Carlow Attractions

Carlow Attractions
Churches

Carlow Presbyterian Church (Scots’ Church)

The early 19th-century Scots Church in Carlow town is the county’s largest Presbyterian church. It is located at Athy Road in Carlow town. And just opposite there is a Carlow Methodist Church. Scots Churches are very rare, only 4 known to be in existence in Ireland (two in Dublin, one in Cobh, one in Carlow). […]

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Carlow Attractions

Carlow Sugar Factory

The story of Carlow’s sugar factory begins in 1925. Carlow was selected as the best county for the sugar factory, because it is situated in a rich tillage area and sugar beet was a crop well suited to the local growing conditions. Carlow had good rail and waterway connections, so its produce could be conveniently […]

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Gardens

The Barrack Street Biodiversity Garden

In the centre of Carlow Town at Barrack Street there is a very interesting project, it`s called Biodiversity Garden. On information board there is an inspiring quote form Sir David Attenborough: “An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.” Carlow Town Development Forum (Green Group) have […]

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Graveyards

Barrow Track Cemetery (The Old Graves)

There is a forgotten graveyard on the edge of town of Carlow. It`s called Barrow Track Cemetery and appears to be tumbling into the river Barrow. The graves are very visible from the Barrow track. Known also as The Old Graves is the burial place of hundreds of Carlovians and is steeped in history. This […]

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Carlow Attractions
Street Arts

Street art in Carlow Town (2)

As I meentioned in my post Walk with Carlow Fringe Festival art trail map, 16th of June appeared the newest mural in Carlow Town. It’s located on the junction of Old Dublin Road and College Street, next to The Irishman Pub and close to VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art and The George Bernard Shaw Theatre. […]

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Carlow Attractions
Gardens

Delta Sensory Gardens Summer 2021

Last time I’ve been in Delta Sensory Gardens in September 2020. You can see it in this post: Delta Sensory Gardens Today I want to show you how these Gardens looks at the beginning of irish Summer. In Ireland Summer starts 1st of May. I was so happy that Delta reopen after lockdown. I went […]

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Carlow Attractions
Museums
Must visit place in Carlow

Visit in Carlow County Museum

I was delighted to visit Carlow County Museum after long lockdown. A lot of new fascinating objects since my last visit. It`s made me impres how displays are well set out: exhibitions and items in the Museum’s collection of over 5,000 artifacts. I highly recomended to visit, this is a wonderful museum which tells the […]

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Street Arts

Walk with Carlow Fringe Festival art trail map

The artist Chiara Trench Art designed for Carlow Fringe Arts Festival 2021 a map for the art trail. In June Bank Holiday I went for an art walk with this map to view the murals and sculptures in Carlow Town. My art walk with Carlow Fringe Arts Festival trail map: Ben Jelliman Mural First one […]

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Carlow Attractions
Street Arts

Street art in Carlow Town (1)

June can be called the month of art and culture. In June we have Carlow Arts Festival. It is an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival takes place in Carlow and is the first of the summer arts festivals in Ireland. As part of this festival many street arts projects arose in Carlow Town, since 2014. Local […]

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Carlow Attractions
Churches

Cloydah Church

Cloydagh Church is a “Church of Ireland” church covering a small area around Clogrennan, Co. Carlow. Also known as Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Saint Johns Church of Ireland. The church was built at the expense of the late Board of First Fruits in 1803 and was reconstructed around 1870. It is one of […]

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Cafes, Pubs and Restaurant
Carlow Attractions

Barrow Brew

If you only will be on the area of Milford in County Carlow, you must try the coffee from Barrow Brew. It`s brilliant! Barrow Brew opened in the first week of March 2021 is a Mobile Coffee Box serving artisan coffee, tea, herbal teas, hot chocolates and daily treats. It`s a local owned business (run […]

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Carlow Attractions
Castles

Clogrennane Castle

On the way to Clogrennan Wood you will see this beautiful arch lovely setting beside the River Barrow – this is Clogrennane Castle. Located about two miles distant from Carlow town. And this is one of the National Monument of Ireland in County Carlow. Clogrennane Castle was built by sometime in the 15th century in […]

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Carlow Attractions
Parks and Forests

Clogrennane Wood

Clogrennan Wood is a marvellous County Carlow woodland, one of the popular place listed under National Park in Carlow. It is an old woodland and has had forestry since the 1800’s. The predominant tree species include Beech, Spruce, Larch and Oak with vegetation consistent with that of an old woodland. Depending on the season, you`ll […]

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Carlow Attractions
Graveyards

Clonmelsh Graveyard – Burial Place of Walt Disney’s Ancestors

I recently discovered a real hidden treasure in County Carlow. It is an old graveyard in Clonmelsh near Tinryland in Co. Carlow. Clonmelsh Graveyard is a burial place of Walt Disney`s Ancestors as well as to the famous Butler family of Kilkenny Castle. Located only 8 km from Carlow Town and not far from Milford. […]

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