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County Waterford

Annestown Beach, Co. Waterford

Another amazing place I visited on my holiday in July was Annestown Beach, which is sometimes called a gem of The Copper Coast. Annestown Beach is a beautiful beach in the village of Annestown in County Waterford, with its sea arch and islands, is an attractive bathing place and is popular with surfers and swimmers. […]

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County Waterford

Kilmurrin Cove, Co. Waterford

Nordwest of Dunabrattin Head, close to Boat Strand is situated Kilmurrin Cove. This is a beautiful small sheltered cove and beautiful beach, very secluded. Definitely worth a stop here whilst driving The Copper Coast. Kilmurrin Cove is about a 30 minute drive from the Waterford city and is on The Copper Coast drive. It is […]

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County Waterford

Dunabrattin Head, Co. Waterford

From Tramore I traveled to The Copper Coast which stretching for 25 km between Tramore and Dungarvan in County Waterford. The Copper Coast is now a UNESCO Global Geopark which gets its name from the 19th Century copper mines that lie at its heart. It comprises some 25 kilometres of spectacular coastline consisting of scalloped […]

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County Waterford

Tramore, Co. Waterford

Next place I visited during my holiday in July was Tramore, a seaside town in County Waterford, on the southeast coast of Ireland. Tramore (Irish: Trá Mhór, meaning ‘Big beach‘) is a very popular destination. “Everybody” was in Tramore, so I always wanted to go there. With humble origins as a small fishing village, the […]

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County Wexford

Curracloe Beach, Co. Wexford

On my holiday in July I traveled to scenic County Wexford, to the southeast cost which is Ireland`s sunniest region. The first place I visited was delightful village of Curracloe (Irish: Currach Cló, meaning “marsh of the impression”). The village is linked to the long and sandy Curracloe Beach which is one of the most […]

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Autumn`s events
Carlow Culture

Halloween at Delta Sensory Gardens

This Halloween I decided to visit Delta Sensory Gardens and see their decorations of the gardens for these special time of the year. Although the weather wasn`t good, I realy enjoyed my visit there. It was windy and rainy but it made the gardens look more spooky then in a sunny weather. Every of the […]

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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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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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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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