Carlow Attractions

10 Castles in County Carlow
Carlow Attractions
Castles

10 Castles in County Carlow

County Carlow’s historic attractions are many, include a number of fine castles from medieval ruins, National Monuments of Ireland to a fully preserved castle open to the public and castle beeing now a private house. So far I visited 10 Castles in County Carlow. Writers over the years have claimed that there were over 150 castles […]

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Rathnageeragh Castle, County Carlow
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Castles

Rathnageeragh Castle

Near the village of Myshall (10 minutes drive) at Rathnageeragh are the remains of 14th century Rathnageeragh Castle. Rathnageeragh means “fort of the sheep“, name after the sheeps runs there on the slopes of Mount Leinster. Rathnageeragh is a small townland situated nearby to Knockendrane and Knockdramagh Bridge. The ruins of Rathnageeragh Castle are situated […]

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Myshall County Carlow
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Holy Wells
Towns and Village

Myshall

Myshall is a small historical village in County Carlow. It is situated on the R724 regional road, approximately 22 km southeast of Carlow Town. The name Myshall comes from the Irish word Maigh Íseal, meaning The Low Plain. The village of Myshall, nestled at the foot of Mount Leinster is overlooked by the Adelaide Memorial […]

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Adelaide Memorial Church of Christ the Redeemer in Myshall, County Carlow
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Churches

Adelaide Memorial Church of Christ the Redeemer in Myshall

In the village of Myshall, about 30 minutes from Carlow Town, there is a beautiful Adelaide Memorial Church. I always wanted to visit this church which is one of the hidden gems of County Carlow. It is considered one of the most important architectural treasures, not only in County Carlow but in the whole of […]

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Historic Houses

Lisnavagh House

Lisnavagh Estate is the estate of 800 acres of parkland, woods and farmland which lies outside the village of Rathvilly in County Carlow. Situated on the County Carlow and County Wicklow border about an hour or so from Dublin, Lisnavagh Estate are striking panoramic views of the Wicklow Hills, Blackstairs Mountains and Mount Leinster. Lisnavagh […]

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Cafes, Pubs and Restaurant
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Must visit place in Carlow
Parks and Forests
Shopping

Rathwood

Located just outside of Tullow on the border of County Carlow and County Wicklow, Rathwood is a great place to visit. Rathwood was established in 1994 as a family run furniture store. Today Ratwood is a multi award winning family run facility with shops, a garden centre, reastaurants, woodland walks, and a children’s play centre. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. The second one I got to is Haroldstown Dolmen. Haroldstown Dolmen is situated on the banks […]

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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
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Mullichain Cafe in St Mullin`s

Beautifuly situated on the banks of the river Barrow in St Mullin`s in County 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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