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Carlow Attractions
Must visit place in Carlow
Towns and Village

St Mullin’s

St Mullin`s is a scenic and charming Barrow-side village with an impressive ecclesiastical history and it was always top of my list of Must visit place in County Carlow. The village of St Mullin`s (Irish: Tigh Moling, formerly anglicised as Timoling or Tymoling – “Homestead of Moling”) is beautifully situated on the eastern bank of […]

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Cafes, Pubs and Restaurant
Carlow Attractions

Mullichain Cafe

Beautifuly situated on the banks of the river Barrow in St Mullin`s in Co Carlow, The Mullichain Cafe is a unique and charming dining out by the river. The Mullichain Cafe is a tastefully restored 18th century canal storehouse which was used to store grain and all kinds of goods that were transported on the […]

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Carlow Attractions
Holy Wells

St Moling’s Well

St Moling’s well is situated to the north of the ancient monastic site in St Mullin`s in County Carlow. The well is located beside the millrace, said to have been dug singlehandedly by St Moling over a period of several years. When it was completed St Moling consecrated the millrace and it, together with the […]

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Carlow Attractions
Churches
Graveyards
National Monument

St Mullin’s Monastic site

St Mullin`s is one of the country’s most significant archaeological sites, standing in importance with Glendalough and Clonmacnoise, which attracts many historians, archaeologists and general visitors to County Carlow and the River Barrow area. The village of St Mullin`s is named after Saint Moling (or Mo Ling, 614–697), who founded a monastery there in the […]

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Carlow Attractions
Castles

Tinnahinch Castle

During my visit at Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny I discovered by chance a ruins of Tinnahinch Castle. The ruins of the castle are behind a modern house on the east bank of River Barrow, the County Carlow side of the river. Unfortunately it is not possible to enter. An old ruin, located beside the Lock at […]

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Around Carlow
County Kilkenny

Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny

Graiguenamanagh is considered to be one of the most beautiful areas in the southeast of Ireland. It is located on the border between counties Kilkenny and Carlow, on the River Barrow, which demarcates the border between the two counties. Historically, the settlement on the eastern side of the Barrow was called Tinnahinch. This name is […]

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Around Carlow
County Kilkenny
National Monument

Duiske Abbey, Co. Kilkenny

Duiske Abbey also known as Graiguenamanagh Abbey, is a 13th-century Cistercian monastery situated in beautiful town of Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny. The Abbey is located in the valley of the river Barrow, on a site between the main river and the Duiske tributary. The abbey derives its name from the Douskey River Irish: An Dubhuisce, meaning ‘Black Water’. It is one of the first, largest […]

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Carlow Attractions

Borris Viaduct

22th of July was the official opening of the revamped Borris Viaduct. Impressive sixteen arch Viaduct, with spectacular views to the Blackstairs Mountains and Mount Leinster, has recently received work by Carlow County Council to make it safer and more accessible. They called the Viaduct “A bridge to the past and a link to the […]

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Carlow Attractions
Historic Houses

Borris House

Borris House is a private and unique historic house that was once the home of the Kings of Leinster. Situated in the beautiful Barrow Valley in County Carlow, Borris House is one of the most picturesque country houses in Ireland. Constructed in the Tudor style, Borris House was built in 1731 by Morgan Kavanagh. It […]

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Carlow Attractions
Must visit place in Carlow
Towns and Village

Borris

Borris is a Georgian, granite village, full of charm and heritage nestling in the fertile valley of the River Barrow, below the curve of the Blackstairs Mountains. With its tradicional Irish street-front and spectacular mountain setting, this village is a popular stop for those boating or walking in the area. The name denotes a borough […]

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Carlow Attractions
Cottages

Ivy Cottage, Borris

The most beautiful cottage I’ve seen in County Carlow is Ivy Cottage located just at the entrance to Borris village. It is called Ivy Cottage and it`s all ivy covered. Half part of cottage has lovly red door and window and another half part has wooden color of door and window and blue additives like […]

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Carlow Attractions
Graveyards

Dunleckney Parish Chuchyard

I recently discovered beautiful old churchyard called Dunleckney Parish Chuchyard. Dunleckney – Dun Leicne – Fort of the Flagstones – also known as – Fort of the Hillside. A parish in the barony of Idrone East, County Carlow. This place which is situated near the river Barrow, was anciently the seat of the Kavanaghs, Kings […]

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Carlow Attractions
Castles
Must visit place in Carlow
National Monument

Ballymoon Castle

Out of hundreds of ruined castles across Ireland, Ballymoon Castle is one of the more unique and mysterious. It is situated in the Barrow Valley, approximately 2 miles (3 km) east of Muine Bheag (Bagenalstown), County Carlow, Ireland. Ballymoon Castle is located only 3,8 km from Ballyloughan Castle. Like many other Irish castles, Ballymoon has […]

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County Wexford

St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Bunclody, Co. Wexford

One of the rich architectural heritage of Bunclody in north County Wexford is a Roman Catholic church Saint Mary’s Church of Ireland. There are four churches in the Bunclody union in the Diocese of Ferns: Saint Mary’s, Bunclody (Newtownbarry), Saint Fiaac’s, Clonegal (Moyacombe), Saint Paul’s, Kildavin (Barragh), and Saint Brigid’s, Kilrush (Ballinabearna), and the parishes […]

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