What Churches can you visit in County Carlow?
Check out all the Churches I’ve been visiting in County Carlow.
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
St. Andrew’s Church is a Roman Catholic Church located in the town of Muine Bheag (also known as Bagenalstown) in County Carlow. Muine Bheag is a Parish in the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin. Built to replace the old Catholic Church at Dunleckney, St Andrew’s Church opened on Christmas Day 1820 on a site provided […]Read More
Stone modest building of Methodist Church in the town of Carlow is located at Athy Road, just behind the Carlow Courthouse. Carlow Methodists have continued to worship in this church for more 100 years, and on April 15th 1998 they celebrated their centenary. From the time of the arrival of Methodism in Carlow the Methodist […]Read More
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). […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Askea Holy Family Parish Church is Roman Catholic church from 1976, located at Browneshill road in Carlow town. This church has interesting and unique architectural style. It is oval in shape. The image, which inspired its design, is the Old Testament moving Tent, which contained the Ark of the Covenant during the period after the […]Read More
One of many Anglican churches built in Ireland during the ” First fruits” act. Catholics were expected to pay tithes for funding their building. It’s caused much resentment as these building occur at the same time as Catholic emancipation and this tithe tax was unfair. The Catholics eventually refused to pay. Lots of these abandoned […]Read More
Carlow was an important town in the Middle Ages and his parish church stood then in the place currently occupied by St. Mary`s Church of Ireland, also called the parish church of the Virgin Mary. Therefore St. Marys Church of Ireland is in a place that has been of great religious significance for centuries. In […]Read More
The Church of Saint Clare (Graiguecullen), a pearl of Gothic architecture, is the former Church of Saint Anna at Athy Road in Carlow Town. History of St. Clare`s Church: St. Clare’s Church was originally built in 1852 as Saint Annes Church of Ireland church. It was erected by Member of Parliament of Carlow, Colonel Henry […]Read More
Being in Carlow worth taking a moment and see the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (called Cathedral of the Assumption) – this is a Roman Catholic cathedral, the main temple of the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin located in Carlow. The Cathedral is built in neo-Gothic style. It is known particularly for its beautiful […]Read More