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Visit beautiful places within 5 km from Carlow Town.

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Carlow Attractions
Gardens

Delta Sensory Gardens Summer 2021

Last time I’ve been in Delta Sensory Gardens in September 2020. You can see it in this post: Delta Sensory Gardens Today I want to show you how these Gardens looks at the beginning of irish Summer. In Ireland Summer starts 1st of May. I was so happy that Delta reopen after lockdown. I went […]

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Carlow Attractions
Churches

Cloydah Church

Cloydagh Church is a “Church of Ireland” church covering a small area around Clogrennan, Co. Carlow. Also known as Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Saint Johns Church of Ireland. The church was built at the expense of the late Board of First Fruits in 1803 and was reconstructed around 1870. It is one of […]

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Carlow Attractions
Castles

Clogrennane Castle

On the way to Clogrennan Wood you will see this beautiful arch lovely setting beside the River Barrow – this is Clogrennane Castle. Located about two miles distant from Carlow town. And this is one of the National Monument of Ireland in County Carlow. Clogrennane Castle was built by sometime in the 15th century in […]

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Carlow Attractions
Parks and Forests

Clogrennane Wood

Clogrennan Wood is a marvellous County Carlow woodland, one of the popular place listed under National Park in Carlow. It is an old woodland and has had forestry since the 1800’s. The predominant tree species include Beech, Spruce, Larch and Oak with vegetation consistent with that of an old woodland. Depending on the season, you`ll […]

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County Laois

Clogrennan Lock, Co. Laois

Another very picturesque place on The Barrow Way is Clogrennan Lock (known locally as Lanigan’s Lock) in County Laois. It is a beautiful spot to go for a walk, very close to Carlow Town (3,8 km), offered bautifull views. Location on the banks of the River Barrow makes it a common fishing spot. In particular, […]

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Carlow Attractions
Parks and Forests

Oak Park Forest Park in Spring

Amazing place for all nature lovers. Oak Park Forest Park is a great place to visit all year round and especially in Spring. I visited Oak Park Forest Park again, this time in Spring. On March when it was much hotter and more green compared to my last visit on January. This time I wanted […]

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Carlow Attractions

River Cottage (Graiguecullen Carlow)

This lovely River Cottage is located at Sleaty Road, Graiguecullen, Co. Carlow. It`is just next to St. Patricks Boys A.F.C (Graiguecullen Carlow), between Carlow Town Park and Carlow Parcel Collection Post. I pass it everyday on my way to work. This River Cottage is decorated by plaques commemorate Irish Republican Army North and South soldiers: […]

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Around Carlow
County Laois
National Monument

Sleaty Church, Co. Laois

Sleaty Church is a medieval church and National Monument of Ireland, located in County Laois, Ireland. This Church is located about 2.5 km north of Carlow town, on the west bank of the River Barrow. St. Fiacc`s first monastery was on the other side of the River Barrow, but after 60 of his monks had […]

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County Laois

Killeshin Waterworks Reservoir Amenity Park, Co. Laois

Killeshin has many interesting features, like Killeshin Hills, Killeshin Church and its Romanesque Doorway, Uisean Park, and Old Killeshin Waterworks. I discovered recently Killeshin Waterworks Reservoir Amenity Park and it made me impress. Beautiful scenery and had an accessible path way. Very peaceful place to walk and clear your head. And it is located 5km […]

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County Laois
National Monument

Killeshin Church (Romanesque Doorway) Co. Laois

Killeshin (small village in County Laois) derives its name from one of the abbots of its famous monastery – Uisin, meaning the Cell or church of Uisin. It is situated just five kilometres west of Carlow town and overlooks the picturesque Barrow Valley. Located close to the border with Co. Carlow, the small medieval church […]

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County Laois
Photos

View over Carlow Town from the Killeshin Hills

On a clear day, be sure to go up the Killeshin Hills, where you’ll be treated to a spectacular view of Carlow town. It’s equally impressive by night. This viewing point is situated just a few minutes drive from Carlow town centre. Killeshin is a small village in County Laois, situated five kilometres west of […]

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Carlow Attractions
Must visit place in Carlow
Parks and Forests

Oak Park Forest Park

Having such a beautiful public woodland so close to the town centre is a pleasure. Oak Park Forest Park is a stunning natural site just outside Carlow town. It is a very popular destination for walking and educational visits. Oak Park Forest Park is located in Oak Park estate 3 kilometres north of the town […]

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Carlow Attractions
Parks and Forests

Oak Park Triumphal Arch

The entrance gate forms the boundary between the public and the private space or property. Landlords used the language of architecture to convey their notion of power and prestige. There are some elaborate examples of this practice to be found in County Carlow. The Triumphal Arch was a monumental structure with one or more arched […]

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Carlow Attractions
Must visit place in Carlow

Milford Mills

A lovely place just outside Carlow Town – Milford Mills is well worth a visit. Milford Mills is an 18th-century watermill which sits on the banks of the River Barrow at Milford, County Carlow. Originally built as a flour mill and malting house, it was later employed as a hydroelectric power station. The first mill […]

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