Month: April 2023

The Ring of the Rath, Co. Wicklow
Around Carlow
County Wicklow
National Monument

The Ring of the Rath, Co. Wicklow

Rathgall Hillfort or Ring of the Rath is a large multivallate hill fort in County Wicklow. Located near the Shillelagh village, about 6 km east of Tullow in County Carlow and only a 3-minute drive from Rathwood. It is one of the largest and most impressive stone hillforts in Ireland. It is called Rathgall but […]

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Cafes, Pubs and Restaurant
Carlow Attractions
Must visit place in Carlow
Parks and Forests
Shopping

Rathwood

Located just outside of Tullow on the border of County Carlow and County Wicklow, Rathwood is a great place to visit. It was established in 1994 as a family-run furniture store. Today it is a multi-award-winning family-run facility with shops, a garden center, restaurants, woodland walks, and a children’s play center. Maze of Ireland, Animal […]

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Around Carlow
County Kildare
National Monument

Castledermot Friary, Co. Kildare

Castledermot Abbey is a ruined Franciscan friary located in the town of Castledermot, on the Carlow Road R448. The small town of Castledermot in County Kildare was originally called ‘Diseart Diarmad’. That means ‘Dermot’s Hermitage’. What`s more, it was once a very important ecclesiastical center and there are many fine ruins in the area. Include […]

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Around Carlow
County Wicklow

St. Joseph’s Church Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow

St. Joseph’s Church Baltinglass is a majestic granite catholic church, that I went to see after visiting Baltinglass Abbey. This church is located on the main street of Weaver’s Square, in Baltinglass Town, County Wicklow. It amazed me that a small country town like Baltinglass was able to raise such a lavish church building. It is well […]

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Around Carlow
County Wicklow
National Monument

Baltinglass Abbey, Co. Wicklow

Baltinglass is a town in southwest County Wicklow. Located on the River Slaney near the border with County Carlow and County Kildare, on the N81 road. When I was passing through Baltinglass I always admired the view of the surrounding hills of the area. Baltinglass Hills, Baltinglass Abbey, and St Mary’s Church – Baltinglass Church […]

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Around Carlow
County Wexford

Our Lady’s Island, Co. Wexford

My colleague recommended visiting this special place called Our Lady’s Island. Nestling in the most south-easterly corner of Ireland, and ten miles from Wexford Town, near Rosslare in County Wexford. The day was rainy but when we arrived at Our Lady’s Island it was beautiful sunny there. I was delighted by the fabulous and peaceful […]

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