National Monument

A national monument (Irish: séadchomhartha náisiúnta) in the Republic of Ireland is a structure or site, the preservation of which has been deemed to be of national importance and therefore worthy of state protection. If the land adjoining the monument is essential to protect it, this land may also be protected.

5km
Around Carlow
County Laois
National Monument

Sleaty Church, Co. Laois

Sleaty Church is a medieval church and National Monument of Ireland, located in County Laois, Ireland. This Church is located about 2.5 km north of Carlow town, on the west bank of the River Barrow. St. Fiacc`s first monastery was on the other side of the River Barrow, but after 60 of his monks had […]

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5km
Around Carlow
County Laois
National Monument

Killeshin Church (Romanesque Doorway) Co. Laois

Killeshin (small village in County Laois) derives its name from one of the abbots of its famous monastery – Uisin, meaning the Cell or church of Uisin. It is situated just five kilometres west of Carlow town and overlooks the picturesque Barrow Valley. Located close to the border with Co. Carlow, the small medieval church […]

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Around Carlow
County Kilkenny
National Monument

St. Mary’s Collegiate Church Gowran, Co. Kilkenny

One of hidden treasure in County Kilkenny. Beautiful church with a fascinating history. St. Mary’s Collegiate Church Gowran (Gaelic/Irish: Eaglais Mhuire), also known as the Church of the Blessed Virgin of the Assumption, is a church in the centre of the town of Gowran, County Kilkenny. The site is a National Monument in the care […]

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Around Carlow
County Laois
National Monument

Timahoe Round Tower, Co. Laois

Timahoe is a small, quiet village in County Laois, 12 km south of Portlaoise on the R426 road, near the famous Electric Picnic town of Stradbelly. The village is situated in a wide valley rich in fertile soils. The houses are situated around a large circular green area called The Goosegreen. There is a church, […]

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Carlow Attractions
Castles
National Monument

Black Castle

Black Castle is located in Leighlinbridge, County Carlow and is also known as Leighlinbridge Castle. The original Black Castle, built in 1181, was one of the earliest and finest Norman fortresses in Ireland. Castle was granted to John de Claville by Hugh de Lacy, the powerful Norman baron who governed Ireland for Henry II. This […]

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Carlow Attractions
Must visit place in Carlow
National Monument

Brownshill Dolmen

The most characteristic attraction of County Carlow is The Brownshill Dolmen dating back to prehistoric times. And Carlow is known as “The Dolmen County”, a nickname based on the Brownshill Dolmen. Brownshill Dolmen is located 3 km east of the town of Carlow, just off the provincial road R726. Due to its impressive size, Dolmen is […]

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Carlow Attractions
Castles
National Monument
Top 10 of Carlow Town

Carlow Castle

One of the most valuable monuments in Carlow are the ruins of a medieval fortified castle. Carlow Castle is located on the banks of the River Barrow. And there is a first monument which I have visited in Carlow Town and have taken my first photos. So I can said here started the idea of […]

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