Year: 2021

5km from Carlow Town
Carlow Attractions
Cottages

River Cottage (Graiguecullen Carlow)

This lovely River Cottage is located at Sleaty Street, 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 every day on my way to work. This River Cottage is decorated by plaques commemorating Irish Republican Army North and […]

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5km from Carlow Town
Around Carlow
County Laois
National Monument

Sleaty Church, Co. Laois

Sleaty Church is a medieval church and National Monument of Ireland, located in County Laois. 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 died […]

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Photos

Swans and Sunset over Barrow River

I love to admire Swans and Sunset over River Barrow in Carlow Town Park. Today, it has been exactly a year since I came back to posting on my blog systematically. That was a great decision, taking photos and doing this blog made me happy in this difficult pandemic time. I have a big library […]

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5km from Carlow Town
Around Carlow
County Laois

Killeshin Waterworks Reservoir Amenity Park, Co. Laois

I discovered recently Killeshin Waterworks Reservoir Amenity Park and it made me impress. Beautiful scenery and had an accessible pathway. Very peaceful place to walk and clear your head. And it is located 5km (only an 8-minute drive) from Carlow Town. Moreover, Killeshin has many interesting features, like Killeshin Hills, Killeshin Church and its Romanesque […]

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5km from Carlow Town
Around Carlow
County Laois
National Monument

Killeshin Church (Romanesque Doorway) Co. Laois

What makes Killeshin Church quite unique and different from all the others is its stone-carved Romanesque Doorway. Killeshin is a 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 kilometers west of Carlow […]

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View over Carlow Town from the Killeshin Hills
5km from Carlow Town
Around Carlow
County Laois
Photos

Killeshin Hills viewpoint over Carlow Town

There is a fantastic view from Killeshin Hills viewpoint over Carlow Town. So, 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. Moreover, this viewing point is situated just a few minutes drive from Carlow town […]

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Around Carlow
County Kilkenny

Grennan Castle, Co. Kilkenny

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

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Around Carlow
County Kilkenny
National Monument

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

St. Mary’s Collegiate Church Gowran (Gaelic/Irish: Eaglais Mhuire) is one of the hidden treasures in County Kilkenny. It is a beautiful church with a fascinating history. Also known as the Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Assumption. It is a church in the center of the town of Gowran, County Kilkenny. The site is […]

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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, County Tipperary and the second one is Inistioge, County 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 […]

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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. 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. What’s more, it has excellent reviews. Important Teach […]

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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 this particular time of the year. Although the weather wasn`t good, I really enjoyed my visit there. It was windy and rainy but made the gardens look more spooky than sunny weather. Each of the 16 interconnected gardens […]

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5km from Carlow Town
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 center is a pleasure. Oak Park Forest Park is a stunning natural site just outside Carlow town. So it is a very popular destination for walking and educational visits. The Park is located in Oak Park estate. It is 3 kilometers north of the […]

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5km from Carlow Town
Carlow Attractions
Parks and Forests

Oak Park Triumphal Arch

Magnificent Oak Park Triumphal Arch designed by William Morrison is at the entrance to the Oak Park estate in County Carlow. The entrance gate forms the boundary between the public and the private space or property. In fact, landlords used the language of architecture to convey their notion of power and prestige. There are some […]

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Around Carlow
County Laois
National Monument

Timahoe Round Tower, Co. Laois

Timahoe is a small, quiet village in County Laois. Located 12 km south of Portlaoise on the R426 road, near the famous Electric Picnic town of Stradbelly. What`s more, the village is situated in a wide valley rich in fertile soils, and the houses are around a large circular green area called The Goosegreen. There […]

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Around Carlow
County Laois

Stradbally, Co. Laois

Stradbally is a town in County Laois. Known for its Steam Rally and the Electric Picnic. It is located on the N80 National Secondary Route. So it is approximately 12km east of Portlaoise and 7km from Junction 16 on the M7 Motorway. The history of Stradbally dates to the 6th century. When they established a […]

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