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 Wexford

Hotel Curracloe, Co. Wexford

After spending a fabulous time at Raven Nature Reserve and then at gorgeous Curracloe Beach, we were looking for a nice place for lunch. So then we went for lunch to the restaurant in Hotel Curracloe. Hotel Curracloe is a family-run hotel located in the very heart of Curracloe Village, County Wexford. Situated just minutes […]

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County Wexford

Curracloe Beach, Co. Wexford

After a very enjoyable walk through Raven Nature Reserve, I went to Curracloe Beach. Can’t imagine my summer holiday without visiting this amazing beach. Curracloe’s white sandy beach stretches from Raven Point to Ballyconigar near Blackwater. And is a stunning stretch of the Irish coastline in County Wexford. Curracloe Beach is No.1 among Irish beaches, […]

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County Wexford

Raven Nature Reserve, Co. Wexford

On my holiday in August I visited stunning Raven Nature Reserve. The Raven Nature Reserve is a Ramsar site and national nature reserve of approximately 1,455.5 acres (5.890 km2). Situated approximately 8 km NE of Wexford Town and adjacent to amazing Curracloe Beach in County Wexford. It is managed by the Irish National Parks & […]

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County Laois

Vintage Displays at The Ploughing 2022, Co. Laois

I attended on Day 2 of The National & World Ploughing Championships 2022. Which took in Ratheniska, County Laois from September 20th – 22nd.  I was lucky because the weather was very good. Among many attractions especially I enjoyed Live Music & Irish Dancing and also the Vintage Display. As I found out, for over 30 years. […]

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County Laois

National & World Ploughing Championships 2022, Co. Laois

In September I attended first time in a very special event – The National & World Ploughing Championships. Must admit I found it very interesting experience. Also it was great opportunity to see the best of Irish country’s culture. The National & World Ploughing Championships is Europe’s largest outdoor event. It returned to Ratheniska in […]

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Glen Beach Cliff Walk, Co. Wicklow
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County Wicklow

Glen Beach Cliff Walk, Co. Wicklow

If you looking for a scenic not crowded trail in the Wicklow area, then explore Glen Beach Cliff Walk. It`s an amazing trail with stunning views of the cliffs and beaches where you can see grey seals. Far less popular then Wicklow’s famous cliff walk spans between Bray and Greystones. But just as beautiful is […]

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Powerscourt House & Gardens, Co. Wicklow
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County Wicklow

Powerscourt House & Gardens, Co. Wicklow

On my holiday in August I visited one of the most beautiful house and gardens in Ireland. The world-famous Powerscourt House & Gardens. Located in Enniskerry in County Wicklow, Powerscourt Estate (Irish: Eastát Chúirt an Phaoraigh) is one of Ireland’s leading tourism attractions. It is a large country estate which is noted for its house […]

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