Carlow Attractions

Cafes, Pubs and Restaurant
Carlow Attractions

Teach Dolmain

In December I published a post about 12 Pubs of (Christmas) Carlow Town and I decided to visit each of those pubs and post about it. So the first pub I visited is Teach Dolmain. This is one of the most known and recommended pubs in Carlow town. It has an excellent reviews. Teach Dolmain […]

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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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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 Culture

What’s on at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art (December – February 2021)

Last time I`ve been in VISUAL in September 2020. You can see it in this post: What’s on at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art (July – October 2020) Now, since December 2020 at VISUAL begun new season. Inspired by the Main Gallery exhibition, The Soil Becomes Scandinavian, VISUAL beautiful light box building has been decorated […]

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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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Carlow Culture

Top 10 Haunted Places in County Carlow

Almost every town and village in Ireland has its ghosts stories. There are places where you can feel the thrill of emotions and with a bit of luck and … belief in paranormal phenomena to meet ghosts. Irish enthusiasts and paranormal researchers Cormac Strain and Danny Carthy described the results of their many years of […]

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Carlow Attractions

The Forge Restaurant

Less than 1 kilometer from the majestic Altamont Gardens was located The Forge Restaurant. Between the villages of Ballon and Bunclody on the N80 Dublin-Wexford road. It was an ideal stopover for tourists. I wrote “it was” because The Forge Restaurant closed its doors on 4th September 2018 as its owner Mary Jordan had retiring […]

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Gardens
Must visit place in Carlow

Altamont Gardens

There are the places which have a special undefined magic, artistry, unique and wholly enchanting character and Altamont Gardens are one of them. Altamont Gardens are gardens considered to be one of the most beautiful and romantic gardens in Ireland. They rank among the top 10 Irish gardens, although still little known, but they are […]

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Castles

The Temple of the Goddess Isis

Huntington Castle in Clonegal village, is the seat of the international organization “The Fellowship of Isis” – FOI (Team of Isis), associating 21,000 members in many countries. The team of Isis was founded by Olivia Robertson – a descendant of the family and the owner of the castle. FOI’s task is to promote knowledge about […]

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Castles
Must visit place in Carlow

Huntington Castle

Huntington Castle, also known as Clonegal Castle, from the name of Clonegal village in County Carlow, the ancient seat of the Esmonde family is today one of Ireland’s historical treasures. Voted one of Ireland’s top 20 Hidden Gems by The Guardian. It is situated on the road between Dublin and Wexford. The castle was built […]

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Museums

The Weavers Cottage, Clonegal

The Weavers Cottage, located in the village of Clonegal is full of charm and character. The cottages were a 17th century construction by Alexander Durdin were built for local weavers. Originally there was a row of 6 cottages and comprised of a pair of semi-detached, two-bay, single storey dormer cottages with attic conversion. The cottage […]

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Towns and Village

Clonegal

Clonegal (irl. Cluain na nGall) is the one of must visit places in County Carlow. It is picturesque village in the south-eastern part of Carlow County, 22 km from Carlow town. The name Clonegal comes from the Irish Cluain na nGall meaning “Meadow of the Foreigner”. The village is located in the valley between the […]

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