Year: 2023

Around Carlow
County Wexford

Greenroom Restaurant at the Seafield Hotel, Co. Wexford

The Greenroom Restaurant at the Seafield Hotel is the most elegant and poshest restaurant I had dinner at, so far. What’s more, Seafield Hotel & Spa Resort is a 4-star luxury hotel in County Wexford. Undoubtedly one of the finest luxury resorts on the east coast of Ireland. And then, it is set on 160 […]

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Around Carlow
County Wexford

Cahore, Co. Wexford

Cahore itself it’s not as well-known as Courtown or the amazing beach at Curracloe. But, it is a hidden gem on the east coast of County Wexford. It is a gorgeous little harbor with lovely views north toward Tara Hill and Arklow. So, Cahore is a small fishing village located 2km from Ballygarrett Village in […]

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Around Carlow
County Dublin

Cornucopia Restaurant, Co. Dublin

A great trip deserves a great meal. So at the end of our sightseeing in Dublin, we went for dinner to the great restaurant, called Cornucopia. Cornucopia is a popular, renowned, award-winning, and much-loved Vegetarian and Wholefood Restaurant. It is centrally located in Dublin City Centre’s Wicklow Street, off Grafton Street, in a beautiful 18th-century […]

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Around Carlow
County Dublin

Trip to Dublin, Co. Dublin

On my holiday in August, I also went on a one-day trip to Dublin. So long I wanted to visit Dublin and finally had the occasion to do it. From Carlow Town to Dublin is approx. 1h and 30 minutes drive by car. So we arrived in the morning (around 10 o`clock) to have all […]

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County Wexford

Hotel Curracloe, Co. Wexford

After spending a fabulous time at Raven Nature Reserve and then at gorgeous Curracloe Beach, we were looking for a nice place for lunch. So then we went for lunch to the restaurant in Hotel Curracloe. Hotel Curracloe is a family-run hotel located in the very heart of Curracloe Village, County Wexford. Situated just minutes […]

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County Wexford

Curracloe Beach, Co. Wexford

After a very enjoyable walk through Raven Nature Reserve, I went to Curracloe Beach. Can’t imagine my summer holiday without visiting this amazing beach. Curracloe’s white sandy beach stretches from Raven Point to Ballyconigar near Blackwater. And is a stunning stretch of the Irish coastline in County Wexford. Curracloe Beach is No.1 among Irish beaches, […]

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County Wexford

Raven Nature Reserve, Co. Wexford

On my holiday in August, I visited the stunning Raven Nature Reserve. The Raven Nature Reserve is a Ramsar site and national nature reserve of approximately 1,455.5 acres (5.890 km2). Situated approximately 8 km NE of Wexford Town and adjacent to amazing Curracloe Beach in County Wexford. It is managed by the Irish National Parks […]

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Glen Beach Cliff Walk, Co. Wicklow
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County Wicklow

Glen Beach Cliff Walk, Co. Wicklow

If you looking for a scenic not crowded trail in the Wicklow area, then explore Glen Beach Cliff Walk. It`s an amazing trail with stunning views of the cliffs and beaches where you can see grey seals. Far less popular than Wicklow’s famous cliff walk spans between Bray and Greystones. But just as beautiful is […]

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Powerscourt House & Gardens, Co. Wicklow
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County Wicklow

Powerscourt House & Gardens, Co. Wicklow

On my holiday in August, I visited one of the most beautiful houses and gardens in Ireland. The world-famous Powerscourt House & Gardens. So, located in Enniskerry in County Wicklow, Powerscourt Estate (Irish: Eastát Chúirt a Phaoraigh) is one of Ireland’s leading tourist attractions. It is a large country estate that is noted for its […]

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Kilkea Castle, County Kildare
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County Kildare

Kilkea Castle, Co. Kildare

Only twenty minutes drive from Carlow Town is located a stunning 12th Century Kilkea Castle. It is one of the oldest inhabited castles in Ireland. And, it was a medieval stronghold of the Fitzgeralds, earls of Kildare. The Castle is located in the small village of Kilkea, in County Kildare. It is 5 km northwest […]

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County Kildare

Lunch at The Old Yard, Co. Kildare

I highly recommend going for lunch at The Old Yard at Garterfarm in Castledermot, County Kildare. I had the pleasure of visiting The Old Yard again in May. It was a beautiful sunny day and lots of flowers around. I went for lunch there and had the delicious soup of the day and sourdough bread. I had also open sandwiches made with […]

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Baltinglass Town, County Wicklow
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County Wicklow

Baltinglass Town, Co. Wicklow

Baltinglass is a small town in County Wicklow in a rural area at the western edge of the Wicklow Mountains. It is a lovely town, I have been there before and visited Baltinglass Abbey and St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church. Baltinglass is located on both sides of the River Slaney in West Wicklow, joined by […]

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Cafes, Pubs and Restaurant
Carlow Attractions

Rathwood’s The Merry Tree Restaurant

I highly recommend going for lunch and dessert at Rathwood’s The Merry Tree Restaurant. The MerryTree is a popular, relaxed restaurant serving Rathwood visitors from Breakfast (10 am – 12 pm), until lunch from 12 pm to 2:30 pm. From a light snack to a full meal. Their lunch menu fuses traditional flavors with the best […]

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10 Castles in County Carlow
Carlow Attractions
Castles

10 Castles in County Carlow

So far I visited 10 Castles in County Carlow. County Carlow’s historical attractions are many. Including a number of fine castles, from medieval ruins and the National Monuments of Ireland to a fully preserved castle open to the public, and also, the castle which is now a private house. Writers over the years have claimed […]

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Rathnageeragh Castle, County Carlow
Carlow Attractions
Castles

Rathnageeragh Castle

Near the village of Myshall (10 minutes drive) at Rathnageeragh are the remains of 14th-century Rathnageeragh Castle. Rathnageeragh means “fort of the sheep“, named after the sheep that runs there on the slopes of Mount Leinster. Rathnageeragh is a small townland situated nearby to Knockendrane and Knockdramagh Bridge. The ruins of Rathnageeragh Castle are situated […]

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