What Castles can you visit in County Carlow?
Check out all the Castles I’ve been visiting in County Carlow.
So far I visited 10 Castles in County Carlow. County Carlow’s historical attractions are many. Including a number of fine castles, from medieval ruins and the National Monuments of Ireland to a fully preserved castle open to the public, and also, the castle which is now a private house. Writers over the years have claimed […]Read More
Near the village of Myshall (10 minutes drive) at Rathnageeragh are the remains of 14th-century Rathnageeragh Castle. Rathnageeragh means “fort of the sheep“, named after the sheep that 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 […]Read More
Not far from Hacketstown, in the east of County Carlow, the outskirts of Clonmore village, can be found the ruin of Clonmore Castle. What`s more, 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 […]Read More
During my visit to Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny I discovered by chance the ruins of Tinnahinch Castle. So, 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 […]Read More
Out of hundreds of ruined castles across Ireland, Ballymoon Castle is one of the more unique and mysterious. Situated in the Barrow Valley, approximately 2 miles (3 km) east of Muine Bheag (Bagenalstown), County Carlow, Ireland. Ballymoon Castle is located only 3,8 km from Ballyloughan Castle. Like many other Irish castles, Ballymoon has no recorded […]Read More
Ballyloughan Castle is a ruined castle and National Monument of Ireland. Located in County Carlow near Bagenalstown. Today, a twin-towered gatehouse, the hall, and the foundations of one of the corner towers, dating to about 1300 remain. What`s more, Ballyloughan`s gatehouse, which protected the entrance to the castle, is one of the finest examples of […]Read More
On the way to Clogrennan Wood, you will see this beautiful arch. Lovely setting beside the River Barrow – this is the remains of the ancient Clogrennane Castle. Located about two miles distant from Carlow town. Clogrennane Castle is one of the National Monuments of Ireland in County Carlow. Thus, the Castle was built sometime […]Read More
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 the […]Read More
Huntington Castle is also known as Clonegal Castle. From the name of Clonegal village in County Carlow. First 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 […]Read More
Black Castle, also known as Leighlinbridge Castle, is located in Leighlinbridge, County Carlow. Furthermore, the original Black Castle, built in 1181, was one of the earliest and finest Norman fortresses in Ireland. Hugh de Lacy granted the castle to John de Claville – the powerful Norman Baron who governed Ireland for Henry II. So, this […]Read More
On Pollerton Road, is located a small castle, called Pollerton Castle, built in 1839. It is currently the house of local entrepreneur Mr. Richard Healy, the company’s founder of funeral R. Healy & Son – known throughout County Carlow. Richard Healy (1911 – 1993) founded the funeral business in March 1944. He was a local […]Read More
One of the most valuable monuments in Carlow Town is the ruins of a medieval fortified castle. Carlow Castle is located on the banks of the River Barrow. And it is the first monument that I visited in Carlow Town and have taken my first photos. So I can say here started the idea of […]Read More