Must visit place in Carlow

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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
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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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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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Towns and Village

Borris

Borris is a Georgian, granite village, full of charm and heritage nestling in the fertile valley of the River Barrow, below the curve of the Blackstairs Mountains. With its tradicional Irish street-front and spectacular mountain setting, this village is a popular stop for those boating or walking in the area. The name denotes a borough […]

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Castles
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National Monument

Ballymoon Castle

Out of hundreds of ruined castles across Ireland, Ballymoon Castle is one of the more unique and mysterious. It is 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 […]

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Museums
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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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Parks and Forests

Oak Park Forest Park

Having such a beautiful public woodland so close to the town centre is a pleasure. Oak Park Forest Park is a stunning natural site just outside Carlow town. It is a very popular destination for walking and educational visits. Oak Park Forest Park is located in Oak Park estate 3 kilometres north of the town […]

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Milford Mills

A lovely place just outside Carlow Town – Milford Mills is well worth a visit. Milford Mills is an 18th-century watermill which sits on the banks of the River Barrow at Milford, County Carlow. Originally built as a flour mill and malting house, it was later employed as a hydroelectric power station. The first mill […]

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Gardens
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Altamont Gardens

There are the places which have a special undefined magic, artistry, unique and wholly enchanting character and Altamont Gardens are one of them. Altamont Gardens are gardens considered to be one of the most beautiful and romantic gardens in Ireland. They rank among the top 10 Irish gardens, although still little known, but they are […]

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Castles
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Huntington Castle

Huntington Castle, also known as Clonegal Castle, from the name of Clonegal village in County Carlow, 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 was built […]

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Towns and Village

Clonegal

Clonegal (irl. Cluain na nGall) is the one of must visit places in County Carlow. It is picturesque village in the south-eastern part of Carlow County, 22 km from Carlow town. The name Clonegal comes from the Irish Cluain na nGall meaning “Meadow of the Foreigner”. The village is located in the valley between the […]

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Gardens
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Delta Sensory Gardens

Delta Sensory Gardens have been voted the best place to visit in Carlow by Trip Advisor several years running. And described as “An Oasis of Peace and Tranquility”. These gardens are unique for many reasons. And have so much to offer the visitor during all the seasons of year. Delta Centre was established in 1990 as a centre for adults […]

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Towns and Village

Leighlinbridge

Leighlinbridge is a charming heritage village located on the River Barrow in County Carlow, only six miles from Carlow town. The Irish name for Leighlinbridge is Leithghlinn an Droichid and it meaning “half-glen or grey glen of the bridge”. The focal point of Leighlinbridge is its 14th century Valerian Bridge across the River Barrow, built […]

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Gardens
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Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven

County Carlow is a treasury of magnificent gardens and award-winning garden centres and parks. I recently visited the Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven. It is located on Old Kilkenny Road in Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow. It is 12,6 km from the town of Carlow. Arboretum Home & Garden Heaven is a family run business, founded by […]

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