Month: January 2024

Powerscourt House & Gardens, Co. Wicklow
Around Carlow
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
Around Carlow
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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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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