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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 Kildare

The Grey Abbey, Co. Kildare

While visiting The Irish National Stud and Gardens I searched for some attractions located near and I found out about Three Abbeys of Kildare. Three Abbeys were established in and around Kildare Town in the 13th century, they were known as the Grey Abbey, the Black Abbey and the White Abbey. They are named after […]

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County Kildare

The Irish National Stud and Gardens, Co. Kildare

The horse is synonymous with Ireland and especially County Kildare which is known as the Thoroughbred County. County Kildare has The Irish National Stud & Gardens, three racecourses, the Curragh Plains, RACE Academy and the Bloodstock Agency. Based at Tully, Kildare Town, The Irish National Stud and Gardens is one of the top attraction of […]

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County Kildare

St. Fiachra’s Garden, Co. Kildare

In the grounds of The Irish National Stud and Gardens in County Kildare, there are two stunning gardens – the iconic Japanese Gardens and St. Fiachra’s Garden which is a essence of Ireland’s landscape natural beauty in its rawest state. St. Fiachra’s Garden was created to celebrate the Millenium at the Irish National Stud and […]

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County Kildare

Japanese Gardens, Co. Kildare

Recently I visited the world famous, amazing Japanese Gardens at The Irish National Stud & Gardens located in Tully, County Kildare. The Gardens are now of international renown and are acclaimed as the finest Japanese Gardens in Europe. The Irish National Stud’s Japanese Gardens were created between 1906 and 1910. They were devised by Colonel William […]

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County Wexford

Ferns Castle, Co. Wexford

Ferns is a historic town in north County Wexford. In the 6th century it was an ecclesiastical centre of national importance and subsequently the seat of the Kings of Leinster. The town became the capital of the Kingdom of Leinster, and also the Capital of Ireland when the kings of that southern part of the […]

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County Wexford

Courtown, Co. Wexford

After visiting at Marlfield House and lunch at The Duck Restaurant we drove to Courtown, situated about 4 miles south-east of Gorey in County Wexford, on a wide sweep of coast called Courtown Bay. Courtown is family friendly seaside amusement resort smaller but similar like Tramore in County Waterford. In the heart of the village […]

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County Wexford

The Duck Restaurant, Co. Wexford

After walkind around Marlfield House and its gardens I went for lunch to The Duck Restaurant where I had the best duck dishes in my life. The Duck at Marlfield House is a restaurant in the 2022 MICHELIN Guide Ireland. This restaurant is located in the restored courtyard buildings of Marlfield House Hotel in Gorey, […]

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County Wexford

Marlfield House, Co. Wexford

Marlfield House in County Wexford is an Irish country house built in 1852 and was one of the two houses owned by the Earls of Courtown. It is a charming example of a fine Regency period house. Marlfield House was purchased from the Earls of Courtown by Mary and Ray Bowe in 1977 and following […]

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County Kildare

The Old Yard, Co. Kildare

Another great spot to go for brunch/lunch in County Kildare is a place called The Old Yard. It is a renovated 18th century farmyard located in the rural Irish countryside, at Garterfarm, just outside the town of Castledermot. Castledermot in itself is a great spot for exploring. In the town you will find Castledermot Abbey […]

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County Kildare

The Green Barn, Co. Kildare

I recently visited Burton House for the first time and was so impressed by The Green Barn Restaurant. Burtown’s Green Barn Restaurant is a contemporary and and chic restaurant set in the historic gardens of Burtown House, in the front parkland and overlooking the walled vegetable garden. The interior design of The Green Barn is […]

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County Kildare

Burtown House and Gardens, Co. Kildare

The Irish historical house named Burtown House is one of two 17th century houses in County Kildare to never have been sold, and the only house that you can visit, and have guided tours by family members. It is the only original Quaker house in Ireland that can be visited that is still lived in […]

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County Kildare
National Monument

Old Kilcullen High Crosses and Round Tower, Co. Kildare

Old Kilcullen is a significant historical site in County Kildare, outside the town of Kilcullen, just under 5 km from Newbridge and approximately 13 km from Naas. Old Kilcullen is the site of a round tower and a decorated High Cross. Another, much older, historic site, Dun Ailinne, is located approximately one kilometre away to […]

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County Kildare

Kildare Village, Co. Kildare

Another shopper’s paradise in County Kildare is amazing Kildare Village. Kildare Village is Ireland’s only luxury outlet shopping destination and one of 11 luxury shopping destinations in The Bicester Village Shopping Collection. The 11 Villages are located close to some of the most important cities in Western Europe and China (London, Dublin, Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt, […]

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County Kildare

Museum Of Style Icons (M.O.S.I.), Co. Kildare

Named one of Ireland’s top five free visitor attractions by Failte Ireland, the Museum of Style Icons (M.O.S.I.) located in Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre, in County Kildare, is one of the most unique collections of fashion and cinema memorabilia in the world. Museum of Style Icons hosts numerous collections and artefacts relating to Stars of […]

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