Month: July 2023

Around Carlow
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
Around Carlow
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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Myshall County Carlow
Carlow Attractions
Holy Wells
Towns and Village

Myshall

Myshall is a small historical village in County Carlow. Situated on the R724 regional road, approximately 22 km southeast of Carlow Town. The name Myshall comes from the Irish word Maigh Íseal, meaning The Low Plain. Moreover, the village of Myshall is nestled at the foot of Mount Leinster. And overlooked by the Adelaide Memorial […]

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