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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 Castle. Kilkea Castle is one of the oldest inhabited castles in Ireland. It was a medieval stronghold of the Fitzgeralds, earls of Kildare. Kilkea Castle is located in the small village of Kilkea, in County Kildare, 5 km northwest of Castledermot, the […]

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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 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 a […]

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10 Castles in County Carlow
Carlow Attractions
Castles

10 Castles in County Carlow

County Carlow’s historic attractions are many, include a number of fine castles from medieval ruins, National Monuments of Ireland to a fully preserved castle open to the public and castle beeing now a private house. So far I visited 10 Castles in County Carlow. Writers over the years have claimed that there were over 150 castles […]

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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“, name after the sheeps 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. It is 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. The village of Myshall, nestled at the foot of Mount Leinster is overlooked by the Adelaide Memorial […]

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Adelaide Memorial Church of Christ the Redeemer in Myshall, County Carlow
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Churches

Adelaide Memorial Church of Christ the Redeemer in Myshall

In the village of Myshall, about 30 minutes from Carlow Town, there is a beautiful Adelaide Memorial Church. I always wanted to visit this church which is one of the hidden gems of County Carlow. It is considered one of the most important architectural treasures, not only in County Carlow but in the whole of […]

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Dunmore East Coastal Walk, County Waterford
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County Waterford

Dunmore East Coastal Walk, Co. Waterford

One of the finest and recommend coastal ‌walks‌ ‌in‌ County Waterford to tackle is Dunmore East Coastal Walk. The walk includes Dunmore East Harbour and the Coastal Path that connects Dunmore East to the picturesque Portally Cove. The Dunmore East Coastal Walk starts from the designated point at the rear of the Old Convent in […]

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Dunmore East, County Waterford
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County Waterford

Dunmore East, Co. Waterford

The beautiful village of Dunmore East is considered as one of the prettiest village in the County Waterford with its beach so close to the centre and its colourful, thatched houses. The village is situated on the west side of Waterford Harbour on Ireland’s southeastern coast, it lies within the barony of Gaultier (Gáll Tír […]

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Second visit in Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny
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County Kilkenny

Second visit in Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny

I was delighted to visit picturesque town of Graiguenamanagh again. It is a beautiful town and fantastic spot to relax. Graiguenamanagh sits on both the River Barrow and River Duiske, nestled comfortably under Brandon Hill, in the southeast of County Kilkenny. I love to take a ramble along the River Barrow towpath and admire remarkable […]

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The Upper Paddock Biodiversity Garden, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny
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County Kilkenny

The Upper Paddock Biodiversity Garden, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

After visiting magnificent Jerpoint Abbey driving through the town of Thomastown I noticed this lovely place tucked away in what is locally known as the Upper Paddock. The Upper Paddock is a biodiversity garden which is open to the public everyday from 10am – dusk. It is situated in the northeast corner of The Quay […]

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Jerpoint Abbey, Co. Kilkenny
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County Kilkenny
National Monument

Jerpoint Abbey, Co. Kilkenny

Ireland is dotted with several impressive ruined Cistercians abbeys like Duiske Abbey, Dunbrody Abbey, Tintern Abbey or Baltinglass Abbey. And Jerpoint Abbey is one of the most intact and most complete Irish Cistercian monasteries with remarkable stone carvings. Jerpoint Abbey is located close to the river Nore, 2.5km from the medieval town of Thomastown in […]

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County Wicklow
National Monument

Glendalough’s Monastic Sites with Round Tower, Co. Wicklow

One of Ireland’s iconic and most beautiful visitors destinations is Glendalough in County Wicklow. Glendalough in Irish: Gleann Dá Loch, meaning “Valley of two lakes” is a glacial valley located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park. Often referred as “Ireland in a nutshell” because you can see all of Ireland’s most distinctive features in one […]

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County Wicklow

Jack White’s Inn, Co. Wicklow

After spending fab time at stunning Brittas Bay Beach, we were looking for some nice place for dinner and we found this interesting restaurant called Jack White’s Inn. Jack White’s Inn is a pub and restaurant in Ballinapark Brittas Bay, County Wicklow. It is located at famous junction 19 on N11 road, in a zone […]

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County Wicklow

Brittas Bay Beach, Co. Wicklow

County Wicklow is better known for Wicklow Mountains National Park but the county’s coastline has also some stunning beaches worth visiting. Brittas Bay is arguably one of Ireland’s most well-known beaches. Located on the east coast of the island in County Wicklow, Brittas Bay is a popular destination for holiday, with many visitors making the […]

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County Wicklow

Hero Mine and Dressing Floors, Glendasan, Co. Wicklow

During the explore of The Wicklow Mountains National Park we walked to the place called the Hero Mine and Dressing Floors, located in Glendasan valley, County Wicklow. This is an area of archeological, historical and natural heritage importance. The Wicklow Mountains have a rich mining history. Copper was mined in Avoca, and lead was mined […]

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