kilkenny and this is where the ruins of a medieval fortified Grennan Castle is located. I stopped to see this Castle because it is like Carlow Castle date between 1207 and 1213 the very first of its kind in Ireland. Grennan Castle dates from around […]

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County Kilkenny

St. Mary’s Collegiate Church Gowran, Co. Kilkenny

One of hidden treasure in County Kilkenny. Beautiful church with a fascinating history. St. Mary’s Collegiate Church Gowran (Gaelic/Irish: Eaglais Mhuire), also known as the Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Assumption, is a church in the centre of the town of Gowran, County Kilkenny. The site is a National Monument in the care […]

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Around Carlow
County Kilkenny

Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny

The Irish Post recently named Ireland’s 12 most beautiful villages and towns. I visited only two of them: Cashel, Co. Tipperary and second one is Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny. Inistioge is a beautiful and historic village on the river Nore in South County Kilkenny.  Its special character has made it one of the most visited places in the […]

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Cafes, Pubs and Restaurant
Carlow Attractions

Teach Dolmain

In December I published a post about 12 Pubs of (Christmas) Carlow Town and I decided to visit each of those pubs and post about it. So the first pub I visited is Teach Dolmain. This is one of the most known and recommended pubs in Carlow town. It has an excellent reviews. Teach Dolmain […]

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Irish Lambs

First sign of Spring coming, in the middle of January. The little lambs appear on the pastures, which I love to photograph. Little lambs are born only in spring. It is conditioned by a hormone – melatonin, which is produced by sheep at night and plays a key role in the sheep’s reproductive process. In […]

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Carlow Attractions
Must visit place in Carlow
Parks and Forests

Oak Park Forest Park

Having such a beautiful public woodland so close to the town centre is a pleasure. Oak Park Forest Park is a stunning natural site just outside Carlow town. It is a very popular destination for walking and educational visits. Oak Park Forest Park is located in Oak Park estate 3 kilometres north of the town […]

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Carlow Attractions
Parks and Forests

Oak Park Triumphal Arch

The entrance gate forms the boundary between the public and the private space or property. Landlords used the language of architecture to convey their notion of power and prestige. There are some elaborate examples of this practice to be found in County Carlow. The Triumphal Arch was a monumental structure with one or more arched […]

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Carlow Attractions
Carlow Culture

What’s on at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art (December – February 2021)

Last time I`ve been in VISUAL in September 2020. You can see it in this post: What’s on at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art (July – October 2020) Now, since December 2020 at VISUAL begun new season. Inspired by the Main Gallery exhibition, The Soil Becomes Scandinavian, VISUAL beautiful light box building has been decorated […]

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