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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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County Kildare

Levitstown Mill, Co. Kildare

On my trip through The Barrow Way I came across to this picturesque old barley mill near Athy, Co Kildare. It is called Levitstown Mill and it is a fine and imposing stone building of the early nineteenth century that forms an imposing landmark in the locality. The building, although now disused, is of considerable […]

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Carlow Attractions
County Kildare

The Barrow Way (Carlow – Athy)

The Barrow Way is a long-distance walking trail in Ireland. It follows the original towpath of the River Barrow and it is considered one of the most scenic and picturises inland waterways. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running. It is 113 kilometres (70 miles) long and begins in Robertstown, County Kildare […]

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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
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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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County Kilkenny

Grennan Castle, Co. Kilkenny

Thomastown historically known as Grennan is a town in County Kilkenny and this is where the ruins of a medieval fortified Grennan Castle is located. I stopped to see this Castle because it is like Carlow Castle date between 1207 and 1213 the very first of its kind in Ireland. Grennan Castle dates from around […]

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County Kilkenny
National Monument

St. Mary’s Collegiate Church Gowran, Co. Kilkenny

One of hidden treasure in County Kilkenny. Beautiful church with a fascinating history. St. Mary’s Collegiate Church Gowran (Gaelic/Irish: Eaglais Mhuire), also known as the Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Assumption, is a church in the centre of the town of Gowran, County Kilkenny. The site is a National Monument in the care […]

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County Kilkenny

Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny

The Irish Post recently named Ireland’s 12 most beautiful villages and towns. I visited only two of them: Cashel, Co. Tipperary and second one is Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny. Inistioge is a beautiful and historic village on the river Nore in South County Kilkenny.  Its special character has made it one of the most visited places in the […]

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County Laois
National Monument

Timahoe Round Tower, Co. Laois

Timahoe is a small, quiet village in County Laois, 12 km south of Portlaoise on the R426 road, near the famous Electric Picnic town of Stradbelly. The village is situated in a wide valley rich in fertile soils. The houses are situated around a large circular green area called The Goosegreen. There is a church, […]

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County Laois

Stradbally, Co. Laois

Stradbally is a town in County Laois and it is known for its Steam Rally and the Electric Picnic. Stradbally is located on the N80 National Secondary Route, approximately 12km east of Portlaoise and 7km from Junction 16 on the M7 Motorway. The history of Stradbally dates to the 6th century when a monastery was […]

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County Laois

Oughaval Church, Co. Laois

Driving from Carlow to Stradbally you will find this impressive ruins of Oughaval Church stand on a hill overlooking the flat surrounding lands of County Laois. It’s a quite unusually shaped church. It is so unlike many of the church ruins that we normally find scattered around the countryside. Looking rather taller in height. The […]

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County Tipperary

Rock of Cashel, Co. Tipperary

One of the most spectacular and the most visited tourist attractions in Ireland is the Rock of Cashel. It is sometimes mistakenly called “Castle on the Rock” and meanwhile it is not a castle but a “cashel”. This word is an anglicized version of the Irish word “caiseal”, meaning a fortress. It was originally a […]

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