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The Coal Bunker Bar, Co. Wexford

After visiting Johnstown Castle, we were looking for some nice place for dinner and we found this wonderful pub called The Coal Bunker Bar. The Coal Bunker Bar is a family-run bar and restaurant located in Ballykelly, Drinagh in County Wexford. From the outside, it looks very ordinary but it is a good honest local […]

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Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford

Another a truly magnificent castle I been visiting in April was a Gothic Revival Johnstown Castle located in County Wexford. Johnstown Castle is located on the Johnstown Castle Estate, a 150 acres (61 ha) estate, located off the road between Murntown and Rathaspeck, 5.5 km southwest of Wexford town. Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens […]

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County Wexford

Doll’s House – Rathaspeck Manor, Co. Wexford

When I noticed this colorful and very unusual building from far, I had to stopped and take a picture of it. Then I googled it I find out it is called The Doll’s House. The Doll’s House is a colourfully-painted gate lodge that is located at the entrance of Rathaspeck Manor in County Wexford. The […]

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County Wexford

St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Co. Wexford

Delightful and recently restored St. Aidan’s Cathedral is definitely worth visiting if you are in Enniscorthy town, County Wexford. It is one of the most magnificent neo-Gothic cathedrals in Ireland. The Cathedral was designed by one of the greatest English architects of the 19th century, Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin who designed some of the most […]

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Enniscorthy Town, Co. Wexford

Waiting for opening the Enniscorthy Castle I decided to walk through the Enniscorthy town and visit St Aidan’s Cathedral. Enniscorthy is the second-largest town in County Wexford, located on the picturesque River Slaney and in close proximity to the Blackstairs Mountains and Ireland’s longest beach, Curracloe. The town is overlooked by a majestic Norman Castle […]

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Enniscorthy Castle, Co. Wexford

On a rainy April`s Sunday I visited historic Enniscorthy town in County Wexford. Situated in the centre of Enniscorthy town, Enniscorthy Castle is among the oldest and best preserved of Ireland’s castles. It is also one of the few Irish castles to offer self-tours inside the castle and conatins many interesting exhibitions thanks to which […]

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County Kildare

The Grey Abbey, Co. Kildare

While visiting The Irish National Stud and Gardens I searched for some attractions located near and I found out about Three Abbeys of Kildare. Three Abbeys were established in and around Kildare Town in the 13th century, they were known as the Grey Abbey, the Black Abbey and the White Abbey. They are named after […]

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County Kildare

The Irish National Stud and Gardens, Co. Kildare

The horse is synonymous with Ireland and especially County Kildare which is known as the Thoroughbred County. County Kildare has The Irish National Stud & Gardens, three racecourses, the Curragh Plains, RACE Academy and the Bloodstock Agency. Based at Tully, Kildare Town, The Irish National Stud and Gardens is one of the top attraction of […]

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County Kildare

St. Fiachra’s Garden, Co. Kildare

In the grounds of The Irish National Stud and Gardens in County Kildare, there are two stunning gardens – the iconic Japanese Gardens and St. Fiachra’s Garden which is a essence of Ireland’s landscape natural beauty in its rawest state. St. Fiachra’s Garden was created to celebrate the Millenium at the Irish National Stud and […]

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County Kildare

Japanese Gardens, Co. Kildare

Recently I visited the world famous, amazing Japanese Gardens at The Irish National Stud & Gardens located in Tully, County Kildare. The Gardens are now of international renown and are acclaimed as the finest Japanese Gardens in Europe. The Irish National Stud’s Japanese Gardens were created between 1906 and 1910. They were devised by Colonel William […]

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Carlow Culture

What’s on at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art (February – May 2022)

Last time I`ve been in VISUAL in June 2021. You can see it in this post: What’s on at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art (June – September 2021) I admit, it was so long time ago. So in April I popped up there to see what`s on. Currently you can see five exhibitions which are […]

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County Wexford

Ferns Castle, Co. Wexford

Ferns is a historic town in north County Wexford. In the 6th century it was an ecclesiastical centre of national importance and subsequently the seat of the Kings of Leinster. The town became the capital of the Kingdom of Leinster, and also the Capital of Ireland when the kings of that southern part of the […]

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County Wexford

Courtown, Co. Wexford

After visiting at Marlfield House and lunch at The Duck Restaurant we drove to Courtown, situated about 4 miles south-east of Gorey in County Wexford, on a wide sweep of coast called Courtown Bay. Courtown is family friendly seaside amusement resort smaller but similar like Tramore in County Waterford. In the heart of the village […]

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The Duck Restaurant, Co. Wexford

After walkind around Marlfield House and its gardens I went for lunch to The Duck Restaurant where I had the best duck dishes in my life. The Duck at Marlfield House is a restaurant in the 2022 MICHELIN Guide Ireland. This restaurant is located in the restored courtyard buildings of Marlfield House Hotel in Gorey, […]

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