Month: September 2021

Around Carlow
County Tipperary

Rock of Cashel, Co. Tipperary

One of the most spectacular and the most visited tourist attractions in Ireland is the Rock of Cashel. It is sometimes mistakenly called “Castle on the Rock” and meanwhile it is not a castle but a “Cashel”. So this word is an anglicized version of the Irish word “Caiseal”, meaning a fortress. It was originally […]

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Cafes, Pubs and Restaurant
Carlow Attractions

The Forge Restaurant

Less than 1 kilometer from the majestic Altamont Gardens was located The Forge Restaurant. Between the villages of Ballon and Bunclody on the N80 Dublin-Wexford road. It was an ideal stopover for tourists. I wrote “it was” because The Forge Restaurant closed its doors on 4th September 2018 as its owner Mary Jordan had retired […]

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Carlow Attractions
Gardens
Must visit place in Carlow

Altamont Gardens

There are places that have a special undefined magic and artistry. Unique and wholly enchanting character and Altamont Gardens are one of them. Altamont Gardens are gardens considered to be one of the most beautiful and romantic gardens in Ireland. They rank among the top 10 Irish gardens. Although still little known, they are often […]

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Carlow Attractions
Castles

The Temple of the Goddess Isis

Huntington Castle in Clonegal village is the seat of the international organization “The Fellowship of Isis”. FOI (Team of Isis) has 21,000 members in many countries. The team of Isis was founded by Olivia Robertson – a descendant of the family and the owner of the castle. FOI’s task is to promote knowledge about the […]

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Carlow Attractions
Castles
Must visit place in Carlow

Huntington Castle

Huntington Castle is also known as Clonegal Castle. From the name of Clonegal village in County Carlow. First, the ancient seat of the Esmonde family is today one of Ireland’s historical treasures. Voted one of Ireland’s top 20 Hidden Gems by The Guardian. It is situated on the road between Dublin and Wexford. The castle […]

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Carlow Attractions
Cottages
Museums

The Weavers Cottage, Clonegal

The Weavers Cottage, located in the village of Clonegal is full of charm and character. The cottages were a 17th-century construction by Alexander Durdin. And they were built for local weavers. Originally there was a row of 6 cottages. Also comprised a pair of semi-detached, two-bay, single-storey dormer cottages with attic conversion. Likewise, the cottages […]

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