Carlow Attractions

Carlow Attractions
Gardens
Historic Houses

Duckett’s Grove and Walled Gardens

I already visited Duckett’s Grove a couple of times and always been delighted. It is such a amazing place for photography. This time I been there in August, especially to see the Walled Gardens because I love to taking photos of flowers. Duckett’s Grove is the most unique and magical Historic House in County Carlow. […]

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Carlow Attractions
Carlow Culture
Gardens
Spring`s events

Altamont Gardens – Snowdrop Month

This year Altamont Gardens is holding its 21st Snowdrop Month, runs from February 1st – 28th. Altamont Gardens in County Carlow has the largest public snowdrop collection in Ireland, boasting 150 named varieties of this flower. The snowdrop collection was started by Corona North, the former owner of Altamont Gardens, in the 1960s. She was […]

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Carlow Attractions

The Nine Stones Viewing Point

At the top of the mountain there is one of the most scenic spots upon Carlow’s Mount Leinster, it is a place called ‘The Nine Stones‘. The Nine Stones Viewing Point provides an unrivalled vista of the rich and colourful Carlow countryside spread out like a tapestry before you. Eight counties can be viewed from […]

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Carlow Attractions
Must visit place in Carlow

Mount Leinster

This beautiful Mountain with a transmission tower at the summit, is a popular point for hang gliding, paragliding, biking and hiking and one of must visit tourist attraction in County Carlow. Mount Leinster (Irish: Stua Laighean) is the highest point of the granite-cored Blackstairs Mountains which is located on the border between Carlow and Wexford […]

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Carlow Attractions
Churches
Must visit place in Carlow

Saint Laserian`s Cathedral

Saint Laserian`s Cathedral is considered one of the jewels of late medieval architecture in Ireland. The cathedral is housed in a medieval monastery in the picturesque village of Old Leighlin, County Carlow, approximately 12 km south of Carlow town. The cathedral is one of Ireland’s most important, yet understated, ecclesiastical sites. It is one of […]

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Carlow Attractions
Castles

Clonmore Castle

Not far from Hacketstown, in the east of County Carlow, outskirts of Clonmore village, can be found the ruin of Clonmore Castle. Of all the castles of County Carlow (and in the fifteenth century, there were at least one hundred and fifty) none has more impressive remains than that of the castle of Clonmore. The […]

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Carlow Attractions
Dolmens and Rocks

Haroldstown Dolmen

Dolmens are megalithic structures of cultural heritage of Ireland. They are scattered all over the country and there is no shortage of them in County Carlow as well. The first and the most famous one is the Brownshill Dolmen and the second one I got to is Haroldstown Dolmen. Haroldstown Dolmen is situated on the […]

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Must visit place in Carlow
Towns and Village

St Mullin’s

St Mullin`s is a scenic and charming Barrow-side village with an impressive ecclesiastical history and it was always top of my list of Must visit place in County Carlow. The village of St Mullin`s (Irish: Tigh Moling, formerly anglicised as Timoling or Tymoling – “Homestead of Moling”) is beautifully situated on the eastern bank of […]

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Cafes, Pubs and Restaurant
Carlow Attractions

Mullichain Cafe

Beautifuly situated on the banks of the river Barrow in St Mullin`s in Co Carlow, The Mullichain Cafe is a unique and charming dining out by the river. The Mullichain Cafe is a tastefully restored 18th century canal storehouse which was used to store grain and all kinds of goods that were transported on the […]

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Carlow Attractions
Holy Wells

St Moling’s Well

St Moling’s well is situated to the north of the ancient monastic site in St Mullin`s in County Carlow. The well is located beside the millrace, said to have been dug singlehandedly by St Moling over a period of several years. When it was completed St Moling consecrated the millrace and it, together with the […]

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Carlow Attractions
Churches
Graveyards
National Monument

St Mullin’s Monastic site

St Mullin`s is one of the country’s most significant archaeological sites, standing in importance with Glendalough and Clonmacnoise, which attracts many historians, archaeologists and general visitors to County Carlow and the River Barrow area. The village of St Mullin`s is named after Saint Moling (or Mo Ling, 614–697), who founded a monastery there in the […]

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Carlow Attractions
Castles

Tinnahinch Castle

During my visit at Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny I discovered by chance a ruins of Tinnahinch Castle. The ruins of the castle are behind a modern house on the east bank of River Barrow, the County Carlow side of the river. Unfortunately it is not possible to enter. An old ruin, located beside the Lock at […]

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Carlow Attractions

Borris Viaduct

22th of July was the official opening of the revamped Borris Viaduct. Impressive sixteen arch Viaduct, with spectacular views to the Blackstairs Mountains and Mount Leinster, has recently received work by Carlow County Council to make it safer and more accessible. They called the Viaduct “A bridge to the past and a link to the […]

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Carlow Attractions
Historic Houses

Borris House

Borris House is a private and unique historic house that was once the home of the Kings of Leinster. Situated in the beautiful Barrow Valley in County Carlow, Borris House is one of the most picturesque country houses in Ireland. Constructed in the Tudor style, Borris House was built in 1731 by Morgan Kavanagh. It […]

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