Around Carlow

What to see around County Carlow?

Check out all the places I’ve been visiting in County Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Tipperary, Wexford and Wicklow.

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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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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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County Wicklow

Wicklow Mountains National Park, Co. Wicklow

Wicklow Mountains National Park is a huge impressive 205-square-kilometre (51,000-acres) protected area in County Wicklow with lakes, forest and well-maintained walking trails. The magnificent Wicklow Mountains National Park is the largest of the six national parks in Ireland. It is also the only one located in the east of the country. 6 Amazing National Parks […]

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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 3 minutes 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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County Kildare
National Monument

Castledermot Friary, Co. Kildare

The small town of Castledermot in County Kildare was originally called ‘Diseart Diarmad’; meaning ‘Dermot’s Hermitage’. This was once a very important ecclesiastical center and there are many fine ruins in the area. These include the remains of a Round Tower and High Crosses, an Abbey – a Franciscan Friary and Kilkea Castle is also […]

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County Wicklow

St. Joseph’s Church Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow

After visiting Baltinglass Abbey I went to see a majestic granite Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church. This church is located on main street on Weaver’s Square, in Baltinglass town, County Wicklow. It amazed that a small country town like Baltinglass were able to raise such lavish church building. It is well worth to visit inside. The […]

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County Wicklow
National Monument

Baltinglass Abbey, Co. Wicklow

Baltinglass is a town in south-west 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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County Wexford

Our Lady’s Island, Co. Wexford

My colleague recommended me to visit 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 to Our Lady’s Island it was beautiful sunny there. I was delighted by fabulous and […]

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County Wexford

The Coal Bunker Bar, Co. Wexford

After visiting Johnstown Castle, we were looking for some nice place for dinner and we found this wonderful pub called The Coal Bunker Bar. The Coal Bunker Bar is a family-run bar and restaurant located in Ballykelly, Drinagh in County Wexford. From the outside, it looks very ordinary but it is a good honest local […]

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County Wexford

Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford

Another a truly magnificent castle I been visiting in April was a Gothic Revival Johnstown Castle located in County Wexford. Johnstown Castle is located on the Johnstown Castle Estate, a 150 acres (61 ha) estate, located off the road between Murntown and Rathaspeck, 5.5 km southwest of Wexford town. Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens […]

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