Month: June 2022

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 the beautiful town of Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny. So, the Abbey is located in the valley of the river Barrow, on a site between the main river and the Duiske tributary. Furthermore, the abbey derives its name from the Douskey River Irish: An Dubhuisce, meaning ‘Black Water’. What`s more, it is […]

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Carlow Attractions

Borris Viaduct

22nd 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 traditional Irish street front and spectacular mountain setting. Borris village is a popular stop for those boating or walking in the area. The name denotes a […]

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Carlow Attractions
Cottages

Ivy Cottage at Borris

Ivy Cottage at Borris is the most beautiful cottage I’ve seen in County Carlow. It is located just at the entrance to Borris village. Beautiful Borris village is full of charm and looks like time stopped here. The cottage is called Ivy Cottage and it`s all ivy-covered. Ivy symbolizes fidelity (it won’t easily let go […]

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Carlow Attractions
Graveyards

Dunleckney Parish Churchyard

I recently discovered a beautiful old churchyard called Dunleckney Parish Churchyard. Dunleckney – Dun Leicne – Fort of the Flagstones – also known as – Fort of the Hillside. So, it is a parish in the barony of Idrone East, County Carlow. Besides, this place which is situated near the River Barrow was anciently the […]

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